I’m an insomniac, but I never thought that my personal blog was the culprit. According to this article in the Times, professional bloggers are discovering the health concerns of a 24/7 “work from anywhere” lifestyle.
From the article:
â€œI havenâ€™t died yet,â€ said Michael Arrington, the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, a popular technology blog. The site has brought in millions in advertising revenue, but there has been a hefty cost. Mr. Arrington says he has gained 30 pounds in the last three years, developed a severe sleeping disorder and turned his home into an office for him and four employees. â€œAt some point, Iâ€™ll have a nervous breakdown and be admitted to the hospital, or something else will happen. This is not sustainable.”
I’m reminded of a documentary on PBS of Best Buy corporate employees, who had been given the freedom to work from wherever they want, whenever they want, because of increasing stress levels. Oddly enough, their newfound freedom led them to work more and sleep less.