So many mom bloggers are in different phases of blogging. Some are brand-new to blogging and consider it a hobby. Other moms have been blogging for years and now consider it a hybrid between a hobby and a job. And some mom bloggers approach their blogs strictly from a business point of view.
What is blogging for you? A job, a hobby, or a combination of both?
I write poetry and fiction--but find it very difficult to focus on my projects with a toddler who doesn't sleep much and who wants to be on the go all the time. So blogging fills a writing space for me. It tweaks my mind into action in between meals and the next outing and, if I wake up before the toddler, naps. It is a lifeline to the writer-me--and a valuable record I absolutely know I will be glad to have when my son is standing before me one day, asking his Mama for the car keys! http://pbrippeyblogma.com
I just posted about this very topic. It's a hobby for me. I've thought about trying to make it big enough that it could be something more, but it just makes me tired even thinking about it. If it grows on it's own into something bigger, that would be great, but I don't have the time or energy to try and MAKE it big. Know what I mean?
I've been blogging on & off since 2006 but am blogging in earnest now to create that hybrid of hobby/job. I spend so much time on the internet anyway, I may as well make it pay while being able to provide information on topics I've already put a lot of research into. I went through 3 yrs of IVF and am now a twin mom - you can imagine the research I've done! It will be virtually impossible for me to take on a full-time job right now because of our 2 yr old twins but I really need to do something to contribute to our finances. This seems like a good solution.
I would have to say blogging for me is a combination. I'm a writer so, blogging relaxes me, it helps me get all of this stuff that I have floating around in my head, and its a job because it helps me promote my business.
Blogging for me is just a hobby. It is my way to keep my family up to date to what we do all day and to see pictures of my daughter growing up. Mainly my blog is just a place for me to put down my thoughts and events. I would love to make money doing it, but I think when that happens it may become to much of a chore. At least that is what I worry about. But I don't see that happening ever.