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Monday, October 13, 2008

B.A.

Yes, I have a Bachelors Degree but that is not what I am writing about today. I actually am wondering if there is such a thing as Bloggers Anonymous.

Yes, it is official, I am addicted to blogging. And apparently I am going through the stages of addiction.

1. Use - I began blogging in July, enjoyed writing and felt no pressure to write posts but did so on a daily basis just because it was fun.

2. Misuse - I rarely get out these days. It seems as if I am teethered to the computer and I only take requisite visits to the grocery store and to drop off and pick up my son from daycare.

3. Abuse - I am up late at night and early in the morning blogging. And when called to step away from the computer I give the scoarching laser beams of death the person suggesting such blasphemy. Obviously they don't understand.

4. Dependence - I have the desire and need to blog daily sometimes *twice* and for me blogging is not only writing my posts. I must visit and comment and respond by email to my readers. Because without you where would I be?

5. Addiction - Although I didn't post on my vacation I post when I was at Disney I did Tweet. I could not imagine not being connected to the blogosphere in some shape or form. And when other moms at the Disney said they completely unplugged for the weekend I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I just could not imagine such a thing.

The good news? I am not in denial about my affliction and they say admitting that you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

But I am not sure I am ready to recover. Perhaps I can take babysteps. Starting right now. I will spend the rest of the day hanging out with Mom and my son. Blogging will be here when I return and I will catch up on my reading and commenting and emailing. Soon.

I just know it!

*This post is for my mom who suggested I give the computer a break. They say "parents just don't understand" but in this instance her statement holds some validity for me. I need to visit family and friends - technically I am still on vacation. Tata for now. I will return later."

41 comments:

ScaryMom said...

Maybe I need a little Bloggers Anonymous. You seem to have this stuff down pat (getting all kinds of awards already!). Anyway, I love those cakes! And thanks for the comments on Twofer.

Mandy said...

I have only been blogging for a few weeks, but I am already starting to feel the same way! I was at Disney last week, and I checked my email! I didn't blog only b/c I couldn't figure out how to post from my phone!

mrsbear said...

I was complaining the other day to my sister that sometimes I feel blogging is taking up a big chunk of my time. She suggested I quit. Ha. I looked at her like she was crazy. Maybe extend the hours in a day, maybe give up sleep, but I can't quit blogging.

Debbie said...

Renee, I am right there with you! I haven't been this addicted to anything since...well, I haven't ever been this addicted!

ImitationAngel said...

Can I join that club? I've been addicted to the computer for years but now the blogging bug has bit me. At first I was finding it hard to write on my blog but as time went on it became easier and I really love it. Now when people bother me they get cold stares lol. I can't stand to be away from my computer for long periods of time.

If you do find address for B.A. please let everyone know. I'm sure there will be lines of people waiting to get in.

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

We really do need to start a support group! Except that would just give us more to do :) Even though I'm not blogging on the weekends anymore, I spent much of this past weekend reorganizing, tweaking my design and redoing my sidebar. I just can't get away from it! At least I did it mostly while hubby and mini me were asleep...

Frogs in my formula said...

I completely understand. It is a little creepy when you think about how addictive it is. Glad you're back though...

African-American Brides said...

This is me too! Or was, I guess...lol. Like Jennae said, I've stopped blogging on weekends to make sure I'm squeezing in all the quality time I can with my family. But it surely can be addictive! :)

Sheliza said...

I can be the same way for much of the time but I have been in a blog slump a few times. Hey maybe you should start a blogger's anonymous blog! LOL! Not sure if I mentioned that I love your new look! Who designed your blog?

MyBrownBaby said...

Missed you, Renee... sorry to be such an enabler! (Tee hee!) Keep up the great posts!

MelADramatic Mommy said...

Too be "unplugged" this past weekend at Disney was torture! I'm with you though, right now I'm composing a post and checking my reader when I should be unpacking and doing laundry! There are worse things to be addicted to so I'm in no rush to get help. ;^)

ali said...

Would it be wrong to hold a BA group chat online? Yeah, I guess it would:)

Good N Crazy said...

Yeah, I'm not ready either...but I have taken it down a notch these days..business has picked up so that's good right, but I miss the gals!

tanyetta said...

I am DYING over here!!!!!!!!!

This is my favorite part:

**********I give the scoarching laser beams of death the person suggesting such blasphemy. Obviously they don't understand.***************

I loved this post. Well, you know the reason why I had to unplug this weekend. I don't have a fancy phone and I was totally going through withdrawals. I had to stop myself from asking to borrow Melanie's iTouch. Yes, that's how bad the obsession got. LOL

I loved meeting you this weekend. You are so much fun!!!!

Jazzy said...

I need to join your bloggers anonymous, I related entirely too much to those symptoms!

Dejoni said...

I'm addicted too...we need a 12 step program!

Laurel said...

We all go through it. I have been at it for 2 years and it is all about balance. Blog world is very forgiving if you take a break, if you only post every other day, etc..

But you will burn out if you don't balance.

Vodka Mom said...

I am SO WITH YOU. I started in July, as well, and my life as I knew it came to a STANDSTILL. I have to WILL myself away from my computer. It's crazy, I tell you, CRAZY!

whew.

Candy said...

A BA IN BLOGGING.


now THERE is an idea!!!!!

Sage and Savvy said...

And I thought *I* was addicted =). Well, it's just a matter of time before I'll need to take a break, when #2 arrives soon. But until then, I'll just blog away...and you should too (but you should get more sleep)! I love reading your posts!

There are worse things to be addicted to.

Michele @ The Integrated Mother said...

Well, sign me up for B.A. too. I felt so disconnected without my laptop over the weekend. The first thing I did when I got home was jump on my laptop to check email, tweets and blog stuff.

So great to have met you this weekend too! ;)

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Have fun on your "break". It'll just give you even MORE to blog about :-)

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

I started blogging in march, and I went through the whole addiction thing, but it is a little better now. I can do other things and I can step away from the computer.

I love blogging though. I work at home and it gives me a whole ginormous office to chat in. Otherwise I just talk to myself and my dogs all day long.

I used to try and answer every comment and visit every commenters blog and leave a comment, but you know what? Not all bloggers do that. You don't have to do it all the time. I read all the blogs, but I don't always have time to leave a comment.....and I don't feel bad anymore. I just do the best I can.

Besides, minutes turn into days if you're not careful : )

Kristen Andrews said...

I am right there w/ you Renee! I know it is crazy, I have been putting myself on some timeouts, not working so well though.

CaraBee said...

My name is Cara and I'm a blogger. I could have written this post. No one among my real life friends understands. I do love it. I would have been lost without it in the early days of my daughter's life when I was pretty much locked in the house. It is comforting to hear that I am not alone in my obsession.

Justice Jonesie said...

I always liked to blog, but before the trip, I never felt like I had to blog. After learning so much from you all this weekend, I have been stuck to this darn computer all freakin' day! Checking stats, checking numbers, checking this, emailing that, checking everyone's blogs. AHHHHHHHHHH!! This can't be happening!

Kelly said...

you and i can go to meetings together!

Lorie said...

I am refusing to admit that I have a problem! So not BA needed! ;D

Awake In Rochester said...

You have been tagged for a Meme! ;o)

anymommy said...

So funny. Yep, I recognize all of these. Maybe we need to hit some kind of blogging treatment center. With massages, pedicures and fruity drinks (but no computers, of course).

Ms. Bar B: said...

I feel your pain (or lack there of, lol) more than you will ever know.

Once it has you, it really has you.

mannequin said...

Hi, my name is mannequin and I am an addict. I can only live one day at a time and on those days, I must be blogging.
I don't see how it's possible to do this part time; it's either all or nothing.
DH is "concerned" about my "obsession". :^)

koopermom said...

Ha! It's hard not to get obsessed, isn't it? I'm still pretty new here and I think I spend more time blogging at work than actual work...is that problem??

Happy SITS blogathon!

Christy said...

Ha! I know, I know. I get it. I do the scorching eyes of death thing too--followed by a really loud sigh. LOL

Laura said...

lol. I hear you! We all need a support group! Thats why we have each other!

Muthering Heights said...

Um yeah, I completely feel you on this one!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

If there is a Rehab for bloggers...I am SO THERE (as long as they have an internet connection).

Christie said...

Okay, I think you have officially started a support group! Hello, My name is Christie and I am a blog addict!" Hiiiiii Christieeeeee

Susanna (A Modern Mother) said...

So true.

Wonder how long you sill stay away?!

Robin said...

Hi, my name is Robin and I am a bloggy-holic..Thanks for welcoming me. ;-)

fly tie said...

well, your addiction is fine by me, cause i like reading what you have to say. :-D

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