I have one of those RSS thingies that tells me when a blog has been updated, and I have over seventy blogs on that list. There are a few I read with intense concentration, and there are a lot I skim just to keep up or just in case someone talks about one of my favorite topics (baby names! brownie recipes! planning and spacing of babies! ANYTHING of babies!).
The problem with reading so many blogs is that it can give me something I've been thinking of as "blogsickness." It's when I've been reading blogs and then suddenly I feel fed up with all blogs, with all writing, and with everything that everyone has ever said or thought since the beginning of time. That's when I know it's time to go sit in the recliner and read a People magazine, or maybe go to bed.
I think usually it's when I read too many posts about the same topic, or too many posts about topics I've read too many posts about before. I'm not sure, though, because I don't think there's strict cause and effect here, or any one specific trigger. I think sometimes it's that I sit down at my computer in a mood that makes me likely to develop blogsickness. It's never that I read one specific post (or one specific blog) and get blogsickness.
Do you get this, too? If you do, what do you think causes it?
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