Is it, though? Is a blog just an extra paragraph here and there? It can depend on where you want to take your blog and how much effort you want to commit. For instance, if your plan to establish yourself as an expert writer on the topic of baseball, you may want to put in up to two or three hours a day, at least at first and if you need to do preliminary research. That sounds like a huge time sink, though. Think of it this way: marketing experts say that, for a professional on their own, it’s reasonable to commit 40% of their work day towards marketing.
But if your blog is just a place for you to comment on the day’s activities, and maybe earn enough for a cup of coffee through ads and donations, you can commit a minimal amount of time, especially if you write quickly and competently. How long does it take you to write 200 words and proofread them? Always proofread, by the way, especially if you talk about writing on your blog. You wouldn’t want an editor or other potential client to see any work full of typos, so why take the chance of posting it in the first place?
I know people who use their blogs purely as marketing, and others who use theirs as money making tools. And then there are people who simply use their blogs as a place to vent or to track progress. What do you use yours for, and why are you willing to commit time to it?
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