Are You A Blogging Addict?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I was saddened to hear that we lost another fellow Mom Blogger.

According to other sources, A Nut In A Nutshell was shut down earlier this week, along with her twitter and blog email address. It was said that she had previously mentioned just how much time blogging was taking away from her family and home life.

While I wasn't a close personal friend of this blogger, I still hate to see her go; many a times I found myself dropping in on her blog to update on her newest giveaways, reviews, or relaying of family antics.

But I do understand her decision.

Just in the short time that I've been blogging, there has been times that I could have been doing something else but was instead blogging.

Am I becoming a blogging addict? According to a quiz I took....

55%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

And apparently I'm a lot less addicted than a lot of others. lol

Fortunately, I haven't reached the point where I recognize myself in the the warning signs of blog addiction. What about you?

10 Signs You Might Be Addicted to Blogging

10. You check your blog stats a LOT. You occasionally get up in the middle of the night and sneak a peak.

9. Your significant other suspects you are having an affair with your blog. Even when you’re alone with your special person, you do find yourself thinking what your blog might be doing right then…

8. You “mental blog” while driving or on the train, and sometimes even when you are alone in the shower.

7. You filter everything through your post-writing. You can’t watch a movie, see a play, read an article, or share a sweet moment with your child without thinking of whether it’s blog-worthy.

6. You suffer from “blog envy” when another blogger posts something juicy before you do. You suffer “comment envy” when said post gets 40-something comments – the jerk!

5. You “binge blog” 3 or 4 posts at once—only to feel guilty and empty afterward.

4. You ditched all your real friends for blog friends, because, well, “they understand.”

3. You think, “I can stop at any time.”

2. Your lunch hour has become your “blog hour.” You keep a few posts tucked in your desk in case you need them during the day.

1. After 5 minutes of meeting someone really interesting you ask, “So - do you blog?”

2 chatted about this topic:

Mama Zen April 29, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

Family? Home life? Oh, you mean the blog fodder!

Miriam April 30, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

Hi. I was about to call it a day when I chanced upon your site. Its morning here already and I have not completed a six-hour of sleep for the past several days because of blogging.

You know what I must admit it (blogging) is beginning to take its toll on my relationship with my family. I have tons of workload to do and remiss on my duties as a wife and mother to my kids.

I'll read you article and will ask permission to use your entry as backgrounder to my next entry supposed to be titled 'neglectful mom'. Maybe i'll post it over the weekend.

For the meantime, here's my site:

Thank you.


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