July 29, 2009

Addiction

How long does it take to form an addiction? I have only been blogging for 4 days and I think I need rehab. I don't want rehab;
I like my addiction. Isn't that the first sign of an addiction?




I have been sitting HERE for 4 days:

office


Remember in my first post, when I was self disciplined and wouldn't read blogs until chores were completed? I haven't left this spot, except to watch The Bachelorette (good ending, by the way) and sleep. Chloe brings me water and Steve prys my hands off the keyboard for dinner.





Blogging is bringing me satisfaction from recording thoughts and events that are important to me. I think I have been hungry for it, and didn't know it. In addition to providing an artistic outlet, it is nourishing something even more basic.

All cultures, since ancient times, are compelled to leave their writings and art for posterity......it is deeper than our DNA, it is our Spirit, yearning to share our mortal experience with others, present and future. Journaling provides introspection that improves us, as individuals and as members of a community. I think I'm beginning to understand why the Church urges us to journal.

No, I didn't get all of this in just 4 days, it was already there; I have just found a forum to release it. It has been a wonderful, unexpected blogging benefit.

My head is full of ideas. I am thrilled that I can digitally save old photos and narrate them. I am sure it will slow down, but for now,

I am truly invigorated.




Newly acquired skills:

-uploading and editing photos from Photobucket
-drafting and saving ideas as they come (lots)
-schedule drafts for future post
-re size photos
-scan photos


Still want to learn how to:

-Put personal cutout photo in my header
-Get LARGE FONTS other than the lame ones in blogger
-Settle on a background I really like
-Figure out why I lose photos when I spellcheck

8 comments:

Marci said...

It sounds like you are a true blogger already :-)! And just think of how many positives result from this addiction! I just assure myself it is definitely more productive than my Twilight addiction, at least I'm preserving memories :-)!

(and about the spell check thing...if you click on the edit html mode instead of compose you can spell check without losing the photobucket code. Sometimes the spell check doesn't work when I do that though so I copy the code, then go to compose and do the spell check, which loses my pictures, and then go back to the edit html mode and paste the oringinal code back in and make the changes the spell check pointed out...does that make any sense?)

Diane said...

That makes perfect sense. Thanks, you're my blogger Yoda

Brittany said...

Dad wasn't kidding when he said you'd been blogging. Maybe I'll have to join the bandwagon and make the switch to photobucket

The Chrissy Herself said...

Well, I don't wanna be a Debbie Downer on your newly acquired skills but I wasn't able to view the picture you put on there...?

And I am sooo excited to read all your fun entries you've been scheming up :)

michele cabiness said...

Yay! I've been hoping you would start a blog. I still want to learn all of the things on your "want to learn how to do" list, and I have been blogging for nearly 2 years. I think you will be a fabulous blogger!

Brittany said...

Oh and I enjoyed reading about your introspection through exprospection from blogging. When you think of your blog as a journal or scrapbook you find a whole lot more to write about.

Steve said...

Your thoughts on the human need to record our experiences made me think of the ancient people that lived in Nime Mile Canyon. Were they just blogging as they pecked those strange figures into the mountain side? >--<-[:>
I think that for the last 4 years you have been totally business minded and now, your very creative side is pouring out And I'm lovin' it. Keep it up.

The Chrissy Herself said...

I LOVE dad's hieroglyphic!

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