Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Is Blogging a Real Job?

Now that both kids are out of the house, and one of those kids is in college, my husband said I should get a 'real' job.  He doesn't consider blogging a real job.  I don't keep very good track of how much money I actually make, but I do know I'm not making enough blogging or tweeting that I could pay the bills every month.  But since he makes enough to do that, mostly what I make just goes into the bank.  Once in a while I'll buy something off eBay, and I pay for my domain names with what I make, but I'm still using free hosting instead of paying for web hosting - partially because I'm cheap, but mostly because it works for me, so I don't see any real need to change.  So, I may not make much, but I'm not spending it on much either.

In the meantime, I'm home during the day so I can get the laundry done, fix dinner, bake bread, clean the house, and all the other things that need done around here.  OK, so I don't have to bake bread, but I enjoy it and he enjoys it, and it's one of the first things that would have to go if I wasn't home.  Also, since I'm working from home, it doesn't cost us anything for gas in order for me to get to work somewhere else, and we still have fairly low mileage on the van.  Which is good, because we plan to have it for a while - and then Cory wants it for his vehicle.

The downside to trying to get work done from home is that I find myself caught up in the laundry and cooking and cleaning and sometimes never actually sit down and do any blogging throughout the day.  A couple months ago I decided that I was going to sit down and devote a certain number of hours each day to actually working - no facebook, no entering giveaways, no cleaning, no cooking, no anything - just paid posts and reviews, to see how much money I could make if I really devoted some time to it, instead of just doing it when I can fit some time in.  But I didn't.  So, being away from home would make me ignore that stuff and actually work.  The only problem with that is that nothing gets done when I'm not home.  It just all waits for me.

'Real' job or not, I'm still going to need to find time to get it all done.  Or just figure out a way not to care whether it gets done or not...


  1. I think that Dad makes the money and he enjoys the clean house and a cooked meal. what if you get a job that you have to work so nights. i think you should stay home and let dad take care of you thats his job. and you can babysit your grand baby lol

  2. Smart granddaughter that I have!! My personal feeling is you will be happier staying home and taking care of things there. Also if you're happy, Jeff will be, too. If you don't really need the money, why go outside your home to work?

  3. I wish I could afford not to go out to work. When I was a stay at home Mum my house was much better kept, now it's mostly a mess and that makes me quite depressed really :(

    Do what works for you and your husband.. There is always part time work out of the house, so you get a bit of both and more time to do what you need to do.


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