The other day I was feeling a bit stressed about my blog. It may not seem like much to run a blog, but writing one post per day can, at times, be harder than you think.
Personally, I find there to be two main issues. First, it’s a time issue. On average, I spend around an hour per post. Sometimes I can write a post in 15-minutes. Other times, due to research, image creation, and fact-finding, it can take as long as 3-4 hours. But on average it’s about an hour per post.
While that may not seem like a lot of time, considering the fact that I only work around 2-3 hours per day on average, that means that almost half of my time working is taken up by my blog. The other half is usually spent dealing with e-mails, meaning that lately I’ve had literally no time to spend on my own sites, unless I add more hours to my daily 2-3 hours of work.
The second issue that gives me hardships is finding topics to write about. This isn’t as easy as it may seem either. Sure, I do a great story by investigating or reviewing something new in the industry, but such things can take very long to write about properly.
Anyhow, the other day I was feeling a bit bombarded by my own blog and it’s responsibilities, and since at the time I was doing a lot of work on it (see my previous post More Blog Updates), I was considering the idea of occasionally having a guest blogger on here.
This is nothing new. Many blogs, including John Chow’s, have used guest bloggers before. In fact, when Matt Coddington, from NetBusinessBlog guest-blogged on JohnChow.ca in late February, he wrote a great post on this very subject.
Here then, is my question to you:
Do you think, if I were to occasionally have a guest blogger on here, that it would benefit the blog, damage the blog, or not do much difference either way?