Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hunka Hunka Burnin Blog

Lord almighty,
I feel my temperature rising
Higher higher
It's burning through to my soul
--Elvis Presley, Burning Love
According to blogger.com, this is my 378th post. I will have been blogging for two years come August. Although in that time, I have been bored, depressed and lost, I have yet to truly burn out.

I've read the Nonist's pamphlet on Blog Depression and seen all of my own signs. I have gone through the phases it seems all bloggers go through of enthusiasm, self-doubt, anger, and depression. I've agonized about page hits and number of comments. I've been pissed when I see someone write about the same topic I blogged about two years ago and get raves when my post went unnoticed. I've gone through the beginner blog phase of raging in blog posts about blog types I hate only to catch myself later writing about those very same blog topics (like this one...blog burn out).

The only cure I've ever found for any of it is to make another post. I love blogging. I dream about blogging. I'll admit it. I am obsessed with blogging. I'm like that guy in Reefer Madness playing the piano in a manic frenzy. So what? At least I have a hobbie.

I plan to keep blogging until they pry my keyboard or whatever other data entry device they invent out of my cold dead hands. And if there is an afterlife, I plan to keep blogging from that place where the flames never burn out. YOU HEAR THAT WORLD?

I'M TIM AND I AM A BLOGGER!


10 comments:

The Michael said...

Yes, but no ordinary blogger, my friend.....an EPIC blogger! As long as I can count on a new episode just about every time I hit that link, then I know all is right in the world, and I am not alone. Now get down the hatch and punch that code in before all hell breaks loose.........

Tim ID said...

Thanks THE Michael. It's the season finale tonight and we should find out more that will confuse us on LOST.

Lights in the wake said...

Blog on brother. Nothing better than a good healthy obsession. Especially when it provides me with premium entertainment for rock bottom prices.

cherish said...

You look like Toby Keith in that picture. Hubba hubba!!

This was a great post! I think everyone falls into these cycles. I am interested in reading the article on Blog Depression. Thank you very much for sharing it!

I truly enjoy your blog and pictures!

Tim ID said...

Lights, I can always count on you! The cool thing is that my blog is worth even less in Canada.

Cherish, Those Photoshop makeovers work wonders :) I always appreciate your positive and supportive comments. Thank you!

shandi said...

I don't know how you manage to do it Tim. You are a blogging oddity; quantity without sacrificing quality. You are a blog model for us all.

Tim ID said...

Thank you Shandi. Believe it or not, that is not the first time I've been called an oddity. :) But I think you have actually been blogging longer than I have and are one of the pioneer bloggers. And you were the first person to actually document placing olives on your toes on your blog. That is true greatness. Odd too, but great.

shandi said...

Actually, I have only been blogging for only 1 1/2 years. I have only been able to do layers for 2 months. I am not nearly as skilled as you. But we won't get into that.

Yes, I am quite odd. I'm okay with it. I don't think people give themselves enough liberty to be as odd as they would like. I'm sure many have thought to put olives on their toes, but dismissed the idea as ridiculous. I have absolutely no shame.

I researched the topic on the internet to see if someone may have gotten there first... and... I think you are right. I found nothing.

Zagu said...

Dear tim_id,
Your blog seems to be like the kitchen table around which the family gathers to check in and spend a moment together. I'm glad I found such a place.
My current blogger status is "debilitating self-doubt." Oh well. These things come and go.
Even if I'm feeling blue about my blog, I can hang out at Dizgraceland. It's like a little secret that makes me smile during the day ("Yeah? Well, tonight I get to log on to Dizgraceland. -- So there!")

Tim ID said...

Shandi,
I can't believe it has only been a year and a half. Oh well, time is a relative that won't go away as Einstein would say. And odd is good.

Zagu, That is one of the nicest compliments that I've ever been paid here. Thank you and you are always welcome at the table! And anyone who blogs for any length of time gets hung up on the debilitating self-doubt stage. It is, however, a bit easier than the "total despair" stage. Stay the course!