14 February 2008

A Blogging Addiction?

So Diane over in Martinis for Two is asking whether she is addicted and whether that addiction requires, perhaps, an intervention. An interesting comment, as my Reader is at 97 blogs and counting.

So, right now I am blogging (and reading blogs) while there is a load of laundry in the washer and another in the dryer (there is one waiting to be folded). I am finishing my 2nd cup of coffee, the kids are at school, the dishwasher is cooling preparatory to being unloaded. I am watching Moonlight on the other laptop.In fact, hold on, this is a good scene... ah, I'm back.

Well, I'm new to blogging (and can anyone tell me how to make links through that connection at the bottom? And how do track backs work?) but I have been part of an apa for over 25 years (since I was in high school, for those counting) and the others in that apa have been some of my closest friends and confidantes throughout my life. The difference is really immediacy (in both directions), expense (blogging is far cheaper if one already has the connection), and the ability to incorporate cool widgets and photos.

So, perhaps this blogging and its equivalents are a type of addiction, but the I have been addicted to reading for almost 40 years (back of the toothpaste tube, anyone?) and I have come to terms. On the other hand, blogging is beating out my German HW right now, so perhaps I should check the self-destructive tendency, pull out my notebook, and get going on that... bis Spaeter!

4 comments:

Diane Mandy said...

I think we have a harmless addiction, especially in our new life as expats. It's a great way to connect with other women in a similar situation. I've been blogging since 2005 and it was a 2 or 3 time a week thing, but now that I have nothing else to do I decided to try and work on my writing--something I LOVE to do. Here is how I *think* track backs work...if you refer back to a post in your archive through a link, a trackback appears on that originaly post. I think. Which link do you need to get working again? Also, what exactly is slingbox?? My email is dmandy_5@hotmail.com, drop me a line and we can swap contact numbers.

Claire said...

hmm. . . I think it is harmless to be "addicted" to blogging and reading. However, when we use it to procrastinate the big things in life (which I sometimes do), THEN it is a problem.

Lynda said...

This blogging gig can suck up hours of my life before I realise - and I am supposed to be doing my Arabic homework.. Prof. Sami will make me pay if I can't recite my mobile phone number in Arabic today!

G in Berlin said...

Embarassingly enough, I have given up on memorizing my cell number (hey- it's hard, with lots of #, and I know the German's) so I just hand people my phone and ask them to call themselves on it. Then I append their name to the number ;-)