Seven ways you know you’re addicted to blogging…

After reading Deborah’s post on being ‘Addicted to Blogging‘ I haven’t been able to get Robert Palmer’s ‘Addicted to Love’ out of my head (except that the version I have is more like might as well face it, you’re addicted to blog).

As such, I thought it appropriate to compose a ‘Top 7? – and you’re going to help!

The question: What are the top 7 signs you’re addicted to blogging?

My first thoughts:

  1. Your thoughts are now phrased as blog entries, as if there is a blog reader in your mind
  2. You constantly check emails and blog comments for responses to your ‘Very Funny Blog’ (thanks Deborah)
  3. You only take photos of things that will be interesting to your blog readers and old Aunt Betsy doesn’t cut it
  4. You reread your own posts and wonder why no-one is commenting on your brilliance

Please put your response in the comments section and I will update this post. We will get more than 7, but you get to decide which 7! [More on that later]

5. You start to panic out because you have blogged every part of your life, from ‘antiperspirant’ to ‘zany gags you played as kids’ and have nothing to post today.

6. You consider using a thesaurus research for your blog (thanks to Deborah for this one – I had to insert it after my 27th read of your post on this)

7. The folks you’ve met on the web are cooler and more open with you than the people in your daily life, and you care about them a hell of a lot. (from FHB – thanks!)

Comment posted by rk
at 7/5/2007 1:28:06 AM

truly, great minds think alike!! ;)

loved the post as well as the comments here.

you have a great blog!

honoured to blogroll you.

regards and take care

Comment posted by ozlady
at 7/5/2007 8:01:51 AM

OK Guys – this was getting long, so I’m calling a vote – see my next post and thank you to all!!!!

Comment posted by Cuckoo
at 7/5/2007 10:43:16 AM

Aaaahh ,, I am late here I guess…

It was a great post Steph. Yes, I am with you. Getting restless as I don’t get to what I want with my blogosphere. :(

Comment posted by YesBut
at 7/4/2007 11:15:12 AM

Hi Stephanie
You panic if you cannot get to a computer to post your planned blog for the day. (based on my own experience of the last 5 days)

Comment posted by Pope Terry
at 7/4/2007 3:52:06 AM

You trall through other peoples blogs and comment them in the vain hope that they will return the favor to yours…!

Wait a sec that sounds very familiar…

Comment posted by david mcmahon
at 7/4/2007 12:22:59 AM

G’day Steph,

Everyone at home’s crook, hence I’ve been a bit slow off the mark.

But I promise to publicise this post in the next 24 hours.



Comment posted by Jiwateshwar Singh
at 7/3/2007 12:32:06 PM

You start posting the same comment “excellent post” on other bloggers blogs without reading their posts, just to maintain a steady inbound traffic!

By the way, an excellent post. :wink: lolz. I read this one, I swear i did. lolz

Comment posted by Carol
at 7/3/2007 10:46:03 AM

it’s 4am, you need to be up by 6. Ah, what the hell, what difference will two more hours, give or take, make??

Comment posted by Fathairybastard
at 7/3/2007 10:19:47 AM

How about this. The folks you’ve met on the web are cooler and more open with you than the people in your daily life, and you care about them a hell of a lot. Well, that’s my number one anyway. I’ve never had cooler friends. Thanks for coming by, by the way. :grin:

Comment posted by ozlady
at 7/3/2007 10:14:34 AM

John – great introspection!! “Am I Alone?” or “I Am Alone!”

Comment posted by ozlady
at 7/2/2007 11:33:38 PM

Hey David – great minds think alike, eh? But we’re all inspired by Deborah – she’s the greatest!! LOL

Thanks for your support!

Comment posted by JohnC
at 7/2/2007 9:38:47 PM

It’s the ultimate answer to ‘am I the only one doing or feeling this in the world…am I unique?”. With blogging we become validated through social interaction we didn’t have just even a decade ago…not counting the town fool that seemed to like us for who we were no matter what.

Did you ever hold up your hand and shake it a certain way, wondering if someone else somewhere else in the world was doing the same exact thing at the same exact moment…and if you did, did you try to immediately do a variation of it, hoping to be able to be unique when there was the possibility of being duplicated by or duplicating someone else?

…not that I ever did that.

Comment posted by david mcmahon
at 7/2/2007 8:29:45 PM

Hi Steph,

Funny you should mention this – I’ve been planning to post something relating to this, to Debbie’s post and to RK’s post along the same lines.

Will do so in the next 48 hours.



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