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I hereby call this Blogaholics Anonymous meeting to order. Before we start the introductions, I know someone wanted to say something. Yes, you in the back. What did you want to share?
DHB: I have one thing to say – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
Please put your food away. It’s not time for eating yet.
V: It all looks so yummy!!! So jealous…
LLN: Would you like a cookie?
Can we PLEASE get our minds off of food for two seconds?? And stop the cookie offering, I don’t need more excuses to eat unnecessary calories, thanks.
AZ: My oldest son visits about every three months only for a few days but I gain five lbs. Then its back to my mostly veggie diet so that i can take it off. Hope that he never comes home to stay!!!!!
SR: Ohh I was going to ask, how is the vegetarian food scene in Taiwan? I don’t think I’ve ever had any Taiwanese cuisine so I’m curious.
NS: I am so hungry now!!!
People, get a grip. We’re Blogaholics Anonymous, remember? We’re here to curb our blogging addictions. All other addiction battles belong to a different group. Now, what’s our motto again?
HS: One day at a time, do your best!
Very good. Now, who’d like to share first? One at a time now.
FB: I wake up in the middle of the night with all sorts of things running through my head—
DQL: So far all my posts have been written at work too. At home, the only time I get ideas is right as I’m drifting off to sleep.
FB: — and then when morning comes, they’ve disappeared.
DQL: And naturally, I wake up and can’t remember a thing!
Ladies, I said ONE at a time. And we’re here to remedy the addiction, not add fuel to the fire by talking about inspiration (even if we end up losing it all…. which isn’t a bad thing for this addiction of ours).
BT: Hahaha! They call this straight talk,right?
DQL: And um, those people who post a bajillion pictures…that’s such a pet peeve of mine!
AT: Compliment fishers, ugh.
Yeah, those people are annoying. I especially dislike the….wait, hold up, why are we talking about this?
V: Boys are so cute when they’re little…and then they grow up.
BP: Now I’m guilty.
GPP: Those bloody relationships have got to go!
FF: Husband has a cold right now and I came home from work last night to Mt. Kleenex on our bathroom floor. Apparently emptying the trash can isn’t in his skill set.
BT: This is very insightful.
As illuminating as this conversation surely is, we really don’t have all day for this. So I’m just going to wait.
Thank you. Now—
FB: Guess I should just get up and write!
AT: You know, I envy people who can do that.
WS: Toast! More power to us :)
AZ: Remember when the world gets snarky you are still ready for it!!!
Guys? I thought I was the one running this meeting here. Can we please focus now?
LLN: I’m willing to sit down and try it! Ah, hold on as I go rummage through the poorly stocked kitchen…
AT: It’s a tough choice, but my stomach eventually wins.
LLN: We could solve the world with homemade cookies, I’m telling you.
KSP: Whoever made up the phrase ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ obviously was insane. LOTS of things taste better than skinny feels.
DQL: Good news! I think we’re all kind of in a slump.
SR: I think we’re all in a bit of a blogging slump to be honest.
It’s a step in the right direction! Slumps are usually the first signs of–
JAS: I want to blame the excessive horrible heat this summer and the physical drought for my lack of motivation. Makes me feel better.
BR: You know my feeling about this.
People, I’m telling you, this slump is actually a GOOD thing. We’re BREAKING the addiction here! Come on, let’s get excited and stop wasting all this time moaning about our blog–
SR: It’s my turn and I’ll take all the time the timer offers, so be patient please.
OHB: We have to fight it –on the mountainsides, in the valleys, on the roads, in the countryside – and victory will be ours!
AZ: Sometimes the goal is not so important as the Journey.
RRD: Slog through the summer slump, this too shall pass.
BR: Just blogged about getting over the hump yesterday.
Right. Do you guys even want to fix the addiction at this point?
SF: It’s all just life isn’t it? Nothing is easier or harder, better or worse – it just is. As we get more skilled at this thing called life, the universe hands us tougher assignments. If we’re still alive, there is something to learn.
DS: We plan our weeks now around sunday blogging and one night a week writing, wishing we had more time to look at other blogs.
A: It’s okay to want attention from others.
BA: I didn’t expect to find myself an active participant in the blogosphere, but am so glad that I am! The creativity and talent out there is amazing. And connecting with other people is fun.
MMA: Well spoken for sure! Nobody but a blogger can understand the joy of the next post. I usually only write on Sunday and post Monday, but I spend days in my head planning, thinking, writing before I even touch the keyboard. It’s a great world.
SF: We must be a breed.
BR: Obviously we are on the same page.
FF: This is so me.
Okay. Meeting adjourned. Let the addiction take over. Start writing like crazy. Do what you want. I don’t care anymore. Screw Blogaholics Anonymous. I’m going to check my blog now. And I need a cookie.
LLN: Everyone loves a good cookie.
1. This conversation is entirely fictional, though made up of actual comments from my fellow bloggers and friends.
2. All comments were taken OUT OF context and put into my own context. Because you know, this is my blog and I can do whatever I want.
3. All blogger names have been modified. Should you recognize someone, kindly refrain from shouting out, “Hey, that’s —-!” Unless you recognize yourself, in which case, feel free to shout as loud as you want.
4. Please read all of this with a grain of salt. I have an odd sense of humor. And apparently no life.
5. The term Peanut Gallery has been used with only the utmost amount of love and respect. Because you all are awesome.