Tuesday, October 19, 2004

I've Gone Nuts Over Journals

I may be  hooked.  I was reading one journal a day, John Scalzi's By the Way. I followed the links in his daily articles and the Weekly Assignments. 

I liked what I saw and added some to my list of favorites.  And in them I found more links, and I followed those links, too. And I added more favorites.

I began adding comments to the journals I read, and some bloggers wrote comments in my journal, and I added THOSE folks to my list. 

I began doing the Weekly Assignments, The Morning Question, and the Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Now I have forty, two score, journals to check each morning.  They are fascinating, and it takes all morning to read, savor, and comment.

I have a question.  Do you think my hobby has become an obsession? 

9 comments:

sieblonde said...

Welcome to the club!  If it is an obession, it's one that brings you in to other peoples lives a them into yours... I don't consider that a bad thing at all.  ~Sieblonde.  

camaroisle050856 said...

No, just a big party of people getting together to enjoy each other's company!
Welcome to the Party at Journal Land!!!

Best wishes,
Debi

childebrand1968 said...

And so it begins... the waking up to 50+ alerts to new journal entries.  I, too, found myself reading more than writing at first.  It is addicting (like I need another one of those in my life..lol).  But I found many many friends here in J-Land that I would have never known had I not started, so cheers to the hobby turned obsession!  

Take care,

Cat
http://journals.aol.com/childebrand1968/SavingSanity/

valphish said...

Well, seems I have the same hobby turned obsession that just grows and grows with each new special journaler you meet!  Don't think it is so much an obsesssion as it is a hobby?  A club?  A way of life?  Talking to friends daily?  Got to think about it...  See if it was an obsession than I would be in trouble...hmmm.... oh, btw, thanks for stopping by my journal!
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

penguine4050 said...

as long as you enjoy doing this it is ok.  enjoy the journals it is a great way to make friends.

viviansullinwank said...

Hi Chuck,

I found my way to your journal after I saw your 'planting' in the Journal Graveyard :)  Oh my...I can so relate to your 'addictive hobby!' I'm so addicted that when my computer is down I use my AOL by Phone to listen to the alerts. Of course I can't see the graphics but at least I don't get withdrawal symptoms when I can't come online.    It's not a bad addiction to have with so many wonderful bloggers in J-Land.

Vivian
http://journals.aol.com/viviansullinwank/HalloweenWithNwanyioma/

fisherkristina said...

I have the same addiction!  I read as many as you!  If it is an addiction than so what!  If you have the time to do it you may as well I say! There are worse things in life you could be doing, lol!  -Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

djzgirl71 said...

100% Addiction!!!!  I can't go more than 20 minutes without checking my email!  I go thru withdrawls and become depressed when I am unable to get my fix...enjoy it Chuck it's a wonderful addiction...and 100% guilt free and calorie free!!!  And, it's even legal!!! LOL

Stacy

kt2631 said...

I don't think it's an obsession I think it's more of a curiosity to see into other peoples world. I read interesting journals all the time.