Remember this post where I said I have an addictive personality? I've never been more aware of that than I have over the last few weeks. Even in this post, I came close to admitting it, but here it is:
My name is Michelle, and I'm addicted to blogging.
And I do mean that, even if it comes across as joking. I check my email 100 times a day in case someone has commented, and I constantly check my site meter to see who's been visiting. I spend too much time reading other people's blogs, writing new entries. It's taken over my life, and it needs to get better. Because for everytime I check my email and don't have new comments, or everytime I see that no one has visited my blog since I last checked, I feel like a failure.
I don't want to come across as melodramatic (god knows I've been called that a million times, and for good reason) but it's just a heads-up, I guess - I won't be blogging as much. I'm sorry I won't be commenting as much either. I'm going to take Stephanie's advice, and review my priorities and re-dedicate myself to what's important in my life. I need to stop looking to other people to make myself happy or to validate me as a person. I need to make this blog less important to my level of happiness and be less hard on myself. I'll still post, even if it's just on Mondays for the new Meet the Guys instalment (because I can't stop now, when there's 14 to go) and I'll still keep updated with all of your blogs as well, just not as often. You can always email me, address in profile - and I'd love to keep in touch that way. Or just sit around and wait for my next entry! Thanks everyone!
I understand exactly what your talking about. Before school started I was the same way. Checking site meeter millions of times and email for comments. I'll see you around when you blog again :)ReplyDelete
I tend to do the same thing on the e-mail. My outlook express is always open and the volume up. God forbid an e-mail comes and I don't get it right away! I can't help myself. It's not just e-mail pertaining to the blog although I do enjoy comments on it. I love being on the computer.ReplyDelete
Hey it's true. You don't need to look to others for validation. I blog because I previously had a handwritten diary, gets old after a time I guess. Someone told me about blogging and it just seems easier than a pen in hand.
So we'll seeyou around.
I'm going to miss you! Please keep blogging every now and then!ReplyDelete
poor thing! well its better to recognize your addiction yourself than to have to be told by others. don't be too hard on yourself while your away. i'll keep checking in on you via the blog :)ReplyDelete
I am right there with you, sister. Take comfort knowing you are not alone in your addiction.ReplyDelete
I wrote something very similar to that not long ago. We are not alone in our addiction. That is the good part.ReplyDelete
You have a beautiful blog! Love the template!ReplyDelete
Hey some addictions are a good thing, I think my Xena addiction as a teenager was to blame for some of my strangest personality quirks but then I wouldn't be me. Carry on blogging, I'm reading!ReplyDelete
p.s you don't need other peoples validation but I adore you just as you are
I am the same with my email...I work on a computer at work so its so easy to just cjeck it hour after hour after hour. I tend to read my favs everyday..you included and then play catch up with all the others on the weekends. don't let blogging run your life...its supposed to be fun...If you miss a day or 2 i will still be here to read when you are here.ReplyDelete