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 myΒ sanity from time to time.

What dangers in blogging can you think when you’re not in your usual clear state?

18 thoughts on “The Danger of Blogging While Mentally Drained [Rant]”

  1. You go vent it out Totem. I believe that blogging should be loved and not “pinagpilitan”. Of course, everyone should know their priorities and in your case, it is work. Mine is my studies so if ever I need more time for my studies (I’m taking my thesis rn), then blogging must have to be compromised at times. T_T

  2. Understandable. I’ve been there, done that in my 7 years of working in the corporate world. Most of the time back then, I would blog after work but if I was really, really tired to the point of breaking down then blogging had to take a backseat. What I did was schedule 2 blog posts every weekend so that I had something to publish for that week.

    I knew back then that I wanted blogging to be part of my career (thinking just in case the time comes when I’m ready to resign), which was why I got pretty committed to it. Personally, planning and scheduling really work to incorporate blogging into our daily grind. But don’t forget to take enough rest.

  3. I have one important rule about blogging: Ayaw’g pugsa kung dili kaya.

    As much as I want to post regularly, I can’t because (a) I’m lazy and (b) I’m lazy. I only work 5-6 hours a day so I have lots of free time when I am not traveling. Laziness is my real enemy. When I’m lazy, dili gyud mugana ang akong utok. Unya kung pugson nako, akong mga blog posts way ayo.

    It is good to have regular posts, but for me, what’s more important is kanang blogging doesn’t feel like a job. And that you are happy doing it.

    Okay lang yan, JD. 😊

  4. I have to admit that it’s really difficult striking that balance between blogging and work. It took me a while to figure it out, but I didn’t want to let work stop my passion and dedication for blogging.

  5. Go Totem! You got to let it all out. Take a deep breath and smile. πŸ™‚

    In my case, I mostly write my blogs after work or after having dinner. It’s my pattern I think to make my brain work if I’m stuffed or just ate. Baboy lang? Hahaha. Pero go lang ng go! πŸ˜‰

    1. Hahaha. When I’m full, I get sleepy. It doesn’t work for me (eating to work on stuff). Perhaps I should really spare my weekends for blogging. πŸ™‚

  6. Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale, then let it out!

    Oks ra na Totem. You will find a way eventually how you can juggle all these stuffs.
    For me, I usually blog after office hours or on weekends if walay laag. But yes, sometimes if dili gyud mogana ako utok kay di gyud ko mag blog coz, sayang ang effort. Di pwede pugson kay way ayo ang output. I just go out with friends and enjoy or go somewhere alone and after that, I can write again.

  7. I don’t blog when I have major exams or if I am too tired to function because creative juices become limited. Okay lang na Totem. You just have to take a deep breath of fresh air and relax. It will eventually come out.

  8. As with everything in life, balance is key. Blogging is nothing to sleep on–in that it’s not really an easy task itself. You need some proper rest, so that both your mind and body are in sync making you able to work properly. Take it easy! It’s fine to just drop it every now and then so you can recuperate. πŸ™‚

  9. I’ve been writing (in English) for a living for about a year now (gosh I do miss codes) and honestly, when it comes to work, there really is no escape. Hahaha. When I didn’t have a regular gig earlier this year, the writer’s block would become so overwhelming that I didn’t write for days — and may I remind you that that is my full time work. However, I did realize that it’s only the first step that is the hardest. You’d be surprised to find out that the words come flowing after the first sentence, paragraph or article (for me haha, sometimes I write xx articles a day). Right now, I’m combating laziness and inconsistency; I hope I can force myself to write at least 500 words a day without miss.

  10. Schedule your post, if you have much time like weekends or rest days, you can write 2 to 3 blogs then set a schedule of publishing. I think you’re using WordPress, so I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with it.

    1. I tried scheduling and it’s wonderful! Although I have a technique of my own, during the weekdays, I scribble ideas (lots of them) and on Saturday and Sunday I write and schedule them. It’s amazing! Thank you, Gino!

  11. The tone of writing, yes! Before my blog became a “really fashion” blog, it was just an outlet of my thoughts and yah, rants. I even ranted when my thesis mates and I weren’t able to graduate on time (many of us, like almost everyone tingae sa among batch) because of this big-pooped (I will not mention anything about this person nalang except that one haha) person that I made a blog post about it and I poured out all my thoughts and disappointments and I was really shaking in anger and sadness at the same time while typing everything down. I was even mentally and physically exhausted. I realized that I should’ve done it when I was on my calm state. I reread that blog post and I didn’t like reading it. Murag di ako. Haha. Long story short..kung nag lagot ka ang want to pour it out in a blog post, maybe wait nalang nga mu kalma ka, but don’t ever forget how you felt. Haha!

  12. I only write when I feel like I really wanted to write which is despite of my busy schedules, I still managed and find time to write because if I won’t write I’m guilty of it. We all have rules in terms of blogging and we all have priorities in life, but I guess it’s just a matter of managing our time sometimes.

  13. Take a break my friend and enjoy life! If blogging is not high in your priority list then take a sabbatical and let other things settle first. I surely miss you but sanity is important. πŸ˜‰

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