The Pros and Cons to Being a Blogger

I can only hope my thoughts will help someone, encourage someone, or even help others understand what their blogger friends might be experiencing in this journey.

But since we can’t sit down at the dentist office to discuss it, I thought this would be the next best thing. Let’s start with a pro.

Pro: Blogging is an expression for who I am

I am a mommy. I am so stinkin’ proud to be a mommy. But much to my kids surprise, I am more than a mommy. I am an individual with individual needs, talents, expressions and purpose.

 If I could go back to being a new mommy 10 years ago, I would plead with that young woman to not loose herself. I would beg her to not waste 6 years feeling lost and depressed in this new role of motherhood.

Blogging has become my platform for finding myself.  Sharing my talents and knowledge with others. Expressing the creativity that lives within me. And finding a purpose to carry me through.


Hopefully I can say this without sounding too greedy, but man it’s nice to have some financial padding. I’m not saying I’m banking it, but I do enjoy the occasional splurge or girls trip without having to report any frivolous spending to my husband.

It gives me such satisfaction to know that I can go out and buy my kids school clothes without having to stress about how to pay for it. It’s nice to put a little extra in the savings account.

Con: Mom Guilt

Oh yes. The mom guilt. Just the other day I came across a little note from my 10 year old exclaiming to her mom and dad that all she wanted was time. She wanted nothing else in the world but time with us and we never had time for her.

Con: Less Time

Bloggers are busy. A website doesn’t run itself. Lest you think we are just writing posts, you are thinking wrong. There is so much technical garbage and games we have to play to keep things going and growing.

I never saw myself as someone who would be technical savvy, but I’ve had to learn how to be, and that means hours and hours sitting in front of a computer.  And that’s not even considering the time it takes for all the projects I do!

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