If you have had a blog for any length of time, you may begin to feel like you and your blog, have become joined in cyberspace matrimony.
In one sense, you may feel like you are married to your blog.
New bloggers..be forewarned, this could happen to you.
Picture this scenario: A wife is distraught because her husband has become a blogaholic. She blames it all on the blog, and attempts to sue the blog,for alienation of affection.
In court, the questions to the husband, go something like this:
Do you check your blog stats before saying “Good Morning” to your children and/or wife?
Do you get out of bed in the middle of the night to work on your blog?
Do you close the door to your “room”, so you can spend one on one time with your blog?
Do you check on your blog via any type of telecommunications device that’s available, many times a day?
Do you take your blog with you, where ever you go, via laptop/notebook?
Do you check on your blog, one last time, before retiring for the night?
Do you find yourself checking your blog, in between your normal work/home duties…maybe sneaking in a comment or two on a friend’s blog
Have you claimed “I have a headache”, only to retire to your office to post to your blog?
Do you feel such an urgency to answer comments on your blog, that other duties, or family members, become less important?
Do you give others your blog address (URL), before you introduce them to your wife?
Do you show others your blog stats, but don’t have any pictures of your wife?
The husband answers “yes” to all questions.
The judge rules in favor of the wife.
She gains control of all of the blog’s proceeds.
Have you been reading this, and answering yes to some of the questions?
Do you think you are becoming a blogaholic?
Did you remember, blogging is a hobby? Not to be confused with living life
Is it time for an intervention?
As much as a blog can become like a lifetime partner, don’t forget to take time off from blogging, and reconnect with friends and family.
In life, that’s what really matters.
I’m off until Monday, …..except for answering comments…………, and maybe visiting a blog, or two…..and maybe I’ll start a post……