8 Classic Symptoms of Your WA Addiction

Last Update: July 18, 2017

1. You login everyday

2. You write blogs everyday

3. You go in chat everyday

4. You have met either Kyle or Jay, or both, in chat

5. You reply and comment on discussion blogs

6. You check constantly to see whether there are comments on your blogs

7. You are following tons of people and there are tons following you

8. You write a blog about your WA addiction

How many of the symptoms are you suffering from? Are you doing anything to combat the addiction? Let me know in the comments below :)

P.s. I was inspired by this blog (thanks Tolinoli) and have written a prescription here: The Daily WA: We Are The WA, Resistance Is Futile, You Shall Be Affiliated!

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BenjisDad Premium
It's nice to be addicted to something that makes me money.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
All eight and happy to be.
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VSinatra Premium
1 and sometimes 5. Im doing good. I do activities not on this list here everyday. So maybe not! I will go to ...you shall be... :)))

Ok I went. Hahaha! .... read sorta... unsure but I think that was what you meant by inspired :)
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MelaniLukito Premium
I have 5 symptoms already, ha ha ha
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onebluemoon Premium
hahaha I guess you are enjoying it too :)
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DaveSw Premium
Hmmmm...I resemble these remarks haha!

I think that people are creatures of habit, and most certainly, WA can be a habit-forming place to hang out on a regular basis, much like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

There have been studies on kids that show they too can become addicted to online time, especially when it comes to the social platforms (as this is too in some ways)...

It seems that there is an actual chemical released in the brain that makes them feel good, so this addiction thing is not just a fantasy or a spoof - it is real...

Although the article I read centered on kids and why parents need to liimit the time they are allowed to use their smartphones, I would think it also applies to adults...

The article is found here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/over-use-of-ipads-iphones-and-smart-screens-hurting-kids-1.3221491

Stepping back a bit, it makes sense. Who does not like spending time (even if wasted time) on activities they like to do, and for many, the online world fulfills many things we all look for...

We are heart social animals as well, and the smartphone and online sites (yes even WA) provide a means to feel like you are part of a community, valued, and gives you a platform to speak to the world...

The irony in all of this is that the real life relationships often suffer the more you participate in such online activity...

The popularity you may feel you have and the 'good feeling' you experience online means you spend proportionally LESS time actually doing these activities with those around you...

The positives and negatives of this online 'always on' world we are in today...Many positives for sure, and as long as you are aware (and are aware when it comes to the kids) no harm I think...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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onebluemoon Premium
Awesome feedback from you Dave, particularly about the part where real life relationships suffer. I have seen too many families at meal times, each busy tapping away at their individual phones and not speak to one another. It is so sad.

I remember making a comment to my brother one day, he was so engrossed in his pc game that he has not heard me even after several repeats, so I asked him, do I have to send you an email? I was so mad!

Back to the topic of WA, indeed it can start out as an addiction and eventually it becomes a habit and even an automation where you just logon and start typing and typing and typing and time just passed in this way.

Ultimately it boils down to what we are looking for in WA. The learning? The social engagement? The feel-good factor? This brings to us the question of balance.

Learning vs Chatting vs Helping
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Clbrooks57 Premium
May as well make it the top 10 and add

9. Check Google Analytics everyday trying to understand what it's telling you.

10. Look up keywords and low hanging fruit everyday to prepare for ranking on Google.

LOL. You shall be affiliated! We need T-shirts with that across the back.
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onebluemoon Premium
That's really awesome! I kept it at 8 because I knew someone will be going to fill that up to 10 :)

Now, if you stay longer in WA, the list can go up to 50 or 100, that's really a serious case of addiction!

You are affiliated!!
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boucherda Premium
3/8
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onebluemoon Premium
Which 3? :P
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boucherda Premium
1, 5 & 6
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onebluemoon Premium
That's awesome you know, it is active engagement with the community, and a good way of showing activity on your blog, which Google loves.
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boucherda Premium
Thanks for this input
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onebluemoon Premium
I have written a blog on the importance of engagement which you might like to read:
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Ivine Premium
Hi, I can identify with your list. Irv.
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onebluemoon Premium
Aha, you have been tagged!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
We are the WA, Resistance is Futile, You shall be Affiliated!

Very Soon You All Will Have 8/8 :)))
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onebluemoon Premium
I guess you have 100/8? Total affiliation symptoms :PPP
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ToLiNoLi Premium
We are the WA, Resistance is Futile, You shall be Affiliated! :P
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PetraT Premium
2/8
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onebluemoon Premium
ditto
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Monse Premium
3/8
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onebluemoon Premium
ditto
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I have 3 out of 8 also.
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onebluemoon Premium
uh uh, not letting you go unless you told which 3.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
1,5,6
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onebluemoon Premium
Same symptoms and treatment recommendations as David (boucherda) below :)
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Yes true, not trying to boast but that's why I'm helper #3.
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onebluemoon Premium
Yes and you rock!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thanks very much!
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Loes Premium
3 out of 8, that means no;)
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onebluemoon Premium
3 means you are in the initial stage. Specify please, so I can prescribe accordingly ;)
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Loes Premium
Haha, 1,4,5
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onebluemoon Premium
As I predicted, you are still in the early stages. There is still hope for you yet.

No prescription for the time being and I will make an appointment for your next consultation in 2 weeks time :)
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Loes Premium
That's alright, you never know where all that free time during the holidays lead to;)
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onebluemoon Premium
Aha, you have a busy engagement time offline too! That is your life addiction :)
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Loes Premium
Tomorrow is the first holiday here for the schools, I will have 6 kids to entertain. Age 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
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onebluemoon Premium
Lucky kids, they get the best :)
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Loes Premium
Thanks:) Have a great day Moon:)
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JonP9RU Premium
Help - 6 out of 8!
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onebluemoon Premium
We are here to help, tell me your symptoms!
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RikaSF Premium
I have 3 / 8. Am I safe?

Thanks for sharing Moon:)
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onebluemoon Premium
Depends on how you define safe :)
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McWord Premium
Currently, I'm at 4 of the 8. I'm going to have step up my game!

mitch
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onebluemoon Premium
Yeah and when you get there, you will get a special prescription. Check out the link above for a sneak preview ;P
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McWord Premium
I found your prescription. I've saved it and will post to my bulletin board tomorrow. It is definitely doable!

Thanks, Moon!

mitch
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onebluemoon Premium
I look forward to seeing that!
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Renet Premium
LOL... I love this! Great job!

Rene'
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onebluemoon Premium
Thanks Rene :)
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DoubleTap Premium
Hmmm, 2 out of 8.... ouch!!!
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onebluemoon Premium
Not too bad...are you feeling feverish? peevish? biting your nails-ish?
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DoubleTap Premium
Uhhh, biting my nails a little... lickin' my wounds a lot... )-:
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onebluemoon Premium
Would you be so daring as to try the special prescription? As well as the new product Superbluemoonglue?
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DoubleTap Premium
I dunno... my doc tells me not to take anything but what she authorizes me to take... LOL! I do fudge a little bit ocassionally...
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onebluemoon Premium
and you are an obedient dude? hmm...maybe your doc will forbade you to talk to another doc as well, so you are already going against her wishes by talking to Dr. Moon ;p
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DoubleTap Premium
Uhhhh, great point Dr. Moon!!! Please proceed.... :-o
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onebluemoon Premium
First, you need to kick out your other doc and only listen to me ;p

No taking prescription from anybody except mine. No talking to any other doc from now onwards ;PPP
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DoubleTap Premium
This may work... I've got enough meds to last me about a month in case something goes terribly wrong )-:
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onebluemoon Premium
LOL
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I am a paying customer. Back in my Ambassador days, I think I was addicted. But you can't make money playing around in WA all day and people depend on me for their livelihood. I do pop in on my cell phone several times a day.
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onebluemoon Premium
Very much agree, be addicted at your own risk and at the expense of our websites.

However, I have read that WA blogs will also be indexed and I was keeping fingers crossed that writing blogs here will attract some referrals. So far I have not gotten that yet, but I can continue to hope (and write and hope somemore).
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are Affiliated!
We are the WA!
Your resistance is Futile!

Forever WA!

Good to have you here! :)
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onebluemoon Premium
Hahaha I owe my inspiration to you, maybe I should start paying membership fee to you as well ;p
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Good day Dr. Moon, we heard of your new prescription. How many are testing it out by now you think? Does it have any side effects?


Another question Dr. Moon,
We heard about a dropped shipment around the forest of Guhula concerning your new SuperBlueMoonGlue, can you tell us anything about that? Is it dangerous? Should our students at Campus WA be worried?

The Joker, Reporter of The Daily WA
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onebluemoon Premium
Lots of side effects if you use it correctly. Your health and happiness will improve, and your hair grows so beautiful that you don't ever have to style it anymore.

Plus your website will be seeing lots of traffic, so please remember to create more posts and add in more affiliate links so you reap earnings from it.

The Superbluemoonglue has special properties:

1. If you are good at heart, it will strengthen the goodness and spread it in 32 directions around you and flowers would bloom.

2. If there is negativity, you will get lost in a deep dark realm and you will never see light again unless you get rid of all that negativity and start giving out positive vibes. Then, refer to No. 1 above.

So to answer your question whether our students should be worried, I will design a test soon to test for positiveness and negativity, we will be able to tell then.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
WA referrals don't pay enough money to interest me. However I have nearly 1,000 blogs under wa. In the early years I did attract the occasional person but as I said it's too little money to be worth my time.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Tell us more!
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onebluemoon Premium
Now I'm getting what you mean, because referrals into WA via blogs might not translate into premium memberships, so it's better to have targetted audience. Thanks for the insight! I'm learning something new everyday.
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onebluemoon Premium
If people found your blog via google, you can get credit for the referral. However, you will only earn commission if they become premium members. Does that clarify?
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MKearns Premium
I'm guilty on all 8 counts Moon!
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onebluemoon Premium
I'm glad hahaha! Do you have any treatment for yourself? :)
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MKearns Premium
Yes. Setting a FORCED date to get off the wagon!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Our Famous Affiliated WA Member!
We are the WA!
Resistance is Futile!

Good to have you with us Michael! :)
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onebluemoon Premium
That will be when you have made much earnings :)
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MKearns Premium
With us and those among us. You cut it all ways Stefan!
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onebluemoon Premium
Total affiliation of WA newbies, senior members, free members, paid members, Top 100 members, Ambassadors, K&C and potential everyone out there who have / have not heard about WA.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Absolutely!
We are the WA!
Resistance is Futile!
You all shall be Affiliated!
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