Monday, March 12, 2012
CONFESSIONS OF A ROMANCE AUTHOR: part whatever
It has been two months since I last confessed...
Today I'm not going to talk about things in books that makes my eye twitch. I'm going to talk to you folks about a very serious issue. I'm going to talk about my addiction. I'm so ashamed to admit this to you guys. But I really feel this post just might help someone who like me...is addicted to the Internet.
Yes, I know, shocking. But see it started innocent enough. I used dial up—which I've now learned is a gateway to worse things, things that any human should never stoop to—I'd check my e-mails. I'd do research for my book. Then I started to frequent this popular forum called The Cherries. They'd post topics and leave links. I knew better. I've...heard about how one link can lead to another, but it was just so tempting to see the hoopla of LOLcats. And then I did something that I now regret.
I upgraded to DSL.
I'm sorry I need a moment....
Things start to blur at this point. I could now watch videos on Youtube. I could, I'm so shamed to say it...Blog hop. Yes, I know. I feel dirty at how many blogs I left comments on and never returned to. Okay, okay, I was being promiscuous. I'd been burned so badly by dial-up I had to find a way to comfort myself. Those long wait times to upload pages that only left me with “error on page” messages. I needed something to help me forget those dark and horrid days.
And then I started my own blog. I built up a clientèle and started to push my own rambling thoughts to others. I referred those poor innocent people to my blog roll that would only introduce them to the same addictive behavior I'd learn to love and hate.
These past few days have been enlightening for me. I didn't have 24 hour access. I couldn't leave fly by night comments. I couldn't...link in. I started to have withdrawals.
But when I offered my neighbor to have their way with me just for an hour of their bandwidth, I knew I'd hit rock bottom. I was a NetHead of the worse kind. I could see myself tap dancing on the corner to scrounge up enough change to pay my monthly bill. I saw myself doing unspeakable things to my modem just to get it to connect. I didn't want to be that person.
But today folks I'm here to tell you that it's not worth it. Don't be like me, a NetHead. Oh, dear baby jesus, I'm a NETHEAD. You can stop the addiction now. Don't be peer pressured to click that link. I'll have to live with what I did for a bandwidth. You don't.
Hi, my is Melissa, and I'm addicted to the Internet.
To find out more information on Crystal Net check out the archives.