Or walk, hopscotch, or jump on your pogo-stick to work. Or do some boxing or aerobics after work, if that’s your style. Quick! Chop chop!
Because, famous bloggers are kicking the bucket due to heart diseases and other lifestyle ailments, at an alarming rate, and their obituaries are popping up like nasty pimples (links of some obits), all over the web. You don’t need a doctor to tell you that blogging is now only a few sneezes away from classified as a lifestyle disease.
Truth be told, they had to see this coming. After all, what do professional bloggers do? Just surf the net, write pieces from time to time, while eating slices of pizza, munching chips or sipping high-calorie sugar drinks, into the wee hours of the night. They really don’t need to step out of the house, and when they do, they end up at places like Starbucks, or other places where they kill you with their oily stuff, and if that wasn’t enough, microwave you with Wifi signals. You can’t be more unhealthy than this.
Apart from that, blogging, or just plain surfing is reaching proportions of a compulsive disorder. More so, when you have continuous feeds of information from multiple sources, they just replace your stream of consciousness. You just want to smoke the blog weed, all day long, and when you can’t, you are restless, trying to think up of stuff you can put on your blog. Everything that happens to you has to be on your blog, because everybody you know has to read about what you think, what you did.
You know who think like that? Ego-maniacs. That’s right. At the root of every blogging disorder, apparently, is a psychological disorder. And it gets reinforced once you are in the blogger network, caught in the game of trying to outdo one another.
As for me, blogging has taken a serious toll on my waistline. I need to get out of the house more often, and more importantly I am going to start work soon. I am going to make this a weekly affair, so that you have more time to read, and I have more time to write, and with the more time, I intend to get an offline life.
You, my fellow blogger and reader, in the meanwhile, work out the modalities on how you can get out of the house more often. Or buy insurance, and check the fine print for heart disease.
Phir dekhte hain hum agle hafte, isi channel par. Ting-tong.