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Blogging Mania

Does everyone who starts blogging think about it 24/7 at first? One little step into the blogosphere and I was gone. Within an hour it was like an addiction — I thought about it all the time, everything happening in my life was accompanied by a stream-of-consciousness blogging entry. The excitement was unbearable — all the stories I’ve been wanting to tell, all the people I’d love to connect with! My creative juices started flowing overtime!

But I had to learn how! That led to yet more obsession — how can I find out what this means, how to do that? There were frerequent visits to the WordPress FAQs and forums, where I usually couldn’t even ask the right question. I couldn’t learn fast enough!

WordPress advised (somewhere in their documentation) that I take my time. Absolutely knowing that was the way to go, I was powerless to slow down whatever it was that blasted me with such force into the blogging world. If only I had my very own tech geek and expert seasoned blogger available all the time to answer my questions!

All of the things I needed to do, and even usually loved to do, became an obstacle to my overwhelming desire to blog, learn about blogging, and worse yet learn about all the wonderful webthings I’d never known about before — Digg, Flickr, Technorati and on and on.  Wow, wow, wow!

I began to fear I’d never get back to “life as usual”, and now I know I won’t, but am happy to say that there’s a bit more balance in it.  Not only do I leave the computer to do things I absolutely have to do like eat, I am getting back to my work and even things I enjoy like knitting.  My Meyer lemon tree did suffer from the freezing temperatures at night as I did not get out to buy a tarp and protect it, but it’s a fairly small consequence of this blogging mania in the overall scheme of things.

And now, I’m actually remembering that I do have some important things to do in my business today.  Will I finish this post and go straight to business, or will I view some other blogs and post some comments?  Only time (and a couple of clicks) will tell!


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