Michelle's quick note: Today, I have a great blog post from Dan on how he finds the time to blog with 3 children 3 and under. Dan Palmer aims to take a wholistic approach to personal finance by blogging about everything from the underlying ‘why' of personal finance, the every-day nitty-gritty hacks of frugal living, and the ‘how' of investing and growing your wealth. Find out more at penniesanddollars.com. Below is his blog post.
Anyone who has taken a serious stab at blogging knows that blogging takes a lot of time. Or at least, blogging well takes a lot of time.
You regularly have to find time to craft quality posts, maintain your site, promote your posts on social media, network with other bloggers, do research for your posts, respond to comments on your posts, and the list could go on.
This is a significant load, especially for the typical blogger that blogs while still working a full time job. On top of that, I have three kids, three years old and under.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking for sympathy. No one is forcing me to blog. I had a good idea of what I was getting into. And I love the time I spend with my three kids.
But you might still think I’m crazy.
And perhaps I am. Perhaps most bloggers are.
After all, for the first several months, if not years, you can easily put in a thousand hours with little or no financial compensation. You slave away for next to nothing. And yet, every blogger I know will tell you it’s well worth the effort. Otherwise they wouldn’t be doing it. [Read more…]