How Many Hours a Day Do You Spend Blogging?

by Susan

Has blogging become a full time job for you?

A time-consuming hobby?

Many bloggers start their blogs as a hobby – a way to document their lives and share pictures with friends and family. Often, that “hobby” turns in to something very time consuming.

Running a successful blog takes more than the occasional post written. Time spent “blogging” also means time on Facebook and twitter, time to answer emails, as well as time reading and commenting on other blogs.

Here’s what five other mom bloggers had to say…

What About You?

Leave us a comment and let us know how long you spend online each day – and how much of that time is spent blogging?

Thanks to Our Five Moms

The fabulous five women in this video are:

Jendi from Simple Vlogging Tips
Dori from My Life in Music
Connie from Sugar Shock Blog
Caroline from JCaroline
Rachel from Grasping For Objectivity

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Susan.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Stevie Smith August 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Hello Susan,

I am a first timer to your blog having noticed that we follow some of the same people on twitter.

I am not a mom! I am a dad though, so I hope that doesn’t disqualify me from your blog!

I started my blog purely for non commercial reasons although I have recently began to promote two companies so that I may break even.

Being the dad of 7 kids (5 daughters!), and having had the pleasure of seeing them grow up along with the tears they sometimes had along the way, I decided to write about relationship issues from a dad’s perspective.

Nowadays, I spend a good 4 to 5 hours on my blog. I enjoy the business of writing articles as long as what I have to say means anything to my readers. So far so good. 2 of these hours I spend socializing on the media network which I have found to be a challenge. Before going to bed, I answer emails and reply to comments so I am pretty engaged.

I am also writing a free ebook to give away as everybody tells me I gotta built that list. So add a few hours here and there for that!

I have enjoyed your blog! Gives me something to aim for in term of the quality of content.

Keep the Smiles,



2 Barb August 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I spend at least 2 to 3 hours a day online. I try to spend at least an hour each day simply writing stuff or at least outlining posts. The rest of the time I’m checking email, Facebook, and Twitter – making comments and tweeting stuff.


3 Name*Sarita August 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I spend 4-5 a week which I know is not enough but it is what I can do


4 Barbie August 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I spend many hours online each week. I post on my own blog about 3 times a week, and probably spend about 6 hours writing, editing those posts. The majority of my on line blogging time though is spent in responding to comments and visting the blogs I love and leaving encouragement along the way. Building community is huge for me!


5 Ashley Coombe August 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hi Susan! I finally started blogging! I’ve been wondering how you’re doing, hope things are going well. I don’t spend time every day online, but I probably will now that my two oldest are starting school. I typically spend one whole day working a week, then spend one hour a day other days commenting, responding to emails, and working on the ecommerce stores.

Enjoy the blogher conference!


6 Skye Diaz | motherhood, etc. August 9, 2011 at 3:42 am

I try to spend 1-2 hr a day online to post, research, comment on other blogs, or on social networks. This is what I mean though, it’s so hard to find the time to do this since my kids are so young (10 mos and 2 yrs)… I’m wondering if I should wait until my kids are older to make a bigger impact than to start a half-ass blog.


7 miller welders August 29, 2011 at 12:19 am

Hi, this is the great posting there’s no doubt that. i must say i appreciate together with you and i need to know more aobut this post. Thanks. :)


8 Tiffany September 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Wow I need to do better I think.. I shameful by my hours. Hours do not always equal progress this I know.



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