Saturday, July 5, 2008

A New Blog Related Condition: Bloganoia

Add this to your Funk and Wagnalls!! The word I developed to describe my current state of mind.
Pronunciation: \ˌblog-ə-ˈnȯi-ə, ˌ\ . Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, madness, from blogamous demented, from blog- + nous written mind
Date: circa 2008
1 : a condition which produces the fear that the feelings and thoughts one writes in his/her blog will be discovered by the people who are the subjects of the posts in question. 2 : a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others concerning their blog
— bloga·noi·ac \-ˈnȯi-ˌak, -ˈnȯi-ik\ also bloga·noic \-ˈnȯi(-i)k, -ˈnō-ik\ adjective or noun
— bloga·noi·cal·ly \-ˈnȯi(-i)-k(ə-)lē, -ˈnō-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Blog writing is so therapeutic. It enables you go write and share your deepest darkest thoughts about people you know with complete strangers. It is somewhat of Catch 22 as you want to share your thoughts and feelings but not with the people who are the subjects of the posts.

This week I have a case of bloganoia. and have temporarily removed the posts which are producing this condition and hopefully, I will recover soon.

Does anyone else ever experience this condition? Is it akin to writer's remorse?


A Dating Diary said...


I think the mistake I made was mentioning that I write. I've found its best to not mention this to a dude. Friends usually wont mention it.

No worries! People can get mad when you're writing how you feel, but that doesn't mean its justified for them to feel that way. said...

Thanks for giving me a kick in the butt to repost the entries now suspended in blogger purgatory. I haven't shared the blog with anyone except for CIT and my GBF.

blogger diva said...

Yes, I can totally relate!