BLURKER ANONYMOUS SCREENING (CAGE)
- Have you ever thought you ought to Cut down on your blog entries or blurking?
- Do you feel Annoyed at criticism of your blog writing or blurking?
- Do you feel Guilty about your blog writing or blurking?
- Do you ever take an Early-morning look (eye-opener) at your latest blog favorite or use blogging or blurking upon awakening (“a little hair of the dog that bit you”) to start the day or to feel better?
IF YOU ANSWERED ONE OR MORE â€œYESâ€ TO THE ABOVE SCREENING TEST â€“ CONTINUE TO THIS CONFIRMATORY EVALUATION .
BLURKER ADDICTION CONFIRMATION SYSTEM Â®
Eating meals alone while blurking or blogging
Rereading your blog or your latest entries
Rereading your favorite blogs
Trying to stop reading blogs
Considering group meetings for bloggers
Realizing your world is centered on your favorite blogs
Wondering repeatedly what writing an entry would be like
Time with family and friends are limited
Sneaking away to check your favorite blogs
Do you check your blog stats over once per day
Do you wonder in moments of calm who might be seeing your blog
Not owning up to the problem of the continuous blurker
Family members want to call a â€œconfrontationâ€ meeting
Limited showers and shaving while eating at the computer
Occasional outbursts of solo-laughter discussed by others in your life
Anxiety and panic arrive when you cannot blurk
Anxiety and panic arrive when you cannot hit â€œsubmitâ€
Anxiety and panic heightens when reading the submit â€œverify codeâ€ letters
Computer failure makes you go to the public library to â€œcheck out a bookâ€
Computer server failure makes you just sit in disbelief
Now realizing you have blogger-buddies, you want a festive gathering to touch and appreciate them
Your children ask your spouse or significant other who the stranger is while looking at you
Your complete social circle has changed
And your only means of conversation must be in blog format.
0 â€“ 2 LOW RISK
3 â€“ 5 MOD RISK
6 â€“ 10 HIGH RISH
11 â€“ 15 EXTREME RISK
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