This week's Fashion Beauty Friend Friday topic deals with blogger burn-out, blogging habits during holidays and recognizing when it's time to stop blogging.

1. How many hours a week do you spend blogging? Has that number changed since you started blogging?
How much time I spend blogging usually depends on two factors:

? Text vs. photos/video post: Putting together a mainly text-based post takes a lot more time than those focusing on photos or video. Writing and editing are hardly a piece of cake!

? How much time I actually have: if I'm in a hurry, I'll spend much less time writing a post than if all the hours in the world are at my disposal.

However, actually blogging (i.e. putting together a post) is only a small part of the blogging experience. In my case, the bigger part consists of reading other blogs, forums, books and sometimes magazines, which is how I get ideas and inspiration for my work. I like to call this creative process "blogging even when I'm not." :)

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it

2. There is always more you can do, write, read, comment on... how do you limit your time spent on these tasks?
I only subscribe to about 10 blogs in my RSS reader. I visit other blogs I'm interested in (mostly those without fixed posting schedule) about 1-2 times a week. Leaving comments is something I used to do every day, but now I find that spending a lot of time on it distracts me from working on my posts. I've decided to leave comments only when I really feel like I have something to say.

3. Have you experienced blogger burnout yet? How have you dealt with that?
I've never experienced a blogger burnout per se, but sometimes I don't feel well and cannot concentrate on writing. These times I'll skip a post and get myself together until the next.

I much prefer skipping a post to publishing filler content (e.g. "inspiration" photos) because I don't think such posts really do anything for your readers. Killer content > filler content!

4. This time of the year is always a lot busier than any other time. Will your blogging change as a result?
Holidays are never very busy for me. I'll prepare a post or two in advance in case any last-minute unexpected obligations get in the way, but I don't think my blogging flow will change.

I'm going to Milan sometime between Christmas and New Year and if I'll have internet access, I'd even like to do a post from there. Blogging is high on my priority list because I enjoy it, holidays or not.

5. Could you foresee a moment in which you are not blogging anymore? How would you you identify that it's time to walk away?
Right now I cannot foresee that moment. Even if I landed the super demanding and exciting job-slash-life(style) of my dreams and didn't have time to update my blog 3 times a week any more, I think I'd still post, just less frequently. If these people can do it, why would I be an exception, especially as blogging is where I come from anyway? I think blog will stay the medium that fits my personality best for quite some time.