I even came across a descriptor for those whose life may be taking a backseat to the computer…clickers.
You too may be a clicker if your life sounds anything like this:
I eat in haste to get back to my computer. Sometimes, I even neglect to eat at all or to drink sufficient water.
I rarely get dressed.
I log onto the computer in the morning, and before I know it, the day has passed.
Everyday chores feel like drudgery.
I have recently noticed that I think in a new pattern of short, choppy sentences.
Addiction, compulsion? My response is a resounding no. If you have taken the on-line blogging addiction quiz and your results range only in the 60-70th percentile range, there is something wrong. In my opinion, you should re-consider your commitment to the internet and spend more time, not less, on the computer.
Here is why:
1. To achieve flawlessly beautiful skin.
Since I became much more committed to posting and commenting, I rarely leave the house. This eliminates my having to worry about harmful UV rays, holes in the ozone layer, and skin cancer entirely.
2. Blogging is guaranteed to help you lose weight.
It is true! Eating is simply too time-consuming for a serious blogger. I have found that I am to sustain myself for days on end through the power of energy drinks and M&Ms.
3. To be a more worldly and better informed individual.
Everything you need to know may be found on the internet. Not only do I find that I am more up-to-date on current events, but people seem fascinated by what I have to say. Case in point: The Superficial is my one-stop source for all breaking news events. Over the course of the past three days alone, I have learned that Paris Hilton is bringing back the bedazzled look, Joaquin Phoenix is launching a rap career, and Kim Kardashian is making an exercise video. Gripping!
4. It is your civic responsibility.
If my kids decide that they are not going to take a nap during the day, I often find myself having to cut out sleep entirely from my routine. During very late night and early morning blogging, I can now be a one-woman crime fighting force. Should local thugs decide to rob our car or mug my neighbor again, I am now awake and can be dialing 9-1-1 so fast that even McGruff the Crime-Fighting Dog would be proud.