Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bloggers Beware!

If you recall, I've been wondering how on earth I'm going to think of a topic to write about every day. Zmj had suggested writing about "writer's block," but that would only take care of one day. There are 364 others to worry about!

Come to find out, I am not the only one. There was an editorial in the Chicago Tribune today about two well-known Bloggers who have recently died of heart attacks that were apparently linked to the stress of updating their 24/7 Blogs to keep their readers happy. Here is the article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0414edit2apr14,0,2289122.story

Before you decide to give it all up, let me say, from my medical background, that there was more to these heart attacks than their Blogging. I suppose the stress of continually updating their Blogs, lack of sleep, and probably neglect of their diet, exercise and routine medical exams, all could have contributed. However, the causes of heart attacks are complex, and the pathology associated with heart disease is a progressive process that is associated with a lot of risk factors, including heredity.

Still, as the Trib says, "Lighten Up, Bloggers!"

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