Is blogging addictive(must read)
December 22, 2006 12:31am CST
Last Friday I was talking to a friend when the conversation turned to whether blogging is addictive.He was saying that he does not update his MI blog anymore because he feared that he could become addict.It is now two years or so that he does not update his blog. Another point that he has is that he does not want to post about his private life and let all the world know about him. Personally I do not have a problem with blogging and I can well do without my blog but there are some people who are addicted to blogging. Here is something that will interest you.Got it here The “Mock 10? Signs of Blog Addiction At Bloggers Anonymous—we normally frown upon spreading propaganda that minimizes the serious nature of our cause. However, in the name of education and awareness, we would like to point to the this juvenile “Top 10” list of “symptoms” which indicate you may be a addicted to blogging. We will not reveal the authors as to not credit them in any way. Please be aware that this ignorance is out there—and defeating the spirit of our cause. 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.” You bypass Bowling Alone at the bookstore (who really cares?) while you reach for Naked Conversations. 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?”
22 Dec 06
some good points prashant. Well I really can't say whether blogging is addictive is not. I don't blog at all. And also I never got addicted to anything in the world and even tea or coffee. Yes I drink them, but not addicitively. So I can say, addiction never catches me.