The Intersection

Death by Blogging?

Gee, this sounds scarily familiar….not that I have experienced anything like the kind of health problems these bloggers seem to to have incurred from the insane 24-7 lifestyle. But I too have been sucked in many, many times by the obsessiveness of it–and then stepped back and found myself wondering if that obsessiveness was entirely healthly.

Comments

  1. #1 Cal Harth
    April 8, 2008

    Chris,
    Overblogging really seems like it could be hazardous to your health. My little exposure with it makes me want to pull out a pocket knife to sharpen a stick. Some over-inflated egos deserve to be deflated.
    Take a break. Walk in the woods. Watch a sunrise or sunset.
    Cal

  2. #2 Jon Winsor
    April 8, 2008

    This is funny:

    http://xkcd.com/386/

    And I agree with what Kevin Drum wrote a while back, that your brain needs sustained activity to avoid text-snippet-induced ADHD:

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2005_11/007650.php

  3. #3 Anna K.
    April 9, 2008

    Jon Winsor,

    *snuuuuuuuurk guffaw* I love that cartoon.

    Chris,

    I finally had to sit down and decide how much time I was willing to spend online daily, which I equate (in terms of productivity) with watching TV.

    Then I set a timer.