Fandango’s Provocative Question #207


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

There is a feature on my iPhone that tells me how much screen time I use on my iPhone each day. According to my latest stats, I spend about ten hours a day actively using my iPhone, and just shy of 50% of that is using the WordPress iOS app. Well, actually now it’s the JetPack iOS app, but essentially blogging on WordPress.

That means between writing my own posts (from first drafts through editing, proofreading, re-editing, and posting), plus going through my Reader and reading your posts, commenting on them, and reading and responding to the comments you made on my posts, I average about five hours of screen time a day on my blog. And that doesn’t include time I spend thinking about topics to blog about or the time I spend on Google or on browser like Chrome or Safari doing research for my posts.

I mentioned that stat to my wife today and she asked me an interesting questions that I thought I’d ask all of you.

How many hours a day would you estimate you spent on your blog, including writing, reading, and commenting? If you didn’t blog, what would you do with the time you currently spend on your blog?

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25 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #207

  1. bushboy March 29, 2023 / 3:36 am

    Probably far to much time. A rainy day like today I didn’t feel like doing much so I sat here putting photos into folders, responding to emails, shopping online and popping onto my blog every now and then to have a “chat” Find a challenge or two and bung on some photos. Get a draft of a more comprehensive post added to.
    Tomorrow I’m going to town so not much time at all until I get home. Answer my “fan mail” 😂 in the morning before I go 😁

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  2. Misky March 29, 2023 / 3:40 am

    If I didn’t have a blog, I’d undoubtedly be reading something else.

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  3. Paula Light March 29, 2023 / 6:10 am

    A lot! I’ve basically given up all other social media and phone games, so this it. I’m always popping on to check for new comments and posts from others, and write throughout the day as I have time…

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  4. The Sicilian Storyteller March 29, 2023 / 6:44 am

    More time than I thought I would, especially for The Rhythm Section which requires a fair amount of research. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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    • Fandango March 29, 2023 / 12:59 pm

      And congrats on 4,845 posts. I’ve got more than that, but I bet you have more words published than I do, since my posts average less than 240 words per post.


  5. rugby843 March 29, 2023 / 8:21 am

    Hmmm I probably would just read or do some puzzles, etc since I don’t watch much tv.  Talk to my kids and grandkids and write letters.  I have a basically sedentary life.  Blogging in all, reading writing research etc I do probably as I would do a work day, but broken up by other activities.  

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  6. ghostmmnc March 29, 2023 / 8:39 am

    4 a.m to 5 p.m every day, broken up by meals, a little housework, reading books, doing puzzles. If I didn’t do blogging, I’d still write stories on paper for myself, do scrap booking, and other crafts. 🙂

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  7. Marilyn Armstrong March 29, 2023 / 1:02 pm

    It IS an interesting question because for me, as both writer, reader, photographer, processor of photographs AND now the podcast eats up a chunk of time too — it seems to me that pretty much any time I’m not reading, sleeping, playing online bridge, cooking OR eating — whatever I’m doing is something that ultimately winds up on the blog — AND this includes a lot of cooking because I publish recipes, too.

    Blogging has fully integrated into my life and frankly, I’m not sure what I used to so. Oh, right. I worked.

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  8. jilldennison March 29, 2023 / 10:46 pm

    Between research, writing, responding to comments, reading other people’s blogs, I spend anywhere from 10-14 hours a day on my blog, 7 days a week. The research part takes the most time. From all that, I manage only two ‘regular’ posts and a music post most days. About every 2nd or 3rd week, I give myself an afternoon off and don’t do a p.m. post.

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  9. Sadje March 30, 2023 / 10:33 pm

    I think I read and write on my Jetpack app for around 4-5 hours a day. That is a bit much but since I enjoy blogging and connecting with my friends on blogosphere, why not!

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    • Fandango March 30, 2023 / 11:04 pm

      It’s about the same for me. 4 hours and 45 minutes on Jetpack today.

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      • Sadje March 30, 2023 / 11:07 pm

        It’s a good way to spend our time.

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  10. CARAMELODY April 1, 2023 / 4:44 pm

    I try to spend between one or two hours on a Thursday morning writing and scheduling my posts for the coming week. I try to spend some time before I go to bed each night reading the posts from other writers. Some nights I can’t. Some days, I have a free half an hour at lunch time. I wish I could do more…but I really do have to prioritize my non-paid work and of course I have to do paid work as well to afford food and shelter.

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  11. leigha66 April 5, 2023 / 4:26 pm

    It there is such a thing as an average or “perfect” day I would say one to two hours. Today I have surpassed that and hope to do more as I am behind and will try to push a little more time the next few days.

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