Written by:2009/12/11 12:47 PM
OK so it’s a very strange question, but stay with me because it is a vital question. I am not asking you if your blogging is bad, nor am I questioning your character. I am asking are you BAD. No, not in the sense of Bad Boys, but BAD. Confused? Well read on for better explanation.
The Internet is such an all pervasive thing in so many people’s lives. Me particularly and after beginning to blog it seems to have gotten worse. A New York Times article called "Hooked on the Web" says some specialists believe 6 to 10% of Internet users have an unhealthy addiction to the Internet -- and they are ready to offer addiction recovery services. Some are even calling it Internet Addiction Disorder or IAD. And, of course, blogging is listed as one of the addictive Internet activities in the article.
....Researchers who concur that the Internet is addictive have already established that the disorder develops into a dependency for the person; they experience tolerance and withdrawal affects (Ferris, par. 1). Similar to what an addict of any other substance goes through, and becomes just as isolated as them. Rejecting the real world and adopting the Internet as a route of escape to a mood altering experience (DeAngelis, 2000, par. 8). (excerpt from AIIPsyc Journal)
So I wonder if there is not a disorder for blogging addiction. Perhaps it is called Blogging Addiction Disorder or BAD. Hence my question, are you a BAD blogger? Let me rephrase, are you addicted to blogging? So you suffer from Blogging Addiction Disorder, or BAD?
While some are hilarious, there is definitely some truth to all this. So much so that there are loads of internet sites set up to help with Blog and internet addiction. Whether they are legit or not I do not know. Here are two to look at in your own time
So are you BAD? Only one way to find out. Take the blog addiction test. Over at Oneplusyou there is a Blog Addiction Test. Take it and let us know your score. Once you’re finished with the test, just click on the link at the bottom of the page. I took the test. My score is 87% addiction. Oh yeah I’m addicted to blogging. Now I need to join Blogging Anonymous.
Are you BAD? Are you addicted to blogging? Do you suffer from Blogging Addiction Disorder?
Let us know in the comments below. Believe me it will help with getting this off your shoulder. Anyway if you do not leave a comment, you can’t be that addicted.
Perhaps you have a few more points on “You know you’re addicted to blogging when …”, why not share them with us.
I found this cartoon on the net. It’s not mine, I’m not that good.
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