Addicted to Blogs


I’m imagining myself in a sharp man style suit, tangoing with an old fashion wireless microphone. I’m backed by shirtless hunks, staring blankly into the distance as they make a pantomime of playing their guitars. I belt out ” Oh oh oh you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff. Oh Yeh!! Listen to the truth and say you can’t get enough and your gunna’ have to face your addicted to …. blogs”.

I confess that’s my theme song. Friends my name is Brenda and I’m a blogo’holic. Β Ever since I started this humble project back in June, I’ve needed a mental crow bar to prize my butt from the office chair and my fingers off the key board. One quick glance at my stats is all I need to become hooked for the day.

Wild horses and rogue toddler can’t drag me away from the desktop.

Do you also suffer from this very 21st century affliction? Here are 10 signs that you too are addicted to blogs and need to be sent straight into digital detox.

* You view your life through the prism of the blog. Β You constantly have thoughts like “how can I turn this nappy change into an amusing anecdote”? Or “could I post a photo of my laundry pile Mrs Woog style”?

* You go places and do things specifically so you can blog about the experience.

* Your bladder may be bursting, stomach rumbling and throat parched but you just can’t help checking your stats one last time.

* Your frustration levels spike when the kids moan that they are hungry. They’re keeping you away from your blog.

Kids computer games, the bane of your existence.

* You experience a narcotic high every time you get a new follower or Facebook liker.

* You participate in a different blog link up for every day of the week and three or four on Fridays.

* Your almost three year old is literally ripping the mouse from your hand but this doesn’t stop you from posting yet another facile comment on WoogsWorld even though she never ever replies.

* Actually you’ve spammed Mrs Woog on more than one occasion and fear that this the reason she never ever replies. The sad truth is you probably haven’t registered on her radar.(Woogdar?)

* You have thoughts like “If Mrs Woog did a post like the one I’m doing now she’d get a gazillion hits – why cant the online world wake up to my particular genius?”

When will the world wake up to the genius of this blog?

* You stalk other bloggers relentlessly and even notice when they start using each others turn of phrase.

and finally the definitive sign that you are a hopeless blogo ‘holic.

* The first thing you do in the morning is check your stats.

Would you admit to any of these? Perhaps you’ve got some symptoms of your own that you’d like to add. If the answer is yes its time to switch off the computer, iPad or iPhone before your friends stage an intervention – that is if you have any “real life” friends left.



35 thoughts on “Addicted to Blogs

  1. I LOVE stalking blogs πŸ™‚

    I wondering who stalks my blog? I hope next time they stalk they leave a little msg πŸ™‚

    Great post!

  2. Uh oh, sounds like someone is addicted to Mrs Woog! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh honey, you are SO ON MY RADAR! And taking photos of the laundry is what I do instead of tending to it. Take a photo, shut the door, pretend I am in Thailand xx

  4. Lmao! I know exactly this, when I first started blogging I was really bad! I then lost my blog mojo for a while there but it is back now with a vengeance and my addiction is at an all time high! I am a big blog lurker, I don’t comment on them all but I do read them all and wish they all had a like button like Facebook so I could at least let them know I came and read, even if I had nothing to add comment wise.

  5. Oh you had me… until the checking stats thing. I tend to do that as an after thought. Oops! πŸ˜‰

  6. ha ha nice post! i could definitely think of worse things to be addicted to πŸ˜‰


  7. Love it and totally relate. Glad to see Mrs Woog commented too! Yay x

  8. Great post, love the photos πŸ™‚ I must be instagram addict, I see life as a photo opportunity. Hope it never has to come down to which comes first, photo or dialling 000. Well done it’s nice to know we are all addicts of the same kind.

  9. Love it, nice to know we are a nation of addicts. Do you plan on going to the Digital Parents conference? It’s were all parent blogging addicts meet, a bit like AA only we don’t intend to look for a cure. πŸ™‚

  10. Ha ha! Maybe you should check out the article I posted on the Digital Parents forum last week: “Why Blogger Worship is a Really Dumb Thing To Do”. Mrs Woog did!

  11. Hi. My name is Kirsty and I am a blog addict.

    Is there an 8 step program somewhere out there for us??? πŸ™‚

    • Welcome Kirsty and thanks for sharing. Congratulations on taking the first step and admitting that you have a problem. The second step is staying sodd it and turning back to your keyboard.
      Blog on!

  12. Yep, can relate to most of this! You can stalk my blog if you like, I don’t mind πŸ™‚ You might like this post I wrote a while ago…
    It’s the first thing I need in the morning and the last thing I need at night. I would say that is a blogging addiction πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Zanni
      Just read your post. Actually I’d read a review of the iDisorder book in New Scientist a while back (before my own personal iDisorder took hold). I can identify with your experiences – I often lie in bed at night my brain buzzing with what I’ve experienced on line that day. Its a sign I need a digital detox!
      Love Mumabulous

  13. Oh you remind me of me when I first started, checking the stats on my phone literally every five minutes.
    Enjoy it. There actually will come a day beleive it or not, when you release you have no idea how many people have read your blog this week.

  14. Lol – I am addicted to blogs but I care not so much for stats. Mrs Woog on the other hand I love and can totes understand your adoration !

  15. Oh Brenda, you make me smile. Read my post here on this very topic ( I think many of us go down this path at the beginning. You are no alone, my friend! Thanks for linking up with the POTMC. J x

  16. That sounds like me! I suppose I may have a little bit of a problem, now that you mention it. πŸ™‚

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