The Blogging Syndrome
The other day while at the gym, I started regaling my friend with a story about my weekend trip to San Jose. Just as my storytelling juices started to flow, he interrupts and says,
“Yeah, I know. I read it in your blog.”
“Well did I tell you that…”
“How about…” I sputtered/p>
“Yep. That too.”
“Ok then. How many reps?”
Conversation over, we exercised in complete silence. I call this the “Blogging Syndrome”. It’s the increasingly common situation I find myself in where I cannot carry a conversation because the conversation is already published on my blog for the world to see. I have nothing to say that my friends haven’t already read.
Perhaps it is time to purposely disseminate misinformation on my blog both as conversation starters, and to reserve a few interesting stories for me to tell via the old fashioned oral tradiion.
No matter what happens, I know I’ll end up telling my friend.
“Hey, I just realized that we have nothing to talk about because of my blog.”
Yep, I read that.