27 Signs You Are Totally, Completely, Mercilessly Addicted To Blog.

by Lori Dwyer on April 30, 2010 · 16 comments

Happy Flogging Friday!

And welcome Blog Floggers. If you don’t know what I’m waffling on about, get thee butt to Brenda’s blog, grab her cute button, and get McLinked. It’s worth your while. Promise.

And in honor of this, the ninth ever FYBF, I’m quite chuffed to bring you the following. The title says it all, really.

My top 27 signs that you are totally, completely, mercilessly addicted to blog.

  • Your two year old points to the computer and calls it “Mummy”.
  • Your husband is threatening to divorce you if you don’t get off that bloody Internet RIGHT NOW.
  • And he means it.
  • Really.
  • Forget bookmarks. Your blog and your Dashboard are both top of your ‘Most Visited’ drop down.
  • In fact, never mind either of those- your blog is set as your home page.
  • You see two cows in a playground and your first thought is to pull out your phone and take pictures… for your blog.
  • This leads you, once again, to the conclusion you really need an iPhone.
  • Or, at the very least, a compact digital camera for the nappy bag.
  • Until then, you’re tempted to carry round the big camera with the long len-sy thing in it’s padded bad doovie, everywhere you go. Just in case. But given I live in south west Sydney, this is probably not a good idea.
  • You find yourself wondering “I wondering how many details of this story I can change, to protect anonymity, and still blog about it…?”
  • You also find yourself waiting to do something stupid. So you can blog about it.
  • You dream about blogging.
  • And have nightmares about blogger’s block and connection interruptions.
  • You have Follower-related anxiety.
  • And a slight obsession with your Follower numbers.
  • You have been known to slump into a drunken depression upon losing a Follower.
  • And spend the next week staring at your Follow box, trying to figure out who it was.
  • So you can stalk them.
  • The thought of socially or personally awkward situations no longer bothers you. It will be worth it if you can get a blog post out of it. 
  • None of your friends ring you anymore. They don’t need to. They read your blog.
  • You’ve signed up to Twitter. For blog purposes only.
  • Traffic turns you on. And not the kind with wheels.
  • Comments are your crack.
  • Each new Follow requires a full blown bum-slapping Happy Dance.
  • A little part of you thinks you may have a problem with how much you blog.
  • And another little part of you says “I think you’re right. Let’s blog about it!”

*Herumph*. Problem? Who says I have a problem? I can stop anytime I want to. Right? Right.

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Argentum Vulgaris May 3, 2010 at 11:57 am

Okay, I admit it, I'm a blog addict, now will you stop flogging me?



Barbara April 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm

You really do need an iPhone, trust me on this one.

Happy FYBF


Lulu April 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Hope this comment causes some a happy dance!

I am a blog addict too! Up until recently I had stopped looking for new blogs to read but now I am addicted again!!!

This week saw my 4 year anniversary of blogging! WOAH!



Deb – Science@home April 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Hand up, me too!
I started blogging for sanity, it's an interesting line to walk to keep it on the healthy side. Especially when I lose a follower.
I think the solution is to get to the point where the number on the end doesn't bother me because there are several in front of it :D


Sarah April 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I'm addict also :) You missed one though… You think in terms of how to write this situation into your blog instead of actually participating in it!


Ratz April 30, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Bwahahaha. Loved it. Straight from 1 to the 30th. All of them are superly good…


Wanderlust April 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

And #30, your significant other quite often, mid-conversation, is ovetrtaken with a silent look that says "oh crap, this is going to end up in your blog, isn't it."


Draft Queen April 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I love my blog. It's almost as dysfunctional as I am!

And I love that little cartoon. Mostly because the Knight always adds "you may NOT blog about this" or "do you really have to blog this? Now?"

He loves my blog, too. I know he does.


In Real Life April 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

Uh-Oh, I think I may possibly be a little bit addicted as well! I haven't given in to Twitter yet though!


Amy xxoo April 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

Uh, i think that may be me. Now where do i go to get some help?


lori April 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

You are toooo funny. I love the one about staring at your follow box trying to figure out who booted you. Who could un-follow you??


Brenda April 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

Well, I for one don't know what you are going on about. Addiction Schmaddiction!

I have complete and utter control over my blog addiction tendencies. Really I do.

Just ask my therapist.


Jen April 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

Point 28# you have delusional tendencies which tell you that you can give up blogging anytime you like.

Point 29# just when you think you can kick the habit a bunch of incredibly cool blogging friends come in and encourage you to, "just keep blogging, just keep blogging blogging blogginblogginbloggin" cause our little community wouldn't be the same without you and besides there is totally nothing wrong with being addicted to blogging right?:p (says me and 77 of my other blog addicted friends :p)

Awesome checklist Lori lee! And oh so true :D


Lucy April 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

From one addict to another, I am glad we are indulging in this wicked addiction together.


alliecat April 30, 2010 at 8:37 am

Oh dear, I'm a blog addict too then, it seems I can relate to at least 20 out of those 27 points, and then some others…..

Ooh, I loved that little cartoon!


Holly Homemaker April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am

Hi, my name is Holly and I am a blog addict ;)


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