In my experience, once something fun becomes "work" it's no longer fun. Pretty simple logic right? Suddenly you don't feel in charge and all sorts of pressures start coming at you.
I began blogging a couple of years ago not for the potential money that it could bring but for the pure fun and challenge of it all. As I start to get advertisers and more readers, I'm also sensing a bit more stress. Believe me, I'm not complaining about the advertisers and readers - I'm very very grateful for that, it's just the inevitable byproduct (aka stress) that I need to deal with NOW before it starts to get out of control. Must nip you in the bud. And the annoying part? It's all self-imposed. Yep, the worst kind of stress. So what will I do about it? Step 1. Bitch about it (done). Two, trick myself into believing that nothing has changed? No, that would be dumb. You know what? I think I'm starting to hit the point where I need to decide whether it's a hobby or a job. Hillsy has been so helpful and has even volunteered to take over managing ad sales and other technical aspects that may soon need to change. Maybe by removing this from my equation it'll be easier to separate the two and I can keep doing the part that I love - the editorial "fun" part.
Sorry for the ramble, it's just one of those days.