April 08, 2008
Death by blogging

I suppose I should say something about this story, in which we learn about the high-stress lifestyle of people who get paid to blog. So I will: This is my hobby. I spend a decent amount of time at it, but it's not my bread and butter. The day may come when circumstances will prevent me from doing this blog as I've been doing it; when and if that happens, I'll figure something out. I cannot conceive of any circumstances under which I'd risk my health for this site; much as I love y'all, doing that would put my relationship with my family at risk, and that ain't gonna happen. So while I have sympathy for the folks who blog for pay, I can't say I relate to their problems. And that's all I got.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 08, 2008 to Blog stuff

** This is my hobby. I spend a decent amount of time at it, but it's not my bread and butter. **


In fact, that's probably worth keeping in mind next time you wonder why someone hasn't blogged on some topic you think he/she should have covered.

There's only so much time in the day, and I agree with you -- my hobby blogs surely aren't going to cut into truly important things like family time or personal health/gym time (or even travel or outdoors time, other hobbies). Folks will just have to deal!

Posted by: Kevin Whited on April 8, 2008 8:17 AM

I think we all need to step away from the computer. Just after I finish some blog posts.

Posted by: Riley on April 8, 2008 10:42 AM

Of course, Kevin, part of what you gloss over in your cryptically defensive comment is what that "hobby" entails. Among other things, blogging is an exercise in the exploration of ideas. The give and take of defending those ideas is something that goes along with that. Otherwise, it's not blogging ... it's just advancing talking points.

Posted by: Greg Wythe on April 8, 2008 11:29 AM

You wouldn't qualify for health insurance anyway because blogging is a pre-existing condition.

Posted by: Charles Hixon on April 8, 2008 12:54 PM