When do you know you have become obsessed by your blog?
Is it when your heart starts beating overtime simply because you realise its fifteen minutes until the time you usually update your blog and you have not written anything yet? Or is it when you realise you’re now blogging about blogging?
I say both. And, if that is the case, then I hereby must stand and confess my obsession.
A photo is no longer a photo, it’s a feature image
Every inspirational thought I now have is automatically added to the ‘potential blog’ list. Every photo I take ranked and filed for ‘potential feature image’ possibility. Friends are now refered to as ‘readers’ and weekends as ‘blog time’. I’m done for!
Is this a good thing? Is it a negative aspect of modern culture? Or is it simply weird? You might have a different opinion, and if you do I’d love to hear it (of course – engagement is encouraged at all times), but again, I think it’s possibly all of these things.
So, where is the line? When does a happy hobby become an unhealthy obsession?
When I looked up this last question online to see what came back, the three top posts included a rather interesting item entitled; How to Not Be an Obsessive Girlfriend which was so fascinating it distracted me for some time, a less alluring forum thread about HiFi obsession, and a completely terrifying article on; ‘How to defeat a Facebook obsession‘.
According to this article; “While “Facebook addiction” or “Facebook addiction disorder” are not medically approved terms, the reality of addictive behaviors on Facebook are a growing problem for many Facebook users, and one that therapists are seeing more frequently in their patients.”
This rather suggests that ‘blog addiction’ might also be a firm reality and, sure enough, when I plug this into Google (Google addict that I am) I am affronted with a mass of articles shouting my own truth back at me. I’m even offered the potential to; Test your blogging addiction Aaargh! No! Don’t do it!!
Testing my blogging addiction
Yet, inevitably I can’t resist. So I hit the link and follow it…
…and find myself on a page that offers to both test my blog addiction and find out what my body would taste like to a cannibal! Good grief!
On the plus side, I’m slightly less concerned regarding the medical validity of this blog test now, so here goes.
Huh! To let you know how I got on I’d have to sign up to a dating service and I’m simply not that way inclined. However, you ‘ll have to trust me when I tell you that, as it turns out, I’m still a complete novice when it comes to blogging and didn’t even hit the half-way-mark on the blog addiction injection monitor. I’m a light weight.
LOL! I’ve just realised that – now I know I’m not obsessed (what do you mean it’s not a scientific test?) I can happily keep blogging to my heart’s content. After I’ve wasted a few more moments finding out what I’d taste like to a cannibal of course. *grin*
Until tomorrow then!