Friday, February 3, 2012

Are you a Blogging Addict?

Here is a very interesting article that bloggers might be interested to read. I don't know about you but I learned something from it. This is what I don't need in my washroom.


Picture extracted fro the article


Do read through the following description (extracted from the article) and see if you fit most of them. Then, you will know if you are a Blogging Addict or not.

You want to blog about every minute of your life, even if it’s just about doing your daily chores. 
My Answer: I am not there yet.

If your Internet gets disconnected even for a minute, you become anxious and worried. You start throwing tantrums and blame every single official who is responsible for the downtime.
My Answer : I am not happy but not worriedUnfortunately, I do blame the internet provider for no connection even when I was not a blogger.

You take the comments on your blog far too seriously and irrationally.
My Answer: I take comments seriously but not irrationally. I appreciate the time my readers take to comment but so far, I am very lucky. There was not one mean comment so far.

You feel good and relaxed about the recent article that you posted, but the feeling melts away quite fast as the time for the next article approaches.
My Answer: No, I don’t feel like that. When some thoughts come to my mind, I will jot them down and I only write a post when I feel like it. There is no pressure but pleasure.

The more you write, the more connected and light you feel about opening up your personal life to your readers. The feeling of ‘I am somebody’ spreads over your mind overpowering you of all your real life aspects and bounties.
My Answer: I agree with the first part. Yes, I do feel more connected to my readers as compared to a year ago when I first started my blog but I never once feel I am somebody. In fact, I don't want to be.  I want to be me.

You give more priority to your laptop than your girlfriend or boyfriends
My Answer: I can be guilty of that. In this case, not my boyfriend but my Quay Lo. Maybe m Quay Lo should answer this.

You want isolation from the world so that you can be with your computer and blog. Noise annoys you just too much.
My Answer: I don’t think I will ever want isolation. I have so many friends to catch up with. On the other hand, I don't think I can live without my computer. I love my blog and my readers so it is not likely that I will give up blogging either.

People around you and your family complain that you don’t give them enough time; they say you have changed dramatically.
My Answer: So far, so good, no one complains yet. My family felt the change in me but they are happy with the change because I feed them homecooked food instead of store-bought like before I started food blogging.

What do you think, am I a Blogging Addict? I hope am not and I really don’t want to be. A piece of good advice from the article that I will definitely heed. Good advice for all bloggers.

Blogging is fun, only when it is filled with good content that has been written by a healthy and happy blogger. Don’t let blogging take over your life, because you only live once. The need to ‘be somebody’ is prevalent in all humans but that should not let you compromise with your health and everything else that is good in your life. Your spiritual, social, emotional and personal well-being is the real ‘YOU’ in the right context and this defines you more beautifully than a blog.

So for today, I won’t tell you a story of my life or share a recipe. I am taking a break but can I share with you pictures of what we had for lunch? LOL! 

Everyone knows how to make biscuit, bacon and eggs with gravy. There you go!

Biscuit, bacon and eggs with gravy


My Quay Lo said the biscuit was a bit dense this time but he still finished it all! Maybe it is Lucy! She might have used the wrong measurement of baking powder and baking soda. 

For those who really do not know how to make biscuit and would like to have the recipe, please leave a comment and your email address. I am very happy to email you the recipe that I use. Have a wonderful weekend!


69 comments:

  1. Well said and very sensible, Lucy. I read your answers and figured mine would probably be almost similar to yours, so I guess I'm not an addict either.
    Bacon and eggs are comfort food to me ... not the healthiest. The biscuits look really nice. They look like English Muffins in the pic.

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    1. Ping, I have to say that bisquits and appple pie were QuayPo's first western triumphs in the kitchen. My belt size is the perfect testament. (^^,)

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    2. Hello, Quay Lo. Hehe ... now that's a great compliment to her. My husband also blames me for his ever increasing belt size :D More to hug, I say.

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    3. A comment, probably totally irrelevant/inappropriate here but its interesting and I want to mention. In Turkish (and maybe other cultures) there is a saying "a man without a belly is like a house without a balcony"!!!

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    4. Ping, I am glad you are not! If you are, I will spank you if I get to meet you! hehehe

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    5. Three-cookies, you I like the saying!! My Quay Lo sure have a balcony then! hehehe

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  2. beautiful photo of the bacon and egg, biscuit and gravy, I'm so glad you're not an addict!! I'm not either,

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  3. i'm not an addict too...just blogging give me so much fun, can learn new things, reading people's stories, get to know more and more people in the net...
    just one thing, i don't think i can live without internet for too long...haha

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    1. hahaha same here, we are internet addict not blogging addict!

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  4. I do love blogging but don't think I'm quite an addict yet.

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    1. Make sure you won't be one! Not good for your kiddies.

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  5. I'm definitely not an addict. I don't mind if I go 4-5 days without posting.

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    1. Yes, me too. But then I don't think I have gone more than 4 days without posting:D I have so many grandmother's stories to tell lah. hehe

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  6. I love blogging simply because I get to share experiences / recipes / parenting tips / etc with other bloggers virtually :) but not a blogging addict nor Internet addict. I can go without Internet access for days.... haha

    I think I'm going to make myself a set of egg and bacon breakfast this coming weekend.

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    1. Oh, I have to admit I am an internet addict. Cannot survive for more than 2 days without internet. I feel disconnected.

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  7. I am not addicted to internet, FB or blogging. Luckily I am only addicted to exercise and workout. I lead a very healthy life so far.

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    1. You are addicted to the right thing my dear. BRAVO!

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  8. I was a blog addict, I admit and almost everyday I must log into my blog, whether there is anything to write or not. The pleasure of reading my posts and comments thrilled me. But now that other priorities precede my blog. Think about it, life is more important. Blog is just a personal space where you want to share with others, but what is real is your family and life. Now I can officially said I am no longer a blog addict. :)

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    1. I am glad to hear that. You are SOOO RIGHT!

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  9. I am not as addicted as it describes because of blogging , it let me get involved more on food photography !

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  10. hmmm... yum yum.. biscuit?? quay po mind to send me one?. i love to read ppl's blog and just like a routine too. just like a novel or drama series..u just can;t missed it..

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    1. Yes, once you follow a blog, it is truly like reading a novel. Don't want to miss one chapter. I know where you are coming from:D

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  11. Ahhhhhh!!!! My kind of breakfast! Hmmmm...must cook that for myself one of these days. Yum! Yum!

    Am I a blogging addict? I guess I do not fall into those descriptions of yours...and I blog for the fun of it and for someone like me (who does not have much of a life), it keeps me occupied and mentally-active. When very I'm free, I will write many posts and schedule them...and other days, I will just see the comments and reply whenever I can.

    For one thing, if I never became a blogger, I would never have had this priceless opportunity to meet such wonderful people like you...and for this reason alone, I would keep on blogging.

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    1. Yes, I am with you, I agree that if I have started blogging one and half years ago, I would not have known that there are so many wonderful people out there. It was great getting to know you, meet you, Lucy and Melissa. I am looking foward to the Sibu trip and meet the rest of the bloggers. Me too, I would keep on blogging, another way to keep in touch with friends that share a common interest - FOOD!

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    2. If you ever drop by Kuching some day do contact me!! Agree with you on the part of meeting great friends from blogging.

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  12. I am trying to recall where I ate biscuit gravy. I dont see it sold in cafes in malaysia right?? Can you send me recipe? Now, i hv the gravy cravings.

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  13. Nahh...I don't blog often enough to be classified as an addict:P I don't blog often but I do visit blogs very often to search for ideas of what to bake or cook lol! Your lunch looks pretty delicious from my pc screen:D

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  14. nope, nope, same like u, nope,nope, maybe, nope, nope, yes.

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    1. Haiyah, can't make up your mind? NOPE or YES ?? Lucy is easily confused.

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  15. Nope, not an addict....not the type to open every page of my life to the public view. TMI. But blogging keeps me sane after all the responsibilities on my shoulders. i recently made biscuits and gravy too, it is now one of my fav dishes!! Yay for gravy.

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    1. "blogging keeps me sane after all the responsibilities on my shoulders" that is exactly how i feel too. Bloggind de-stresses me!

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  16. Well said ! ;D Blogging is so much fun and I enjoy meeting online friends from different parts of the world ! Lurking , stalking and drooling over their yummy posts is a hobby of mine hahahaha Now , throw some leftover over here , pretty please ?! ^-^"

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    1. Cannot throw some over lah! How about come over and have some? hehe

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  17. Am I an addict - no, but I think I could probably become one! I do enjoy this wonderful world of blog and meeting people from all around the world. It is a key which opens up a doorway to great deal of fun and lots of information and interests, However, I shall take heed and make sure that I close the door every now and then! x PS We now have a little Water Dragon granddaughter!

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    1. Congrats!! You must be the proudest Grandma!!

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  18. I think I am turning into one? hehehe... I would rate myself in the middle for now... because I just get so much satisfaction from my blogging!

    oh.. I would love to have that white gravy recipe on the biscuit... :0)

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  19. Blogging addict?? Not at all! In fact, I've been absent for a while. Been so busy over CNY! Nice appetizing lunch you've got here. Happy CNY, Veron!

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    1. Yes, you were MIA for a while. I guess as much that you are busy. Miss ya!

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  20. i dont think i'm an addict yet, hopefully i wont turn into one becos if i do, i'm afraid that i might lose interest in some other areas or not doing the things that i should be doing. So far i'm quite happy with what i'm doing with blogging now..but actually i think i want to spend lesser time in front of the computer. Happy blogging to all of us!

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    1. I am on the contrary, I rather spend more time on my computer than on TV. I think I am quite happy with the time I spend blogging too. I am still doing my work as a biz partner to my Quay Lo, still able to cook good food for him and keep him happy, still taking good care of my pets, still able to spend quality time with my mum, still have time to visit with my love ones, relative and friends, so I think I am good! hehe

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  21. Great article! I m not there yet and I hope I wont ever be, but this was really interesting!

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  22. Darling, there is no way that you qualify as a blogging addict. Your devotion to our pets, and the generosity of your attention to your family & friends and their (our) needs, your genuine enjoyment of visiting, going out to lunches & dinners, your quickness to help someone, your active support of our business, and the frequency of your laughter are all evidence that is quite clear...no worries.

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    1. Darling, I hope I will never be one. My family including our pets always come first!! LOVE YOU for being so supportive in everything I do! HUGZZZZ!

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  23. Super article, I almost answered the same as you on all questions. We love blogging but are not addicted :-)

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  24. Very interesting. My girlfriend (now ex) asked what were the two most important things in my life, I answered without thinking - laptop and mobile. Her answer - friends and family (I was her friend:)). Priorities, so sad sometimes.

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    1. hahaha, I think you answered correctly! She ask you about important things. She did not asked WHO IS important in your life! I am sure you would have answered the same if she asked the correct question! I believe you have your priorities right my friend. You seemed to be an intelligent person to me.

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  25. I love blogging but am not a addicted to writing yet.... I love the no pressure but pleasure and believe that's how it should be. I don't know how some can write and post every day, I wish I had that energy. P.S. Your eggs look fantastic!

    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. I am addicted to writing after I have started my blog but it is definitely is pleasure not pressure.

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  26. the biscuits look good :) blogging and cooking are good pastimes but definitely not addictions!

    Latest: Must-Eat Before CNY Ends!

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    1. You are very wise at that young age. I am very proud of you my dear.

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  27. Interesting post here. :) I am definitely not a blog addict, though I do complain and would feel a little lost when the internet connection go kaput. It is more on losing connection with friends more than blogging. :).

    Ohh, love the pics of your biscuit, gravy and all...yumm

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    1. I feel the same as you. I feel disconnected when there is no internet connection. It is strange how internet become part of our life.

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  28. Hmmm....that post reminds me that I have not make biscuit and gravy for a while now. I should make that for breakfast tomorrow.

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    1. Reese, do that! comfort food, I am sure your hubby will be pleased to have that.

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    2. Actually, my father-in-law is the one who was pleased to have it. He really loves biscuit and gravy.

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  29. I had to laugh reading this, I guess some people do take blogging so seriously. I do get upset when the internet is down, but the reason for that is I cannot use Skype and phone my friends in South Africa and family in the UK and Ozz. Very cold here and we are living in a white wonderland! Keep well Diane

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    1. Yes, that is exactly what my Quay Lo is upset about that he cannot conduct his biz because he uses Skype to keep in touch with his clients. My Quay Lo will be so envious that you are living in a White Wonderland. He misses that for sure. Hugs.

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  30. I started blogging 5 months ago, no I am not addicted, not yet. You come across as someone with a great sense of humor.

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    1. It is good that you are not addiced to blogging. That is wise. Life will be boring if we are so serious all the time and without sense of humor, don't you think?

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  31. I think it can be very addictive - I check my blogs every day- although for a whole month over Christmas I did not write one post - I think that means I am not addicted - I hope!
    Would love your biscuit recipe.

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    1. Me took, I check my blog everyday too, that is because I like reading comments from my readers. You definitely is not addicted to blogging if you can go a whole month without writing a post. That's good!

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  32. I think if you blog for fun and family and if you are still having fun and still have a family...you are not an addict. I don't get to post and read blogs as much as I would like, but I can't worry about it. But I do think where ever I am about what would look good on my blog or different things I could post about. I have a list that I started over a year ago and still have not posted everything on the list. I do like to read my comments, it makes me smile, and I appreciate every one of them and the time it they took to comment. I am impressed with those that can plan ahead and blog about the holidays when that holiday is here...I usually don't get a chance to post it until afterwards. Example is my New Years meal was just posted the first of Feb...oh well, that's just me. I just like to be myself too.

    Your breakfast is great! and your blog makes me smile! :)

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    1. Lyndsey, so nice to see you again. I can appreciate that sometimes we are so busy that we can't blog or visit our blogger firends as much as we would like to but then, we need to have our priorities right. You are on the right track and being yourself is most important! I do value our friendship and your comment always put a smile on me too! Hugs.

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  33. oh yumms. I love such yummies. I'll love to have the recipe too please. will drop you a mail with my addy.

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