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David Armano and I met for the first time in the support group Bloggers Anonymous...


...but we've broken our code of confidentially and agreed to take our confessions public. Our goal here is not to embarrass or ridicule, but to help others like ourselves through their own pain:
10. You check your blog stats a LOT. You occasionally get up in the middle of the night and sneak a peak.
9. Your significant other suspects you are having an affair with your blog. Even when you're alone with your special person, you do find yourself thinking what your blog might be doing right then–
8. You "mental blog" while driving or on the train, and sometimes even when you are alone in the shower.
7. You filter everything through your post-writing. You can't watch a movie, see a play, read an article, or share a sweet moment with your child without thinking of whether it's blog-worthy.
6. You suffer from "blog envy" when another blogger posts something juicy before you do. You suffer "comment envy" when said post gets 40-something comments .... the jerk!
5. You "binge blog" 3 or 4 posts at once–only to feel guilty and empty afterward.
4. You ditched all your real friends for blog friends, because, well, "they understand." You bypass Bowling Alone at the bookstore (who really cares?) while you reach for Naked Conversations.
3. You think, "I can stop at any time."
2. Your lunch hour has become your "blog hour." You keep a few posts tucked in your desk in case you need them during the day.
1. After 5 minutes of meeting someone really interesting you ask, "So - do you blog?"
This post was co-written with David Armano.

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Ann Handley is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who speaks worldwide about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to ignite tangible results. IBM named her one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing. She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a LinkedIn Influencer, a keynote speaker, mom, dog person, and writer.