20 Ways You Know You're Addicted to Blogging

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

So you want me to admit it? Alright fine I will then, I'm addicted to blogging. It's out. But if there's anything at all that makes me feel okay about my illness it's that I'm not alone. Luckily I've got the one and only Erin here with me today to commiserate.  It only makes sense that it's the girl who Lives in Yellow who helps me talk about this because there's just a small part of me that blames her for my addiction. I'm not trying to point fingers or anything, but she is the first person I contacted in the blogging world roughly two years ago who helped show me the ropes and teach me how everything works... So how can I not blame her?

This won't be an easy topic to discuss, but someone has to do it.

Are you addicted to blogging? If you find yourself nodding your head to any of these I hate to break it to you, but I think you might be. If the blogger shoe fits...

1. You've had dreams about other bloggers.

2. If you see it on a blog, you buy it. Clothes, jewelry, vajajay deodorant, etc. It doesn’t matter what it is but if another blogger has it, you need it. 

3. You plan your day around when you can fit in a post.

4. You break out into a cold sweat when you realize the pictures your husband just took of you while you stood outside in negative twenty degree temps turned out blurry, cut off, and of absolutely no good use. 


5. You sometimes catch yourself doing things just so you can blog about it.

6. Time is no longer measured in minutes, hours, days, and weeks, but rather by blog posts and blog posts only.

7. You get anxiety if you see you have an error in your post but aren't around a computer or phone to fix it yet.

8. You occasionally use your dog as a prop to pose with you during awkward public photo shoots.


9. You check your stats more than twenty times a day.

10. You stop responding to your name but rather only when somebody calls you by your blog title.

11. You respond to reader comments before you respond to family emails.

12. Your meals are a result of what you just saw on Instagram.


13. You spend hours on creating what you believe will be the one pin that will go viral, only to result in three repins.

14. You sleep with a notebook next to your head, just in case.

15. You read blogs right before you go to bed... And again when you wake up.

16. You suddenly want a new cool camera even though you know you'll probably never really figure out how to use it exactly right.


17. You sometimes think you know bloggers you've never met more than you know people in real life.

18. You trade out your WWJD bracelets for OOTD and WIWW.

19. You spend hours in front of the mirror because you will master that perfect messy bun look if it kills you.

20. You spend ridiculous amounts of money on a planner because Heaven forbid you forget to write down that you need to post a picture to Instagram at 2:34 pm on Wednesday afternoon. 


It's okay fellow bloggers, we're here for you. Now let's all go grab a glass of wine (and put it on Instagram of course) and then we can tweet about our problems together.


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31 comments:

  1. #yusyusyus to all those points . I hate when somebody takes a baaad picture of me that I can't use on my blog.

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  2. That pretty much sums it up! But it's so fun!! And such a great community :)

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  3. LOL guilty of all of these! Especially # 4 (freaking out about a pic blurry), 5 (doing things to blog about it), 8 (dog), and the planner!

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  4. Oh, so many of these, especially buying things that I see on another blog, doing something just to blog about it, and responding to readers before family. What a fun list!

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  5. yes to all of the above and then some. it's definitely an addiction.

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  6. This is hilarious. I am a new blogger and have all these symptoms already. Do you think there should be a Bloggers Anonymous helpline??? :) On another note, I think you live really close to my sister because the picture under #5 I believe is the street she lives on!

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  7. I really think there needs to be a warning label before you can create a blog.

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  8. Oh so true!! I definitely need to stop wanting to buy everything I see other bloggers post about. This ish is getting expensive! lol But it's so fun through. Wouldn't trade any of the blogger addictions ;-)

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  9. OMG! Blogging is an addiction, and a good one at that. I have bought so many things lately from what I've seen on blogs. It's crazy. You forgot to mention that you update twitter and instagram more than Facebook. Ha!

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  10. yep, it sure it. but it is a good one! nice to meet you!

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  11. Sad truths...but it's so fun!! The bright side is you force yourself to do things instead of sitting on the couch so that you'll have an exciting weekend recap post - SAD!!!

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  12. Love love love this, wish it was a link up!!!

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  13. you guys are the best, you get it so right.

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  14. Absolutely everything about this is just so, SO accurate!

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  15. Love...haha! The one about finding out your husband taking a blurry (and chopped off) picture....YESSSS!!!

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  16. This is hilarious, and so true! I make my wish lists based on other blog's I've seen.


    spielitsarah.blogspot.com

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  17. hahaha all these are so true. I'm constantly asking my friends "wanna do something for the blog?" or "wanna hang out so I can blog about it?" it's literally become a second life for me... or more accurately, my whole life.

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  18. You say I have this friend, then have to explain it is a blog friend and have your family look at you strangely because they don't get that blog friends are the same as real life friends, because they are real people not robots............

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  19. I signed up for a cooking class this weekend and one of the reasons was so that I could blog about it!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  20. Haha, Bloggers Anonymous right there. Well said lovely ladies x

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  21. HILARIOUS!! I’m totally guilty of just doing things so I can write about it on my blog. I guess it makes me change out of my pjs, though, and actually leave the house (even if it’s only between 2-4 so I can get some good daylight shots). Then it’s back home to the pjs!

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  22. Hahah love this. Too true, and I've only been blogging for a few months now. I'm scared to see where this is going to go.

    Danielle @ Allusional

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  23. Haha, I have been spending way to much time working on messy buns loooong before blogging! Fun post!

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  24. Oh wow, I just said yes to more of these than I should ever admit to!

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  25. I love this! I had a dream about a blogger around 3 weeks ago, and when I woke up, I thought I was crazy, because I definitely don't "know" her. So fun!

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