Are you ready to take the Blogger’s Pledge?

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Please take a deep breath and consider the following:

Constantly thinking about your next blog post could be one of the signs of a blogging addiction.

Being unable to observe any interesting event anywhere without turning it into a blog post in your mind could likewise be a tell tale sign.

And, dreaming about blogging is a strong indication that you have crossed the line.

So, are you ready to take the Bloggers’ Pledge?

Or, do you have just one more post that you have to publish before you do?

12 Step Recovery Program For Blogging Addicts

  1. I will have a cup of coffee or tea in the morning and read my PAPER newspaper like I used to, before the blog.
  2. I will eat breakfast with a knife and fork and not with one hand typing.
  3. I will get dressed before noon.
  4. I will make an attempt to clean the house, wash clothes, and plan dinner before even thinking of the blog.
  5. I will sit down and write a letter to those unfortunate few friends and family that are internet-deprived.
  6. I will call someone on the phone who I cannot contact via the internet and resist the urge to ask them what they think I should blog about next.
  7. I will read a book… if I still remember how.
  8. I will listen to those around me about their needs and stop telling them to turn the TV down so I can hear my lastfm music.
  9. I will not be tempted during TV commercials to check for email or to check my blog stats.
  10. I will try and get out of the house at least once a week and socialize with people who do not blog, if it is necessary or not.
  11. I will remember that my bank is not forgiving if I forget to balance my checkbook because I was too busy blogging for adsense pennies.
  12. Last, but not least, I will remember that I must go to bed sometime… and that the blog will always be there tomorrow!

Postscript: When you start vehemently denying to yourself that you do any of these, it probably is worse than you think… ;-)

54 thoughts on “Are you ready to take the Blogger’s Pledge?

  1. I was going to read a book last night, but I couldn’t find the power cord…

    lol seriously, funny stuff (which I will try to avoid doing as long as possible :p )

  2. It is funny. Because blogging is writing and so much more, it can easily sap your time away. However, I have friends who are artists and they often never leave the house , sleep til noon etc. when working on a project. To me it’s goals, if you have them you can justify most that stuff.

  3. I had fun with this post while laughing at myself. I have no intention of taking any pledge — I’m wired and loving every minute of it. ;)

  4. Book? What’s a book? Seriously guilty on all charges, your honor. If I believed in 12-step programs, I’d sign up soonest!

  5. Hey, Timethief! I have eventually explored this site and I am thrilled to discover that I have Blogitis. Seriously – I have added a link on my site, I am impressed by your endless ability to offer advice and support – thanks. Cx

  6. @gafarmwoman
    I’m glad that you found the post in the blog to be interesting. I hope you find them to be informative too. And, I’m glad we are BC friends. :)

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