Thursday, January 5, 2012

Attention All Bloggers!

A prompt from Poetic Asides - to write about an unstoppable force - arrived just in time: 
I was so ready to vent about the dangers of blogging! :-)

'A Warning'

Things don’t run smoothly in my household,
And there’s no telling what’s yet to unfold.
The laundry’s neglected, I scarcely cook,
My spouse, my dog, both give me the look,
The children run loose like a wild stampede,
No, things aren’t good, there’s a problem indeed.

I might have discovered a powerful rule,
I’ll call it like this – ‘blogospherical pull.’
It works its way subtly to catch you off guard,
And all of a sudden it’s pulling you hard,
You’re done, you’re hooked, it is perfectly clear,
You’re now an addict of the drug ‘blogosphere.’

“I’ll just check the stats…I can stop any time…
I’ll answer a comment…I’ll look for that rhyme…
I feel kind of dizzy…I don’t think I ate…
One moment…My Gosh!  How come it’s so late?!”
Beware, my friends, it can take you off course,
The blogo-disease, the unstoppable force. 

Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur


  1. Checking stats is addictive, i agree.

  2. Time does seem to go somewhere else completely and leave you in the "Twilight Zone" of the 'blogosphere.’ Take heart, though, it should get better with time. Happy to have located your site through Poets United. Nicely written.

  3. Thank you, the same to you. Don't let it take over your life! (I've got to stop this from happening to mine...)

  4. I, too, suffer from the blogodisease! If I see a meme I feel compelled to respond! Hang the washing-up!

  5. Hello.
    I'm smiling as I write this comment because what you write is so TRUE! My bedtime gets later & later trying to do catch-up rounds. It's like blogging has taken over my life...but I love it!
    Lovely piece of writing.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Take Me Under Your Special Wings

    1. Hello Andy,
      that's what I'm afraid of: blogging taking over my life! But I love it, too.
      Thank you for visiting, and for the nice comment!