Blogging is not new to me.
I’ve been blogging ever since high school and from then on it’s like talking my heart out by posting photos or writing essays or rants like this one online. Though I’ve been on and off blogging from one platform to another, I still believe that blogging is not something I’m unfamiliar with.
Blogging requires time, energy, and even sometimes money. A common misconception about blogging in today’s community is that it’s “simply” posting OOTD’s or sponsored posts of products and write vaguely of how wonderful it is. Well, I daresay fashion and beauty bloggers still work their asses out to create contents online. Some, if not most, even stay up all night.
Unlike other bloggers who’re taking it professionally, I have a profession of my own and it’s definitely not blogging. Blogging for me is a way to vent out all my thoughts, share what I learn during the week (you guys should check out my learning series *wink*), and even sometimes rants like this.
And while blogging relieves all that stresses me out, I can’t perfectly say it’s healthy.
One reason is, like I said, I work in on another profession and most of my focus goes to it. A lot of times (actually most of the time), I don’t get to write in almost a month if I really stick my head into my work.
I stray beyond the normal hours of work due to a lot of factors. At the end of the day, I am exhausted mentally or physically (sometimes both).
When I’m exhausted from work, my train of thought will much likely depend on my current mood and it offers a danger in prejudicial opinions, aggravation in my tone of writing, delirious arguments, and so on and so forth. It opens an opportunity for readers to misjudge when a post is published from irrational origins.
Don’t even get me started on grammatical errors!
It follows that I get little sleep if I push through my blogging after work, moreover. Sleep deprivation increases risks of heart diseases and mental disorders/diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Schizophrenia. Ok. I just had my nerd on.
As hypocritical as this may sound (since I am writing this early in the morning, still without rest from work), blogging after working is something to be avoided. It does not promote a healthy lifestyle, much more a balanced life.
I believe I have a long way to go in organizing and managing my blog while working in my chosen field of profession – demanding and time consuming – but I will always be thankful that blogging is invented because I still get to be check on my sanity from time to time.