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Feb 9
What's It Like to Be a Full-time Blogger?
Blogging full-time is not easy.  It requires hard work, concentration and self-discipline, not to mention dedication, perserverance and patience.

A recent post by professional blogger Darren Rowse on his typical blogging day left me thinking about my own daily blogging habits.  Of course your particular responsibilities are different from his and mine, but I think you could learn something new from what Darren has to say.

Darren mentions that it typically takes him hours
to go through his email and RSS feeds - actually, he often spends all day coming back to these two time-consuming items again and again.  I thought I was the only one!  But whatever works best for you in terms of productivity, I say, do it.

If you are thinking of becoming a full-time blogger and quitting your current job (or perhaps vice-versa), I invite you to read about Darren's average blogging day.  It might cause you to think seriously about whether you are prepared to dedicate yourself to a long, grueling effort to profit from blogging.

More on my typical blogging daily efforts tomorrow.

In the meantime, I have a question for you: How easy/hard do you think it is to make a full-time living from blogging alone?  Why?

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thanks for the link up - appreciate it

Easton, I think that it would actually be easy for the right type of person to blog full-time. Everyone is looking for a friend, particularly a friend who knows a lot of stuff. If you become that friend, and your personality shows through in your blog posts, *and* you specifically reach your target audience, then blogging is a TERRIFIC business model !

If you synthesize information really well, you create concise, entertaining, informative blogs, and you're an expert in your field (but not a drone), then you should definitely get a blog, or two, or twenty.

Monica, I can only imagine the diligence and concentration it must require to maintain twenty blogs like some intrepid souls! But I think you hit the nail right on the head with your comment - blogging full-time is mostly a matter of the mind.

If you can dream it, you can do it!

I don't think I could blog full time. I am always doing so many things that I love, that I can't fit it all into one day. I am new to blogging so my opinion may change. I do like blogging, I especially like being a part of Know More Media and reading all the other posts and being a part of a "blog community". Maybe once I have done all the things I want to do and feel like I need to do I will blog more, but for now, it is a great way to share information and learn so much! I learn alot from the other blogs here and elsewhere.

So do I, Michelle. And honestly, I don't know if I could handle the daily schedule of say, Darren Rowse, for more than three or four days. It's strangely difficult to concentrate to that degree for that amount of time. I'm a full-time worker for a company that blogs, but I wouldn't call myself a "full-time blogger" in the purest sense of someone who is writing several or dozens of posts a day and making a living off of advertising, sales and/or affiliations. My hat's off to those with the courage to try it!

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