Monday, March 8, 2010

Blog Junkie










How bad could electrocution be?


Have you ever witnessed someone who is absolutely petrified of plugging something into a wall for fear of being electrocuted?


Both eyes squinted, eyebrows crinkled in together, mouth pursed most unattractively?


All adding up to a lovely vision of a terrified constipation face?


....A hesitant arm reaches out to put the plug-in as mind and body prepare to run if, in fact, lightning should strike.


Got a good picture in your head now?


Did I give you an adequate visual?


Good


Because now you know exactly what I look like whenever I dare to click on a new blog.


Frightened to death that I’m gonna love it but never be able to keep up with yet another glorious blog.


So why do I do it?


Why do I keep clicking and following? Following and clicking?


Same reason that I keep reaching for another piece of chocolate.


I’m stupid.


It's not news.


I’ve become the biggest blog junkie but I know that I’m not alone.


Doesn’t make me less junkier -just makes me feel better knowing that I am in such awesome blog-addicted-company.


If I continue on this path, I am destined to be put in a Blog Home for sure.


But that's alright because maybe, if I'm lucky, I'll see a few of you there also!


It'll be fun..


We can do vlogs.... and write posts.... and make buttons....


Nobody else sees a problem with this do they?
(-:

69 comments:

Daffy on March 8, 2010 at 5:49 AM said...

No problem at all. In fact I just figured out how to hack the wireless sytem at work so I can hide in the bathroom with my personal lap top....

Problem?

What problem?

Pass the chocolate please....

Moooooog35 on March 8, 2010 at 6:16 AM said...

As long as you're clicking on mine, I don't really give a crap.

I mean, um..yes..I feel for your pain.

* whistles

mama-face on March 8, 2010 at 6:21 AM said...

The first step is admitting it. Then embracing it. haha. I love what the commenter before me said. Keep on clicking!

Andrea (ace1028) on March 8, 2010 at 6:27 AM said...

OMG. You are SO NOT ALONE! I know. It's horrible. It's a fun and crazy world in bloggy-land, and we meet new peeps every day. It's so scary, tho, isn't it? ;)

Robin on March 8, 2010 at 6:34 AM said...

I would love to be in a Blog Home..just think of that..all day blogging, drinking, laughing...and yes making buttons...LMAO...!!..non bloggers would never understand..Hell I didnt before either...and likening it to electrocution..well I get it..."should I or shouldnt I"...the answer is yes..Im plugging in..! ..EnJoY YoUr DaY MeLySsa..you've brightened mine..!

The Boob Nazi on March 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM said...

I have stopped enjoying reading other people's blogs. It's become more of a chore, which makes me sad.

BLOGitse on March 8, 2010 at 7:12 AM said...

I'll join you to a Blog Home - how sweet that will be?
Call me if 'piipaa-piipaa car'* is coming your way - I tell them to fetch me first! :)

*(ambulance in Finnish baby language, I'm nuts as you can see!!!)

BLOGitse

blueviolet on March 8, 2010 at 7:13 AM said...

I have enough trouble trying to keep up with what I have. Some days I do better than others. It's tough right now with everything going on. I'm going to take an extended hiatus at some point when it's time to move....probably for a few months.

Vintage Christine on March 8, 2010 at 7:32 AM said...
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Vintage Christine on March 8, 2010 at 7:41 AM said...

I often get out of bed vowing I'm not going to linger in Blogland, but alas, as with all my resolutions I fail miserably. If my husband starts yelling, though, sometimes that works to get my ass out of the chair. But then I just sneak peeks at my iPhone, he he.

Alyssa on March 8, 2010 at 7:50 AM said...

I'm doing ex-lax. It doesn't stop the clicking and following but it hides my face.

Shell on March 8, 2010 at 7:53 AM said...

I'm so there with you. I was in serious blog withdrawl this weekend.

Joann Mannix on March 8, 2010 at 7:56 AM said...

Every day, every damn day, I say, this is the day I will spend less time in Blog World and more time in the real world. And it never, ever pans out. It's ok, though. Some of my blog friends last night had an Oscar party, we commented fast and furious with each other as we watched. And you know what? I had a hell of a time in my jammies underneath my down comforter with face washed clean of makeup. So, I'm feeling you, sister. I've just got to move a tad bit closer to the light, the real world light, without forsaking my computer friends.

Alyssa on March 8, 2010 at 8:08 AM said...

P.S. Please hide your blogroll. It's compelling.

Secretia on March 8, 2010 at 8:10 AM said...

I feel that way too.

Secretia

Mandeek @ 4 Quarters of Me on March 8, 2010 at 8:11 AM said...

Ha Ha Ha! I'm right there with you, sista! *wink* Have you checked out my Blogger Town page on my blog? It is a list of every blog I am following, in alphabetical order. Hee Hee!

Love it!!

BugginWord on March 8, 2010 at 9:26 AM said...

My feed reader is turning into an incredibly daunting and depressing to-do list. But then I giggle madly and all is ok again. Sleep is overrated anyway, right?

Me-Me King on March 8, 2010 at 10:13 AM said...

You are so right, it is exactly like going for another slice of rich and yummy chocolate cake...and another and another. The good thing about blogging...no calories!

Nancy C on March 8, 2010 at 10:19 AM said...

I refuse to feel guilty about blogging. I'll follow when I can, read when I can, and try to keep it fun.

Today, anyway.

Riding the Roller Coaster on March 8, 2010 at 10:39 AM said...

I'm a blog junkie also. But it's replaced my Facebook addiction so that makes me feel a little better about myself.

ReformingGeek on March 8, 2010 at 11:16 AM said...

I'm with you. I'm amazed at how much time I spend reading and commenting.....er.....I mean eating chocolate.

Jen on March 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM said...

Do you want to know what is really sad about this? I have the same affliction and I am sure it is what is preventing me from finding love. I don't have room in my life for a man, he wouldn't understand it. I'm afraid I would have to give up all my "imaginary" friends on the internet for a real live man and I don't think I am willing to do that. Blog lady is the new cat lady. Yes, I see the post in this comment that I will have to write.

Yankee Girl on March 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM said...

It is so not a problem!

Will you be my roommate in Blog Rehab?

I follow way tooooo many blogs but I just can't stop. There are so many good ones out there!

drollgirl on March 8, 2010 at 11:57 AM said...

i am stupid, too, as i have the same problem!

drollgirl on March 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM said...

dang it. i wish i had a kid right NOW! and that i was in the u.k. :)

Coffeypot on March 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM said...

I must be sicker than you because I love going to new blogs and meeting new peeps. But to be fair, if you don't blog often, you will be deleted from my roll. Don't have time to keep seeing the same post for weeks.

The Wifey on March 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM said...

I'll meet you there! :)
I need a good bloglist cleansing though. There are a couple I stumbled upon and read a post and loved it and followed it, and then never ever liked anything I read on their blog after that. Haha.

hypermom on March 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM said...

I wake up at 3AM just to see what everybody else has been up to. I need help! Mwahahahaa

Mammatalk on March 8, 2010 at 3:14 PM said...

OCB...Obsessive Compulsive Blogging.....

Aunt Juicebox on March 8, 2010 at 3:58 PM said...

I don't have nearly enough time to read all the blogs I like. As it is, I've read a single book all the way through in a year.

The girl with the flour in her hair on March 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM said...

I would LOVE to join you in a bloghome! Maybe we should start our own. Wireless in all the rooms, including the bathroom for Daffy. Chocolate, coffee...comfy pajamas. Yes. I'm ready. There are too many cool blogs out there to waste time doing laundry or feeding your kids or having sex with your husband. Well, not your husband, I've never met him, but you know... :)

Oh, and thanks for stopping by to check on me.:)

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on March 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM said...

By the time we baby boomers are being put into homes, they will have wireless and chocolate and sex, just like The Girl with Flour in Her Hair describes. There will be blogging instead of shuffleboard.

Tamara on March 9, 2010 at 4:24 AM said...

Nope, no problem at all! I love to blog too, and my list of blogs is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. LOL

And btw...you described me whenever I have to plus something in! hahahahaha

My name is PJ. on March 9, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

Normally I see no problems with it; I call it "functionally blogoholic" - BUT, when I've had to take time away for 4 or 5 days and I fall behind? I get a bit jumpy, frazzled, desperate.....sometimes I fidget and scratch at my arms.....I'm guessing you recognize the symptoms...

Eternally Distracted on March 9, 2010 at 5:49 AM said...

I have been away for just 24 hours... oh the sweats, stomach cramps... thank apple for iphone!!

J. L. W. on March 9, 2010 at 9:21 AM said...

A blogger home sounds kind of fun though. It's gotten worse since I got a smartphone. Now I really can blog from anywhere:)

Confessions From A Working Mom on March 9, 2010 at 10:15 AM said...

I might rival you for biggest blog junkie. I can't stop!!! What a cute way of explaining your fears/addiction/love of the blogging world!

Oh, and I agree, some days sleep > sex!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Cameron on March 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM said...

it could be fun to stick all the bloggers in a home, eat chocolate, bounce of the walls, blog stuff, play jokes, I can see it now, just make sure to throw in some red wine with the choco!
:)
Cameron
www.conquerthemonkey.com

Maureen@IslandRoar on March 9, 2010 at 3:36 PM said...

Oh, boy do we know what you mean. I'm currently in a "holding pattern," which means I'm only adding about one a week these days. There are just so many good ones out there!!

Unknown Mami on March 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

I don't even know how many blogs I follow anymore.

I linked to you today.

tattytiara on March 9, 2010 at 10:24 PM said...

I'm just glad I can squeeze in a few hours to keep up with the people who are reading my blog, because with so much going on I don't have time to read new blogs.

And that is absolutely killing me.

Lluvia on March 9, 2010 at 10:24 PM said...

You have blogitis!!! LOL!

I know what you mean!!

I have it tooo!!!

Brahm on March 10, 2010 at 4:47 AM said...

Hello, my name is Brahm and I am a blog-a-holic.

Totally relate!

The question is, how can I multi-task so online and reading blogs while living my real life? watching tv? check. talking on phone? check. Interacting with spouse? Check. Cooking dinner? Still working on that one...

Mama Zen on March 10, 2010 at 8:08 AM said...

Sounds good to me!

Jo on March 10, 2010 at 12:03 PM said...

I totally get this! I get a severe case of bloggers guilt -- I just can't keep up! It's madness, I tell you!

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day last Friday.

Peace and serenity,
~Jo
'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'
*This week is 'MS Awareness Week' -- feel free to stop by to learn more and see how you can help. ::HUGS::

Miss Spoken on March 10, 2010 at 1:44 PM said...

I used to be a recreational user. Then I started snorting blogs, smoking blogs and now I mainline them. It's a dirty habit but until Doctor Drew has a Non-Celebrity Rehab for blog addicts, I guess I'll just suffer in my addiction. Maybe sell my vagina .... I mean, monetize!

Ziva on March 10, 2010 at 2:15 PM said...

I don't have a clue what you're talking about. Just the other day I went without reading a blog for two hours and I was fine. Then I spent 24 hours straight reading and commenting, but that's normal, right? But I can't seem to shake the feeling that somehow, I made a mistake in clicking on your blog... I might be needing an extra hour or two in my day sooner than I thought.

Herrad on March 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...

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Please come by my blog and pick up your Beautiful Blogger Award.
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Dalia (Generation X Mom) on March 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM said...

So funny, before blogging I never knew all of this existed and the whole thing about being addicted never even crossed my mind before. Now, different story. I can't believe how may blogs are out there. Just wish I had more time in my day to read them all!

Linda Medrano on March 10, 2010 at 7:29 PM said...

I only started doing this in December. Now I have 49 pieces to read and comment on every day. It's sad when my husband calls while he's traveling and I say "Oh Honey, I have to hang up! Someone's at the door!" when what I'm really doing is reading somebody's post and dont' want to be interrupted. It's just frightening that I'm so involved with all this. Still, it beats reading gossip columns and watching reality tv all day.

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip on March 10, 2010 at 8:51 PM said...

Wow, you opened a really great conversation here. I love blogging and commenting and reading what other folks have to say. I am always delighted when I find another blog that I am really geeked about. (BTW your blogroll has led me to several of these!) But it is hard keeping up. I am a guilty person and I can't help but spend the time I am not blogging worrying about whose blogs are being neglected and how soon I'll be able to get to them and whether I'll be able to leave some witty, insightful comments. Because you know I worry about that too. I don't want to leave boring, useless comments. Anyway, enough about my neurosis. Great post! I love you and your blog. You are blogtastic.

Monique@Mommyhood Exposed on March 11, 2010 at 10:31 AM said...

jesus, I'm right there with ya sister!

I think it's time you start some sort of online support group for cant-help-yourself-it's-just-too-addicting blog readers/writers/DO-ers!:)

I'll be the first to sign up

LucyCooper on March 11, 2010 at 10:46 AM said...

I know, I know. I'm the worst blog friend ever, too, because I squeeze it in between work, kids, errands, kids, husbands, kids, litterbox scooping.....

IASoupMama on March 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM said...

Well, I figured I'd wander on over here as I see you leaving comments on several of the blogs I follow and lo-and-behold, now I'm following another blog. Yay me! I am a blog addict, oh yes, I am... Is there a theme song that goes with that admission?

Erin on March 11, 2010 at 2:35 PM said...

Thank goodness I'm not alone. Welcome to my world. Too many awesome blogs, too little time. DOn't my kids understand I need to make out with my laptop all day?!

Jayne Martin on March 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM said...

There are so many blogs that I like and so little time to visit them all, so I also live in fear of finding another must-read. Maybe daylight-savings time will help.

Swati on March 12, 2010 at 1:26 PM said...

Ahhh, and then we'll go to the Blog-A-Way Cafe for coffee and....:-) (I better learn how to get my buttons working first though)
Swati

Jenners on March 12, 2010 at 6:59 PM said...

Gosh I can relate to this post!!! I've learned that to keep things manageable, I have to be picky about how many blogs I can follow on a regular basis. I totally stress if it gets too high. And if I find a new one I really like, I'll start looking for one to take off!!! How awful is that!?

The Absence of Alternatives on March 16, 2010 at 3:53 AM said...

OMG I feel the exact same way! "Frightened to death that I’m gonna love it but never be able to keep up with yet another glorious blog."

Tis why I have been up since 3:30 am reading and commenting on blogs. If this is not insane, I don't know what is... Just makes you want to buy lottery tkts, doesn't it? Then I can read all the blogs I want from a sunny beach with a cabana boy bringing me drinks with little umbrellas in them...

Genevieve on August 16, 2010 at 12:33 AM said...

LOL. It is 2:33AM and I am up reading your blog... See you in the home!

Life with Kaishon on August 16, 2010 at 7:11 AM said...

I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes when I get a comment and I am clicking back I think in my head, PLEASE do not let me love this blog. I just can't read any more! There are so many good ones out there darn it! : )

Tractor Mom on August 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM said...

Oh My God....You've got it too!

I found it in Sickipedia and it's called bloggyitis! There is no know cure except to keep on blogging...

Happy SITS Day! I'll be following...

Come by when you can...

www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

scargosun on August 16, 2010 at 8:48 AM said...

Totally with you. I got overwhelmed at one point but I am going to stay focused and organized...and follow a gajillion again probably. That is why I got a notebook, right?

Rose's Daughter on August 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM said...

Happy SITS Day!!
Yes, my name is Rose's Daughter and I am addicted to blogs.

Hi Rose!

I find several new blogs a day to read. My goodle reader overflowith. I am trying to tame my addiction, but everyday that voice inside my head says, come on,one more won't hurt.....
By the way, you've caused me to feed my addiction today by adding your blog to my google reader.
Le sigh

bernicewood on August 16, 2010 at 11:16 AM said...

Oh, yes, I also suffer from OCB obsessive compulsive blogging...
I am on a stress free week in Savannah GA, and I am blogging, lol!
http://bernicewood.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/the-topic-of-depression-from-eat-pray-love/

Jenn Erickson on August 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM said...

A fellow bloggy friend and I were just talking about being committed to a special asylum just for bloggers last night! I love it! You hit the nail on the head describing the affliction that so many of us have been stricken with!

Shana on August 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM said...

As I was clicking through your other SITS posts I was thinking to myself...oh no...another blog that I'm loving...how will I ever keep up with all these blogs! Then I clicked on this one and it's like you were reading my mind!

I seriously think I have to quit my job just so I have more time to read blogs!

Michelle on August 20, 2010 at 5:08 AM said...

I feel your pain...I now have a bookmark folder titled 'blogs' because they were clogging up the rest of my folders. I'm glad to meet a fellow addict :)

THE SNEE on August 22, 2010 at 2:24 PM said...

Blog addiction? What's that? Do you think that my third comment in a row on your archives is an indication that I might have such a problem? I'm happy to have discovered a blogger whose writing makes me grin so big!

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