Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial kickoff to summer. Gathering with family and friends, grilling out, catching up on some yard work,—and wondering why that guy over in the corner of Panera is frantically tapping on his keyboard.
For thousands of blog addicted individuals, Memorial Day weekend is an obstacle to their blogging habits and for those without access to technology, symptoms of Pervasive Blog Withdrawal (PBW) can set in immediately.
“I was on a boat for the entire weekend—no wireless, no mobile, no nothing”. Says one blogger. “After going eight hours without a post, I could feel my hands shaking, and I couldn’t even keep my food down”. Some bloggers were more fortunate. “I told my wife that I needed to catch up on work and convinced her to let me take my laptop on our trip. When she went to use the restroom at Panera, I quickly got out a post”.
Seems extreme? Not to the addicted blogger. While most typical Americans were out enjoying an extended weekend, Mack Collier who runs a blog called the Viral Garden was busy updating his Top 25 Marketing blogs list. A post on his blog reads, “The Top 25 Marketing blogs, as always, will be published on Monday. Since I am addicted to blogging, I can't take the holiday off”.