Blogebrtity On Blogging Obsession

Blogebrity: As the end of another year arrives, personal bloggers take stock in their lives. Unlike professional bloggers, their blogs are a labor of love. Sometimes, they begin to realize that that they have neglected their real lives in order to satisfy their blogging obsession. Their real friendships have disappeared, their marriages have broken up, they were fired from their job for blogging during work hours.
Some just need to take a break, like South Florida’s beloved Babbling Brooke.

“Today it became clear to me how much I am neglecting other aspects of my life. I have not been working out or taking care of myself. I have been staying up too late and waking up too early in order to spend more time on my computer. I have ignored phone calls from friends to write comments or posts, or even just to IM. But most of all, I have personal aspects of my life that need to be dealt with, and unfortunately I can’t deal with them here.”

Should we feel sympathy for these stressed-out bloggers?
I call these personal bloggers just plain selfish. When they take a break, it makes every other blogger insecure about all the time THEY are spending doing this crazy thing that doesn’t earn them one penny.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.