I’ve been having a think recently, a dangerous thing for me to do I’m sure you will agree. I’ve not been thinking about the state of the world, how to solve global warming or even just how to stop bloody idiots from pushing their prams out in front of the fast moving car making all the noise and lighting up the street with blue flashing lights.
No, dear reader, I’ve been thinking about ‘Blogging’, more specifically the ‘Blogging wot I do’.
It seems to me that I currently have two part-time jobs, each of which take up more time than any full time job. So on one hand I work 38 hours a week or so racing around the streets dealing with the sick (or supposedly sick). On the other hand, I maintain this blog, as well as keep up with what is going on in the ‘blogosphere’, answer emails about this blog, and try to come up with new ideas. While I haven’t timed myself, I have a feeling that I do spend a considerable fraction of my time blogging, and doing the work around blogging.
Except for this weekend, when I took some time off both my work activities.
Please realise that this isn’t a moan – work can be enjoyable, and in my case it is, I love my paid work, and I love blogging (or at least I do when I haven’t got writers block).
I just think that I have made a transition from ‘blogging’ to ‘writing’. Don’t ask me when this happened, I have no idea, but I’m thinking that I am now a writer who writes in a blogging format.
So blogging (at least for me) has now become a style rather than content.
It’s at times like this I wish I’d done something more academic in college, rather than learning to reflect on how to best wipe someone else’s arse.
There also came a point where I started considering myself a ‘professional blogger’. Again it’s something that I can’t quite put my finger on – but it may just be because writing this blog has become such a big part of my life, and because I’m now considering myself unpaid Public Relations for the LAS.
So, what does all this waffle mean? Ultimately very little. I love blogging, and will continue until I completely run out of things to say, or get the sack for saying something I shouldn’t. Maybe I’ll start writing on some different subjects, maybe even on completely different formats. Whatever happens I’ll be sticking with the tried and true on this site.
Working on different subjects/formats means that I’ll be working more hours on my ‘second job’. Work that I don’t get paid for.
Am I bloody mad?
Apologies to you all, I’ve had this rattling about in my head for some time, and I just needed to get it out ‘there’ to clear some room for some other stuff. It gets crowded in my head sometimes.