Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Like Blogstipated, But Not

I read the term “blogstipated” somewhere - I’m sorry, I don’t remember where, but it was made up by one of the creative souls whose lovely online diary I frequent. (I googled it and it’s everywhere, so I don’t know who deserves credit.) I think it’s a particularly apt term for blog writer’s block; a wonderful description of that less-than-creative feeling, or when you don’t have anything of note to say.

I think there needs to be a term for when you find out about significant events in your friends’ lives through their blogs.

Me: So I [insert Thing I’m Going To Do or Moronic Thing I Did].
Pete: Really? (to Aunt Bob) Did you know about this?
Aunt Bob: Yeah, I read it on her blog.

Aunt Bob: Did I tell you about [Thing]?
Me: No, but I read your post about it. That’s [Great/Really Exciting/Shitty].
Bump: What? What happened?

Me: Mateo’s baptism time got moved to 1:30.
Bump: Did you talk to Pepper today?
Me: No, it’s on the blog.

What do you think? What should we call it when you don’t have anything to say to “So what’s going on with you?” when your friends ask, because you’ve written about everything worth talking about on your blog, and they read you?

Enblog? Blogform?

“I told her about our upcoming trip to Minnesota, but she’s already been enblogged.”

“Do you think I need to call him about that, or can I assume he’s been blogformed?”

What do you think?

Hey, remember that guy I told you about? The one who wants a promotion and a raise? No? Here.

I don’t want to jinx anything because it’s not official yet, but it looks like things are going to work out for him. I’m really excited and happy for him.


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I don't know what it is called, but it is why I never talk on the phone anymore.

It's sort of a mixrd blessing.

Michele said...




Becky said...

I'll take credit for blogstipated. Dunno if anyone else used it before I did. But, what the hell. I'll take the credit.

Violet said...

I get it all the time. All I have to do is start a sentence, and my friend'll cut me off 'cos she's already read about it on my blog. I can't think of a name for it though.