Would you risk your job for your blog?

Sure, maybe this question should also include website or online activities but the question still remains the same. Would you actually risk losing your job or career to continue your online activities?

Many people take their online blogging very seriously and perhaps only enjoy their current career because it allows them time throughout the day to participate in their online social media activities.

What would you do if suddenly your internet activity was being tracked and your favorite websites started getting banned from web surfing filters? What would you do if you could no longer work and play online?

I assume this is a big question for many people that have online activities and or online blogs. Owning a blog can have negative affects on ones career. Learning how to separate the two can be difficult and at times the beginning of the end for your career.

For me the answer is yes. I would risk my career for my online activities and my blog because it’s the one thing I truly love and enjoy doing. I don’t think my wife would like this answer but I truly believe my online activities would lead to a far happier life then my career would ever offer me.

I also believe that I have more potential for success with my online activities. Perhaps it’s not from my blog or from other websites I own but it’s the social networking aspect that can lead to bigger things in life, greater opportunities.

Being happy is really important to me and right now in my life I’m a happy man. I enjoy my job, I enjoy my online activities and nothing will come between the two. The only thing I would never trade is my family. So far it’s just my wife and I but soon we will have children and perhaps my decisions would change with these types of new responsibilities.

Right now I have little or no financial obligations so the impact of losing a career would be minimal. This isn’t to say I don’t respect my career and job I’m just saying if I got canned I would be just fine and would land on my two feet very fast.

If I was to lose my job I don’t think I would look for a new one right away. I would give online blogging a full time opportunity for at least 60 – 90 days. I would try to start earning full time from online activities. As I think about working as a full time blogger and get really excited. This is something I’ve always wanted to do but just justify it to my wife.

Take a minute and let me know your thoughts. Would you risk your job for your blog?

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  1. Most people can’t afford to lose their day jobs to blog instead, so they should beware what they post online. If they tie their blogs and social media to their real life in any way then it is subject to being found and used against them.

    This is why there are just some topics I do not blog about online, even my personal blog is restricted because I know some employees and coworkers read my blog occasionally.

    Many people who chose to blog about adult themes use codenames and do their homework in making sure there is no easy way to tie their site or actual name to it so they don’t run into a conflict of interest.
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  2. Kok Siong says:

    Hi Brian,
    I just started my career recently. However, i have joined the blogosphere since i was studying in University.
    I thin the answer for me is yes. I will risk my job because of my blog. I spend most of the time for my blog rather than my job.
    I have a great confident that i can get more from blogging. That is why i still insist to continue my blogging journey. 🙂
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  3. Anne says:

    You have a nice choice. There’s nothing in this world that is more fulfilling than being happy with what you are doing. As for me, I would surely choose working online if my income in it is stable but if not, I will still keep my current job.

  4. Sourish says:

    if my blog pays well , why not ….. blogging is one of the best professions where u help users with relevant content ….

    Sourish
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  5. Rahul Batra says:

    I would never leave my career for online blogging even if my blog is doing wonderful, because I can’t trust on online Income.

  6. I think you need to know where to pick your battles. If you can’t afford to lose your day job, don’t make a bad choice. You can still promote and and get things done around work time. It might be hard, but until you can afford to lose your day job it’s not a good choice–but I’m not much for gambling 🙂
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