Thursday, June 08, 2006

I blog for Thursday's Thirteen!

THIRTEEN reasons you may know you're addicted to blogging:

You say no to having lunch with a real friend because you want to blog-surf and catch-up with all your new blogging friends.

The kids no longer ask, "Where's Mom;" they now know that you are in front of your computer--blogging.

Your blog is more tidy than your house.

Your digital camera is now a permanent fixture in your purse; you hate to miss a great photo to share with your blogging friends!

While out to dinner with real friends, all of your interesting stories to share are about your blogging friends.

You dream about blogging; what you will write in your next post, about when you will actually win Tuesday's Guess It at Her Majesty's Throne, about discovering that you have won the coveted Jeana Likes Me Award or The Golden Keyboard Award or Sting My Heart Award! .

You jump for joy when you are the first one to link to Thursday's Thirteen at She Lives! This feeling is only ever duplicated upon finding your blog title on another bloggers side-link!

You know the first names of the blogs you visit, not just the blog title.

You've been known to look in the classifieds for a job under the listing of "Blogging." We should be able to get paid for this--shouldn't we! We're qualified, we're skilled, we've got the time (well--maybe I can work at it right after I visit my blog friends each day! I have my priorities after all!)

You no longer fear shutting all of blogdom down when you go into your template and make a few changes.

When Blogger is unexpectedly down for maintenance the entire day--you experience something that exceeds the newly named Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Doctors think Road rage is bad--they should have been around here yesterday when Blogger was down for the day!

A "good day" is defined by double-digit comments!

When you even begin to think you may have a problem with blogging; your fears are eased as you realize--no problem, I'll just find a blog support group! In fact, your enthusiasm grows as you think, "Maybe I'll just start one of mine own!"

Will you join me?

30 comments:

Chi said...

What a great T-13...and so true! *s*

Have a great day!

Carmen said...

Yep, you're addicted!

Heather Smith said...

Cute 13! I'm addicted myself!! Have good one!

blestwithsons said...

Bloggers anonymous...I'm not just the president - I'm also a member.

hee hee

Margaret said...

I dream about blogging and html/css coding. It's terrible. Great list! -Margie

Sonya said...

Great post. I'm so there with you. All of this is so true. Amen to this!

Norma said...

You've nailed it.

http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Reverberate58 said...

All wonderful reasons for blogging! I love to blog and it has become very addictive. I have to make myself move away from the computer on days like today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Laura said...

oh for goodness sakes....you are in my mind!
thanks for visiting my tt.

Laura said...

oh for goodness sakes! you are inside my brain!@
thanks for visiting my tt.

Susanne said...

Too too funny! I've just started and am already falling into some of these!

Laura said...

oh for goodness sakes! you are inside my mind!
thanks for visiting my tt.
for your daughter, tell her to get a neofax....this will help with the med test for the nicu.
if she was hired straight from school to the nicu, she will be fine. much luck to her.

C. H. Green said...

I just got back in Blogger. Whew, I thought I was having DTs there for a second. LOL.

Tänia said...

What a hoot! Loved this T13!!! LOL!

Karla said...

Yes! Absolutely! Sadly (for my husband) I totally identify with all of those. =)
And oh, I'm so glad Blogger's back up -- it's been a rough couple of days not being able to post...even comments! ugh.
Even before I read this very accurate post, the phrase "Hi, I'm Karla...and I'm a blogger" keept going through my mind. I was trying to find a BA group somewhere. I see I'm not the only one (blestwithsons). =)

theresa said...

Awesome TT! I love it! And good thing there isn't a "blogger person" to contact or they would have an earful of screaming mommies!! :)

eph2810 said...

Oh.my.goodness. - I laughted through the entire post. Did you visit my head? That is how I feel sometimes. That is why I took Janice's challenge for Tackle Tuesdays - lol. To get some stuff done around the house, between working, cooking and having time with my husband - it is getting hard to have the time to visit blogs, but I'll do pretty well, especially since I have my hubby's laptop. I do have to find a different schedule for T13's though - maybe I won't go to bed from Wednesday to Thursday. How needs sleep anyway :).
Thanks for stopping by this morning.

kristarella said...

For sure!

How about when you end up in tears because what you wanted to do with the template won't work? Or when it won't work in both IE and FF. That's when I decided I was too obsessed. I've cut back =)

Susan said...

This TT is so TRUTHFUL...and in some ways, almost painfully so!!! :-) It's amazing the doors that the blogging world opens up, isn't it???

My TT is up here.

MugwumpMom said...

That was priceless....and yes, I'm fitting into each one 'cept the template thing...I don't dare!

Morning Glory said...

Oh, these are so true and I love your list. I find myself looking for things to blog about. Little meanings in teeny little things. Aren't we great??

I'm addicted, too!

Granny said...

I actually wrote a short post tonight bragging about learning to do a strikeout in a post.

Is there hope for me?

Blogger was down most of today as well.

Julie Carobini said...

I'm amazed at the blank stares I still get when I mention to, um, a 'real person', that I blog. Maybe they're as addicted as I, but hiding it. Ya think?

Fun list, btw :-)

Sis. Julie said...

Well...well...well....I see I'm not alone!! I too am addicted. I too find things to blog about when the Lord hasn't given me something. I find myself checking my site (and others) several times a day!! I was thinking I was the only one out there that gets out of control on this thing of blogging. Now I see I'm not!! Whew!! I feel much better now :)

Lisa said...

Hey there Diane!
Good. Very goood. You should have your own column for a local newspaper or magazine! You are very creative...

Keep on writing!

Carol said...

Whoop, whoop!!! Great list. So funny only because it's so true! Love it, love it! Thanks for participating in the 7 Days of Blog!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am definitely addicted to blogging - i better join that groups of yours!

GiBee said...

oh, man ... I'm in bad shape!!! BAAADDD shape!

HolyMama! said...

so funny. and i'll go anwhere with you, blogfriend!

EmilyRoseJewel said...

You did have a good day. I would say you belong to a great group of people called Bloggers Anonymous, "Hello, I'm Jane Doe and I'm a Blogiholic" I am slowly becoming addicted too. Thanks for visiting my TT! I am really late for replying to TT's, but better late than never. I had so much trouble commenting on Thursday.