warrenjordan

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Is fundraising through my hobbies an effective use of my time?

My goal isn't to become a huge blogger or streamer. The purpose of them is for leisure and any money that I make, I donate to charity. I feel like this would increase the quality of my leisure time and give me more fulfillment and satisfaction - the warm fuzzies in that article. Meanwhile, my day job is optimized for utilons.

Thanks for sharing the article. It sounds like I was trying to optimize for both, while the best approach is to do separate.

Is fundraising through my hobbies an effective use of my time?

Maybe "effective" is the wrong word to describe my feelings about this.

To piggy off of aarongertler's comment - it seems like I have more than one goal of what I want out of my time. Through my day job, I want to save lives, have impact on the distant feature, build new skills and widen my professional network. I'm very fortunate that I get all those things and have a good time as well.

Whereas blogging and Twitch streaming, I want to have a good time doing it, but also make an impact so that I feel much more satisfied/fulfilled/motivated in doing it. Otherwise, my fear is that it would become a waste of time.

Is fundraising through my hobbies an effective use of my time?

I think you hit the nail on the head about being okay to have more than one goal. It'd definitely be more effective to just increase donations through my day job.

An added layer on this is that I've enjoyed gaming since I was young, but have had conflicting feelings about it now that I'm older: Does this give me fulfillment and satisfaction anymore? It's fun in the moment, yet it's fleeting.

Hence why I'm exploring Twitch and donating any profit from it. In hopes that I can make an impact through gaming, and feel fulfilled from it. Perhaps I just need to start and see how I feel as I go...