Blake Snow

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10 Signs That You May Be a Blog Addict

Search Rank has a nice little piece outlining 10 signs that you may be a blog addict. Here’s my take on each point:

  1. You always have your RSS reader open. While I am usually guilty of this, I’ve been cutting back to get more work done. Productivity for the win!
  2. You tell customers that you missed a project deadline because “some things” came up but in reality, you were blogging. Guilty.
  3. You periodically dream that you are blogging. I don’t know if I dream about the very act of blogging, but I definitely dream about post ideas…
  4. You get inspiration for new blog posts at the strangest times. Yes. Why else would I carry my Blackberry for notes at all hours of the day?
  5. You await blog comments like emails in your inbox. I actually have gotten better at this, but still do it religiously on Smooth Harold.
  6. In order for your family to keep up with what’s going on in your life, they have to read your blog. Guilty. I posted my second child’s conception announcement here before anywhere else. You heard it here first, folks!
  7. You have actually considered setting up a blog for your pet. No way I’ve done this. Lame.
  8. You can’t remember dates for your wedding anniversary, kids birthdays, etc., but you know what your Technorati rank is. First, Gcal remembers my dates for me, and honestly have never looked at my blog ranking. I’m sure it’s in the millions and I don’t write (at least not here) for popularity.
  9. You blog about anything and everything. Yup. Smooth Harold is more “general” than most, though I do like to stay true to the biz/tech angle.
  10. Keeping a blog is no longer enough but you now have to record your every move on Twitter. Not here. Twitter is a fleeting fad. I’m sure it will live on for those who don’t already have enough things to waste their time on, but this here blogger could care less.

Only 6.5 out of 10! Where are you?