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  1. Anonymous says

    Hahah I’m badly addicted. I even check the WP app the first thing every morning instead of heading to IG. 🙈
    But like you said I don’t feel too guilty since its way more productive and I’ve met such amazing people. 😊

  2. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    Guilty on all counts. I really liked what you said about writing being a form of artistic expression. I think that’s why I ramped up my blogging activity in 2020. I couldn’t sing any more so blogging filled the void for me.

    And I totally agree with the mental exercise bit. I have learned so much from my blog. It’s a big part of my lifelong learning…another addiction for me.

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol this is the one time that being guilty is welcomed. It is very much okay to be addicted to blogging if it adds value to your life and doesn’t mess up everything else. What have you learnt this year?

      • Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

        I learned so much about SEO, Pinterest, using Canva. And my blog led me to the Plain Language Certificate program at Simon Fraser University. In fact, my Canva skills really helped with the plain language design course I recently took. The instructor commented on how professional my work looked. Ha ha. Thank you blogging!

  3. Introverted Thoughts says

    I loved every argument you put forth in favour of writing! I’m not addicted that I check my phone or stats every hour 😂 but I am a little anxious about my blog all the same!
    I think blogging as you said provides a comfortable community for introverts where they can be themselves without fear of judgement.

    • Shelly DS says

      Exactly! Thank you for agreeing with my argument. I will print your response and stick it on my husband’s desk so he can see it every day. Are you introverted? I didn’t know 😛

      • Shelly DS says

        lol I was kidding 😛 I’m hybrid. I recharge best when I’m alone and often feel overwhelmed if I don’t get alone time. But I do enjoy talking to my friends and going out with them most times.

      • Introverted Thoughts says

        My bad😂 Ah, that makes you an ambivert then! I have a friend who’s like that!
        I don’t really think personality types can influence much but they do help in learning more about oneself.

  4. The Caffeinated Powerhouse says

    I wouldn’t have said I was addicted until I read Olivia’s post and score 5 out of 7. Luckily, my husband is happy to see me engaged and smart enough to read, say nothing and offer up a guest post from time to time since his own soccer blog fell off from a lack of time these last few years. 😂

  5. Suzanne- Happily Decluttered says

    At this point, I would say I am strongly committed. (Does that sound like denial?)I have never been much of a writer so writing my blog posts takes up a lot of my time, especially since I end up multitasking when I do it. I try not to spend too much time on WordPress but I do really enjoy reading other peoples posts and commenting/interacting.

  6. imifarm says

    I am fully with you on this one Shelly! Have also noticed a massive positive difference to my mental wellbeing since I started blogging – it’s hugely cathartic xx

  7. missybeelondon says

    See I would not call it a addiction as such. Maybe a passion. But I have been blogging on and off since 2017. But in 2020 I was open to being creative with the content I was doing. And blogging has been a great outlet for me, during rough 2020. I used to love doing youtube videos, but lost interest in 2020. But knew I have many things and experiences to share, which brought me back to writing blogs again. And like you said writing is good for the brain, but not in those words. And I just think there is so many things in my head, this is the best way to get it all out

    • Shelly DS says

      Welcome to the club! You know, seeing how many people are in the same boat really does make me feel better about myself. As long as you are enjoying it, I don’t see a problem. Just don’t let the stats get to you. They are just numbers 😉

  8. ThinkTalk says

    Love this post and the arguments posed in favor of being addicted to blogging. I missed Olivia’s post and will make sure to read hers too.
    Like missybeelondon, I’d prefer to say that I am passionate and, as Suzanne-Happily Decluttered said, strongly committed; just because being addicted connotes negativity; also somewhat agreeing with your hubby “that you are a slave to whatever you are addicted to.” But in yours and Olivia’s context, it’s somewhat a positive thing – an oxymoron!
    I definitely love the mental and intelligence jolts of blogging and reading others blogs and comments. 😊

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol most addicts will deny it, but we can see you 😝 jokes aside though, a blogging addiction can become toxic, so making sure you don’t let it overwhelm you is key. The inspiration of this post was to make light of a serious problem, so yes, it’s an oxymoron. I wouldn’t want anyone to completely destroy themselves with such an addiction though!

  9. PoojaG says

    I love blogging- I have met so many incredible people (yourself included) and it has given me a great outlet! It’s totally okay to be addicted because everyone needs something they’re super into and some people are super into way worse stuff.

  10. Helen says

    Oh I definitely am addicted to blogging as I think about it constantly. It’s not a bad addiction but a good one for the reasons you listed. I love particularly that it can help me with my own writing and meet new people.
    I also think it’s sad that we often associate addictions as ‘bad’ . part of that is due to people associating addictions with alcohol or drug abuse. They give addictions a bad name 🙁

    • Shelly DS says

      Yeah I completely get you, addictions don’t all have to be bad. I suppose it’s the feeling like you HAVE to do something that gets the bad connotation?

  11. Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle says

    I agree with all of these! I’ve certainly made great friends since I started blogging which I likely wouldn’t have made otherwise, and my writing skills have dramatically improved.. I’ve always loved to write and have been good at it if I dare say so myself, but I’ve definitely seen improvement and had several readers even point it out either in the DMs or in the comment section. Blogging is possibly one of the best addictions out there!

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha spoken like a true addict! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
      It’s such a beautiful little world if it’s own indeed. Congrats on using it to improve your writing!

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