Fandango’s Provocative Question #207

Fandango has provided another provocative question for this week. This one might be a provocative topic if family members thought you spent too much time blogging when you should be doing chores I guess but we should all have time for our hobbies shouldn’t we?

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?

I have often wondered this myself. Probably more time than I should. I don’t have the same routine now that I had when I lived alone. Back then, on the days that I did not go to the Op Shop for my volunteer job I would hop on the computer as soon as I got up and generally spent about 2 hours reading, writing or commenting. If I didn’t have a lot to do at home I might spend a couple of hours creating a post in the afternoon and probably I’d go back to it again in the evening as overseas followers started to comment.

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I still spend a lot of time blogging, especially on posting on this blog. I’m probably less active on the other one at the moment because that involves a lot of setting up photoshoots and researching dolls so those posts take up a lot of time before I even get to the writing part. I still do the morning sessions a couple of times a week. It is actually my favourite time to read and comment and I try to do it as often as I can. Most of the rest of my blogging is done in the evenings after dinner although I occasionally manage to slip in an hour or so in the afternoons. So most days I suppose I am blogging 4-5 hours at least.

If I wasn’t doing this what would I be doing? Well, in the morning I’d probably be doing chores. Frankly, I’d rather blog than clean the bathroom but don’t worry those jobs do get done, eventually. In the evening I guess I would be watching TV, playing computer games or reading. I like blogging better than TV. It’s more interactive.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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