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You Might Be a Blogger If…

Bloggers are a unique species, and it’s a good thing too.

We bloggers spend a lot of time observing, wallowing in self-reflection, and communicating because it’s like oxygen for us. We’re wicked smart, programmed to think out loud, and desperate to connect to ideas bigger than our own. Oh yeah, we’re freakin’ funny as hell too.

My fellow blogger Monica wrote the hilarious and ever-so-true You Know You’re a Mommy-Blogger If … where she nailed our kind right down to our adorbs habit of posting sappy letters addressed to our child.

Having a blog isn’t the only thing that makes you a blogger; there are personality traits and weirdly wonderful habits that make you one of ours!

You might be a blogger if …

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  • You still feel a teeny thrill … 1 of 20
    You still feel a teeny thrill ...
    every time you click publish.

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  • Your girlfriends preface conversations with … 2 of 20
    Your girlfriends preface conversations with ...
    "Don't put this on your blog, but ... "

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  • You drink wine and tweet 3 of 20
    You drink wine and tweet
    #winechat #drunktweet #excusethetypos

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  • Youve been made to feel dirty … 4 of 20
    Youve been made to feel dirty ...
    ... (and not in a good way) by search terms.

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  • Youve ever secretly considered … 5 of 20
    Youve ever secretly considered ...
    ... recording your mom friends for blog ideas.

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  • You’ve spent four hours trying to get the spacing just right 6 of 20
    You've spent four hours trying to get the spacing just right
    The preview looks perfect! Why won't it publish that way?

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  • Your babys first word … 7 of 20
    Your babys first word ...
    ... was "blog".

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  • You have cyber BFFs 8 of 20
    You have cyber BFFs
    SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • You dream in HTML 9 of 20
    You dream in HTML
    <<<<<<<>>>>>>

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  • Your kids know what a blog is … 10 of 20
    Your kids know what a blog is ...
    ... and have an opinion about yours.

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  • Youve been bullied online 11 of 20
    Youve been bullied online
    Fear not, the great Cecily K. has a theory.

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  • You realize you should have … 12 of 20
    You realize you should have ...
    ... paid closer attention to grammar in school.

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  • You face motherhood embarrassment … 13 of 20
    You face motherhood embarrassment ...
    ... with a twinge of excitement knowing it makes for awesome blog fodder.

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  • You feel the urge to … 14 of 20
    You feel the urge to ...
    ... hashtag outside the Twitterverse. #perfectlyhealthy #perfectlynormal

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  • You feel like you’ve been blogging for a hundred years … 15 of 20
    You feel like you've been blogging for a hundred years ...
    ... even though its only been 10 months.
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  • Spam comments are so complimentary … 16 of 20
    Spam comments are so complimentary ...
    ... you consider approving them.

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  • Your pseudonym sounds … 17 of 20
    Your pseudonym sounds ...
    more natural to you than your own name.
  • You secretly daydream about … 18 of 20
    You secretly daydream about ...
    ... being recognized IRL by your blog.
    ... being offered a book deal/column/hosting gig.
    ... someone naming their baby after you.

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  • You mourn the loss of … 19 of 20
    You mourn the loss of ...
    ... a follower, like, circle, or subscriber.

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  • You you assume that lost follower died … 20 of 20
    You you assume that lost follower died ...
    ... because it's the only logical explanation (may they rest in peace).

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You Might be a Blogger If . . .

Recently, I wrote a post about things that set moms apart from the rest of the world. The other day, while sitting in the teacher’s lounge, I commented that I wished I had my good camera so I could take a picture of my lunch. The teachers looked at me like I’d been sniffing dry erase markers. It hit me then that bloggers think a little differently than non-bloggers and I came up with a list of things that set bloggers apart from the rest.

Here, in no particular order, is my top ten list of clues that you might just be a blogger.

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    10.
    You take mutliple pictures of your food before taking a bite. Sometimes, you take pictures of every step of the food preparation as well.
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    9.
    When your kids paint themselves and every conceivable surface in the house with Desitin, or color their faces with magic marker, you don't freak out, yell, or start cleaning. You go for your camera.
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    8.
    You're frequently writing blog posts in your head and/or writing little notes to yourself on your iPhone about future posts.
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    7.
    You're an expert at getting your point across in 140 characters or less and think there should be some sort of social media award for having the ability to shorten a 362 character thought into 140 letters.
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    6.
    You have something of an addiction and can't be without access to the internet for more than a couple minutes. I mean, what if someone comments on your amazingly witty Facebook post? This is information you need to know immediately! In addition, you'll fight any person (and win) for a coveted outlet in any given airport.
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    5.
    You get a dozen PR pitches a day and 9 out of 10 are from clueless people who think you'll work for free/for a coupon/for a chance to win a gift card/for the honor of reading their stupid press release.
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    4.
    You know what html is and you can use it to do fun things like cross out words you've written create profound blog posts.
  • 3. 8 of 10
    3.
    You have more online friends than real friends.
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    2.
    When you go to blogging events, people address you not by your name, but by your blog name or twitter handle. "Oh, hey there, mom2my6pack!" "Oh my gosh, it's Because I Said So! I'm so happy to meet you!"
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    1.
    You have a hard time adjusting from the online world where you're famous, to the real world where you're just an ordinary mom. Sometimes you expect people to roll out a red carpet for you when you walk down the street, and you get a little ticked off when people don't cater to your every whim. I mean, don't they know who you are online?

Now, it’s your turn, my brilliant blogger friends. What sets you apart from the rest?

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