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Just To Clarify

Me...not blogging.
So, I swear that everyone I know thinks that I spend all of my time floating around the blogging world.

What is it about posting a blog everyday that makes people think that all bloggers do is... blog?!

If I wrote in my journal everyday would people say "All you do is journal. Don't you have other things you ought to be doing?"

Right. They wouldn't... because journaling is an acceptable hobby.

Maybe I'm just getting tired of all the little comments that people make and am venting a little. But just to clarify... I DO NOT spend all my time on the internet.

In fact, I probably spend an hour in the morning checking my email and doing a post for here. Then I get up, do my mom thing and go about my day. Sometimes in the afternoon I get online again when the kids are all occupied elsewhere or the baby is sleeping, but usually I nap with her. Then I check my email again before I go to bed.

Obviously this isn't all the internet I do... I sometimes watch NetFlix, I sometimes play games with friends, I sometimes even chat online with my sister. BUT I do not spend every waking minute gripped to my monitor reading every blog there ever was created.

And if I did, why is that unacceptable? I mean what is the iphone, ipad, nook, and the like if not means by which the majority of society can sit in front of their screens for longer? I suppose their forms of self indulgence are just more acceptable than mine. --I'd like it noted that I don't own any of those things.--

Am I the only blogger out there who gets this sort of reception?  Or are there others out there that find the public perception of them to be that of an addict?

Comments

Polly Blevins said…
I am not saying you are on the internet all day long but the last question about IF you were would that be unacceptable. I say YES. Not just you but anyone who is blogging etc. all day. Just like reading all day every day would not be good or watching t.v. all day everyday would not be good. Same thing. Just like working all day every day would not be good. Workaholic sounds like alcoholic to me. Addictions of any kind are not good. "Moderation in all things". This little rant has nothing to do with you. Just put it in there for argument sake to your question.
K Lind said…
I totally get it too. People tease me that I would "die" without internet. Now, I would have a terrible time and withdrawls but I certainly wouldn't "die!" I wonder if they are trying to be funny but it sure doesn't feel that way. LAY OFF PEOPLE! You go, Cannwin! Stick to what you are doing because you. are. awesome.!
heather said…
My parents are convinced I'm addicted to the computer. This is what I've decided: It's a generation thing. We do everything from buying clothing to paying bills, to watching movies, to keeping our journals online. They don't so they don't understand.

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