Do you ever feel like the more you blog, the less you read? Like blogging time is taking away from reading time? Lately I'm wondering if this is the case. I love blogging, it's came to be one of my escapes from the monotony of studying and assignments. But I love reading even more and I'm starting to get worried that I'm reading less due to blogging.
Not just blogging as in posting on my blog, but visiting other blogs and commenting. I really enjoy it and spend probably too much time visiting other blogs. That's where the problems come in. I spend an hour or two visiting blogs, reading amazing posts, commenting with my thoughts and then find I only have time to either write a good blog post I had planned or read a few chapters of my book. Lately I've been choosing writing a new post simply out of a sense of obligation. Like if I haven't posted yet that week then I simply must get the post written and published, waiting to go live a day or two later.
This is definitely getting in the way of reading. I recently took two days away from my computer. I didn't so much as open my laptop, no visiting, no commenting and no posting. During this time this time I got three books and a fourth started. For others that may just be a normal thing, being able to blog and read that much, but it's not normal for me. I couldn't believe it! I started to wonder was I putting too much effort into the world of blogging?
Knowing me, I probably am. When I find something I enjoy doing I can get a bit obsessive. Well a lot obsessive! For me, I know that blogging time is definitely taking away from reading time. But that doesn't mean I'm going to be packing it in anytime soon. I'm simply going to have to find a better balance between everything in my life (like that's ever gonna happen). If you have any tips for keeping your blogging time to a minimum, please god let me know!