Saturday, October 10, 2009

on being an ADD blogger...


This blogging thing and ADD, I'm not so sure they go together.

To blog is not only about writing fantastic posts (ummm, or at least attempting to), it's also about reading other bloggie friends posts, showing bloggie love (ie. thoughtful comments), returning e-mails to bloggie friends, and exploring and finding new bloggie friends.

All of this can be very time consuming. For those of us with ADD, it can swallow your whole day (without you even realizing it)!

Here's a little view into how my brain operates while trying to do bloggie related activities yesterday. When I say "Me" what I'm really talking about is my conscious intentions. When I say "My ADD" -well, that is that part of my brain I seem to have very little control of.

Me: I'm gonna check my e-mail and see if I have an comments on my post from yesterday

in the process of logging in the puppy pees on the floor

Me: CRAP!
clean up pee and uselessly take puppy outside (he has already done what he needed to do)
Me: looking at my computer screen Now what was I gonna do?

My ADD: Let's read some blogs!

Me: Oh yeah! That was it.

clicks on blog reading list
Me: let's start from the top shall we?....Oh look! rxBambi has a new post!

My ADD: Ooo!Ooo!Oooo! Look at the pretty pictures of flowers Tootsie posted! Let's skip rxBambi and go back to her later!

clicks on Tootsie's blog

Me: Wow! Look at the stuff she has in her green house. Man, I think I kinda hate her a little... (not really Tootsie)

My ADD: hey!hey!hey! she has a Mister Linky Widget thingie! Let's take a quick peek at a couple of these and see....Whoa! Thoughtfully Blended Hearts....that's sounds like a nice place to visit.

clicks on the link

Me: This is a nice place, pretty flowers.....

My ADD: Ooo!Ooo!Oooo! lookie at that picture! It's kinda sparklely!

2 hours later and after 20 million clicks on links and pictures and brightly colored words....

Me: {{Dazed and Confused}}Where am I? Whose blog am I reading? How did I end up here? What time is it?

My ADD: No! Wait! Look at that! There's Otin on her reading list too! He must be good, it's like the third time I've seen him mentioned today and rxBambi reads him too....
Me: rxBambi! ugghh I forgot rxBambi!

clicks back to my dashboard so I can go to rxBambi's blog

My ADD: Ooo!Ooo!Oooo! We have a new follower! Let's just peek and see who it is....

16 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a fun post! Thanks for adding all those links.

Lucky Girl said...

Wow! Is THIS what I have to look forward to??

I'd better at least get dressed and brush my teeth before I turn on my computer in the morning . Or The Lucky Dog will find me still sitting in my pj's when he gets home from work at night!!

LOVE YOUR BLOG GURL!!!

Mrs. Sarcasm said...

Amen sister!!!! You are truly speaking my language. I get it. I SOOOO get it. Unfortunately my husband is still trying to get me. I told him to give up, that I don't even get me half the time. What does your husband do with you? Is there hope that our marriage will last? Any advice would be great!

Lamonica Epps said...

I totally agree. Reading other people's blog posts and working on you own blog can be time consuming but also fun. I hope we both will continue to make new friends through the blogs we visit.

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Deborah said...

OHOH, I wonder if I have ADD also! The way you explain things is so true and funny, I laugh totally out loud when I read your posts..But I get so distracted with something other than what I started to do, it is funny! Have a great weekend!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Tell me about it!! It takes me all day to read, follow, comment, post and then read again!! I am getting nothing done!

rxBambi said...

I got SKIPPED??? TWICE??? Sheesh woman. Harumph. Double Harumph.

Ok, I'm over it. You know there's medicine for that...
:)

Tootsie said...

WELL THANK GOD I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! lol
I just loved how you kinda hated me a little...lol
the truth is when I heard your kids were old enough to stay home alone...I kinda hated you a little too! hee hee....but now I love ya!
you are hilarious!

The EGE said...

That's about what I do when I try to blog... or get anything done, really.

hurstburst said...

You've just described every day of my life for the last couple of weeks. I've only recently started following more blogs, which is great because I've increased my followers but - oh look - SHINY!!!!

Add to that the fact that getting new comments is like crack cocaine and I'm finding myself going over to my computer to check my inbox constantly! I think I need an intervention!

One Cluttered Brain said...

FUNNY LADY! I just added you to my dashboard. Got your blog off of SITS. YEAH!!!! Happy SITFEST!
http://oneclutteredbrain.blogspot.com
Blogging is alittle like ADD isn't it?

shortmama said...

I definitely have days like that! Way too many days!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Stopping over from SITS and laughing...

My husband always tells me that about my blogging and ADD. He's like it took you 3 hours to do a post tonight. I said, I'm doing research. He replies, oh yea that...oh look what post, there's something shiny over there, must click on that...now what was I doing?

Jessica said...

oh my gosh......I'm not the only one....!

blueviolet said...

I've just been diagnosed with ADD by this post. :(

Beth Kramer said...

Love this Tori! Whenever the girls or I make a comment totally off topic in the middle of a conversation, our family joke is: "Oh look, there's a chicken!"

thanks for sharing! :-)