Does anyone really know the long term health risks associated with blogging? I consider myself a mere toddler in the lifespan of a blogger, however I’m already noticing some RSI (bogging associated) flare ups…
As somebody who prefers to blog from the comfort of my sofa with a laptop, I’m really feeling the effects on my neck. The constant 45 degree downward gaze is going to leave me Looking like Quasimodo at this rate. Yes, there’s something to be said about those gorgeous little Scandi inspired blogging desk areas. Also compacted by the smart phone addiction, my posture is really suffering, and my neck feels like I’ve spent a season as a prop for the England rugby team.
Screen flare eyes
I’m also not too sure how my eyes are liking the frequent glare at a bright screen. Especially in the low mood lighting of the evenings, and early mornings. A bit like looking directly at the sun, I’m not sure staring at your phone screen when you just opened your eyes is a good move…
You know you need to put that phone down when your thumb muscles start cramping. You can text like a pro but you’re going to have one hand built like a wrestler by the time you’re sixty.
Tappy phone pocket tick
Im not sure this one is exclusive to bloggers, but that constant tap tap on your coat pockets, jeans pockets, dressing gown pocket to locate your phone…do you even realise you’re doing it every four minutes?
OBD – Obsessive blogging disorder
If everything you touch, think, hear and do is a potential blog post, you are probably suffering with a spot of OBD. Severe symptoms include OBD induced insomnia and excessive social media sharing. Consider a little bit of self help here – get a grip, take a break, try writing notes to exorcise those idea worms from your brain and what helped me is the mantra ‘Not everything in life is a blog post’.
How about you…any symptoms to add?