Hi, my name is Angie and I’m TOTALLY ADDICTED to reading blogs.
Ok, there I said it and admitted it out loud and publicly.
“How did this happen?”, I ask myself. “When did it start?” I cannot recall any specifics, but I think it began by innocently reading one blog (I can’t even remember which one–see the power this has over me?).
Honestly, I was just wondering what “blogging” was since I’d heard of it for quite some time, so one day I decided to take a peek to see what all the hype was about. Well, I was immediately drawn in and within seconds I was hooked!
It’s all a blur now, but I seem to recall as I was reading my first blog, that I stumbled upon the section called “Blogroll” (or on some blogs it’s called “Links”) and decided to click on one of the links that was listed.
Well, that’s all it took. Did you know that innocently clicking on one link will ultimately lead to clicking on another and another? It’s like the potato chip saying, “You can’t stop at just one”. It’s true! I had no idea that this fantastic feature would be so enabling to my new found addiction. Geez, there are no warnings of this behavior posted anywhere! (And if there was, I never saw it, I swear!)
Did you also know that if you are using Firefox as your internet browser that you can open individual tabs which makes viewing multiple blogs so much easier and more enjoyable? I’ve also since discovered the importance of exporting/backing up my Firefox Bookmarks since I have so many saved blog sites (that I seem to be drawn to visiting on a regular basis) not to mention the incredible fact that it is has no limit to the amount of sites I can add and the fact that it grows daily with new blogs I want to visit at another time.
Are there other
fools victims out there who have fallen into this blog reading entanglement? Surely I am not the only one! What does one do to curb this addiction or even overcome it? Is there any cure? Is there any hope for us and our moderately neglected households since falling into this devastating trap? Are there any support groups for folks such as myself?
Someone please tell me so I can try to obtain some sort of self-control and utilize it properly as I really need to return back to my previous responsibilities of maintaining my household and providing for my family since they do have to eat now and then, and it would be great if they could actually use clean towels
if when they showered and then had clean clothes to put on afterward.