Sunday, July 6, 2008

The first step is admitting you have a problem...

Have you ever left the house and felt like something was missing? Wallet- check. Phone- check. Fly on your pants isn't open and all of the kids are accounted for (if you're lucky...or unlucky, I guess it's how you look at it!). The obvious necessities are all there, but something just isn't right? That was me this weekend and it's official- I have a blogging problem.

That's right, blogging- reading, writing and commenting was the missing link and I was jonesing for it all weekend. Like most, ours was a weekend full of treacherous non-stop family activity. We would come home for occasional pit stops and I would check the computer and skim past some of my bloggy friends.

By the context of their last posts, it seemed I was not the only one with a hectic weekend schedule and limited writing time and thank goodness- otherwise I would never be able to catch up!!! Nonetheless, it was the first 2 day stretch of not sitting at the computer and drafting a post and peeking into the lives of 10-20 of my dear pretend friends.

Which brings me to wonder, what the hell is wrong with me? I still think it's such an odd dynamic that I share my deepest and darkest thoughts with complete strangers. I look forward to comments from complete strangers. I am even thrilled to see that complete strangers are reading even if there is no feedback.

I have an identity for each of my figments of my computer- compiled from your photos, your blog and my imagination (I fill in the missing pieces- God help you all- I have an active imagination!). I look forward to your updates, news and photos. The cynic in me thinks get a freakin' life, but the realist sees how helpful this outlet has been to me. The interaction, as wierd, unorthodox, and lonely as it may be, has been uplifting.

So I guess this is my way of letting anyone reading: I missed you all and thank you- for being a part of this therapy- because that's really what it does for me. And fair warning, until you corner me with an intervention, I am back to get my blog on and get my fix.

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Jill said...

It's 1 am - I can't sleep - it's the only free time I have to myself all weekend. A blogging problem? Yup, I know the feeling!

The Mom said...

And you, me!

Seriously I was talking to Hubs on the way home and he asked if I was excited to get back to my computer and I said, HELLS YES! You all are my compadres, seriously, you get this blogging therapy thing. It's real. We're all gonna do that Bossy Road Trip. We may not get sponsored by Saturn...but it WILL happen!


Deb said...

I'm with you all the way. I love blogging, and I love getting comments even more. I think we have 2 choices here:

1. Form our own 12 step group

2. Screw that and enable each other's addictions.

I vote for number 2! I missed your posts this weekend. I checked frequently to see if you updated!

Tiffany said...

I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who didn't blog this weekend. And I would LOVE to know what you have imagined me and my life as. HAHA

C said...

That's funny--and I totally get it! So if there's something wrong with you, then I guess there's something wrong with me too. I just hope that the parts you make up about me in your mind are really EXCITING, because sadly, the reality really isn't all that exciting!

BTW--I gave you an award over at my site--go see! :)

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Awww...I have to say I missed some of the updates too...then again it could be blog envy that they had something more exciting to do then to update me on the happenings...Glad your back

Manic Mom said...

You know I've been looking for a program! So, I can't help you there!!! But, I will join in the crazy circle if you don't mind. I need some therapy too. Scoooch on over, don't hog all of the couch. Christy, go get us some drinks please?!

Sully Sullivan said...

Just think of it as a diary, that people who you will never meet give you feedback on. Personal Blogging can be therapeutic and it's nice to know there's people out there that share the same high and lows and life that you experience.

Caroline said...

YES, I totally get it! I just started this blogging "thing" and it's a bit life consuming. I guess I feel like I have a lot of useless crap to say that my kids and husband don't really want to thanks to all the strangers in cyber space for reading my rants and commenting! I tried to take a day off and I kept thinking about things I wanted to write. A 12 step program is right!