It’s Catching: Blog Disease

Filed as News on January 26, 2007 3:48 am

LaDawn Clare-Panton reports she has “Blog Disease”, a virus spreading across the globe:

This disease is caused by the descent into madness caused by blogging. The symptoms of this disease should be monitored closely and are as follows:

1. You are excited when anyone visits your blog.
2. You visit random blogs hoping to get tips on how to make the blog more interesting to just about anyone.
3. You are excited when your blog visits enter double digits/day.
4. You are excited when people you don’t know visit your blog.
5. You are excited when your monthly traffic hits triple digits after only 2 months and grows each month.
6. You are excited when someone leaves a comment on your blog.
7. You are sooooo excited you giggle when someone else’s blog (my sister) links to your blog.
8. You are soooooooo excited you dance around the kitchen when someone else’s blog (that you don’t even know) links to your blog in their text and even thanks you for leaving a comment…

If you have been experiencing the same symptoms, you now have a name for it. It is the ubiquitous “Blog Disease”.

Should I start a support group for those suffering with Blog Disease? What about a telethon? Or blogathon? Wanna help raise money for all of us blog sufferers?

I wonder what the World Health Organization is doing about this new contagious disease. ;-)

If you are looking for a cure, you may find it on Cerebral Odd Jobs wrote “Steps to edublogging happiness”. The first overdose prescription is:

As the cover of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy states:

Don’t Panic
(written in large, friendly letters)

Lorelle VanFossen blogs about blogging and WordPress on , and is a long time support volunteer for . Lorelle travels too much and reports about life on the road in and covers family history and genealogy on , and writes for too many blogs, ezines, and magazines.

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  2. By Jessica Doylee posted on January 26, 2007 at 6:59 am
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    Oh – good god! I’ve been one them that has danced the Balki Barktokomouse Dance of Joy in the kitchen. Was so fun!

    The high passed. Then the inner self took over. And focus begins.

    I began reading in pure dread thinking “Oh, there really is a name for this”. Then I began laughing. It is so true. ;)

    I enjoy your writing Lorelle.


  3. By LaDawn Clare-Panton posted on January 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm
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    My name is LaDawn. My last name is Clare-Panton.

  4. By Lorelle VanFossen posted on January 26, 2007 at 4:16 pm
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    Thanks for the correction. And thanks again for making me laugh so hard. We need more giggles in our lives and your post was magical! Thanks for letting me share it with the world.

  5. By rexted posted on January 27, 2007 at 3:42 am
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    OOpppss I have a blog disease :) because evrytime I went to my computer the first thing i have to check is my web stat. and comments ha ha ha

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  7. By LaDawn Clare-Panton posted on January 28, 2007 at 5:47 am
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    Thanks for correcting my name! And thanks for sharing my obsession!

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