You Know You're Addicted to AOL Journal When...
If you can't access the site, you have a minor freak out - and a major case of hitting reload.
You found yourself composing journal entries during dates, movies, even at work (during breaks, of course)!
When you're out, you suddenly thinkof a witty reply to a comment somebody made to you... several days ago.
You've downloaded AOL Bot program which has only the purpose of making entries easier to write without going on the site manually.
You consider it a great offense if someone deletes your Journal off their Favorite Site list.
The first thing you do every day when you go online is check your Journal - even before checking your email.
When your friends ask what's new, you get mad at them because you already wrote it in your J and they didn't check it yet.
You have put more time into J than all your housework.
You have more friends on J land than in real life.
You can't seem to call your friends by their real names - only J names will do.
You have posted about a party or get together on your J... and random strangers showed up.
You've written a private entry about one of your J friends. (Extra points if they eventually found out about it)
You have written posts to notify people you're going to sleep.
You talk about your J friends to your real life friends all the time... like they're a part of your group.
You've created a J community, and people actually post in it.
You've been recognized in real life by a fellow J'er.
You have befriended someone because of their Journal pictures.
You have "pity friends" on your list, who you would defriend if you could.
Instead of doing housework, you post pictures of it on your Journal.
Your pets all have their own AOL Journals.
You've stopped being friends with someone in real life because of something they've said on J.
You have consoled yourself after a horrible day thinking "At least this will make a great J post"
You're jealous of people who have more friends and / or comments than you.
You have written a really great, solid post - only to be disappointed by the lack of good comments.
You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.
You've deleted a post a few minutes (or hours) after you've written it, because it seemed lame in retrospect.
You give shout outs to all your J friends on their birthdays.
You have an additional, secret journal that hardly anyone knows about.
You have gotten mean anonymous comments (bonus points for figuring out who it was via their IP)
You've been reported (or reported someone) to AOL J Abuse.
You've been featured on AOL J’s Editor Picks.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are J addicts.
I am an AOL J addict. I want to start a support group. I have been suffering from major blogging withdrawals since I started working. I was tempted several times to get online and check out J Land while I am at work. When I get off work, I walk in my house and say "HI" to my kids and then I log on. I usually have about 40 or more update alerts and I get so excited. We've been eating a lot of pizzas and take outs lately. I need help...