Blogging Hazardous to Your Health

07 Apr

Came across this recent article in the New York Times highlighting the perils of blogging which apparently is just south of Bering Sea fisherman or coal miner in terms of occupational risk. From the article:

“Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.

Other bloggers complain of weight loss or gain, sleep disorders, exhaustion and other maladies born of the nonstop strain of producing for a news and information cycle that is as always-on as the Internet.”

Fortunately, as my recent post count indicates, I’m OSHA-compliant and in no danger of succumbing to any blog-related malady. But for the rest of you, lets be safe out there. Take a break and do something healthy and relaxing like raiding…


Posted by on April 7, 2008 in Uncategorized



4 responses to “Blogging Hazardous to Your Health

  1. syncaine

    April 8, 2008 at 5:23 am

    You might be at risk of under-posting PotShot :)

    Interesting article though, more about the culture of for-profit blogging than about health stuff. Certainly seems like a crazy business. I would love to get Brents take on it. (the only for-pay blogger in our little community, I think…)

  2. tenfoldhate

    April 8, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Heh heh. As gaming bloggers I’d imagine we’re doubly at risk. Factor in both the time spent blogging and the time spent hunched over our keyboards playing MMORPGs and we’re screwed. Surely, if heart disease doesn’t get us, we’ll eventually devolve into Dalek-esque atrophied brains in a jar.

  3. p@tsh@t

    April 8, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    As long at the jar is large enough to fit my brain and a few hot pockets, I’m good. :D


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