All sincere Christian apologist, I think, live in a constant, daily struggle for balance. We are blessed with a plethora of resources and data, which take time to go through and get a good grip of, yet we are commission not to be Bible hermits, but actively engaged in the world in which we live. So, personally speaking, at times I find it difficult to find the balance between the two — preparing myself to give reasons for the hope that is within me and actually interacting with people to hear them. The good news is that there are a few techniques I’ve found to help, like listening to Podcasts, and audiobooks, and watching videos. However, while you can listen to them while you do other things, it is possible to miss something important.
So, if you’ve got some methods you use to help you find some semblance of balance, feel free to share them!
Joshua / NAA