You know you’re addicted to blog when you exhibit any or all of the following symptoms:
You never leave home without your camphone/digicam
You practice your best smile in the mirror because your blog has your face all over it, with your sweetheart in it
Blogging has become a good substitute for
you think blogging has become the perfect cure for your insomnia
You think ”Blog!” before going to sleep and upon waking up
Yes! You do it even in the office
Five of your friends have not been talking to you because of the unpleasant things you wrote about them in your blog
while three pals idolize you for having a techno-geek, oh-my-gawd-you-can-actually-compose-those-paragraphs image
A “delusion of grandeur” has become your latest fashion statement. You think that if Paris Hilton can write a book, then why can’t you blog?
You never fail to tell your friends/ relatives to check out your site in school/family reunions.
You have a business card with your blog addy in it
you’re now even thinking of owning a shirt inscribed with “Certified Blogger”
when you go to an exciting place/experience something new, you immediately think about how you’re going to blog about it
while the manager of the restaurant is giving you that strange look
you’ve actually stood up dates and appointments with your friends to spend more time on the computer
most of the new friends you made in the past few months are not from your workplace
you check your stats counter every so often, complete with a look up on the domain/IP address of the visitor
you think that Google Adsense can become your primary employer (well of course, dream on)
you forget to shower
you’ve actually typed “how to cure blog addiction” on Yahoo search
Valuable Life-Lessons for Bloggers: Practice Etiquette and Self-Restraint. Think twice before hitting ‘Publish’ Button. Realize that you have another life, probably a life more important, than blogging.
You Know You’re Getting To Be a Blog Stalker When…
when you have a blogger-friend, you never call or message her anymore. You just read her blog.
when you do call or message your blogger-friend, you inject your conversations with “well, I read in your blog that…”
you never know the blogger from Eve, and yet you already know the name of her pet dog and what her fave restaurants are
you email the blogger when she hasn’t posted for a week
you check the site every 10 or so minutes as a form of reflex reaction
you think you already know most parts of a blogger’s life from what you read in her site (not true at all!)
Valuable Life-Lessons for Stalkers: Bloggers need TLC too. Make your presence felt and don’t just read our sites. Thanks for a-visiting!
(to be continued)