After taking this test, am glad I still have my sanity intact. 60% would have made me too lax (relaxed?) and 89% would seem to make it appear that I have no other life and need therapy fast!! 😛 It helps that am not online for the most part of the day.
Am also surprised to learn that blogging addiction does not only refer to bloggers but avid readers (or followers) of blogs. You can take the quiz too if you’re a fan!
Mingle2 – Online Dating
Which reminds me…. July is my blogiversary month. I am officially blogging for three years already (my first entry was sometime on the last week of July 2004). I realized that blogging is hard work because my total number of posts stands at a pitiful 472. It is hard being prolific. Post #500 should be a milestone, an occasion which calls for uncorking a wine bottle and it should come a few months from now 😛 Thanks for sharing it with me after all this time.
Following this project from Daily Blog Tips, here are the Top Three Reasons why am still blogging after Three years:
1. Blogging is an outlet for my writing. Okay, it may not be “the blog post that will change the world” kind of writing but I can write and I thank Him for giving me the gift to express myself through the written word. We are just lucky that blogging (and all the resultant technologies that go with it) has been invented in this generation. Do you imagine if blogging caught up with Shakespeare, Hemingway and other literary greats, how much more creative and productive they would have been!
2. Blogging is a great social interaction/networking tool and establishes one’s internet presence without paying a dime. I did not grow up with the internet and I am just amazed now that one can a piece of the great WWW pie through blogging. It’s surprising that one seemingly insignificant blog phrase or entry can land you a place in Google search. And that blogging can connect you with like-minded individuals and let you gain friends even more than you can with Facebook or Friendster :P. As my Globe Roamer TV experience shows, blogging can be a great portfolio builder and stepping stone to bigger things.
3. Blogging has made me more technically proficient. I can still remember those frustrating hours setting up by first blog with Blogger. Again, not having grown up with the Internet, I recall how fascinated I was and how determined to make it all work. Blogging has been simplified to a T and is basically now one-click publishing. Still, there are those interesting add-ons and plug-ins to learn…. I’ve yet have to learn how to upload a ready-made WP template, for chrissake. I have to find the time, I must find the time. I remain enthralled with the intricacies of web design, and PHP programming is something I’d like to study one day, not just the skill of rolling a sushi 😛
Having said all these, am going on a well-deserved blogging vacation. Could be a few days or a couple of weeks. I realized that I need to disengage myself for a while and take time to smell the flowers…. bake cookies… walk in the park… play with my children… ride a boat…. watch the sunset… jog…. shop…. anything but blog.
Hoping to come out more refreshed and energized. Be back when I get back!!! 😛