Work or Blogging?

12 Jun

Ten reasons blogging is more important than paid employment.Image

Having a job really eats into your day—and can be disastrous to your blog. For months I was posting at least twice weekly until a surge in workload swamped my progress and washed out my SEO value. I don’t know how some of these bloggers manage to pump out quality posts almost daily yet still feed themselves and, presumably, live someplace more comfy than a refrigerator box under the overpass.

To regain my blog-mindedness, I’ve come up with ten reasons to make the big sacrifice.

  1. As with love, you can probably live on blogging alone. (So I’ve heard, anyway.)
  2. Consistent blogging will probably lead to a multimillion-dollar book offer by a leading publishing house. (Just like what’s-her-name, you know… um…..)
  3. The world as a whole will benefit more from your wise and witty literary contributions than your family will benefit from a balanced diet. (Your kids can always apply for free school lunches to make up the gap.)
  4. No matter which career option you choose, you still won’t be able to afford health insurance. (Ha-ha, that’s not even a joke.)
  5. You don’t have to shower, shave, or even get dressed to become a successful blogger. (This is true, even for video bloggers.)
  6. On your deathbed, you won’t wish you had spent more time at work; but the jury is still out on blogging. (Just count it as “family time”—you make them read all your content, right?)
  7. With blogging, you can at least pretend that other people are greatly interested in and appreciative of your opinions. (At least, you can’t see them flip you off.)
  8. You’re just as likely to become famous by spewing derivative content online as by working long years as a “knowledge worker” in a white-collar industry. (Even embezzlers can’t get much press coverage anymore, unless they have access to a social media platform.)
  9. If you promise to post a 10-item list on your blog, but can only think of nine things, there’s no manager around to give you grief about it. (In fact, you might even be able to turn it into a joke for some creative traction.)

4 Responses to “Work or Blogging?”

  1. tric June 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    You could probably have just numbered 9 as 10, Most bloggers are such lazy readers we might not even have noticed.

  2. hodgepodge4thesoul June 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I love this post! #6 made me laugh 😀

  3. hodgepodge4thesoul June 12, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on Hodgepodge 4 the Soul and commented:
    Too funny! Have a look 🙂

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