Help! I think I'm a blog-a-holic!

Is it possible to be addicting to blogging? I know this sounds silly but I think I am. I have been blogging for a few years now, just a few posts per month- no big deal. But lately, I can't stop writing posts and reading other blogs. I recently found an abundance of creative teaching blogs and I am hooked!   

I thought the first step to recovery would be admitting that I have a problem so I told my husband this week. He laughed. No counseling or compassion. That is why I am seeking advice from fellow bloggers. 

Here are some of my symptoms: 

I sacrifice sleep to blog. And when I do sleep, I actually dream about blogging. For real! 

I forget to eat when blogging. That has never ever happened to me before! I love food! 

I have become fascinated with statistics. Even though I do not comprehend what a feedburner is or what a widget really does, I pretend to understand these technical terms while I study and analyze my statistics every morning. So weird I tell you. 

If I have a comment in my inbox, it makes my day. If I don't have any comments, I wonder what I did wrong. 

This Sunday morning I added a follower's gadget, and I seriously thought about submitting a prayer request at church for followers.  I wish I was kidding.

I have become a blog-stalker. I have to browse several blogs at least once a day for a "find." It is like treasure hunting to me!  

Even worse, I am an "undercover" blog-stalker. I enter a certain blog (codename W.T.T.W.) and then click on all the posts on their blog lists like I am a secret spy. Why? These crazy habits I have make absolutely no sense. 

I need to rework my family's budget to compensate for all the ink and cardstock I've used on printing all the treasures I found while spying.  

I desperately want to think of more topics to blog about just so I can have at least ten more templates designed by Ladybug. They are just too cute! There must be something I can do with them! 

I can't wait for the kids to take a snack break so I can blog. I can't wait for the kids to take a bath so I can blog. I can't wait until the kids go to sleep so I can blog. Do you see the pattern?  

When my husband walks into the office, I sometimes quickly close the screen and act like I am working on homeschool lesson plans. He knows me too well and says, "You're blogging again, aren't you?" My reply, "Well...uh...I was just...okay...yes...I was."

I do not care if the laundry is stacked several feet high. It will actually make a good measurement lesson. How much laundry can 7 people accumulate in a week? We could even graph the data each day. Hmmmm. I see another post coming on. 

Which leads me to my last symptom. My list of future posts has grown exponentially. If I get time to write all of the posts I have envisioned before the second coming of Jesus, it will be a miracle. 

Am I alone?

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9 comments:

Ms. Lopez said...

Hi, my name's Kathy and I'm a blog-a-holic! lol! I sooooo know what you mean! I found these blogs during Christmas break and I'm hooked! Now I'm on spring break and I'm bleary eyed from reading so much! Everyone is so creative and I love all the ideas everyone shares. I found your blog today through April Larremore's and now I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing.

Hadar said...

HAHAHAH! I think I could have written this. I am definitely addicted. I even check my blog on my blackberry...every minute. We may need help!

Hadar

Curly T said...

You are too funny! I'm not a blogger but had to tell you that. : )

Jodi said...

I have the SAME symptoms. Must be something going around. ha! It's very easy to get addicted too. I am constantly checking out blogs and my email on my phone. It's ridiculous! And...I'm totally with you on the blog comment thing. So, here's a comment to make you happy :)

Jodi
www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

I caught the "blog" too! I usually don't use my laptop at home but IT has become a permanent fixture (on my lap) nightly!!! Hubby is thinking an intervention is needed!
Although MY blog is more for students/parents in our school I do have a link for teachers...
Mrsrooses1stgrade@weebly.com

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Your comments are hilarious! That is exactly why I am hooked- you all are so creative and uplifting! I just love you all!

Katie King said...

I am definitely hooked and so glad I found your blog! It is adorable! Can't wait to spend some more time looking at it!

Katie
http://queenofthefirstgradejungle.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Magee said...

You're definitely not along! I have many blog-a-holic symptoms as well!

http://firstgradebrain.blogspot.com

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