I Am Addicted!

Thursday, June 11, 2009; 2.56 am

I am wide awake and have been doing the following since the last 20 minutes:

1. Opening and closing some 100 odd files in My Documents

2. Deleting the Cookies and Temporary Internet Files and Files which I think are of no use and have not used for a while now but will surely NEED them coz they are no longer available!!

I have restored the health of my ‘soulmate’ (read : laptop). So thought of doing some constructive work. What else it could be… but BLOGGING!

“Am I Addicted? Am I Sane?”…are some of the thoughts that are creeping in!

Whatever free time I have (which is lots actually) finds me glued to my laptop. Last evening, our 7 year old brat was asking me, “Are you blogging?” Yeah, it shocked me too!

So scanned the web to check about my Blogging Mania. And came across an interesting article by Ann Handley on “Top 10 Signs You Might Be Addicted to Blogging” (Linked below).

And the symptoms are:

10. You check your blog stats a LOT. You occasionally get up in the middle of the night and sneak a peak.

9. Your significant other suspects you are having an affair with your blog. Even when you’re alone with your special person, you do find yourself thinking what your blog might be doing right then…

8. You “mental blog” while driving or on the train, and sometimes even when you are alone in the shower.

7. You filter everything through your post-writing. You can’t watch a movie, see a play, read an article, or share a sweet moment with your child without thinking of whether it’s blog-worthy.

6. You suffer from “blog envy” when another blogger posts something juicy before you do. You suffer “comment envy” when said post gets 40-something comments – the jerk!

5. You “binge blog” 3 or 4 posts at once—only to feel guilty and empty afterward.

4. You ditched all your real friends for blog friends, because, well, “they understand.”

3. You think, “I can stop at any time.”

2. Your lunch hour has become your “blog hour.” You keep a few posts tucked in your desk in case you need them during the day.

1. After 5 minutes of meeting someone really interesting you ask, “So – do you blog?” (Link)

And the verdict is: I have 7 Yes! Its 70% And another survey on the net showed my addiction to be 74%.

74%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

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God, its serious!, considering I am still a Beginner on the blogging scene. Or is it because I am a Beginner, hence the addiction?

Whatever it is, I guess, taking corrective action is the need of the hour!

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10 thoughts on “I Am Addicted!

  1. hi didz ….i love u so much for ur addiction to blogging! may u find smthn soon to enhance ths addiction of urs even if its tkz time 4 u to arrange for jiju’s de-addiction mission;)

  2. Very True, I am experiencing similar trends these days. A lots of mood swings and I end up hooked up on my blog be it at office, home, outdoors or with frens. I am just getting glued with blog or blog related stuff.

  3. Dear Shilpa,
    That is good research. I would like to add another dimension to it. I feel it is our need for love and belonging (Maslow’s Theory of Human Motivation) that finds scope for fulfillment in the world of blogging. Just think how happy a simple comment on our blog can make! One comment!! We live in a world where more people are starving for attention than for food. Blogging is the food. What do you say?

  4. I subscribe to your thoughts!
    Apart from that, blogging gives you a place to work out what you believe in and what you don’t believe in; what you feel is right, wrong, neither or both.
    Blogging is the only place for an amateur writer to be real and be read.

    BTW, still waiting for your… “Just 4 Things…”

  5. No such thing as good or bad addiction. It has to be bad 🙂

    One need to take charge. But I suppose if you have just started blogging, you may find the enthusaism being tempered along the way …

    Have fun blogging ! I do!

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