SO. The other day, and there have been many other times besides, I was asked "Why do you run this little thing? You don't make any money," (which is for another discussion, hold your rants) "How long do you spend on it, anyway? 5, 10 minutes?". My jaw almost literally dropped.As book bloggers, and I'm sure any other type of blogger does too, we (or, for the most part of us) take huge pride in our blogs and spend hours on them! We don't plagiarise others (that's also another discussion to be had- hold your horses), and we come up with original content.
Reviews, posts can take up to an hour.
Marketing, emailing and writing interview questions is sometime we have to do daily, to build a readership.
HTML takes time to learn and put together (or find, if you only need a bit of it and it's not plagaurisim because you are allowed to use it!).
The reading takes as long as it needs to... We can't write reviews without the reading, can we not?
I think, including the reading, I spend up to a day (24 hours) in total every week on my blog. And I have school, homework, clubs. Some bloggers spend longer than that!
Now, obviously, this is all out of choice. I'm not ranting about how long I have to spend on my blog, I do it because I want to, don't get me wrong.
BUT, I get a tad annoyed when people say something like that. I mean, yes, they probably won't know quite the extent of it, but 10 minutes? Really?