Is fashion blogging hazardous to your health? The New York Times published a story today about how technical bloggers are suffering coronaries—two out of three men died recently.
The article speaks to the massive levels of stress faced by these bloggers: sitting at a computer sometimes all night to get a current idea, eating poorly while at said computer, enjoying no or very infrequent exercise, and being spurred on by the postmodern version of piecework—the number of hits per page, which translates into salary and bonuses at some sites, such as Gawker.
While I do love reading daily updates from my cadre of blogging fashionistas, I’m also content if we take a day or two off. The concept of being a “desperate blogger” isn’t attractive, and I, for one, prefer my blog reading and writing to be a source of great pleasure, not anxiety.
I do admit to being distracted sometimes during the day as I think up a posting idea, but it’s a healthy kind of thought, something I truly enjoy rather than a dark shadow interrupting my “life.” Rather, it's a welcome part of my life. Fashion/style blogging is a wonderful outlet for all those things I’ve been thinking, seeing, and imagining. I’ll bet it even makes me a more content person.
So what impels you to blog about fashion and style?