Trying to look after a WordPress blog is an enormous drain on your time.
There are the perpetual updates to WordPress, each of which means a backup of your web site first.
There are the theme updates which mean lots of testing to see what they break.
The battle with spam is a daily chore, distraction and annoyance.
Trying to find add-ins which work is another time-waster. I cannot find one which both works and yet does not silently lose valid comments. Capchas reduce it a little but are an annoyance. Akismet is as buggy as hell and makes valid comments silently disappear. Blacklisting iPs does not work. Keyword blocking does not work much.
I had such great plans, but all the spare time I want to devote to writing is spent in maintaining the WordPress product and deleting the spam.
It is all such a dreadful waste of my time and energy.