Hello, My Name is Honey and I’m a Blogging Addict

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Honey: Hello. My name is Honey and I’m a Blogging Addict.

Blogging Anonymous Members: Hello Honey.

Honey: A year and a half ago, I didn’t even know what a blog was until my daughter-in-law, Ashly,

302863_882962340456_119588754_nwho pens her own blog, click ashly & monkey in Vancouver, BC, to view suggested that I write about John’s and my Snowbirding experiences. (heading to the southern US States for the winter) And now, not a second goes by without me wondering if something is blog worthy.

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I still remember one of my first posts, How to Successfully Back up a Fifth Wheel, as if it was yesterday. I shared it on Facebook. A handful of relatives and friends actually read it.  A few even clicked, “Like.” One person commented, “You two are hilarious.” I believed her with all of my heart. The saying “One is too many and a thousand is not enough” is so true.

I. WAS. HOOKED.

Despite many of my friends, and all 16 followers, (8 who were Russian, I kid you not)

Possibly these Russians

Possibly these Russians

regularly dropping in on “Honey,” I wanted more.

And that’s when I joined WordPress.

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tapsuccess.com

WordPress provided blogging tutorials from choices of themes, to tips on improving your writing and photography skills. They explained how to use categories and tags. They encouraged bloggers to take part in daily and weekly writing and photography prompts. They suggested strategies to drive traffic to your blog and where to check stats. That’s right, the most addictive activity of all,

CHECKING STATS!!!

I could be in the middle of eating, socializing, taking pictures of cherry blossoms

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It didn’t matter what I was doing, I had to know how many hits I had. I was unable to concentrate on anything else.

ANYTHING!!!!

I wasn’t the same happy, carefree Honey of before. My loving, patient husband suggested I take a little break, focus on something else, like refereeing or Habitat. 

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I tried. I really really did. But no matter how much I despised myself for being weak, I couldn’t stop. My life was out of control.

IMG765 IMG766 IMG767 IMG769I’m not sure exactly when I hit rock bottom. If it was when I became insanely jealous of other bloggers’ successes: their number of hits, likes, comments, followers, and awards. Or when I wrote a post,  “Uh-Oh Moments.” accusing John, not me, of being addicted to the computer.  Or when I blamed Ashly, WordPress, anyone but myself for my addiction. I just don’t know. I do know that I need help. And that is why I stand here before you today.

My name is Honey and I am a Blogging Addict.

Shelley and John

When my blogging buddy, Arjun, wrote a similar themed post, Dedicated to Bad Writing last week, it prompted me to complete this old draft.

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25 thoughts on “Hello, My Name is Honey and I’m a Blogging Addict

  1. That was great Honey, don’t know what is going to happen when my wife reads that I called someone else honey. Any way I really enjoy you blog keep up the good work. Jim

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  2. Well it could be worse. You could be a man with a fascist Siamese who blogged from 2003 to 2009 only to have the God that is Google eat_n_delete it due to the abovementioned Russians that admire Shelley so hacking the email feeder account for FRed(tm)’s Blog with porn.
    I mean, even the porn wasn’t that good.
    NOw your posts are bloody good – well except for the picture of you blogging in the (above) biggest bidet I’ve ever seen – and include interesting pictures.

    Orf now to see if the Ukrainian girls on Zoomers really do want to love me……..

    p.s.
    Keep it up Gal and keep taking the pills.

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    • Six years of blogging gone? That makes me more than a little nauseous. As for the bidet, we were in the USA. Everything is bigger in the USA!! Good luck with the Ukrainians… am searching for my pills as I write. Thanks for the thumbs up, I really do appreciate it. Tickles to FRed(tm)

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  4. You must carry on, what would I do without this great contact and hilarious peeps into your crazy life!!! Your addiction to write is now my addiction to read of course!!

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  5. It was 91 degrees (F) in my neighborhood today! Bet you wish you were back down here! You have no idea how muchi look forward to reading your latest blog! When I’m reading the log, I actually hear John & your voices! Life is great, and so are the two of you!

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  6. I feel neglected that I have NEVER been mentioned in your blogs!! Something I did or we did must have been noteworthy.

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  7. I know exactly what you mean!! Whenever anything happens to me I’m like I should totally blog about this! Heck, a creepy guy wouldn’t stop staring at my unshaved legs and I wrote about it! Great blog!!!! 🙂 -Avi

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  8. wow…enjoy reading and the pics specially where you are in bathtub with your laptop…I feel the same about myself at times when its 1:41 Am here after midnight and I am checking your blog 😉 Keep blogging dear….nice blog you have

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  9. A sincere and candid account. Such a life-changing experience, our whole world dramatically turns upside down or down up or a ferris wheel but it just doesn’t stop….Wonderful post, Shelley!

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