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Being a workaholic AND a blogaholic… June 8, 2008

Posted by Raul in blogosphere, personal life, random thoughts, Twitter.
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Hello, my name is Raul and I am both a workaholic AND a blogaholic. I don’t think I had admitted that I was a workaholic until fairly recently. I am trying to update my academic CV and I can’t even remember how many talks I have given in the past couple of years. I am trying to not miss anything, and list everything that should be listed under each heading (journal articles, books, book chapters, etc.)

Furthermore, I have done what my friend HZ says – I have delved deeply into the blogging world and now have become addicted to blogging. Jonathan has written the 50 signs that you blog too much. The sad thing is that breakfast for me is scrambled eggs, toast, coffee and Google Reader πŸ™‚

I am also worried that I have an inherited gene for workaholism. My Mom and I were talking on Skype tonight at 11pm (1:00 am Mexico time). My brother and I are talking on MSN as I write this blog post (1:00am Mexico time). This is insane. I was even planning to stay up (I think I’ll have to. I have a revise-and-resubmit that NEEDS to be published in 2008 so I *better* stay up).

Not in the best mood this weekend despite having had a great time with my friends. I think I’m basically frustrated with my own being not very productive. By the way, Vancouver local bloggers Ianiv and Arieanna are THE blogaholics (note their site) πŸ˜‰ I don’t think I know anyone who blogs on more blogs than Arieanna!

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1. Ben - June 9, 2008

Ugh. I feel like I’m letting people down if I don’t post daily (believe me, I don’t have the readership to back up such feelings yet) even on the weekends when no one is reading haha. Hang in there

2. Marina - June 9, 2008

I particularly love #24 (You can’t remember what you did last week without consulting your blog.) on that list because that’s sooooooooo me.

3. Jonathon Narvey - June 12, 2008

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a workaholic — or blogaholic — so long as you are doing something that you truly love to do. When you enjoy doing something that has the added benefit of getting you paid, building your reputation and/or winning friends, doing that activity for a long period of time every day is a natural thing.

For most of human history, the vast majority of people worked from dawn until dusk at jobs that pretty much sustained their lives and that was it. There’s a reason why the term “starving artist” is such a time-worn cliche. Now that better technology has enabled quite a few of us to do actually do what we want to do for a living or in our time off, it’s not surprising that spoilers have added the term “-aholic” to all of the activities we just don’t seem to want to get away from.

4. Raul - June 12, 2008

@ Ben – I hear ya!

@ Marina – I can’t begin to tell you how many of these I comply with!

@ Jonathon – True – I love both, working hard AND blogging, but I am worried I might be too hard on myself sometimes.


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