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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Blogging as good therapy

A new study finds nearly 50% of bloggers see the activity as a form of therapy.
For me, blogging is definitely therapeutic. It releases tension, stress and it is cost effective.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Sicilian said...

Amen brother. . . it is my outlet and I can talk about things that I really can't talk about to anyone.

2:20 AM

 
Blogger r.d. said...

Got any stats on the addiction aspect of blogging?

5:24 AM

 
Blogger intelligentwins said...

very different blog i came across! gr8 going !

6:07 AM

 
Blogger WriterOnMyWall said...

Yes... that's the only thing that blogging does for me too :)

7:54 AM

 
Blogger dahbeed said...

i for one can testify that it is therapeutic to me. it allows me to eject my idiocy and hopefully not get arrested for it.

i know a couple of message boards that have to be thankful since i started blogging.

8:52 AM

 
Blogger Jessica said...

Interesting stats.

9:12 AM

 
Blogger Tristram Shandy said...

What am I paying that damn shrink for…?

11:25 AM

 
Blogger ian g. said...

"Theraputic" until the site goes down. Then it's serious hair pulling time!!!!

There is also, I think, I distinct difference between the profiles of Bloggers from each country.

American and Canadian Bloggers have quite a gentle approach. When stuck for an idea they'll post a picture of their dog or kitten. Poetry is quite common, but sadly a HUGE lack of American concerns about their Crusading President.

British bloggers are far more numerous than a "United Kingdom" profile search reveals. (Don't know why that is). But British bloggers don't last more than about 3 weeks. Their profiles mostly say "no new posts". Those that do persist feel the need to "flip the finger" at the camera lens in their avatar, and blog with minor complaints about their local neighbourhood, waste disposal, and the boss at work.

Japanese bloggers all fill their sites with "flika" type gadgets. They all buy expensive cameras, but then go on to take the very same photograph again and again and again. (It's the one where you smile and face front).

Spannish and southern European blogs tend to favour posts about the youngest members of the family. They take pictures of their kids, intending to keep the blog going until the kid is 21 and can then take over the responsibility for itself. (A bit like "becoming an adult in the eyes of the Church of Blogdom).

French people don't blog. No loss there.

12:55 PM

 
Blogger Chardonnay said...

Definitely theraputic for me! :-) Love the site, love stats! :-)

3:58 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have a full time job, are married and have kids, doesn't a few hours' blogging a day takes too much quality time away from your family?

2:52 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez. what a downer,"anonymous"

I find nothing wrong with it and I believe it could be good therapy for alot of people.

9:20 PM

 

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