Bloggers Anonymous…

Metal Bands Will Never DieMy name is A.J. and I am a blogaholic. When I’m not reading other blogs I’m actively planning what I should write in my own blog. Like many addicts my condition didn’t happen overnight. As a geek in training I suckled on my first 2400 baud modem connection waiting 20 minutes for image downloads while slammin’ BBS chat rooms with anyone who happened to stumble through. I’ve typed feverously in DOS with only the X-Modem protocol for e-mail exchanges. Those were the days. When geeks of the world got excited that a 210MB hard drive could be found for as little $650. I’ve survived CompuServe, Netcom, MindSpring, Earthlink, skipped over AOL, enjoyed Netscape and I once made $4K building a static website with only two animated GIFs and three pages of content.

Recently, I was forced to come to grips with my addiction. Quite a few bloggers seem to be on again, off again. Whether it’s brief intermissions, finding your inner-voice, or the hoopla that comes with thousands of adoring (drooling) fans, strangers & personal favorites alike are stepping away from their computers and unplugging from the Matrix. The state of the blogosphere has been the topic of many a discussion and while the realists call bullsh%t some have plenty of advice to pass long.

With this instability I’m left with a problem. If all the blog links I feverously click on aren’t updated with daily content what am I supposed to do? How will I write my own posts if I can’t trackback to everyone on the planet? What about all my comment companions? Surely, Fred needs to tell us what happened with his dog Sparky so Bettie can say something cute? And I about died when one of Ryan’s readers posted a link about Mariah Carey trashing a Def Leppard song. I mean I just saw them last Friday so that comment really spoke to me…

I’m just a wreck I tell you. Lots of free time and no f#ckin’ direction. My blog is my life, it’s like bloggers get me ya know?

…and then he said f#ck it.

[This entry has been cut short due to complete & total brainfart interuptus. Please bring your seats to their upright position and kindly move on to a funny blog. For those of you NOT clicking the link, I’ve got pictures here.]

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  • Jennifer June 3, 2003   Reply →

    Surely, Fred needs to tell us what happened with his dog Sparky so Bettie can say something cute

    Who is Fred and what DID happen with his dog, Sparky???

    LOL =)


  • Cyn June 3, 2003   Reply →

    Heh, I think you inspired me a bit…now I’m starting to question my blogginess addiction. And seriously I am.

    And I think the whole reason why people haven’t blogged in a while is:


    1. Because many people are not in school == nothing interesting to gripe or write about.

    2. It’s summer! Come on, even geeks need to go outside occasionally.

  • stevie June 3, 2003   Reply →

    Love the picture….save me a hit, will ya? Oh, and save Acidman about five….

  • Roland June 4, 2003   Reply →

    Yeah, I hate it when people don’t update everyday. It means I end up getting so bored at work I actually have to work 😛

  • Katie June 4, 2003   Reply →

    Losers! Step into the sun says I! Kidding. The only thing worse than realizing you are addicted to blogging/reading blogs is realizing it when you’re away from a computer and can’t blog about it. =)

  • Da Goddess June 5, 2003   Reply →

    Hey…I aim to please……sometimes. Don’t get me started on linking though.

  • Marti January 4, 2004   Reply →

    I feel your pain! I too began as a lost bloger trying to figure it how it all works. Now, I’m addicted and don’t understand why people just abandon thier blog or not write everday. Not only am I always thinking of something to write, but how I’m going to write it. And to think a few months ago I was like, Blog What??

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