Well is it?
I need to know what you think.
I need to know that I'm not the only one out there who, and I quote a very famous blogger here, is prone to say,
"Not tonight darling, I'm just in the middle of tweaking my avatar".
I read a very funny article recently on Fuel My Blog which stated that the number of blogging-related problems has risen by more than 3000% over the last three years.
But aside from mental health problems brought on by paying attention to visitor counters or hurty fingers for people who can't touch type (both of which were quoted as symptoms), the real problems that I'm talking about are those which concern relationships, specifically marital ones.
Now it's no secret that I've been a bit down in the dumps recently (don't panic - I won't bore you with all that again), besides my husband would never forgive me if I told the world that we've been having marital problems. But, you know what, we have.
So there. I said it.
But what I want to know, is if it has anything to do with blogging.
As the Fuel My Blog article recommends,
"Involve your partner with the process. For instance, get them to make you a cup of tea while you're blogging and say 'thank you' nicely."
Now, all jokes aside, how many of us have spent an entire evening (or erm, evenings) in front of the computer reading about other peoples' lives while ignoring that very person who we've chosen to spend our own lives with? And how many times have we preferred to stay in and blog rather than go out and, erm not blog?
Are our other halves happy that we've found something to keep us occupied and supportive in our writing, or are they hurt and upset that they don't have quality time with us anymore and exasperated that we prefer our virtual friends to our real ones?
I'm not saying that blogging is solely responsible for the friction within my marriage. I mean the fact that we've seen each other for ten days out of the past 64 could have something to do with it. But seriously, as much as I love blogging and all the things that it's brought me, wasn't life just a little bit simpler before I discovered it?
I'm not sure. I'm still thinking about it.