Blogging for Dollars or Bidding Time

Friends keep sending me links to sites that are hiring bloggers to write content. Thank you, friends. Good looking out. I appreciate that. While additional income is something that no normal person would turn down, especially when working at something that he or she enjoys, I won’t commit, right now, to writing content for anyone else’s website, because I am having enough trouble finding time to write my own blog.

It’s not that I don’t have the time. Lord knows since I retired I am relishing the time that I have to do my own thing; things that I didn’t have the luxury of doing when I was working a full-time job. Some of those things either got pushed aside or were never done because my free time was limited.

So my problem now is not a time-management issue – or is it? Like many of you who are reading this, I have other varied interests and commitments. An insatiable appetite for reading. Attending community and co-op meetings or activism and social activities. And although I know I could live without TV, I admit I do regularly watch talk shows – primarily news summaries, political commentaries, documentaries, and self-help programs. And I confess, I regularly view three programs – EMPIRE, SCANDAL and This is Us – strictly for entertainment.

Listening to music is my favorite mode of relaxation. And since I had enough traveling on trains, planes, and automobile when I was employed, travel is not on my list of things to do when I retire. Writing is.

When I was employed, I prayed for time to write to my heart’s content, read my growing library of books, and do whatever I felt like doing whenever I wanted to do it. That prayer was answered eight years ago, and here I am still begging the Higher Power for more free time in a day. Some people just cannot be satisfied. Right?

Well, currently I am in the process of redesigning this website. The Word Press format makes it relatively easy, still, for a novice, it requires a lot of Goggling for instructions, tweaking, and finger-crossing before pushing that activate button. Once I get everything situated on this site to my satisfaction, then I might sign up with some of those content writing sites and go blogging for dollars.



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