The disease Crazy Dan and I have named bluggin' appears to be a nation wide epidemic. With many surfers unaware of what's happening and others not knowing what to do when they realize something is wrong. It's true the information out there is appalling. Just where are suffers supposed to turn to in time of need? Just how do you determine if you are infected? Hopefully we can understand this disease better thru cooperation and undestanding.
Dependence: This means that blogging is central to your life. It is very difficult to cut down and leads to opening up several other blogs to fuel your desire.
Frequently this leads to isolation from family and community activities. Life begins to revolve around your blogging activities. There may lead to an increase in bills, relating to Internet usage, and computer components sometimes causing financial problems. The consequence of dependence may include frequent absence from work or school, poor job performance, loss of friends, withdrawal from normal activities and even loss of jobs.
Typically, a person with an alcohol or drug problem denies their dependency and can be quite defensive about their alcohol or drug use the same applies to blogging. Like alcohol and drug abuse this manifests from a mental issue into a physical problem. Behavior may become predictable and planned, and forwarding of cute e-mail to everyone around them may occur in severe cases.
Family and friends may be affected. A partner may try to hide the problem or even ignore it. They may find themselves taking on extra responsibilities, but be resentful and angry later posting about how there significant other is angry and how these responsibilities or bothersome and boring. They may withdraw socially and may themselves become depressed and posting about this depression. Possible even joining online cults, like Scientology.
Research by the National Blog Strategy shows that there is increasing acknowledgment that many people with blogging problems are also experiencing various other psychiatric and psychological problems. These are usually detected by sobriety, and can impact on the success of treatment services.
Note the coolness and smothness of the Fuzz as he attacks his prey.
Fuzz today, notice the paling of the skin and affinity for Hawaiian shirts.
If you know someone with this serious affliction. Be calm and explain to them what's happening. In many cases the victim has no idea they are infected. Take them out and treat your friend to alcoholic beverages of their choice. If the case is severe enough for male bloggers certain clubs may need to be called upon. For women scientific studies have found only a hot lesbian encounter works. It also dramatically increases chances of recovery if the encounter is video taped and then posted on the Internet.
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