Blogging. Like Crack. Only More Self-Respectable.

by Lori Dwyer on March 18, 2010 · 11 comments

Hey dere,

Firstly, welcome to any BlogFloggers who have alighted off the very funny mummy Brenda’s McLinky, as seen below. Make yourself at home. Put your feet up. My blog is your blog. Stay as long as you like. And all those good sentiments.

Secondly, I have another confession to make. In my last post, I confessed to short story burn out. While it was somewhat comforting to know I have not lost my high school writing formula of minimal dialogue/ short disjointed sentences/ dark brooding subject with twist; four stories on ten days was just too much.

And I fear I’m going the same way with blogging.

It’s been about three months since my good mate Sarah introduced to the world of ‘real blogs’. Thanks to Sarah. I think. You’ve opened up a whole new world. And I’ve discovered something.

Blogging is like crack.

It feels good. So you do it. You crave it. You want more. It worms it way into your subconscious. You can find yourself getting a wee bit obsessive. Posting. Checking for comments. Posting. Reading. Commenting. Checking for people commenting on your comments. Following. Posting. Checking your Followers.

Or so I’ve heard. Never being a Class A drug person myself, I’m really not sure.

Anyway, to avoid giving myself a case of chronic blog burn out, I have made a decision- as difficult as it will be, I will restrict myself to one blog post a day. Unless, of course, there’s a writing challenge on. Or a Blog This challenge. Or something I just have to respond to…

NO, Lori! See, there I go again. This is going to be a hard habit to break.

So you all will be my moderators. OK? One post a day. Keep an eye on me. I’m sneaky.

So, yeah. Blogging. Like Crack. Only more self-respectable. Kinda.

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Sarah March 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Agreed! Should be getting some work done now, but am instead reading and commenting on and mentally composing blogs. I never fancied myself someone with an addictive personality, but I guess my serious blog habit proves otherwise.

I partially blame you, just so you know. If you didn't write such snazzy posts that I just HAVE to read, I'd be able to spend more of my time doing non-bloggy things! ;)


Kristy March 20, 2010 at 1:46 am

Found your blog through Brenda's FlogYoBlog, and LUUUV it! As soon as I saw your page and started reading, I thought, YEP! Here we go! HONESTY and I am all about that. Can't wait to see more.


gamommy2two March 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

OMG I am exactly the same way! I can't get anything done because I'm totally addicted to reading, commenting, writing, thinking about writing, comments and reading. It's nuts!


Sarah March 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Hold on there one second missy, are you blaming me??? ME? ME? You blame this addiction on me?

Okay I suppose I may have had a hand in it.

But I blame you entirely for my clown tendencies :P


Kakka March 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Totally addictive, I restrain from posting everyday unless there is something to share, but I can not stop reading and commenting on other peoples' blogs. Is that the voyeur in me?


Brenda March 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I do NOT have a problem. I am NOT addicted to blogging. At all. Mwahahaha.


kbxmas March 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Hey, I can go TWO days without blogging. All I have to do is pop a couple of vicodin and chain myself to the bed (or preferably, chain myself to someone else chained to a bed). So seriously, I don't know what your problem is.


Draft Queen March 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

We've been blog flogging buddies a week now, so I think I can confess that I too, am a blog addict.

Except for the stats and followers thing. That still makes me re-think the "publish button.

Anyway, when I get all bloggy I usually just save the post for a day I don't have anything to say and publish then.

Except last night when I meant to save one for today but accidentally posted instead of "save as draft"ed.


Natacha March 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

You are so right… this blogging stuff is very addictive!


Lucy March 19, 2010 at 9:49 am

Oh I am glad to have found your blog Miss Lori, you are a girl after my own heart……..xx


In Real Life March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

Tee Hee! I know this blogging thing is totally addictive. Happy FlogYoBlog Friday!


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