I'm A No-Balance Blogger


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I recently read a blog post by Amy Lynn Andrews entitled,"Do I Have Blogging Balance?"  Intrigued by the title (and feeling that I already knew my answer to that question) I read the post.  Amy created a list of 20 questions to ask yourself in determining whether or not you are maintaining "balance" when it comes to blogging...and life.  I read through her questions, made some revisions, and came up with a list of 10 questions.  As you answer these questions, you may want to tally your "yes" and "no" answers as they pertain to you and your blogging.  If you have more tallies in the "no" column, you've got balance.  If your "yes" answers reign, you may want to make some adjustments in terms of how, when and where you blog/spend time online.

Here are the questions: 

1)   Are you protective of the computer and resist letting anyone else use it--even 
       when you're not?
2)   Do your family member make comments about how much time you spend on
        the computer?
4)   Do you refrain from doing other things you enjoy because of your time 
        online?
5)   Have you gained weight or gotten out of shape?   
6)   Do you use the computer as an escape?  

7)   Do you think about what’s happening online when you're not?
8)   Do you get frustrated when someone interrupts your blogging?   
9)   Are you neglecting your children or husband?

10) Do you begin and end your day thinking about blogging, social media or other
        online activities?

I will admit that I have more "yes" answers for these questions, but I know that I have no "blog balance."  As with every other thing I have loved doing, I happily and excitedly jumped into blogging and have gone "full steam ahead" each day. With a smile on my face, and a cup of coffee nearby, I have begun each day looking forward to working on my blog.  Maybe I would write a post, maybe I would do some research, or maybe I would work on social media.  Regardless of the day's tasks, I would enjoy what I was doing.  Why else would I do it?    

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Bonnie L. Frank

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