It’s All About the Network.

One of the easiest ways to grow your blog is to network..

And by networking, I mean spending more time on the internet.  

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By reading more blogs (1-2 hours).

By commenting on more blogs (1 hour).

By logging in more to Facebook, twitter, instagram, Pinterest, Google plus…(3+ hours)

Oh and don’t forget neglect to actually blog!

Do you know what?  

All of that shit is overwhelming and tiresome. Somewhere in all of the social media fits living in the real world.

Of course blogging is only as overwhelming as you make it.  No one is holding a knife to your neck telling you to blog.  For most people blogging is not a full time job and main source of income. I did write a post a while back about “how to grow your following“…lolz

Lately I’ve been thinking more about how much time I spend online and if the time spent is justified.

The common question I receive is: how much time do you spend online?  

Honestly this was a hard question for me to answer. It caused me to look in depth at my social media usage.

Blogging: (writing, editing, comment on posts) 1 hour

Social Media (throughout the day): Collectively and recently about an hour

If you would have asked me last year the answer would have been very different.  I used to spend a lot more time blogging and on social media.  I used to spend at least 2-3 hours daily writing and commenting on posts. As well as blogging time, I found myself online doing “excess stuff”.  Excess stuff that is best described as wasting time and being unproductive.

Don’t get me wrong, blogging is great, but I enjoy my life outside of blogging.  I enjoy my life outside of the Internet.

It’s important for people to have hobbies that make them happy.  Maybe that is running, swimming, biking, painting or blogging…maybe it’s all of those things! Whatever your hobby or hobbies are, you should seek balance in your life. When you are too focused on one aspect of life, it causes you to lose sight of other things.

Question for you: How much time do you spend online?