Gut Rumbles

January 14, 2005

i can quit any time

I found these questions here:

1) How long have you been blogging?

Three years and two weeks. It just SEEMS like forever.

2) Do you believe youíre addicted to blogging? Please explain, and be honest. It is habit-forming, I must confess. (If I decide to use your response, I may have follow-up questions.)

Yes. My name is Rob and I'm a blogaholic. If I go for long without posting, I start to tremble and I break out in a cold sweat. I am an addict. I never thought it could happen to me, but I was mistaken. Blogging is powerful, mysterious and baffling. I'm hopelessly hooked now and I can't stop. I knew that I was in trouble when I realized that I would go days without eating just to get another shot of bandwidth. I need help.

3) Have you ever taken a hiatus? If so, for what reason and how long?

Only when I was somewhere where internet access was not available. And I experienced the DTs then (HORRIBLE!). If I don't get my blog-fix every day, I become a very unpleasant individual. Even more unpleasant than usual.

4) Have you ever thought of giving up your blog? Why or why not?

Yes, many times. Burn-out, spam-attacks, trolls, cerimonial de-linking, writer's block, too many assholes per square inch... I've found numerous reasons to quit. I just never did. Sometimes I honestly believe that my blog-world is more real to me than my actual life is. That's sick and dangerous, but that's what blogging will do to you.

It's my preeeecioussss!


Not that I've moved up to the big leagues yet (still muddling away with a pissant journal) but I realized that it's been 3+ years for me, too. Seems like a sentinal time frame for a lot of writers online.

Just curious, did you shut down for a while after the whole KMcG finale?

Posted by: outfoxed on January 14, 2005 10:39 AM

No, I didn't shut down. My BLOG crapped out on me, but I had it repaired as quickly as possible.

Posted by: Acidman on January 14, 2005 10:43 AM

Does that mean when I grow up, I'll be just like you, Rob?

Looking forward to meeting you at Jekyll, by the way...


Posted by: Christina on January 14, 2005 11:21 AM

is that "precious..." like in red dragon??

Posted by: heather on January 14, 2005 02:25 PM
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