The short answer is, “No!”
Anyone who believes that blogging is a waste of time is deluded.
Claiming that blogging is a waste of time is implying that self-expression is a waste of time (And, that, my friend, would be utterly crazy).
One’s spouse, family members, relatives or friends might mistakenly believe that we bloggers are wasting our time putting blog posts together and that we should spend our time doing something that is deemed constructive.
Hey, blogging is constructive!
Luckily, those who are close to me have never said to me, “Renard, why are you wasting your time blogging? Go paint a picture of a tree or something!”
Some of you are not that fortunate; those who are close to you are unable to see the true creative power behind blogging.
Why Should You Bottle Up Your Creativity?
Dear friend, no one should be forced to bottle up their creativity.
I believe that we were born with these gifts for a reason; these gifts are often referred to by the wise ones as, “A God-given talent.”
Therefore, people can use their blog as a means of utilizing that God-given talent of theirs; for example:
- A person who is good at writing can use blogging as a means of writing blog posts and sharing them with a worldwide audience.
- A person who is great at taking photographs can use their blog as a medium to share the photographs that they took.
- A person who is good at cooking and baking can use their blog to share their recipes with people from all over the world.
- A person who is gifted in the area of arts and crafts can use their blog to display their God-given talent.
So, we bloggers might as well continue to use our blogs as a medium to express ourselves as well as share what we are good at with the world.
Even The Professionals See The Need For Blogging
It is no big secret that a lot of the major corporations have blogs of their own; for example, Disney, Walmart, General Electric and Allstate.
Professional musicians know the importance of having a blog to promote their work.
People who do interior decorating use their blogs to highlight their work and to attract potential clients.
Professional authors have used blogging to show off their writing and to promote their books.
Even the top YouTube vloggers have blogs; they embed their vlogs to their blogs (If blogging was a waste of time, they would not bother to embed their vlogs to their blogs).
Those people did not see blogging as being a waste of time, so why is it that anyone should view blogging as a waste of time?
Explain To Those Who Accuse You Of Wasting Time Of What Blogging Is
The next time someone accuses you of wasting your time blogging, have a conversation with them; you can tell them what you blog about.
You can even go as far as letting them check out your blog posts (If they are surprisingly good, they will understand; if they are horrible [hopefully] they will still understand).
There is a chance of them seeing blogging in a new light.
Some People May Wrongfully Believe That Blogging Is As Easy As Playing A Video Game
Whenever someone who thinks that blogging is child’s play accuses you of wasting your time, ask them to sit down in front of a computer, open a word processing program and begin typing an article (There is a high probability of them not accepting your challenge because they would have gotten a better understanding of what you really do).
The truth is that blogging is a lot of hard work.
You, on the other hand, just make blogging look easy (And, anyone who is watching you while you are working on a blog post, may wrongfully believe that blogging is just as easy as playing a video game).
Blogging is an art form ― one of those art forms that only those who are a part of it can truly understand the importance or the significance of it.
If an onlooker (in this case, someone who does not blog) thinks or says that blogging is a waste of time, they are merely judging bloggers based on their ignorance.
Dear friend, blogging is not a waste of time (And, knowing this, you should continue to blog happily).