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June 22, 2008

an ode to blogsville! :)

u know ur addicted to blogging when---

1)u wake up in the middle of the night just to check on ur blog...
2)u talk about ur blogfriends and blog readers at home and with friends...
3)the first thing u do when u wake up in the morning is check ur mailbox for blogcomments...
4)when ur away at work with no acess to the net, u experience withdrawal symptoms like hopelessness, depression,uneasiness,moodswings, delusions of grandeur (that ur being horribly missed by ur readers and that someone must be chcking every 5 mins to see whether uve updated)...
5)u have one person in your life who is assigned to chk ur blog and update u on comments (whether he likes it or not) while u are away without net access...
this person is usually sworn to secrecy that he will not discuss ur blog under any sorta unfavourable circumstances...
6)u know about ur blogger buddies the same way u know ur 'meet everyday' friends and colleagues...infact sometimes u feel u know the former a lot more (much to the irritation of the latter)
7)u suddenly get bright ideas like making a 'life backup' and want to have ur life in print.a kinda online journal specifying every moment..
though this phase might fizzle out in a while due to 'persecutory ideas' (like u start believeing someone might be stalking u thru ur blog and u look at every person walking behind u with suspicion) and before it takes its toll on ur poor mind which is hardly sane by then, u turn back to good ol-fashioned blogging rather than an detailed description of whats going on right from how many bristles are missing in ur toothbrush to why ur house-helps daughter ran away with the milkman...
8)almost half the people on ur gtalk list are the ones u know only through the blog world...
9)u start getting symptoms of worthlessness on days when noone comments on ur blog posts...u stop believing the fact that people can turn busy all of a sudden and have their reasons...
10)u see inspiration in everything...from an old withered plant to the green lizard on ur bedroom wall and the next thing u know is ur blogging about it...
11) u feel a lil dejected when a regular reader suddenly stops commenting...
12)u start wondering what could have happened and refuse to believe that sometimes ppl just get bored of reading 'you'...inshort u go in denial! :-/
13)ur expectations begin to soar...with time, u even begin to wait for those ocassional anonymous commenters to come and comment again...
the thrill in the anonymity begins to entice you as u forget the fact that this is some nameless facelss stranger who dosent even want u to know who he is....
and probably will dissapear one day...maybe giving u the wrong impression that he/she might still be reading you...sigh!
14)u defend blogging like u would be caught dead without it...
15)u get addicted to the attention...the circle...the friends...the lives...the whole different world ur a part of...

so how many of you are really 'addicted'?? :)

when i started blogging, i just wanted to vent my feelings...speak out my mind...the thought of people reading or commenting never really did occur and i remember being surprised when an ocassional reader came back to read me a second time...
my friends thought the enthusiasm would fade after a few days but somehow it never did...
and then i met some really wonderful people who welcomed me in their circle...and then the circle just kept growing...
its really nice to share lives with soo many people who even though might not know much 'about' you...still know u so much :)
we at blogsville have formed such a bond---something i hope will just keep getting stronger...

yeps there are a few things i dont like too...like everything else, there are 'cons' to blogging as well...but that in another post (which is also going to be quite a long one ..so gear up!):D
so here's hoping out circle will never dissolve...and that blogsville turns better and better each day...

3 cheers to blogsville!
HIP HIP HURRAY!! :)

37 comments:

Ashu said...

i do i do i do........

i m addicted to blogging :)

Urv said...

...one is addicted to blogging when you are reading a post like this and nodding your head like crazy and smiling after reading each sentence :D

Lukkydivs said...

:D cool post pri. I cant say i am addicted to blogging, at least not now...but then half the people on my gtalk list are definitely the ones i know thru my blog :) :)

i cant wait to read the cons about blogging...may be i can add a few hundreds to them as well :P :P

J said...

Lol!! Cute post doc :D

Based on what you mentioned, make that a +1 for me.

See you in two weeks. Cheers!!

Ria said...

well then i wud say i hav not exactly reached there but i m on my way! :P

Ravi said...

In the beginning, blogging was just a past time for me. But now, it is one of my income source :)

Blogging also helps you get connected with like minded people.

Some times you meet genuine folks over the net which otherwise are hard to find in real life.

Take care!

Abhishek Khanna said...

hehhe
m still at the stage when comment dont matter.. i still write to vent out my feelings

Sahefa said...

By reading this post i can that i am addicted to blogging:D

La vida Loca said...

hip hip hurrah :)

SaTaN said...

Well I agree to u there r pros n cons of bloggin...

But to get addicted (well.... to anything) isnt good....

ceedy said...

I concur...but I do and have to control blogging or else I will get fired...

and withdrawal symptoms...I feel nobody loves me anymore if I dont even get junk mail for 15 minutes....

Ankur said...

in the morning when i wake up ijust check my mails... to see the response to my post... and when frnds dont leave u a comment, u feel utterly disappointed!!!

i m addicted nahi, but this is my second life... :)

it has given me more than i ever dreamt of... some sort of satisfaction atleast where i can shout, crib, cry, announce, denounce... do watever i like to without any qualms!!!

I Cherish it!!!

Cheers!!!

Sam said...

ah wel.. going by your definition.. i can safely say am not addicted!! :P

Pri said...

@ ashu
welcome to the club dudette! :D

@ urv
heehee glad u can relate to it :D


@ luckydivs
woww!! a few 100's??
now does that make u a antiblog leader or what?? :-/

@ j
aww thanks!
all the best in london!
speak to u soon :)

Pri said...

@ ria
no worries...with time ul'l surely get there...
u can run but u cant hide ;)

@ ravi
///In the beginning, blogging was just a past time for me. But now, it is one of my income source :)///
woww thats cool! as for now, it is still just an addiction for me...something i enjoy! :)
but making ur fav thing a source of income ...now how cool is that??
how did u get about doing it?


///Blogging also helps you get connected with like minded people. ///
very true! and then it helps u feel u rnt alone :)
there are others who think the way u do too...

///Some times you meet genuine folks over the net which otherwise are hard to find in real life.///
well genuine people are everywhere...but u gotta find them amiddst the heap of the 'not-so-genuine' ones :)
and that is luck!

@ abhishek khanna
ohh so do u mean to say that it wont matter to u if noone reads or comments on ur blog??
really? ;)
next time u tell me about ur update, il'l remind u of this...heehee

@ sahefa
i guess most of us are...join the club! :D
*shakes hands with sahefa*

@ la vida loca
yeah...cheers to blogging!! :)

@ satan
i agree...but i guess being addicted to blogging isnt all that bad too...as long as it makes u happy :)

Pri said...

@ ceedy
haha...i can understand the blogging bit!
but junk mail??? u r IMPOSSIBLE!:D

@ ankur
aww thats sucha sweet thing to say...
well as for me, its a part of my life...i dont really think it as a different life :)

@ sam
ahh ur definitely missing on something then---these are the great words of an addict! :p

ceedy said...

hahah

sometimes I wonder if my parents do say that...he should have been IM possible :P

Ankur said...

second life is in terms of what it has given me after wat all happened!!! :)

taureandude_23 said...

hey Pri
am a fresher on your blog but a definite veteran of Blogsville. i totally agree with all the points you have mentioned. its an addiction for sure!
have been blogging since the last three years. have shifted from one blog site to the next, making friends along the way. I have branched into photoblogging. I feel blogging has made me discover aspects bout myself that i didnt knew existed. i never knew i could write in such a way that ppl would read and comment:D have seen a definite growth in the writing. Plus blogging also introduced me to another hobby which i never knew i could pursue, photography.
LOVE BLOGGING!
take care
ciao

Chakoli said...

LOL>..


even Ashu is asking reasons for blogging and u gave some of them;-)))

good one

but I m nt addicted to it fr sure:-)))

aneri_masi said...

I thought I was addicted a few weeks ago...when I had lots of things coming to my head to write about. Now its toned down a little bit...I guess the initial rush is calmed down. But I do like it here in blogville, reading, and writing and commenting :)

Solitaire said...

How many criteria do we have to meet to qualify?

I think I am almost there!!

maverick said...

lol..i think i too am a lil addicted to it :)

g-man said...

oh crap! i'm way past addicted i think :D good post...who's the number one addict btw?

Pri said...

@ ceedy
try asking them :p

@ ankur
okk sorry i misinterpreted that...
its great to know blogging helped u in getting over ur personal issues :)

@ taureandude_23
woww thats great...blogging helped u discover yet another passion...

keep it up :)
its nice to have u drop by...

Pri said...

@ chakoli
just give it time...and ul be there :D
and once ur addicted, itll be like hotel california...
u can check out anytime u want but u can never leave ;)
(oops sorry for making it sound soo eerie)
havent checked ashus post yet..will do so now...

@ aneri_masi
and we love u too...
ohh as for the initial rush calming down...who knows? it might just be the silence before the storm :D
afterall ur very much eligible to join our 'blogaddicts united'
club :p

cheers!!

Pri said...

@ solitaire
i thought u were already there since ages :p

@ maverick
really? cool!
welcome to 'blogaddicts united' :D

@ g-man
haha...join the club!
ohh as for number one addict, now that we will have to see....
maybe we should try 'blog abstinence' for sometime and see who survives it...
the one who goes into withdrawal first will be the 'numero uno' addict :p

Pri said...

@ solitaire
i thought u were already there since ages :p

@ maverick
really? cool!
welcome to 'blogaddicts united' :D

@ g-man
haha...join the club!
ohh as for number one addict, now that we will have to see....
maybe we should try 'blog abstinence' for sometime and see who survives it...
the one who goes into withdrawal first will be the 'numero uno' addict :p

jayant said...

Hey..
so very true!I was quite addicted to it some time back,but then lost interest.
going through you post certainly re-ignited that passion..
will blogroll you shorlty..
cheers! :)

An ILLuS|On said...

hmmmmm:)

tulipspeaks said...

i'm a certified addict! :)

nice blog u hv pri. if u dont mind, i would like to blogroll u.

cheers!


ammu.

Pri said...

@ jayant
thanks for thinking me worthy of ur blogroll :)
and im glad i could inspire u back into blogging...but hope the enthusiasm dosent fade off again...
will drop by to read u soon...

cheers!!

@ an illusion
hmmmm?? what? :p

@ tulipspeaks
heyy the pleasure is all mine :)
im honoured...
have read ur work and yess u definitely are an old member of 'blogaddicts united' :D

cheers and keep rocking!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I can relate to many of them!

You sure have mastered "Blogology"(Blogger+Psychology) very well :P

Lena said...

i would say i am addicted to it a couple of months ago, but now not anymore though still in good terms with blogging :)

yaeecks veens is here said...

i m right now dejected... and i cud copy the whole freaking post and print it out and re read it every minute...

no one comments on my posts :(

no one visits me nemore :((


ok maybe i m addicted :))

HIP HIP HURRAY to blogging!

hopefully this circle never dissolves...never :)

Vandita said...

1) sometimes
2) yeah
6) i'd like to believe
7) hahaa i used that same line once "life in print" :P
11) i would be a lil disappointed
14) definitely
15) yup not totally an addict, i have had my share of sabbaticals but yeah i love this place
hip hip hurray to bloggin :)

laddu said...

addiction 2 anything is bad, even if its blogging....
well i dont appreciate d idea of posting links in the comment section. but i just want u 2 c dis..
u can delete if after reading (if u have enough time 2 waste 2 read dis)

http://laddu-chocolates.blogspot.com/2009/02/addiction.html