Wednesday 1 September 2010

Bloggers Disease and How to Over Come it

Hi, George here on the therapy couch, I’m OK.
(can yea see the cushion I've ripped, hope mom don't notice, it will be curtains for me!!!)

Anyways, I’m here today for you. My followers and the blogs I follow.

Just to put you in the picture.
I’m lucky that Mom gets to have a long time off in the summer, that means more walks for me, more time together and I get me paws on the paw top (well she does!)
Well, mom goes back to work next week, and that means less hours in the day to blog!! Bahahah,

Now mom seems to have come down with bloggers disease.
Don't worry, you cannot catch it, you bring it upon yourself.
 I don’t see how this can happen she just types in want I want her to put and I haven’t got it.
Anyways this can affect any one of you at any time.
You might only have mild symptoms to start off with.
It’s great if you don’t get any, and let’s keep it that way.

It comes in the form of guilt and the pressure that starts to raise, when you cannot post, leave comments, away on holiday, can’t get around to all the blogs you follow, you get the picture. 

So to take the pressure off , I’ve come up with some pointers to rid us of bloggers disease, and to become

Happy Bloggers

Enjoy writing your posts
If the fun has gone when you are writing your post, have a break.

Post about want you like and enjoy.
Not what you think others want to hear

Blog when you feel the need to.
Not when you think you have to

Don’t fret when you don’t leave comments
There’s just not the time in a day

If you don’t have time to blog don’t worry
You don’t see or talk to your best friends every day of the week
(Ok maybe some of you do)

If your furiend is ill let us know
Positive vibes or a prayer always helps

For the time that all of us know we will face, when a dear loyal furiend goes to the bridge
This is perhaps the hardest thing to deal with, but the support and empathy from fellow bloggers will hopefully help you at such a heart breaking sad time.

If you are going though a bad patch blog about it, if you feel you can
It will help just by putting it down, and posting it if you want, remember we are all part of a big caring net work, and will not judge you, we all go though bad patches. Someone will come up with just a small bit of advice that will lift you up.

Don’t get offended if someone posts something you don’t like.
We all have different personalities and points of view, what one person thinks is funny,
another one might not, and so on.

There is a world out there.
Go and enjoy it, you might fine you cannot wait to blog about it.

And remember the reason why you started blogging in the first place
I can’t answer that one; you have your own reasons.

Right “now are you feeling better mom”

Oh before I go this is a widget thingies I’ve made, if you would like it please help yourself.
 I don’t want you to put my name to it, or where you got it from, its for all of you.
I don't mind if you don't follow me, you are here reading this so help yourself.  

Happy Blogging.
 "Mom can we go for a walk now PLEASE"

See Yea George xxx


3 doxies said...

Oh I gots to stay far away from dat bloggers infection...gots to keep my fans happy...bwhahahaha!
We totally understand not having stuffs to talk bout but I just make stuff up...hehehe.
You has some very good points there George, I will has to keep reading them.
Thank you furs da badgie, I will sticks it up with some duct on my bloggie, dat way you be close to me when you not posting and commenting.


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh George!! 'dis is well said!! What a great idea and we's take yous badge!! Tanks!! Yous a great furiend!!

Hugs to you!!!
Josie, IzZY, and Anakin Man

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Very well said indeed! Mom copied what youz said and puts it on our comPooter so she can reads it anytime. :) I is gonna takes your most wunderful badge too. You is a good furiend George for sure. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Very well said, George. Words we all need to remind ourselves about now and then. Thanks.

And you sure did give us some great photos of yourself today - so handsome.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Patrice said...

Welsh wisdom!!!!

Noah the Airedale said...

George, guess what, we think D has the disease. Lately postng and commenting have slowed right down. Thanks for the wise words. You're a clever lad.

Noah x

WFT Nobby said...

Who knew a Welsh dog could ever be so smart!
Toodle pip!
PS Keep up the folk dancing!

Peggy Frezon said...

Good boy for making your mom feel better. And keep taking your mom out for walks too, that really helps with the blues.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hi George,
Furst.. Please tell your mom that I SAW what happened to your cushion. There were TWO SQUIRRELS that got in and did that!!! You are clear of all charges!!!
Now for the rest of the post. Thank you for the Badge. I DID help myself. It is grreat. THANKS Buddy.
And.. your words are soooooo WISE and WELL SPOKEN!!!
I would just like to add that if anyone needs to take some time off.. they should be sure to have a very trustworthy E-MAIL BUDDY to keep them posted about any sickness or injury or calls to that damned bridge.
I have always told my mom that when she gets tooo busy at times... to help me with my blogging... she should just pick a day or two a week to PAWMISE both of us the time to visit a tiny bit. At least spread the word that all is well... or not. I hope that you will NOT quit blogging altogether. I would REALLY REALLY miss you. I'm just sayin'.

Two Pitties in the City said...

What a great list! Sometimes there is a lot of pressure; I should keep this one posted.

Sam said...

That's beautiful and I agree with every word of it. It bothers me when blogging becomes a popularity contest, or people post things just to get other people to notice them. That's why I like your blog - you post about your outings, adventures, vacations, etc. And, you've certainly got the right idea about blogging by acknowledging all of these very important points. Kudos to you and mom, George!

Duke said...

You are one smart boy, George! We love your badge! Thank you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

sprinkles said...

My Shiver is notorious for chewing up pillows and things too. He's gotten better as he's gotten older but he's still naughty on occasion!

I have that bloggers infection too. But I'm ok with that. I always worry that my blog is boring but people keep coming back so I must be doing something right!

I hope your mom is feeling better now about not being able to blog as much. I hope she doesn't get too busy and stops blogging all together though. I would truly miss you both!

I'm going to snag your "Happy Blogging" badge, I really like it!

You really are a cutie, George! I love that 2nd picture.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Great advice. We've got a touch of Blog disease here, too.

That cushion. There's just no workmanship anymore. Everyone makes shoddy goods.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥I am Holly♥ said...

George, that is the best advice!! We are going to print it out to look at daily! Your pictures are so handsome too!! The badge is pretty..many thanks!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Unknown said...

Wow, George!!! You are a really smarts dog to come up with that list! It is great advice!

My momma be suffering from da Blog disease right nows, in fact. Her having to work lots right now.....butt her sneaks in a peak at da blogs while at da office every now and then (like right now!) just to see how everybuddy is doing.

Even though she can't comments or visit as much as she like to right now......the vistiting she does do, makes her smile and feel better at da job!

Oh, and a GREAT badge by the way!

Bocci said...

George, what a great post-and we couldn't agree more with those tips to stay happy and healthy bloggers! Thanks!

Your buddy,

houndstooth said...

You have some very wise woof, George! We have a dose of that disease here, too, but we're okay with it!


P.S. I have a feeling your mom does the same sort of thing for green papers that my mom does!

Wyatt said...

Not only are you cute, but super smart too!
Good advice terrier pal!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Road Dog Tales said...

George - You are a very insightful guy! Seems like there's a lot of this going around - must be something about end of summer and everybody getting back to work and stuff. But your post was just the thing for it! Neat button and happy blogging to you, too!
The Road Dogs

The Daily Pip said...

Oh George, this is all so true. I think my mom has a touch of this bloggie disease. She is very tired and should go to bed, but feels compelled to visit all her favorite bloggie friends!

Your pal, Pip

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

George, you are so very wise and we needed to see this right exactly now. We have a bad case of blogger's disease. In fact I think we may be running a slight fever from it. We pawticularly don't like falling behind with what everydog is up to, but we'll catch up.

lotsa licks, Lola

jen said...

Very well said George:)
We recently came down with this disease, so now we just set a time limit and try not to break it :)

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you George for wonderful wisdom from such a small furry guy. Sorry Mommy has to go back to work. It will just make your time together more special.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Well said ... Golden Thanks. Mmmmm I know my mom need reading glasses but we don't see anything on the widget you made .... just blank and a red dot ... what's happening. Blogger's Disease ... I'm serious can't see it. Will come back tomorrow n check it out again myabe is Blogger's issue. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

That was fantastic Georgie! When did you get your doctorate, 'cause you said ALL the correct things!


woo woos, Tessa

Unknown said...

I love it!
That was the most beautiful post ever.
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
We'll be sure to follow them!

Inky and Molly said...

We know about the disease your talking about. There is also blogger's gilt which has visited us once or twice.
Hey, you look to cute on that couch. Is it real leather or is it vinyl? My peeps are looking at getting the next couch and wonder what would travel best with scratchy dog paws. Dad said, we'll just teach them not to jump on the couch, but we all know that that won't happen. They are hesitant to do the leather thing because of mental issues but are now considering the man-made leather. We suppose your parents wouldn't be into that, would they now?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

George mi are a brilliant therapist and have offered some die-hard, no nonsense tips. I too have suffered for 20 months with this ailment, but you have put things out clearly on the table and it is now time to take action. Balzac agrees with your advice for he too wants to know why his mum is always at the computer....quality time is of the utmost importance here, and first things first....HAVE FUN! Hey George, can you come and play ball with me? Do you think our mums would mind if we hoped over the pond to see each other? SMiles, Balzac

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi George!!!
Oh how we admire and agree with your Mom!!! She is 100% right!! Anytime fun things become hard work it is time to prioritize!!! First things first like walking handsome George!!

We'll be here and we might have to take a break when the holiday season starts. Too much going on.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Maxmom said...

Hey there George-mom!
Now this is a fabulous post!!! We should put it up and frame it! I am sure that every single one of us can identify with this and you SHOULD get the credit for putting it so eloquently! Thank you for this and whilst everyone is reading your post (and comments) let me say that I am so, so grateful for the many blogging buddies around the world who are my cyber-support group. You are ALL amazing! Thank you again for a wonderful, wonderful post!
Sending lotsaluv

the booker man said...

boy howdy, you are one doggie who is full of the smarticles! you totally made my mama feel better cuz she has been a little panic-y about not getting to everybuddy's blogs very much with all this traveling lately. thankies for your post! everythingie you wrote is so very true like!
the booker man

pee s -- i think if you just turn that cushion around so that the hole is facing the couch, your mama will nevarrr know! teehee.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Oh my !

Did this evFUR feel good to my eyes -

I khan't wait to tell my mom all about this one!

PeeEssWoo: I've seen woo around but hadn't had the chance to visit - BUT I khouldn't NOT after reading MaxMom's post today!

Scout and Freyja said...

Stand up and take a bow and a bark. You said a mouthful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am a friend of Maxmom and I knew I had to come runnuing when I saw this post.
First of all I must tell you how adorable you are.
I am sure you were able to help you mom with your wise words.
But how did you know that so many of us needed to hear these words? How did you know that "I" needed to hear these special words?
I am planting these seeds in my heart, and I will remember your words.

The Thuglets said...

George well said and so true! We know of the disease you are talking about and in some cases it can reach eperdemic level!

Your advice will help a lot of people.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Neeko said...

Loved this one George! You are one smart Lad...
Thank you for the great list; we should all put it on our fridge.

Glad we are friends,
Neeko :o)

The Life of Riley said...

Thanks so much George for your wise words - I'll tell my mum to follow them and have fun with her blog (instead of taking our doggy bloggy thing too seriously as sometimes she looks at her computer and doesn't know what to do next!).


TwoSpecialWires said...

Grrr. Just when Moma helped us write a LONG and very meaningful comment about your very well timed and well spoken blogpost, we lost our internet connection and zap! The comment disappeared.

We're not going to even TRY to redictate it. Mostly we were just saying, "Thanks".

Your pals
Jake and Fergi xxoo

the teacher's pets said...

Hi George,
I read your "clean up" post that you wrote today but oddly enough I couldn't leave a comment. Instead, I saw a big white box that said "Error" or "Service Unavailable" and I couldn't click on the word "comment". For some reason I can leave a comment here though....could it be a issue? I hope so.
I know you appreciated my "housekeeping" blog called "I've been in a pickle" that was posted on 9-11-10. I totally agree with everything you said on today's post. I think I may take everyone's blog's off my sidebar and just use my Dashboard Reader thingy instead only b/c it makes things a lot safer from viruses. I noticed that Stopzilla stopped me from following a few blogs via google friend connect but allowed me to subscribe as a reader....strange!
Good night, my friend!