Is blogging taking over your life? How many hours of the day do you spend tweeting, facebooking or obsessing over your Klout score?
Are you in love, infatuated, or completely obsessed?
I often wonder what Chris Brogan eats for breakfast.
When I started on this journey months ago, I had no clear sense of direction. I figured some exploration was in order. I would research, get to know people, then construct a blog.
This expedition soon gave me some direction and a healthy dose of elevation. I was flying high, but was also completely sucked into the vortex.
A forty-something upstart in a strange and exciting new world.
I was soon both hooked and overwhelmed, but felt like a kid on Christmas morning. And THIS was before I even started blogging.
I still wonder what Chris Brogan eats for breakfast. Give me some of that.
When I started writing on my own backwater blog, it was all over. I mean welcome to the world of 24/7 blog madness. I was soon typing away at the speed of an overstimulated ferret, hunkered down in my foggy Seattle outpost.
This is NOT one of those, ” … complaining, woe is me, I’m addicted to the internet and I can’t let go,” posts. NO! I’m actually in love with it all, really. Suck me in blog vortex, you’re so damned bomb diggity.
I honestly wish I would have discovered you many years ago, but I was apprehensive, timid and living in fear. Oh, and social media averse, they call it.
Now that I’m here, I’m insanely curious about this topic.
How does Social Media fit into your life?
I really want to know how you structure your days, nights and weekends around social media and blogging. Do you squeeze social into your life, or have you reached the point where you try to fit life into social? Is it a love-hate relationship, a working partnership, or do you plan to live together, happily ever after?
Are Twitter and Facebook time-sucking bandits or good friends?
I run a small branding firm, but this blog is not directly tied to marketing and branding. It’s something else entirely. I now have to manage both of these growing organisms and blogging is good at draining those precious hours from your day.
BUT I’m in it for the long-haul. So, I’ve been tweaking, refining and planning, and tweaking some more. Working to turn this homestead into something more, much more. Change is fun, eh?
What’s your story?
Enough about me, I want to know about you.
Is blogging a full-time occupation or a platform to promote what you do?
If you have a day job, how do you manage and why do you blog?
Is a passive income stream fact or fiction?
I really want to know.
Social media is one of the best things I’ve ever done, and I WILL be writing about IT. I’ve met some great people and social has expanded my network. It’s inspired me, improved my writing, and motivated me to get out and “do.”
It’s my catalyst for creativity.
Blogging has forced me to change, grow and be more creative. And believe me, I’ll be putting out goals for all to see. It has become an accountability platform and simply made my life better. Like I said, bomb diggity.
BUT you must practice some restraint, right? With so many paths you can quickly lose direction. Focus, clear goals and a grand vision help. Like my friend, John Falchetto says, you need to focus on the big picture. and truly figure out your WHY. Well, that message finally sunk in. Thanks, Sensei John.
BUT again, I want to know about you. How does blogging fit into your life?
Is social an obsession, occupation, or part-time hobby?
Do you plan to create a blogging business that pays the bills? Are you already there?
I’ve asked this before, but … I. Want. To. Know. WHY did you start blogging?
- Why the Social Web Needs Thought Leaders - August 6, 2014
- Want to Be a Blog Writing Machine? (Give up on Perfection). - July 30, 2014
- Can Social Media Engagement Kill Your Business? - July 23, 2014
- 4 Big Reasons Why Your Small Business Needs Content Marketing Now - July 15, 2014
- Your 3 Step Process to Surviving and Thriving the Fickle Realm of Social Media - July 10, 2014
- How Do You Become a Successful Blogger? (4 Answers that Might Surprise You). - June 26, 2014
- The Beautiful, Empty Cup of Blogging - June 11, 2014
- Why Small Businesses Hate Content Marketing (and What to Do About It) - June 4, 2014
- My Breaking Out Mission (and Why I Need Your Help) - May 28, 2014
- The Entrepreneurial Mindset and What it Means to You - May 21, 2014