Thursday, May 26, 2005

Bloggers Anonymous Wannabe

Blogroll Me!

Fellow blogger Neil Fleischmann, of NY's Funniest Rabbi fame (see link in margin) posted this wonderful scenario.

I hate to admit it, but I'm supposed to be at that meeting...right now, at 12:55 a.m.

Care to join me at Bloggers Anonymous?


"Hello my name is {YOUR NAME HERE} and I'm a blogger."

All: "Hi, {YOUR NAME HERE}

"I started out slowly. Someone told me I'd like it so I got a blogspot blog. It was free. I figured why not. I posted...I thought that was it. But a few days later I went back. Then I went back the next day. Before I knew it I was posting several times a day. Then I got my first comment. I'll never forget the rush...I was hooked. I started checking regularly for comments. Commenting on other blogs... hoping they'd visit mine. Then I stopped leaving the house because I needed to blog. Then I started skipping meals...staying up all night. Then a friend told me about these meetings. At first I said I could stop whenever I wanted, that some people had blog addictions but not me. Then they turned my electricity off because I didn't pay because all I was doing was the blog. The blog became a blob... taking over my life. So I joined a friend for a meeting, just to see, not because I was ready to admit my problem. And I couldn't believe the similar stories I read. People from far away... Texas and Toronto... with stories that sounded so much like mine. Computers needed fixing, books needed editing, students needed to be taught, but they all fell to the wayside because of THE BLOG. But then I saw people getting better... through the meetings. We will always be bloggers. But there is a force bigger than ourselves, even bigger than technical support. We must give ourselves over to the program. If you're in this chat room for the first time know... there is hope. Thank you.

~ copyrighted by Rabbi Neil Fleischmann 2005 ~

3 comments:

Just Passing Through said...

Will we get keychains too for our milestones?

Still Wonderin' said...

I literally had to stop for one week because I started to exhibit traits of a chronic gambler I am close with. Blogging is definitely addictive and a hard habit to break. I fully expect the issue to hit the news soon and hard. Maybe someone should call Chuck Schumer -- ay JPT?

Mirty said...

I'm about to go four days without blogging. (Without a computer! Without email!) I guess it will build character.