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Last week I burnt my right hand taking a bowl out of the microwave. The only thing that would make it feel better was to keep it wrapped in a ice filled cloth or running cold water on it.

For over four hours I was unable to blog. I couldn’t do much of anything.

It killed me.

That incident confirmed I’m addicted to blogging.

Today’s Lesson

Let’s have some fun today and share what makes a blogoholic. 🙂

You know you’re a blogoholic when:

1) You reply to an email from your boss and say “thank you for the link love”

2) Your significant other wants to get intimate, but before you do, you sneak to your computer to check your stats.

3) Your neighbor comes by and asks you if you can help him with his (fence) post, and you reply, “Oh, are you a blogger, too?”

4) You’re at a local city meeting where they are discussing how to count the traffic that travels down a specific street. Your mind is on your blog, you hear the word “traffic’ and raise your hand and say, “I would recommend Google Analytics”.

5) You’re thrilled when you make $.03 on an AsSense ad. Celebrations begin when you make your first dollar.

Okay, I started it, now it’s up to you.

Today’s Assignment

Have fun and share your thoughts on how to tell if someone is a blogoholic.

Feel free to speak from your own experiences as well.

I’m looking forward to what you all come up with.


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  1. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Love this idea, Barbara!

    I knew I was a blogoholic . . . . . when I was out to dinner with some friends in the real world and instead of participating in the conversation wholly, I spaced out and was wondering how all of my BWAB friends were that day, and how many Google reader posts I had waiting for me to catch up on when I could finally get home!!! Oh, oh. I must be addicted for sure!

  2. Mike FosterNo Gravatar says:

    When you can’t leave your hotel room, while on vacation, until you finish your blogging duties for the day…which is seldom and never. What vacation?

    peace,
    mike
    livelife365

  3. Blogger DadNo Gravatar says:

    LOL. Funny post, Barb. Here are some that I thought of.

    You might be a redneck if (woops, sorry)…

    You know you’re a blogoholic…
    … when you recognize a blogger by their 80×80 pixel gravatar but don’t recognize a co-worker when you run into them in the store.
    … when you receive exciting news, your first instinct isn’t to call someone, or tell your family, but to post it.
    … when you hope something bad or funny happens to you because you’re out of interesting anecdotes.
    … when you find yourself in the middle of an argument with your significant other and find yourself wondering, ‘how will I blog about this without ticking him/her off even more?’

  4. 😆 the scenarios that you described are pretty much the case with me as well… It’s something like blackberry addition right now. Even when you get up in the middle of the night, you want to go check the stats, moderate comments and take a look at the earnings…

    And when the computer crashed a couple of weeks ago, I was literally frustrated and even thought about buying a new one before the old one comes out of service! (Remember, the new good PC cost as much as one year’s blog income or more, still…)

    I hope to get organized a little more so that I can schedule three or four posts for the week and moderate/read other blogs only once in a day!

    Cheers,
    Ajith
    PS: Btw, the new commentluv interface is a little bit confusing 🙂

  5. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Linda – Don’t you hate what that happens? Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when our mind is on our blog.

    Hi Mike – Ooooh that’s bad. When I go on vacation, I’m leaving my blogging duties at home.

    Hi Blogger Dad – I love redneck jokes. 🙂 I love the gravatar one. That’s precious. I’m still laughing at that one. The “how will I blog about this without ticking him/her off even more?’, is a great one, too. “:lol:

    Hi Ajith – Those middle of the night trips are the worst. I’ve ceased doing that. Yuk! A computer crash must have killed you.

    Re: CommentLuv. I just upgraded to the latest version and now don’t even see it when I reply to comments. I’m not sure what’s going on. I’ll have to go behind the scenes and see if I can figure it out.

  6. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. Number 3 had me laughing out loud. Sorry to hear that you hurt your hand. By the sounds of it, you are better now.

    How about this one… You reach for your tv remote that is sitting in front of you on the coffee table. But instead of picking it up to make a selection, you start to slide it across the table and wonder why you can’t find the clicker.

    I hadn’t noticed your new CommentLuv plug-in feature before. Neat!

    Davina´s last blog post..I’m Over The Moon As NBOTW

  7. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Davina – Yup! My hand was better the next day. I love your clicker joke. That’s a good one.

    I updated CommentLuv and THINK I have all of the setting right now. I was just going to test it and see it worked for your latest post.

    If anyone has problems with it, let me know.

  8. Ulla HennigNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday I had to stay at home because a heavy cold had hit me. Looked forward to reading blogs and commenting them, but my head said no, and I was really disappointed!

    Ulla Hennig´s last blog post..Art on the Ceiling

  9. Scott McIntyreNo Gravatar says:

    Very funny post and comments so far, Barbara.

    Here’s my contribution..

    – You think of life as a never ending series of headline lists:

    5 Reasons Not To Wake Up Early This Morning
    Top 3 Breakfast Foods That Kick Start Your Day
    7 Fun Things To Do While You’re Stuck In Traffic
    The Best 101 Excuses For Arriving Late At Work
    One Good Reason You’re Boss Shouldn’t Fire You
    10 Killer Job Search Websites

    😉

  10. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    You know you’re a blogoholic when your friends ask you to quit and you say you can stop anytime you want to, but you don’t want to.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Give Your Best Where You Have Your Best to Give

  11. Joanna YoungNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, when I first read this I assumed you’d burned your hand as your mind was elsewhere, composing a blog post in your head. I do this all the time: forget things, burn things, lose things, leave a trail of half-started jobs around the house when I ‘concentrate’ on more important things in the blogosphere…

    I spent yesterday working in the garden and for the main part was simultaneously coming up with ideas for linkage to blog posts. How building a blog is like building a bonfire. How to cut the weeds out of your writing.

    You know how it is. And yes Scott obsessive list making is one my signs of blogoholism too!

    Joanna Young´s last blog post..Confident Writing Is a Top 10 Writing Blog

  12. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    This is great Barbara! What a fun look at ourselves!!

    You know you’re a blog-a-holic when:
    – You start to have conversations with your blog…
    – You respond to blog comments faster than voice mail messages.
    – You lose power at your house, and you’re more concerned with what happening at your blog than if you’ll have lights, heats, or cold food in the refrigerator.

    Lance´s last blog post..Spread Your Wings and Fly

  13. Not to get all serious on you here because I think this is quite funny and a fun post. But I just wanted to say that blogging certainly does have all the traits of a highly addictive activity. From the whole ‘reward system’ where you go long periods of time without a comment or visit or whatever and then, just before you give up you get a little something to keep you going.

    You find yourself having dreams/nightmares about your blog. Like someone mentioned, you start to think in terms of post titles. I think it is important that we don’t let our blogs keep us from living full and healthy lives OFF the Internet.

    Anyway, enough of that. Here’s mine.

    You might be addicted to blogging when:

    Every time your wife has an issue that she vents to you, you tell her that you recently wrote a post about that and that she should read it. Then you start to think about how you can turn that statement into a hyperlink. 🙂

    “Motivate Thyself”´s last blog post..Up-And-Coming Blogger: A New Series On “Motivate Thyself”

  14. Debbie YostNo Gravatar says:

    -When you are in a meeting with co-workers and you start getting the shakes because you can’t check to see if you have any new comments on your blog.

    -Every time you stop at a stop light you grab your phone to see if there are any new message (and thank the heavens that you have internet on your phone)

    -You are too embarrassed to ask your child what the sermon was about in church because you missed it when you were composing posts in your head

    -Instead of helping your child out of a difficult situation (like when they try to put a coat on while it is hanging on a hook and can’t move) you grab the camera first and start composing in your head and deciding what day you will schedule it for.

    -When you can’t get in the shower in the morning until you have read at least one (hundred) posts and commented. Oh shoot! I’m gonna be late. Gotta run!

    Have a great day!

    Debbie Yost´s last blog post..It’s Pink!

  15. Chase MarchNo Gravatar says:

    You know you’re addicted to blogging when…

    it has become part of your morning routine.

    Seriously, after I’ve showered and gotten dressed in the morning I feel compelled to post an entry on my blog. If I can’t blog, I feel disoriented and start trying to come up with other ways to get online.

    You know you’re addicted to blogging when…

    you constantly compose posts in your head.

    you feel that urge to go and check if a blog author has responded to your comment yet.

    you go back and check again.

    Chase March´s last blog post..Rabbits Ears and Wireless Internet

  16. It seems that I still have some hope, after all. 🙂

    But there’s a trick, I’m addicted to writing my novel. Have you ever watched August Rush? When the main character directs the orchestra? That’s how I feel when I write fiction.

    (Sometimes to be honest, but still 🙂 )

    Miguel de Luis´s last blog post..The great todoodlist experiment.

  17. janelleNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara-

    It’s funny that you posted this because I was thinking about it last night. We have some bad weather moving into NC, and I couldn’t help but think of what I would do if my Internet went out..lol..I already have a plan to take my laptop and head to the nearest library or Panera Bread where there is guaranteed wifi…that’s how I know that I’m addicted..

    janelle´s last blog post..You Can’t Please Everyone: Five Ways to Handle Negative Comments

  18. You know you’re a blogoholic when….

    …your checking if anyone left a comment using your phone while your driving on the highway (you are behind the wheel).

    …it’s all you can talk about at the dinner table.

    …when the little voice inside your head says “just one more link, just one for post, just one more comment, just one more link love”.

    …when you blog about life balance and you spend all your time addicted to your blog.

    Stacey / CreateaBalance´s last blog post..The Secret Ingredient for Life Balance – Practice Being Selfish

  19. Mike GoadNo Gravatar says:

    … when you’re going to be away from the internet and you prepare posts in advance for the days you are going to be gone.

    (Wait a minute…, I do that sometimes!)

    Interesting post and funny comments!

    Mike Goad´s last blog post..More from a wet and soggy farmer’s market…,

  20. BetsyNo Gravatar says:

    5) You’re thrilled when you make $.03 on an AsSense ad. Celebrations begin when you make your first dollar.

    Hahaha! We wish!

    Pete and I are already like Pavlov’s dogs whenever his email rings, hoping for another Zazzle sale! This makes me very afraid of AdSense!

    My example: dreaming about posting to the blog. Yep. Can’t even escape in sleep!

  21. SpaceAgeSageNo Gravatar says:

    You know you are addicted when —
    News, movies, conversations, commercials, and common issues suddenly morph into an idea or metaphor to use for a post.

    SpaceAgeSage´s last blog post..Criticism’s dark and light sides

  22. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    After reading all the new comments, I scrolled down to see your new CommentLuv option, and my CommentLuv link was at the bottom of this column, underneath the option “Notify me of followup comments via email.”

    Something tells me you don’t want it there. 🙂

    Linda Abbit´s last blog post..Inspiring Quotes for Caregivers — 9/24/08

  23. How about you know your an addict when you are this far down the comment chain and you have just nodded YES THAT’s ME to everything so far! and add that I read everything in my google feed reader before I do anything else every morning.

    Sigh…I am out of here. I quit.
    I mean…I COULD quit.

    If I REALLY wanted to.
    maybe tomorrow.

    Wendi Kelly-Life’s Little Inspirations´s last blog post..Remembering Pen Pals…

  24. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    DOH — That last comment was before coffee! I was just in the kitchen having my first cup and realized that is how the new Commenluv feature works.

    DOH again! (Blushing profusely)

  25. carlaNo Gravatar says:

    For me its constantly checking my stats. I wake up in the morning waiting bated breath to check my stats. I can usually hold out until I get to work though. Then I’m checking throughout the day.

    carla´s last blog post..“I have a headache!” – A word about perfumes

  26. Tammy WarrenNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday was an eye opener for me. I went to the Verizon store to complain about my Blackberry battery not holding a charge for more than 6 hours. While I was in there….I had 68 emails all pertaining to my blog either comments or just emails. I know this because I have a separate email for my blog life. The little red light kept going off. Then, we cleared those off. Then, all of the blogs that I had subscribed to via RSS email came floating through….I stood there and looked at the guy. He looked at me. There was silence. He asked, “Ms. Warren….I hope you make money in the the busy you are in because your phone would drive me straight to the nut house!”…I grinned. I then told him that my battery was fine…I just needed to buy an extra one for backup. I have two batteries now…I am a happy blogger.

    Tammy Warren´s last blog post..Was that a compliment? Think about it.

  27. katyNo Gravatar says:

    I relate to #5, have yet to make my first dollar!

    I know I am a blogoholic when I think in keyboard shortcuts. Burnt the pot – “Oh shoot, control Z.” … Where are my keys – control F … and I actually expect it to work.

    katy´s last blog post..Safe teen driving an oxymoron?

  28. Avani-MehtaNo Gravatar says:

    This is hilarious 🙂 And I guess I should worry as well … could find myself nodding at almost all entries … that ya rt this is me !

    Avani-Mehta´s last blog post..How To Pick Your First Anger Management Area – Anger Management Series Part IV

  29. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    You are so funny! Those were great and the commenters have outdone themselves.

    i humbly add: you know you are addicted to blogging when-

    1. You get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water, and quickly check to see if you got dug on digg. Darn.
    2. You make excuses to your friend for why you can’t go to the movie, when in reality you want to win the blog contest and you just have to come up with 56 more “ways to get hives in south america” before the deadline!
    3. Your idea of ultimate intimacy is when you twitter!

    Harmony´s last blog post..Who Is A Global Citizen?

  30. Ha. That was funny.

    I don’t think I have anything to add! The comments are hilarious too.

    Yep, I’m a blogoholic. 🙂

    Vered – MomGrind´s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Mona Lisa, Enhanced

  31. Very Funny list and Very True.

    Mine would be…..you know you are addicted to blogging when two months ago you were hollering at the kids to get off the computer and go outside and enjoy the summer. Now they are hollering at me!

  32. Writer DadNo Gravatar says:

    When you hear the email ding twenty miles away from your computer.

    Writer Dad´s last blog post..Hi, My Name is Sean (Not Seen).

  33. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    You know your blogoholic when
    …you stress about your posts more than your bills
    …you start seeing your readers gravatar in your dreams
    …you actually think that you can write

    This is a fun post!

    chris´s last blog post..I Don’t Get It

  34. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – LMAO – this is a great thread.

    You know you’re addicted to blogging when you take a notepad to the loo incase you come up with a good idea for a post.

    ……You name your two cats Stumble & Digg.

    ……Whenever anyone annoys you, you begin planning in your head how you can fit a revenge post into your topic.

    Cath Lawson´s last blog post..The Worst Websites Can Make Money

  35. You know you’re a blogoholic when you’re too busy blogging to actually blog! I sit down to write and get totally lost in reading others’ posts, following links and leaving comments . . .

    Stumble & Digg – I LOVE that! what great cat names.

    Vintage Mommy´s last blog post..Volatile Vintage Girl

  36. SarahNo Gravatar says:

    Umm… I’m in the “if you’re preplanning posts based off everything that happens in life” boat, even if I don’t always post them. Blogaholics don’t always know they’re addicted… but you can’t keep them away from the computer. Shower, check blog, dressed, check blog, eat — while checking blog, clear table, check blog… now comes the drive to work… how can I work that out if I don’t have a data plan?!

  37. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    Trust me Sarah, the data plan is worth it. Nothing like checking the blog when stuck in traffic Or creating a traffic BLOG because you are checking yours. I do it all! 🙂

    Harmony´s last blog post..Who Is A Global Citizen?

  38. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Ulla – Being sick and trying to read, write and/or comment on blogs is tough. I hope you’re feeling better.

    Hi Scott – Isn’t that the truth? Us bloggers do love lists.

    Hi J.D. – LOL – You’re right, who would want to stop blogging? It’s WAY too much fun.

    Hi Joanna – I agree – once we get hooked on blogging we find analogies between practically everything we do. I like your “how to cut the weeds out of your writing”. I can even envision a picture of a garden filled with weeds.

    Hi Lance – Yup! Those power outages play havoc on a blogger. Meanwhile the family is freezing and we’re counting the minutes until the power comes back on so we can go back to blogging.

    Hi Eric – Oh yes, blogging is an addictive activity. Dreaming about blogging? Done it!

    I like yours – I wonder how well THAT would work?

    Hi Debbie – I can imagine having the internet on your phone can add to the addiction. Thank goodness I don’t. Plus, that could be as dangerous as texting while driving. Yikes!!!

    Hi Chase – Like you, my blog is part of my morning ritual. With coffee in hand, I read the comments. What a great way to start the day.

    Going back, and back, and back is a tough one to break.

    Hi Miguel – There’s always hope. Best of luck on our novel. You’ll have to share it with us when you get done.

    Hi Janelle – You got it. Those with laptops know where the wifi places are.

    I saw on the news where the bad weather is headed your way. I hope you’re safe. Keep up posted.

    Hi Stacey – Oh no, please don’t drive and check for comments. That could be WAY too dangerous.

    That’s funny, “when you blog about life balance and you spend all your time addicted to your blog.” Oooops! 🙂 Wrong niche.

    Hi Mike – Yes, those post dated articles are a sure sign. Heaven forbid we let our blog be dormant for a day or two. What’s that all about?

    Hi Betsy – I hear you about dreaming about blogs. I have had many a night of laying in bed thinking about “another post”. I hate it when I actually get up and create a draft so I don’t forget.

    Hi SpaceAgeSage – Yup! Anything we see or read becomes a blog post idea. Are you like me where you also have a notebook and pen handy at ALL times?

    Hi Wendi – LOL – Yup! Me too with the head nods. 🙂

    Hi Linda – I believe I have the CommentLuv working right now. Thanks for letting me know.

    Hi Carla – Stat checking. I hear you. I’m finally breaking myself of that nasty habit, but it’s taken a long time.

    Hi Tammy – That’s funny about your trip to the Verizon store. Apparently HE is not a blogger. Maybe someday he’ll understand. 🙂

    Hi Katy – Welcome to the BWAB community. Thinking in keyboard strokes is definitely another sign. BTW: I’ll be over to read your blog – I love the title of your most recent post.

    Hi Avani – So far I don’t think anyone can admit they are exempt. We blog and get hooked!

    Hi Harmony – Canceling real life events is a bad sign. And let’s face it, if our friends don’t blog, they just don’t understand why we find it so exciting.

    Hi Vered – Aren’t the comments great? I’m laughing as I reply to each one.

    Hi Dave – Welcome to the BWAB community. I’m guessing you’re a new blogger who found the joy (?) of blogosphere. Not too long ago my husband wanted to get on the computer to look at construction equipment sites. I kept bugging him, saying, “Are you done yet?”. It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t get on my blog. Unfortunately he was enjoying surfing and I finally decided I need to hook up another monitor to my computer so he won’t interrupt my blogging time in the future.

    Hi Writer Dad – Our hearing does get a lot better, doesn’t it? Or is it just selective hearing?

    Hi Chris – you have me laughing out loud with the one “you actually think you can write” 😆

    Hi Catherine – It is great, isn’t it? Yup! I know all about having a notepad in the “loo” (bathroom).

    And I know you, if someone annoys you, you WILL blog about it.

    Hi Ann – Definitely. Blogging is a lot more than just writing. Like you, I love visiting others, reading what they are saying and leaving my two cents.

    Hi Sarah – Ah ha…I hear you. For some reason the blog always finds it’s way into and in between our normal daily routines. Me and the blog have shared many meals together. 🙂

  39. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    when you wake up and the first thing you do is turn on your computer just to look at your blog or check for comments.

    when hitting the publish button gives you the sweats, like your human baby is on stage in their first public appearance, you’re nervous at the response and wonder if anyone will clap at the end.

    when everything you do or see becomes a draft blog post until later.

    when you read a blog post such as this and wonder how come I didn’t think of this. lol.

    when you sit around telling blog jokes that nonbloggers don’t get and you wonder why they are not laughing.

    when you can’t believe that other people don’t blog and you feel bad for them because they are missing out.

    when you get upset and your kid tells you, you should blog about it. lol (whistling, coughing and running away)

    man i could open up my show with this. funny barbara. thanks.

    Natural´s last blog post..Do Excuses Negate Responsibility?

  40. Hi Barbara,

    I don’t think I’m addicted to blogging but I am addicted to twitter. When you want to send a message to a specific person you put @ in front of their username. Sometimes when I’m talking about other people I start to say @nancy said or @ari was at the …

    How did you fix the new version of commentluv? I installed it for someone this morning and it didn’t show up. I was too busy to troubleshoot so I reinstalled the previous version.

    Kim Woodbridge´s last blog post..WordPress – How To Create a Delicious Bookmarks Page

  41. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think I am addicted to blogging yet? I have so much other work today before I get to reading other blogs and commenting. But I am addicted to writing.
    I do love a good laugh and this post and comments did just that for me this morning – but the sad thing is that I have to remind myself to laugh.
    I am too intense.
    I have no idea what my stats are on any given day…I made $3.73 on my blog last month(that is kind of funny?) and my partner is going to start getting on my case about the economic crisis any moment now – I did get him 1/2 of 11 days in Hawaii …he’ll probably start on the plane home.
    Maybe I am reverse addicted to blogging? Is that possible?
    Barbara thank you for making me laugh today! and all the great comments – Wow how neat to be funny and express it.

    Patricia´s last blog post..Meet A Woman 4000 children call “Mother”

  42. CarolineNo Gravatar says:

    You know you are addicted to blogging when it’s sweeps week and you have no interest in watching TV… because you are blogging instead!

    Caroline´s last blog post..The meaning of life in 700 words…

  43. I am definitely addicted! How about when your significant other starts rolling his eyes as soon as you rush into the room talking about your latest blogging experience?

    Or when you start talking about alexa ranks, technorati ranks, and page ranks, his or her eyes glaze over. 😉

    Nathalie Lussier from Billionaire Woman´s last blog post..Self-Employment: One Selfish Way to Financial Independence

  44. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Natural – You’re good. 🙂 I especially like the one, “when you read a blog post such as this and wonder how come I didn’t think of this. lol.”

    Hi Kim – Ooooh! That does sound like an addiction.

    Re: CommentLuv update. I change the default (in settings) from “ID” to “name”. Seems like that is what fixed it.

    Hi Patricia – That makes me happy that we got you to laugh. Life is way too short not to. Reverse addicted? Hmmmmm…

    Hi Caroline – Welcome to the BWAB community. Yup! Sweeps week is a good sign. Reminds me of this week when Dancing With The Stars started and instead of sitting and watching all of it, I was listening to part of it while I blogged. That wasn’t quite the same as watching the moves. Heehee.

    Hi Nathalie – Welcome to the BWAB community. Oh yeah! Sometimes the significant other just doesn’t understand why we get such a thrill from stats, comments and/or links.

  45. RitaNo Gravatar says:

    Oh Barbara,

    Everyone seems to be in a “fun” mood today. It’s strange, but while I was away this past weekend, it was the FIRST TIME EVER that I had been away from my blog. I asked a friend to “babysit” it in case something went wrong. I found excuses to use my friend’s computer, to just “check in.” And when I thought about it, it wasnt the “blogging” that I missed, but the people who I count on to “touch base with.”

    I didn’t give a whit about stats – I didn’t want to miss my “blog friends’ ” experiences!

    So, I guess I’m a “blogger-aholic!”

    Rita

  46. You know you’re a blogholic, when you randomly stop to record notes in your notepad in the oddest of places.

    Bamboo Forest´s last blog post..7 Ways to Settle a Dispute

  47. Al at 7PNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – this is a brilliant thread! I laughed out loud on some of them. The excitement over $0.03 from Adsense – I love it!

    I also liked this one from Stacy: “…when you blog about life balance and you spend all your time addicted to your blog.”

    Al at 7P´s last blog post..Guest Post at Write to Done

  48. JenaveveNo Gravatar says:

    You know you’re a blogholic when you have enforced a one-month blogging ban on yourself just to attend to a real life project, yet three days into it you are going to break your own rules.

    Oh, and because you have your own monthly meme going on, so you couldn’t possibly miss that; maybe you might just cheat – just this once to do the meme and then go back to the ban…

    You also know you’re addicted when you mention blogging to a crowd who has never even heard of a blog, and you start to feel very disappointed that you can’t talk about the whole experience.

    …or when you are questioned about carting your camera around with you just in case there’s a post opportunity
    …or when your husband calls down the hallway, “Has anyone seen my wife?”.

    Sadly, all so real to me.

    Jenaveve´s last blog post..On my desk…Wednesday

  49. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    This is such a fun post. I laughed at so many of the comments posted here and yours as well! I like Cath’s when “you name your cat Stumble and Digg”!!

    I’ve known myself to be addicted to the web for a long time coming. I knew it when I started declining invitations to go out!

    Evelyn Lim´s last blog post..Building The Businesses Of Our Dreams

  50. Glee GirlNo Gravatar says:

    When you’re out on a first date and you’re thinking, “Man, this is gonna make for great bloggage…”

    (I started off blogging about my online dating escapades a few years back and the upside of it was that crappy dates often made great stories.)

    Glee Girl´s last blog post..The letter of glee

  51. Glee GirlNo Gravatar says:

    Oooh, and another one. When a friend asks how you’ve been and you think, “Geez, don’t you read my blog?”

    Fun post, Barbara.

    Glee Girl´s last blog post..The letter of glee

  52. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Rita – Yes, we’re having fun today. 🙂 I hear what you’re saying. It’s the people we miss, not the stats.

    Hi Bamboo – Yup! Us bloggers never know when creativity will strike.

    Hi Al – This is a great thread, isn’t it? I keep going back and rereading the comments and keep laughing.

    Hi Jenaveve – Welcome to the BWAB community. A one month ban? Oooooh! That would be tough. “Has anyone seen my wife?” That’s funny. Fortunately we all see these traits within ourselves and willing admit we’re hooked. But, what a great thing to be hooked on.

    Hi Evelyn – That is a bad sign when we start declining invitations to go out so we can blog.

    Hi Glee Girl – Blogging about crappy dates would make for good “bloggage” ( I like that word). Are those posts still online? They would be fun to read. Meanwhile, after the date the guy is thinking, “she wasn’t even listening to me”. 🙂

    “Geez, don’t you read my blog?” – that’s a good one, too.

  53. I check my email first thing in the morning (scan for comments and other stuff) before I even get out of bed; literally! I get email on my cell phone 🙂 If that’s not a blog-o-holic, I don’t know what is!

    Ricardo Bueno´s last blog post.."If you’re pumping out good shit, people will follow."

  54. Pink InkNo Gravatar says:

    Fun post!

    *When you start talking in asterisks

    *When on our nightly dog walks, I engage my husband in some debate so I can have material for a controversial blog post

    *When you daydream about catchy blog titles

    Pink Ink´s last blog post..Spull Chek

  55. melanieNo Gravatar says:

    This is hilarious and so true, im nodding to most of them lol. I knew when I was a blogaholic when I added Blogging to my time management sheet for my business. Its a legit business function i reckon, isnt it??

    Glee Girl hit the nail on the heads. Im like ” omg you know I have a blog, if you want to know how i am read it.”

    The worst is when I am with people and I rate the conversation as , bloggable, moderately bloggable or no blogging material worthy in this conversation, please move onto a topic I can blog about lol kinda joking lol,…….or am I?

    melanie´s last blog post..Something to Blog about

  56. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Ricardo – OMG – You’re the first to admit you don’t even have to get out of bed to check your blog. You are hooked! 🙂

    Hi Pink Ink – That’s funny – engaging your husband in a debate. Like you, I spend a lot of time thinking of catchy titles.

    Hi Melanie – Welcome to the BWAB community. You have me laughing with your comment. I haven’t started rating conversations for blog material, but now you’re giving me ideas.

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  58. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    LOL Barbara

    …When you keep reading posts while you are printing 10 CDs to give someone tonight – like I am doing at the moment (trust me, the two tasks don’t go together – normally)

    Robin´s last blog post..Ice And Global Warming

  59. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Robin- Isn’t it amazing how we can multi-task when we want to be blogging?