ADDICTED - sorry for being away so long

@ellie333 (21029)
May 5, 2009 11:47am CST
I never thought I would ever become addicted to social networking sites but I went into Facebook a few months ago to wish a friends son a happy birthday and have become hooked, I play the games like Mafia Wars etc and sadly I have neglected my good friends her at the Lot. I ask you forgiveness and also ask you to share any sites that you have become addicted too gadually without realizing it. I am going to try to strike a balance between here and some other sites in future. I'M BACK LOL Huggles Ellie :D
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
5 May 09
Hi Ellie333. I just returned after a long absence from mylot myself. I was spending all of my time on My Space. lol. I have a facebook to but I haven't quite got the hang of facebook yet. Anyway, welcome back to mylot!
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Marcia, A big welcome back to you too, I have a MySpace account also but as my daughters have Facebook I tend to go there but then get caught up in other stuff and before I know it the dinner in burnt, such a time waster really but fun. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
5 May 09
I'm a myLot addict Ellie and whilst I do have a couple of other accounts, this is where I can be found - for now! LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
5 May 09
OMG! I'm No 1 in Facebook! However did that happen!!
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
5 May 09
You are first in Facebook? Busted!!! For me, Mylot is my place to be. I too joined Facebook but only because my sister asked me to. I don't find it that enticing. leenie
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi P1kef1sh, I was always myLot addict until I started playing the games on Facebook and as I have so my members I feel I owe it to them to play and help out but will be spending more time here as I miss so many notifications and need to catch up as I miss so many people here on the Lot that I am not on Facebook with. No.1 indeed LOL Huggles. Ellie :D
@mands61123 (2099)
5 May 09
i too end up on facebook more often than anticipated hun it is addictive and i'm not playing games mines just general chat!. Alot of people i know from school and that I grew up with are on there so it's a fantastic way to arrange your social life and catch up but the time just whizzes by. I also have neglected mylot and scorpios just cos i'm so busy with everything offline. I've been meaning to get back more so hopefully we will both be here alot more often than we have been. Are you ok btw your status on there the other day you seemed major p*ssed off!
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Mands, Thanks for your response there, was in fact going to give you a call but I removed post as it upset one of mine even more knowing that I was angry so I have chanelled that anger into something positive instead but the battle was on another level also and from what you know of me it takes a lot to rile me so it was a biggie. Scorpios in another one I am neglecting also so I must drop in later. Good to see you here too and pleased to hear you are buy with other stuff, notice you still selling your choccies on Ebay, yummy. Huggles. Ellie :D
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5 May 09
exactly thats why i thought oh oh! glad your channelling it positively that very adult way to deal well done you!! :) Yeh am on with new website now (well supposed to be not done any this week *naughty mands* cos ebay fees are just getting rediculous!!! paying to list then again when you sell by the time you've finished it's not really worth bothering for so i'm gonna list on a few of the alternative places people have recommended one you mentioned and one Scorpio mentioned are looking promising. Yeh need to head over to scorps meself but haven't as of yet decided to have a nice nap on the couch instead lol (after tea & just woke up ha ha ha) so we should be crossing paths a bit more often hich is always nice me 'iccle angel :) kisses
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 May 09
I was on Pogo for a while, but then I stopped going. I also belong to Facebook, but hardly go there. Most of the addiction occurs here on myLot and i find that I am neglecting other sites I joined to improve my writing and singing for them. I really should have a balance but it is so much more interesting here.
@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Suspenseful, I have never registered for Pogo but the feedback I have had from people I guess it must be just as addictive. I was an everyday Lotter as you know so perhaps the break will give me renewed enthusism for posting and responding to discussions eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
@Humbug25 (12551)
5 May 09
Hi ellie333 I had wondered where you had got to!! I was on facebook for a while and I can understand how addictive it can be but I honestly felt umm not sure how it made me feel exactly. I was amazed that it had been so long since I had seen people like friends from school and instead of feeling nostalgic I felt sad that my life has whistled by so quickly and find it hard to catch up with people that I have no intention of meeting up with either. I haven't been in myLot as much as before as I have been playing games on king.com. I am enjoying playing yatzy best of all. I am trying to do a bit more on here because I need to buy something from ebay and use my paypal account for that!! Good to see you around Ellie! X
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Humbug, I know you not there that often and can tell by the level you ar at in some of the games you don't play but by joining you make numbers up for people so that is good. Time does fly. I must admit my paypla account is a bit dire since I haven't been here so much but Ebay is another one that once I log into I am there forhours LOL. Huggles Ellie :D
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@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
5 May 09
Yes me too. At first i didn't join even if friends invited me then I just registered. Now I got addicted to playing Know it All Trivia quizzes and i'm all the time playing. played over 400 quizzes now.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Dolphin, It started off with someone inviting me to play Vampire Wars and then Mafia so I just stuck to those two but then more friends would invite to others and I would join to make up their team numbers and no I play most daily , I have done a few quizzes but not 400!!!!! LOL. At least you still have time to respond here though, well done. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 May 09
WELCOME BACK Ellie! I missed you a lot. I used to be into Facebook like an addict too but now I have lessened the visit there for my own networking site. My group in Facebook is virtually weeping. How's life otherwise? Your kids and the little doggie. Here is the link to my page: http://mimpidreams.ning.com/ Be fine dear. Huggles.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Mimipi, Now you have gon and given me another site!!!! LOL, will take a look though. At least having been an addict yourself you understand where I have been and why. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 May 09
I absolutely know what you mean. will add you there in FB. I just cannot get enough of you...
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
LOL, you say the sweetest things, I am now awaiting approval :D
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
5 May 09
Welcome back! I don't go to my Facebook account very often, but when I'm not here, I'm usually in Pogo. I love the puzzle games there. There are interesting games at ClubLive and OrangeShark too, but Pogo is the best.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi Catdla, Oh please don't give me any more sites else I will be permenantly stuck to the computer chair LOL. I have heard a lot of people mention Pogo in the past but not one I belong too. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
5 May 09
You don't know what you're missing. I think Pogo-Butt is a real medical condition for people who are addicted to the site.
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• United States
5 May 09
Big hug, Ellie! Gee I'm glad I sent you a PM. I know about addiction to playing games, oh yeah.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Thank you so much Joyce, I think I needed a big nudge to get me back here as I waste so much time on the other site and it is not productive really unlike myLot where aswell as making great friends and having interesting discussions you get paid for it, even better. What is all the task thing about, that is all very new. Think I will stick to chatting LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
7 May 09
Hi Ellie...huggles kiddo. Missed ya. I play games on a kids site...have been addicted for 7 years or thereabouts. I divide my time between there and here....that's enough for me. It's really good to see you...do not leave ever again!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 09
Hi MsTickle, I Ellie333 solemnly dPROMISE not to leave myLot for any length of time again unless it is for vacation LOL. How are you and Lucy and if I remember right Pickles and how is your daughter fairing with the puppy? Missed you dearly but for some reason just couldn't stop logging into FB instead of myLot but I will get the balance now I am aware of how I have neglected my very good friends on here. Huggles to you. Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 09
oops some things don't change I still make typos that was meant to read 'do PROMISE' LOL
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
7 May 09
Oh golly, where to start...lol. Lucy is great. Banjo the cat is confined to indoors thanks to nasty neighbour. Pickles has grown a bit and has his beard now. Tulip is in season and bleating constantly (poor baby wants a billy). Daughter Jo arrived for the Easter break with her two and a friend of the younger granddaughter and Beau. Beau remembered me and he has grown so much! A little taller and longer and fatter. His fur is so soft and silky. All the animals had lots of cuddles and playtime with the children and Beau and Banjo got into many scraps. Jo tells me life is pretty dull for Beau at home in comparison and Banjo was looking for him in all the rooms when they'd gone...I think he was glad to have a rest though...the two of them would be going at each other most of the time and they play so roughly! You can just imagine...two adults, 3 children and those two chasing each other through the house, sliding on carpets, knocking stuff over,just having a ton of fun. How is your family? I can't imagine how you manage to work and look after your family and home at the same time.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 May 09
Image: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net (addicted  - Addicted to networking site which provides games like in Facebook
^^high five^^ to ellie. What a similar situation we have had. In fact, I myself have been hibernating for these few months and along the way, I've found Facebook and totally addicted especially to Mafia Wars as you've mentioned in your discussion. Maybe I can add you up or you add me on FB. My link is in my profile. Would love to see you on FB. However, I do agree that on my part, I miss the activities here so much and I guess you are too and that's why we are both here. Whatever it is, welcome back.
@ellie333 (21029)
6 May 09
Hi Zed, What level are you? I am 111 at present with well over 1800 family member although only top501 can be used. You never know we may already be part of each others LOL. Welcome back to you too Zed, I miss the people and the discussions. I will try to look you up on FB then. Huggles Ellie :D
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 May 09
WOW...I'm totally humbled by that. I'm only at level 31 with 70 over members only. . You are so cool with those level, when did you first started playing it? I just started playing Mafia Wars on 09. Yes, thanks if ever you have the free time do add me up. I totally agree, perhaps we are already each other's 'members' there.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 09
Hi Zed, I have been playing for a few months, no need to feel humble by it in next to no time you'll be up to the higher levels. I added everyone that had Zed in their name as I don't know your real name and you don't know mine but my mafia name if easier to find is Basher and try to request from there, I will send you some gifts too and give you a mafia add members link too. Hope to catch up there then. Huggles. Ellie :D
@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
5 May 09
LOL! Welcome back! I'm addicted to Facebook as well. There are some games I simply can NOT get enough of... like "Scrabble" and "Scramble" (it's like "Boggle").
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi CanadaGal, Oh the girls from work love to play Scabble but that is one of the games I have not played yet, although I do love the board game! Oh I love Boggle so do my girls must dig it out and have a play next time they are home. Huggles, Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
oops I am definately back with my typos I mean SCRABBLE LOL :D
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• United States
5 May 09
well, i don't know you at all so i guess it's all good. welcome back! i'm pretty new here and so i don't know to many people around the site. but yeah facebook is extremely addictive. although i'm starting to wane myself on my addictions to social networking sites. i do think it is better than myspace though.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
Hi thestraydog, A ig warm welcome to myLot then and thanks for welcoming me back, I was on here daily so I guess I just got burnout and took a break and discovered Facebook but I am going to get the balance right between all the sites I go on from today as I have missed my friends on the Lot so much and some of the discussions are just so interesting. Huggles. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
5 May 09
ooops ig was supposed to be big but you'll get used to my typos LOL
6 Jun 09
I am also hooked on facebook and go on it everyday mostly. All my family members and friends are on it so its nice being able to be in contact with them. We are all dotted over the country do its nice being able to communicate through facebook. My biggest addiction on facbook is the games such as farm town, pet society and bejewelled. I have also myself been neglecting mylot and haven't been on for months, so I am going to start dedicating a day to mylot and not tempt myself to go on to facebook!!! I have at the moment got two windows open, one for mylot and the other for facebook!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 Jun 09
Hi Cinderella, I deactivated my account for a while just so I could concentrate on surveys and myLot for a while but was lured back LOL, I tend to have two windows open now and play Mafia more than anyother game but love Bejeweled Blitz only my computer too slow for me to get a good score, Play FarTown too but again realy slow cos of my computer. Huggles. Ellie :D
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
16 May 09
Hi there ellie darling. OF course we have missed you, you are one of the nicest persons i met here so it's always a pleasure to see you around. Welcome back and i hope you get to stay again here and chat with us about... well anything :P you should also catch up on the topics of your friends and answer what you can as that will help both :D
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 May 09
Hi Elitess, Good to see you too, don't worry I will be answering friends discussions too and have been but not in such a vast quantity as I used to, mind you it hasn't just been Facebook that has distracted me I just seem to be far more active now I have the dog and my son getting into football and stuff, time seems short too. Hope all is well with you. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@AmbiePam (48123)
• United States
16 May 09
It seems a lot of people on mylot are getting addicted to Facebook. But I like having you back, so please, stick around for a long time!
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 May 09
Thanks AbiePam, I am certainly going to be on myLot a lot more, I have missed you all so much but I think I did reach burnout at one stage and took a natural break which lasted a bit too long really. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
12 May 09
Facebook is VERY addictive, Ellie! Every time I log in there are piles more requests for all kinds of things - it would be easy to spend hours there - so I'm afraid it all banks up a bit, there's so much 'housekeeping' involved! So glad you're back at myLot, though!
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 May 09
Hi Guybrush, One day I remember clearing all requests to join this cause and game etc as there were over a 100 and the next time I logged on there were even more so I have given up of trying now LOL. Getting the balance right between here and there now though. Huggles. Ellie :D
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
8 May 09
Hi ellie, long time no see..LOL! I was wondering when I didn't see you here last time but I am also inactive for the past few weeks, just busy with my job! ANyway, I was addicted to Friendster when I started there, a lot of my friends have facebook account too and maybe I can try to surf there one of these days!
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 May 09
Hi Checapricorn, Well at least it is your work that has been keeping you away rather than pointless games on Facebook. I am gradually getting the balance right but I was on here so often before I think I needed a break to realize how much I missed it LOL. Good to see you. Huggles. Ellie :D
@gemini_rose (16193)
8 May 09
Haha SNAP!!! I have been addicted to facebook games for a while now! I have not got into that mafia wars yet although my hubby plays it. I am hooked on farm town and myzoo they are great and a few other applications. There are some fantastic games on there just lately and it is hard to get away from them some days!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
8 May 09
Hi Gemini I play Farm town but it is slow and Mafia seems to be the only app that I don't have probs with. Ellies Farm if you wanna join but I am trying to get the balance right and being here now too. Huggles. Ellie :D
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
7 May 09
haha, I used to be addicted to facebook too, then I realized it was pointless. I just use it to keep a network of people I know and used to know now and what they are doing. The games are complicated and high maintenance..I would rather stick to mylot and places that make at least a little money for my time.
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@ellie333 (21029)
16 May 09
Hi Csrobins, At least I am not the only one,I have lesened my amount of time there now and just go in a play a select few and catch up on friends once a day rather than be logged in most of the time. I am so pleased I am back at the Lot though as I have missed so many of my friends from here and the conversation is more indepth too. Huggles. Ellie :D