I took a few weeks out of blogging (although a few scheduled posts went up) as I needed to take time for myself:I took a step back from blogging and just watched from the sidelines. I looked at my blog and how much it's grown these past two year, and how much potential is has if I allowed it. It got me thinking about taking my blog into my full time career, as many twitter chats have been aimed at, but I don't think I'm ready.
My blog started out as a hobby. A place where I could express my opinions on beauty products. Although I don't just talk about beauty now, it's still the main topic on my blog.
I feel like I've grown as a person due to this blog, and I've loved that, however if there was the added pressure to have blog posts up at certain times then I don't think I could handle it. It's my blog and I feel that if I was to take it to full time, I would lose the sense of belonging and the love that goes behind this. It would turn into a chore rather than a hobby and I'm not ready to let that go.
I salute those who blog full time, and make their sole income from it, but I have too much to lose right now if it doesn't work out and I just can't afford to let everything go just yet.
Who knows, maybe in the future I'll be relaxing on a beach in California with a drink in hand and my Macbook on my lap typing out my latest piece on this blog. Maybe this will be my career.
Or maybe I'll be in an office in London and Callie Rose as a blog will no longer exist.
The future is uncertain and as much as the aspect of full time blogging appeals to me right now, I still wouldn't give up my job for it.
Would you ever go full time with your blog?