The word, addiction, has been defined as: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming… to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Some addictions have their own pleasant rewards. Congratulation to Kate Kresse of Believe Anyway for receiving the Addictive Blog Award. Her blog is inspirational (and yes, addictive) and a must for those of us who need a little extra push, a bit of motivation, the courage to go on. I am privileged too because she has nominated me for the very same award. Thank you Kate!
The rules of this award:
Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog.
Share a little bit about why you started blogging.
Copy and post the award onto your own blog
Nominate up to ten other bloggers you think are addictive enough to deserve the award.
Why I Started Blogging
About a year ago, my friend, Julie, the owner of a local gift shop, asked me to sit in on a training session on blogging for business. I was writing promotional copy for her gift catalog anyway and she thought I might be interested in developing a blog for her as well. So, I sat in on the session as a blog was created for Virginia Born and Bred called The Virginia Shopper. I became “the shopper” and began to write and write and write. I loved it!
I was writing to sell, but I imagined writing a personal blog too, and wished for my own blog to be something I could share with my grandchildren. So, I started one called Technicolor Daydreams. That’s when there suddenly emerged a blogging “community” of fascinating, delightful, interesting and inspirational people who love to share their talents and comment on mine.
I hold my circle of friends in cyberspace very close and each one is most dear. Reading their thoughts and viewing their art and photography is every bit as addictive as writing my own and there is never enough time in a day to do them all justice. I feel like a mother with way too many children and at the same time, a child needing confirmation.
Today I write this blog called Virginia Views. And surely I am addicted once again because blogging is now “psychologically habit forming to such an extent that its cessation causes me severe trauma!”
Addiction Can be a Wonderful Thing!
Recommended Addictive Blogs (in other words, here are some of my favorites):
A Daily Thought http://judysp.wordpress.com
Bless Your Hippie Heart http://blessyourhippieheart.wordpress.com
Coming East http://comingeast.com
Lydia Street http://lydiastreet.com
Not Quite Old http://notquiteold.wordpress.com
Mama’s Empty Nest http://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com
Photos from the Loony Bin http://photosfromtheloonybin.wordpress.com
Views and Mews by Coffee Kat http://coffeekatblog.com