oI found another fabulous blog today, and have spent pretty much the entire day reading the posts. I got to thinking, am I blog addicted? Hmmm….
My 12 Steps of Blog Addiction
1. Ok, I admit that I am powerless over the reading list. I know its not really necessary to reload the page every hour or so, because the new posts will be there regardless of when they load on my reading list. I don’t really think my life is becoming unmanageable…though I do have a messy kitchen to clean up, and I really need to keep reading the brailled Goldilocks story. So ok, yes, I am powerless over blogs. When I’m going to bed at night, I think, I can’t wait to get up and read the blogs. I’m not really seeing unmanageability though. Unless I never do chores or read braille again.
2. In order for me to believe that I will be restored to sanity, I have to first believe that my blog addiction is insane. I don’t really think it is. Maybe…the fact that sometimes I post 4 blogs a day is a bit insane, or posting from the point of view of my cats, but thats just cute, and I got that idea from another blog. So while I accept step 2 and believe that my higher power will restore me to sanity should the need arise, I don’t think I’ve lost sanity yet.
3. Yes, I can make the decision to turn my will and my blog over to the care of God as I understand God. But my God is hella cool, and I think that whatever makes me happy as long as steps 1 and 2 don’t flair up, should be fine with my God.
4. Ok, I’ll make a searching and fearless moral inventory of my blog. I am definitely resentful at the CAPTCHA’s, but who wouldn’t be? Ok, justified resentment. But I’ll work through it anyway. Resentful at: CAPTCHA. Affects my: Blog security and ego, because I can’t leave insightful and witty comments on blogs with said monsters. My part: Pride, because *I* wouldn’t have one of those… Aside from those, I can’t think of any more resentments, except maybe by proxy resentments at owners with CAPTCHA’s.
5. I most definitely admit to myself, God and other human beings of my blog addiction because i talk about blogging all the time, and I even shared my resentment at the CAPTCHAs in a blog post.
6. I would be willing to turn over my blog defects to my higher power, but I don’t really think its too much to worry about right now.
7. I’m not ready to humbly ask for these things to be removed, because I still feel justified in hating CAPTCHAs. And I don’t want to give up blogging, not that I think my God would have me do so, for above mentioned reasons.
8. I could make a list of all the people I’ve harmed, but so far I don’t think I have? I don’t swear in my blogs, I don’t share really mean things, I keep talk of politics to a minimum, and I don’t think I’m preachy. As far as IRL people, my boyfriend doesn’t mind the blog addiction because it makes me happy, and he’s busy reading a huge thread on his metal forum.
9. Hmmm, made direct amends to those people I’ve harmed. Well, I haven’t harmed anyone that I know of, but I would sure as heck be willing if I did. Maybe I owe the cats an amends, for talking about them, and pretending I know what they are thinking?
10. I’ll continue to take personal inventory, and if I write something horrible, I’ll remove it.
11. I will continue to work on my conscious contact with God, and actually in some posts, this is easier, especially backtracking and talking about how awful I used to be.
12. I would love to help others with their blog addictions, even though I don’t really know if any of us need help I mean because its so fun and theraputic and educational and whats so wrong about meeting new people?
Ok, after going through the steps on my blog addiction, I don’t really think there is anything wrong with it. I hope that doesn’t mean I am constitutionally incapable of being honest with myself, but I don’t think so. I have concluded that blogging is the next step in my acceptance of my new life, and darnit, I’m gonna enjoy it 😉