Saturday, February 18, 2006

BLOGGERS ANONYMOUS

"Hello, my name is Dornbrau and I am a Blogging Addict.  I have 7 public journals on AOL.  I have lost track of most of my non-AOL blogs.  The alternative to blogging is what... drinking?  I could be an alcoholic, but I'm just a blogger.  So this is a good thing then.  Now get off my back and leave me alone!  I've got some blogging to do!"

Actually the above statement is true, and throughout the week I will be introducing some of my other journals.  It seems only fitting to start with my BLOGGERS ANONYMOUS journal.  As soon as it went public in June of 2004 I realized that I was not alone in my obsession.

Here is a repost of my first entry in BLOGGERS ANONYMOUS.  If you read through it and find yourself nodding in recognition of some of the symptoms, you may be an addict yourself.  We are currently accepting new members, just leave your name and link at the desk.

SYMPTOMS OF A BLOGGING ADDICTION:
June 10, 2004

* You check your journal more than 10 times a day, or even 10 times an hour

* You have more Journal Comment Alerts in your mailbox than spam

Your best friends have screen names and URLs instead of real names and street addresses.

*  You log down the number on your hit counter before you sign off at night and check it first thing in the morning.  You record these numbers for future reference.

*  You have actually been late for work because you were reading your favorite journals.

*  Your family has to leave a comment on your journal to get your attention.

*  You turn the volume up when you walk away from the computer so you can hear when the alert alarm sounds.

*  You beg strangers to read yours if you'll read theirs!

*  Being the #1 Editor's Pick is more important to you then winning a Pulitzer Prize.

These are just a few of the many symptoms of Blogaholism.  It is an incurable disease and can only be treated by steady doses of blogging.  So Blog on my friends!

BLOGGERS ANONYMOUS

7 comments:

sdoscher458 said...

I'm addicted.  Hello my name is Sandi and I have a blogging problem. Funny stuff Dorn...as I sit here with my coffee, typing away....LOL....Sandi http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

am4039 said...

great stuff, I'm new to your journal and can't wait to keep reading.

jckfrstross said...

I am so happy you are the guest editor Jody :) how is the weather we had -10 here in lafayette co brrr i bet colorado springs got more snow

Deb

gdireneoe said...

I can't stop any time I want...really.  I'm not like you people. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

bucky770 said...

JO!!!!!

LOL you have Inspired me

haha I wanna make lol another blog

but.... LOL dont konw what to talk about

haha but at least you inspired me lol !!!

haha got any ideas??? lololololol

Thanx!


CM


http://journals.aol.com/bucky770/ChristophersBlog/

cdittric77 said...

:)

Is there a fee, and who do I get to be my sponsor!
Charley
http://journals.aol.com/CDittric77/Courage

mastersblynn said...

I guess you better add me.  Hello my name is Barbara and I am a blogging addict.  I have only been blogging for a little over half a year now seriously.  I do not want help with my addiction. Barbara