Blogging - How much is too much?
Amshinover asked for help with his blogging addiction so here's my take on situation:
Blogging is addictive it's true.
It's dynamic nature is what makes it so attractive, you don't want to miss anything good, and there is always something going on.
The question is; how much is too much?
Blogging is a funny thing, it can be enriching, educational, social, mind warping, or heresy breeding.
It can make you laugh, cry, puke, think and forget.
The problem is when it starts encroaching on your "real life."
A friend of mine who blogs once told me that he thinks all bloggers are lonely in some way.
That may be true. Blogging does give a person a lot more personal interaction than he might get in the real world.
So take this little test to see where you fall out on the blogometer:
Choose as many as fit your situation.
When I spend time blogging it's because:
a) I'm interested in the blog's subject matter
b) I'm bored
c) I'm avoiding other things I need to do
d) I'm avoiding other people
I spend __________ blogging.
a) less than an hour per day
b) 1-5 hours per day
c) 5-10 hours per day
d) nearly all my waking hours
My blogging habit is cutting into:
a) no part of my life
b) my social life
c) my work ethic
d) my family life
When I can't blog:
a) I'm fine
b) I worry I'm missing something
c) I count the minutes till I blog again
d) I shake convulsively until I get my hands back onto that keyboard.
Give yourself 1 pt for every a)
2 points for every b) and so on....
25 or more-DANGEROUSLY ADDITICTED- You may need to make a clean break for a bit to detox, remember there is nothing going on on ANY blog more important that what is going on in your own life.
16-20- yep, you are an ADDICTED BLOGGER- you may want to cut back just a little...
12-16- SERIOUS BLOGGER- you blog and you like it, no major problems yet.
5-10 - HEALTHY BLOGGER- A little casual blogging is good for the mind.
0-4- UNDER A ROCK BLOGGER- Do you even have internet access?