Here is a list of Bloggers Medical conditions. This was triggered by an amusing story today of how a young doctor 34 years ago had a letter published in the British Medical Journal telling of a patient she had who had developed a condition called "Cello Scrotum" as a result of prolonged cello playing. That young doctor is now a Baroness in the UK House of Lords and she has just come clean and admitted that it was all a hoax.
This revelation of a made up occupational medical condition got me thinking. What type of medical conditions do you think Bloggers would suffer from? Here is my list - one or two are genuine by the way - I will leave you to speculate on which are which and to decide if you suffer from any of them. Please note the high and unsurprising prevalence of mental health disorders in this list of Bloggers Medical Conditions.
Bloggeritus Enviousmus - A mental health condition developed by Bloggers who develop morbid envy of the success of someone else's blog. ( Also known commonly as Blogenvy)
Bloggers Wrist - A painful feeling in the wrist caused by leaning too heavily on a hard surface while typing..
Bloggers elbow - tingling sensations in the elbow caused by similar posture to Bloggers Wrist.
Obsessive Compulsive Blogging Syndrome (OCBS)- A behavioural disorder where the Blogger is so obsessively and compulsively involved in their blog that they forget to do other important things in their life.
Buncinitis - A pervasive belief by the blogger that all the worlds ills would be solved if only the world/ governments etc would take the sage advice of the afflicted blogger.
Loonitus religiousus - Obsessive cynicism coupled with literal religiosity and a conviction that ones actions are being watched and judged by some unseen being. ( Note that the full Latin term for this condition is Loonitoonus Religiousus Rapturi )
Post Blogging Eye Tremor - Caused by reading too many web pages in succession at a fast pace and constantly scanning eyes side to side. Once blogging is finished for the night the blogger discovers that their eyes are continuing to scan side to side involuntarily when they try to go to sleep.
Bloggers Night Sweats - Suffered by bloggers who wake from nightmares in which their blog crashed and all archived posts were lost.
Lonely Blogger Syndrome - A common syndrome among new bloggers in particular in which the blogger makes regular posts of earth shattering novelty and creativity but realises that no one is actually visiting their blog and that when they do they don't give a damn anyway.
Nymphoblogmania - A compulsion to blog any subject that crops up and to read and comment on as many other peoples blogs as possible.
Premature Blogulation - A sad condition in which the Blogger inevitably presses the publish button far too early and before the blog is really fully warmed up. This condition is fairly easily cured by advising the blogger to engage in sufficient posting foreplay by for example researching the subject,, spellchucking the post etc etc.
Blogstipation - A painful condition where the blogger is full of great ideas for a post but just cant get them out.
Ok that's my list - do you have any that you would add?