I can’t stop. I can’t quit. I can’t even back off at this point, slow down, take ‘er easy.
I have to blog. I have to.
A lot of folks get addicted to their blogs, and you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme in my posts this week about acting like a person even on the Internet. Well, I didn’t notice the theme until today. And when I sat back and looked at it, I realized I may be a little too involved in my online life.
Now, to be honest, I don’t have many friends in the real world. Some of you go out with others and see things, experience things, enjoy things. Me, I look ‘em up on the Internet and figure that’s about as much of it as I want. As for friends, well … based on my experience with “friends”, they’re overrated. Family? Pff, please. The only family I’m interested in is the one living under my roof. The others have all screwed me over and ticked me off over the years so much, I’ve written them off and let them go. And while I don’t mind socializing with actual humans – you know, at places of work, or in areas of general conglomeration – it’s not something I need, this “human interaction”. I’m a little unique in that respect from most others I know.
But take away my ability to blog? Tweet on Twitter? Get artsy on deviantART? Well, now I’m gonna start the DTs, and it’s not going to be pretty. I’m gonna be sad, moody, depressed, then alternately pissed off, cranky, and generally unpleasant (some say this is already my state, what would be different?). I’m going down in flames if I lose access to my beloved Internet. And my financial/employment situation being what it is, you can bet your sweet heinie I’m getting nervous.
And nothing rammed that home to me as much as realizing, maybe for the first time, how seriously I take this blogging stuff. I mean, I spend hours thinking about what topics to blog on, then I spend minutes writing them up, then I spend more minutes editing them and catching typos, and then seconds posting them. It’s exhausting I tell you.
But hey – everyone needs a hobby, right? And it’s cheaper than woodworking or even stamp collecting, so I guess it’s not that bad. Right?
Or should I take some time off and try to wean myself? What do you think? And how much effort do you put into blogging? Is it just for giggles or do you try to be somewhat serious? Am I the only one?
See? I have a problem.
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