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Blog addiction is a very real phenomenon. Take it from someone who knows and who, unabashedly, is willing to admit it. So, are you a blog addict too? I read this post by Tammy Soong over at the Blogging Betties and realised that, ‘Hey, looks like I AM a Blogging Betty after all!’

As you all know, this is a parenting blog, or more appropriately, a place for me to put down my thoughts on this marvelous journey (yeah, right!) called Motherhood, together with its delightful add-ons such as tantrums, life lessons, learning to let go, yelling less and basically surviving on just the bare minimum of sleep daily.

So, to carry forward what Tammy says so eloquently, here are more signs that you may be addicted to this wonderful, enriching thing called Blogging. I mean, er.. this time-sucking, draining and insomnia-inducing thing called Blogging! Be advised that I have done NONE of the below and I will defend my stance in a court of law, until my dying breath!

Are you a blog addict? Does blogging control every aspect of your life? You may want to see how many items you check off on this list.

 

  1. Your face lights up when you see an Award nomination for your blog and you just shrug and pat her on the head when your child comes home with a badge for ‘Best-behaved kid at Recess’.
  2. Getting a bad comment on your post unnerves you, while a poor grade in the kid’s report card is glanced at and followed by the customary ‘pat-on-the-head.’
  3.  You dislike staying up nights to feed your wailing newborn but are more than willing to pull an all-nighter if it means churning out those posts every night.
  4. You are more likely to know the number of ‘Likes’ that your Facebook page has than the number of friends your kids make on the playground.
  5. You proudly strut the fact that you write a blog (or two or gosh, three!) and try to hide the fact that you don’t know where kid # 3 is or what he’s doing.
  6. You sprain a shoulder and snap irritably at kid # 2 for asking you to carry her around all day but doggedly type away with the good hand, even though it takes you thrice as long to finish that post!
  7. You feign an illness to get out of a family trip, just so you can blog about the wonderful feeling of peace at home.
  8. You flaunt a real badge that says , ‘I am a blogger’ and don’t even realise that people are giving you funny looks when you walk down the street.
  9. You get a T-shirt made that asserts, ‘ I blog, therefore I am‘ and wonder why there is a sound of running feet and pitchforks when you step out in public.
  10. You have a coffee mug that says, I am  a Blog Addict and carry it around unashamedly.
 
Score yourself and tell me how you fared!
Score card key:
1- 3 (Marginally addicted. You like to blog but you can live without it for a week, maybe two)
4-7 (Moderately addicted. You love blogging and need to blog at least once or twice a week!)
8-10 (Heavily addicted! You need help! Go and blog now! Your readers haven’t heard from you in the last 15 minutes!)
So are you a Blogging Addict or a Devoted Mum?
 
If you’re the former, I empathise.
 
If you’re the latter, I only have one question for you: 
 
WHY?

 

 
Disclaimer: This post was written in jest. Any resemblance to anyone may be interpreted at the reader’s risk. Hey, you are free to have your opinion. I won’t judge you 😉
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*Featured and pinnable images courtesy: Shutterstock
 

 

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35 Comments

Michelle Liew · September 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Ok….I”m going to get myself one of those shirts NOW!

Nabanita · September 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

haha I'm addicted too….So addicted and I get high on it! 😉

rachnacooks · September 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

hahah This was truly funny. I am both to answer your question. I have no answer to why though. 😉 Am using my WP id because blogger is somehow not registering my comment.

Richa Singh · September 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Haha this one is quite funny 😀 but well right now I relate more to a blog block 😐

Richa

Carol Graham · September 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Uh oh… I'm in trouble but at least I am in good company!

tulika singh · September 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I know people like that.. Ummm No 6 sounds definitely familiar 😀

Shilpa Garg · September 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

LOL 😀 That was a fun read but can relate to it completely! 😀

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Ooh, ooh! Let's wear them together 😀

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

And who cares about all those pending tasks, right? 😉

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Thanks Rachna! Yes, I have heard that Blogger is giving trouble for many people. You are both? How, my good woman, how? 😀

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Awww, don't worry, my dear. It will pass soon!

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The best company there is, Carol 😀

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I don't know what you're talking about, Tulika 😉

Shailaja V · September 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

So glad you could, Shilpa 😀

pixie · September 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

LOL!!
yep! Completely addicted!! 😀
could relate very well!! 😀

Kathy Combs · September 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm

LOL This was fun to read. While I think I may have been a blog addict, I think that since I have been taking an extended break…and detoxing myself so to speak, I think I have broke out of the addiction for the time being and discovered there is actually more to life!

Cathy Graham · September 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Love it, Shailaja! I had a good chuckle over your post and could definitely relate. So, where can I get one of those tshirts and the mugs?

http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/09/its-all-about-me-me-me.html

Catherine Burden · September 22, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Oh you made me laugh, I'm addicted.

elly stornebrink · September 23, 2014 at 12:58 am

So funny yet so true! Though I'm not a 'devoted Mom” I definitely am a blogging addict! I can relate to the ” time-sucking, draining and insomnia-inducing” since joining Ultimate Blog Challenge and now Ultra Blog Challenge – though love them both. “Ok, I MUST get that T-shirt AND cup just to solidify it…and oh, a bllogging award NEXT please! 😉 <3

Anita · September 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Lovely points, Shailaja.
If one is too addicted to Blogging, then one may decide to have no kids or just 1 kid so as to spend more time Blogging 🙂
I don't have a Blogging msg cup or a t-shirt as yet 🙂

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:02 am

I bet you can, Pixie 😉

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

Very glad to hear that, Kathy. Yes, there is more to life than blogging. Making memories is one of them 🙂

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

Depends, Cathy. Do you want yours personalised? 😉

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

So glad you enjoyed this, Catherine! Welcome to my blog 🙂

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:06 am

One blogging tee coming up 😀

Shailaja V · September 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

Just one kid? Woman, you have no idea how much work that is 😉

anushka patil · November 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I can proudly say, “I am a blog addict!” ✌✌

ArchanaC Kapoor · February 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm

OOOO ma… that sounds so much like me Shailaja 🙂
Cheers, Archana – http://www.travelwitharchie.com

Shannon · December 29, 2017 at 1:30 am

I am not willing to admit I am an addict but I’m sure my family has other thoughts! I do resemble #3, however, and haven’t had this problem since late nights in college.

Shannon · December 29, 2017 at 1:32 am

I’m not sure I am willing to admit I’m an addict but I’m sure my loved ones have other thoughts! I do resemble #3 for sure, haven’t had this problem since college!

    Shailaja · December 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Ha ha, it’s a problem all right 😉

Ashvini Naik · December 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Well, I’m tipping at 7 already & perhaps can’t live without blogging.
I’ve created 2 children so far – my daughter & my blog. The younger one appears more demanding yet without tantrums, like it always should be! *WINK*

Shilpa Gupte · January 15, 2018 at 6:13 pm

HAhaha..just stumbled across this post and can proudly rate myself a 10/10! I, too, have become a blog-addict, Shy! All I do these days is think of ways to write posts, share on various social media platforms, ways to make attractive images, and words to use to make my post awesome! Tee-hee!
I just need to go get a mug for myself…I already have a tshirt that says, “I blog, therefore you are!” thanks to Indiblogger! 😛
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    Shailaja · January 17, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Well said 😉 And I know what you mean. I have other reasons for blog addiction these days but it’s still an addiction 😉

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