Hobby Blogging

This outfit is nothing to write home about, but I was quite excited to add the fun socks to liven it up. And that excitement about the outfit suddenly got me wondering why I was doing this, putting such thoughts into my outfits and photographing them and blogging about them when they’re not likely to make any difference in the world and certainly not any money. But then I realized it was simply because I enjoy doing it. It’s a hobby, and much like any other hobby, I do it for fun.

In fact, I believe that the moment you can monetize your hobby, then it’s no longer a hobby. The pressure for financial gain would drain all the fun from it. I do admit, there was a time when I felt a bit pressured to “generate content” for the blog or whatever, especially when I first started out, but now I view it as my personal journal and don’t really care how many people read it (that said, if you’re still reading this, thank you!)

One Comment on “Hobby Blogging”

  1. Mike says:

    You make an excellent point here, Salazar. And it’s funny that you bring this up, because this is exactly what I have been thinking about (a lot) lately and wondering why do I blog. Like you said, I do it for fun, much like why I like to paint or read (my other hobbies).
    But because I often take everything (including my hobbies) so seriously, I tend to slack, or become unmotivated after a while.

    I know that for me, I have to learn to relax and not take everything so seriously, including blogging. And like you said, I shouldn’t care how many people read my blog, as long as I’m having fun with it. I will say though that whenever you, Daenel or Kezzie comment on there, it’s the jewel of my day because I at least know that my blogging friends are reading it, and that’s all that really matters to me. And I always read your posts, even if I don’t always comment. 😉

    Thanks so much for posting this, Salazar. It’s the “motivational speech” I needed to help encourage me to not give up. I will blog again, and I hope to see you over there soon. I have some great pieces that I’ve been working on that I’m quite proud of!

    Great socks by the way!

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