I’m a new blogger. I have been blogging for a couple of weeks. My friend, LeeAnn over at The Life of Rylie…and Bryce too! warned me it was addictive. I knew what I was getting myself into, sort of, when I decided to give it ago, I’ve been addicted to the computer before.
A few years back I got into digital scrapbooking. Not to long into this venture I decided I wanted to design instead of just scrapbooking. I truly enjoyed all aspects of it and if I didn’t work full time it could have definitely been a worthwhile hobby. After almost a year though I found myself on the computer all weekend, and every second I could spare to design new kits so I could get them up into the store. Soon I found I was doing nothing with my husband or family because I had to finish some kit I was working on. It took me quite some time to realize what I was missing and shortly there after I decided to give it up. It just took too much of my time and I was missing out on so much more.
Now I’ve started my blog and I love it. I love posting what is going on, reading comments from family and friends, doing a few reviews and giveaways, and visiting other blogs and making friends. The problem is I feel myself sliding back into the trap of my internet addiction. However this time I don’t want to give it up. I feel there has to be a balance out there in which I could continue to blog and grow my blog but not spend all my time on the computer.
My question for those seasoned bloggers is how do you balance blogging in your life? How do you stop yourself from being on the computer all the time just trying to win one more giveaway, write one more post, read and comment on one more blog, or staying up to add yours to the newest hop? I would really like to know what works for others so I can come up with something that will let me do all that I want in my life. Enjoy my husband and kids but still enjoy my blogging.