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:
(written in large, friendly letters)
Lorelle VanFossen blogs about blogging and WordPress on Lorelle on WordPress, and is a long time support volunteer for WordPress. Lorelle travels too much and reports about life on the road in Taking Your Camera on the Road and covers family history and genealogy on Lorelle’s Family History, and writes for too many blogs, ezines, and magazines.
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.