A Blogging Junky and the Blogger Monster on My Back.

How many of us bloggers write more than one blog? How many write poetry and flash fiction on top of the blogs that we all generally write each week? How many have several topical blogs or work blogs? I am guessing hundreds if not thousands of us do. It must seem crazy to the outside non-blogging world that any of us would write more than we have to. I am thinking that this writing thing is a habit or an addiction… something like junkies feel.

It all starts out with your friends doing it. They share their stories and some tips on how to take that journal of thoughts or notebook of ideas and turn them into some thing much cooler, a…. blog.

Yea, you get to be one of the cool kids. 

You get to try writing on a real blog, where people you have never known before will read and write back to you. You get that first high. The one that comes from writing that first page and first post. Wow you get to hit the  publish button and you are now a writer. Not the hide under the bed kind of writer anymore,but a writer that is now on the World Wide Web, out their in the universe for everyone to see.

The first LIKE changes everything, just like a first high would.

Someone out their LIKES me and wants to share some good stuff with me. I am liked, I touched some one,I am part of group, I am not alone, that is how they hook you. You can’t believe that some one out their understands you… so you write more and more. At some point  you gain a follower or two. Two people who read your nut ball stories and rambling thoughts regularly and may even drop you a note about how wonderful your writing is and how true your statements are. You are in deep now, you schedule posts, maybe research topics and take colorful photos to gain more followers and get more LIKES.

It is official it’s a habit,you have a Blogger Monster on your back.

You think about writing when you aren’t doing it. You talk to people about it when you are doing other activities and wonder how you will fill you time if the power goes out and you can’t get to the computer that day. You spend time sending notes to other bloggers that your personal friends and family know nothing about…. Sending smiley faces and recipes back and forth at all hours of the night and day.

It is a full-blown addiction.

So what do you do? Stop writing? Could you if you wanted to? Do you want to ? I am guessing like myself that in many cases the answer is NO!  I enjoy it too much and it fills a large gap in my creative life. It gives too much back for me to stop. So I am wondering if I am a WordPress Junky, If one blog is just not enough. Maybe I just have more to say deep down inside, about even more important things or more edgy things that I may need to share with a whole different group of people.Maybe I just need to write more than one or two posts a week … my  posts now are  just not enough.

I see where this maybe going… it maybe true…. I think I have a Blogger Monster.

I think it is time to spread myself out a little farther, to try to write something different. I want to experiment with more styles and topics. I want to try poetry and fiction and short stories. I hear that is where the really cool kids hang out. You know who I am talking about, where they create just for the fun of creating. Heck, those kids don’t even really try to teach you anything they just let the words just sore.

I am not even sure there is a treatment or a cure for what is happening. I am guessing the one thing that will help is to write more. I will add another blog to my writing life. Not sure what it is all about yet but it will be a fiction site where I can work out short stories and poetry with the hopes of one day making my love of books and words come together some how. That somewhere out there are others who love West Virginia, its people,and places and want to hear some more of her stories. Maybe then when I get to spend more time with this monster  so I can sooth it and make it lie down for a long rest. Until then I guess I will just try to keep posting here every week and working on getting some thing up and running where I can write fuller deeper stories.I hope to bring you all along when I am ready, That is if you want to go down this path with me. I will let you know where and when this addiction has landed me as soon as I settle down. In the mean time this mountain mama will  post every week and be getting ready for the fall and winter seasons. Time flies and I have so much to still do.  Jolynn

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Christopher work at my desk in the new family room

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11 thoughts on “A Blogging Junky and the Blogger Monster on My Back.

  1. I get it. In just over two months I’ve gone from keeping one personal blog to writing for three. It’s addicting for sure, and I’m not always proud of how much of my mental energy my writing takes up every day. But I don’t think I would change a thing.

    And I’m so excited to have found your blog! I’ve been searching long and hard for other good blogs on living simply in West Virginia. I write from a 450 acre land trust in Mingo county and love to connect with others living within this Wild and Wonderful state. Do you have any recommendations for other blogs? And feel free to check out my work! http://livingechoblog.com/ – Atypical Living in Central Appalachia.

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    • Lydia I am sending a note to my friends on FB who run a West Virginia Bloggers Network to be looking for you and I will try to get an invitation to join sent to you. We come from all over the state and cover all kinds of topics. We hope to do a get together some time in the future so we can actually meet each other… so happy you found me and I found you…

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  2. Sandy

    I’m ready, let’s go.

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  3. I get it too. I have been blogging for over 5 years and have more than one. Sometimes I think “what am I doing?” But you are right there is something magical about being a blogger, being creative, sharing and inspiring.

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  4. Hi Jolynn, I love this post! And I’m going to link to it in a post I’m working on right now about “the gifts of the blogging community.” I don’t’ have that urge for another blog, but I sure do identify with a lot in here, and especially your closing words: “Time flies and I have so much to still to.” In spite of the pressure, it’s a good feeling, really, and I hope it never leaves you (or me).

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    • I am so touched that it rings true with you too… I think being creative helps me survive all that is wrong it the world and blog like yours give me hope that we can make a difference if we only try…. again thank you for the support and we will gain reader and Likes in due time.

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  5. Pingback: The Gifts of the Blogosphere: Enjoy a Slice of Blogging Pie | The Badger and the Whooping Crane

  6. Happy to make your acquaintance!

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