Sunday, February 19, 2006

Blog Addict early warning system

I got this list from the MSN Spaces blog of a person named Hafsa.

http://spaces.msn.com/hafsa-hafsa/blog

It's his February 17, 2006 blog post entry.



[QUOTE]

"Blog Addict?! Me? No!! "

You know you’re addicted to blogging if:

(1) If you can’t access the site, you have a minor freak out -- and a major case of hitting reload.

(2) You found yourself composing journal entries during dates, movies, etc.

(3) When you’re out, you suddenly think of a witty reply to a comment somebody made to you… several days ago.

(4) You’ve downloaded some sort of program, which has only the purpose of making entries easier to write, without going on the site manually.

(5) You consider it a great offense if someone deletes you off their friend’s list.

(6) The first thing you do every day when you go online is check your friends journals -- even before checking your email.

(7) When your friends ask what’s new, you get mad at them, because you already wrote it in your blog, and they didn’t check it yet.

(8) You can’t seem to call your friends by their real names.

(9) You have written posts to notify people you’re going to sleep.

(10) You talk about your blog friends to your real life friends all the time… like they’re a part of your group.

(11) You’ve created a blog community, and people actually post in it.

(12) You’ve been recognized in real live by a fellow blogger.

(13) Instead of doing research, you post difficult questions on your blog.

(14) You’ve stopped being friends with someone in real life because of something they’ve said on their blog.

(15) You have consoled yourself after a horrible day thinking “At least this will make a great post.”

(16) You’re jealous of people who have more friends and / or comments than you.

(17) You have written a really great, solid post - only to be disappointed by the lack of good comments.

(18) You’re guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.

(19) You give shout outs to all your blog friends on their birthdays.

(20) You have an additional, secret journal that hardly anyone knows about.

(21) You have gotten mean anonymous comments (bonus points for figuring out who it was via their IP)

(22) You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are blog addicts.

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I can only add these:

(23) You don't watch TV, go to bars, or visit shopping malls anymore, and hardly ever eat or sleep, due to blogging.

(24) You feel depression and self-loathing when your syndication feed subscribers drop from a whopping 16 to a paltry 4...in one night.

(25) You feel bitter toward those who are considered A Listers, and you dream of attending blog conferences and cruises, instead of winning the lottery, or meeting Mr. Right.

(26) You tell people you're married...but you mean to your blog.

(27) You no longer know where your blog ends and yourself begins. There is no boundary. You are one unit, indivisible.

(28) You jabber incessantly about how you clobbered someone in blogocombat, as if you just won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.

(29) The only sport you care about is blogrolling.

(30) On the rare times you do watch TV, you fumble around with the remote, looking for the Add Comment button.

(31) You cannot read any book or magazine without "interacting" with it by scribbling voluminous notes in the margins.

(32) You won't accept any job unless the company allows you to wear your "blogger uniform" of soft cotton pajamas.

(33) Your site traffic stats mean more to you than a medical check-up.

(34) Your non-blogging friends and family members seem alien, distant, unreal, and they don't understand anything you say anymore because you pepper your talk with words like "feed syndication", "tags", "comment moderation", "captchas", "link pop", "Technorati", "Scoble", and "Mullenweg".

(34) You think the life of Jason Calacanis would make the most interesting movie you could ever see.

(35) Your tee shirts say things like "Skype Me", "let's exchange links", "blog you, pal!", and "feedroll it"... making people think you're a degenerate.

5 comments:

hafsa said...

Name's Hafsa. And thanks for linking to my blog. Glad you enjoyed the "Blog Addict?" post!!

carrie said...

yeah, that's a good one!
sadly, pretty much all of those apply to me. i was laughing to myself when i read them.

insain in the membrain said...

ohmygosh! i am answering yes to more of those then i ever thought i would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my name is kate said...

I would also add ...

36) you're sitting in a hotel room in Montery, reading this list outloud to your blogger girlfriend and you are both ROTFL'ing

Awesome post - thank you. The need for a blogging therapy specialization is becoming all the more clear ...

Cheers .. Kate

steven edward streight said...

Kate: your comment is the coolest comment I have ever received in my whole blogoholic leaf, er, life.

WHY do it do it? It's a it dat.

You describe, for the first time ever in my blog, how my blog post impacted an external dimension, in a vivid, slice of life manner.

I don't like people who are smarter, more talented, or prettier than me.

Like insane in the men brain