Better Than Sex

B1AAF46D-364A-4B17-A0AF-EB59483D2B02I’m not sure how much longer I can keep up this pace.

No, I’m not talking about sex. I’m talking about blogging. So if you saw the title of this post and that’s the only reason you’re here, you can leave now.

I write and post at least three or four times a day. Sometimes five or six times.

I love writing, exercising my imagination and creativity. I love keeping the synapses firing in this old brain of mine.

I love it when people read, like, and respond to my posts. It’s addictive, like a narcotic, a rush, a shot of adrenaline.

I love responding to prompts, including my own.

But there are just so many writing prompts these days. Stream of consciousness prompts, one-liner prompts, word prompts, story prompts, photo prompts.

So many that it makes my stomach and intestines start to grumble and rumble as I try to figure out how to use the word borborygmus in a post.

And then there is the treasure trove of topics for political and social commentary in the land of Trumpistan. Trump provides us with a once in the lifetime (I hope) opportunity for bloggers.

But maybe it’s just too much. Maybe I should harken back to the days when I just sat around serenely reading the newspaper, reading books written by others, and watching inane TV shows.

No, I cannot. I need blogging to release those endorphins. Blogging is better than sex.

Okay, maybe not. But it’s a close second.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “pace.” And for the Word of the Day Challenge (serenely) and for the Ragtag Daily Prompt (borborygmus).

75 thoughts on “Better Than Sex

  1. Mws R August 4, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I find myself thinking the same on some of your points. It is addictive.

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  2. theministryofshrawleywalks August 4, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Me too, The supply of the stats at wordpress and the interaction, we all crave interaction, is insanely addictive. But I look at it from a different standpoint, probably one of arrogance, but I don’t care, I think what we all do and what I read other people doing is worth a hundred times a picture of a cat in a washing machine. It is highly addictive though, like a really smooth opium, and I love it although quite how you find the time to post 5 or 6 times a day is beyond me.
    Have all bloggers retired?
    Keep it up Mr Fandango, you don’t know what you’ve lost till its gone!

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      I don’t think ALL bloggers are retired, but some bloggers either don’t have family members or life outside of WordPress it seems. And yes, I don’t know how I find the time to do 5-6 posts a day, which is why I only did 3 today. Life got in the way.

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    • The Haunted Wordsmith August 5, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      I’m not retired, but am technically unemployed…although I wonder if a writer can really be unemployed. It’s like being an actor. You are always an actor even when you are not staring in a role.

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        • The Haunted Wordsmith August 5, 2018 / 12:37 pm

          Lol…I am feeling really bad lately because my current WIP editing is taking most of my time and I can only post 3-4 original posts a day plus my prompts and scheduled theme posts. I feel like I have ten jobs…lol

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  3. pensitivity101 August 4, 2018 / 11:36 am

    You’re not alone my friend! I’m trying to keep on top of all the challenges I do, plus add a few ‘original’ posts as Hubby likes to call them. I’ve got six posts lined up to complete for challenges and have already put out 5 (your daily one included!) Blogging is terribly addictive. I love it!

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  4. Jordan August 4, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Enjoy and pace your self, you are good at it! Jordan

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  5. paeansunplugged August 4, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I love this. And no, I am not here because of the title. Blogging everyday becomes a sort of addiction. You need your fix regularly.

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      • Cyranny August 5, 2018 / 3:39 am

        Thank you! I don’t think I’ll stop using… I mostly came for the hot drink and doughnut 😛

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  6. Sight11 August 4, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    So still blogging about blogging. Maybe you should start Blogging Anonymous, huh, Sensei!

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  7. pgraysurvival August 4, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    TEOTWAWKI and that mass die off preppers predict.

    Some of them will be junkie bloggers forced to unplug indefinitely and have to face the reality of life again.

    Either that or play non stop solitaire until their batteries run flat.

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  8. Amber August 4, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I am still pretty new to blogging, so still trying to keep pace. I have to say thanks to you for giving one word challenge which is allowing me focus on my thoughts around that word. Till now I was old school and used to write my random thoughts in diary. I literally have dozen of diaries and I think I can never stop it. There are so many thoughts you Iwrite for myself. As to your title, it reminded me of a tweet I read once, “Sure sex is good but has anyone ever rubbed your back for a long time” 😁

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      I know one blogger who kept diaries/journals since she was a kid and will occasionally write a post with what she wrote years ago. It’s so funny.

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  9. MNL August 4, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    laughing, i don’t know about blogging being better than sex — thinks about it —- hmmmm. I really do love blogging though. I can’t match your output. Two a day is about my max, three on a good day but only if two are haikus

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      Are you talking about sex or blogging when you say two a day, three on a good day?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marleen August 4, 2018 / 3:09 pm

        Haiku sex, for one or two.

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      • MNL August 4, 2018 / 4:02 pm

        laughing, blog posts.

        Like

  10. Amber August 4, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    My second comment was posted by mistake, was trying to discard it and now I cannot see how to delete this comment. pl delete the duplicate comment and this one too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Okay. No worries. I’ll delete this and the duplicate comment.

      Like

  11. Paula Light August 4, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Once when I was 22 I had some pizza in Chicago I declared “better than sex!” Naturally, people said I hadn’t had enough sex yet. Well, I’m old now and I still say some things are better, like excellent pizza and the rush of presenting your creativity to a responsive audience.

    We can now debate Chicago vs NY pizza because some arguments are also more fun than sex. OR ARE THEY???

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    • Marleen August 4, 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Chicago.

      (But not better.)

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      I like thin-crust pizza, versus Chicago deep dish pizza. But, sorry, even a great pizza is not better than sex. Steamed, seasoned Maryland blue crab, maybe. But not pizza.

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      I’m finding that to be the case for me, as well. Too bad I can’t make any money doing it, though.

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  12. cagedunn August 4, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Just give up the big *expletive* T and you’ll be right, mate.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Michael August 4, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    How would Mrs Fandango feel if she was getting sex 5 or 6 times a day instead of blogs. Not that its my business but I thought I’d ask.

    Tired ?

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  14. Suze August 4, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    she’d more than likely want to smack him with a baseball bat….lol

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  15. Marleen August 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I think I’m “supposed” to like thin-crust better, since I’m from St. Louis.

    I had a nice “flatbread” the other day from a pizza place, however, that sure seemed like thin-crust pizza to me… with outstanding toppings.

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  16. Christine Bolton August 4, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    I think I’m an addict too. I love combining all the daily word prompts into a Haiku for the heck of it!

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    • Fandango August 4, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      And that’s hard to do considering how few words a typical Haiku actually has.

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  17. ArtisanX August 4, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Guilty as charged. I know that of which you speak. They say the hardest part of recovery from addiction is to admit you have a problem. Id say youre cured!😛 Even though this week alone I did not want to post on 3 or 4 days, I didn’t want to be bothered. I mean seriously, I was ready to stop. It wasn’t because I suddenly stopped liking posting, it’s because I felt like it started to eat a little too much of my day away (which is why I no longer have facebook/twitter, etc). The ironic thing was it wasn’t the guilt of blowing the 365 that motivated me, it was the comments, and reading your blogs and others (not to mention the weird addiction to all the prompts, yours included) that kept me from cutting off. Just crazy. Of course posts with sex in the title is pretty hardcore and an attention getter! 😂

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  18. The Haunted Wordsmith August 5, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Don’t you know that once you start blogging you are obligated to continue it…just like once you write your first prompt response, you are legally obligated to continue. The blogging police will hunt you down and make you write “I will blog daily” a hundred times on the chalkboard until the new Space Force or Religious Ethics Committee needs the room.

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    • Fandango August 5, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Ha! Well, I’m going to join the Space Force, so I’m good.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. leigha66 August 6, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Blogging better than sex? No, but i do agree it can be addicting. I just dont know where you find the time to read, comment and blog all during one day. I myself get behind in reading pretty easy.

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  20. Lander7 August 13, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Pizza is a close second, not blogging. Blogging is like 38 or something on the list. Way after ice cream but long before radio news updates. Just the thought of watching the news make my tum borborygmus.

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    • Fandango August 13, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Ha. I’ve seen the word “borborygmus” more in the last week or so than in my entire life. Hail the plethora of one-word prompts. And yes, a good pizza is right up there near the top.

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  21. Viola Bleu August 21, 2018 / 1:39 am

    Reblogged this on Ideas.Become.Words and commented:
    Entertaining and oh so true.
    Bloggers are aware their time on WP should be as creative as possible, not only with their delivery of prose, but also through engagement with each.
    And that, right there, is a conundrum.
    Me time.
    We’ve all been told we need more of it, and to feel less guilty about taking it, but then sod all else gets done!
    I also have days when I might post three or four times.. why?
    Because I become overwhelmed by a notion that I need to share something. There and then.
    I admire bloggers who plan their posts, editing a piece until it is perfect, engaging and long enough to say something but short enough that you can still tend to the needs of your day!
    I type. I post. I edit. So wrong!! 😂🙈

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    • Fandango August 21, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Thanks for the reblog. I’m glad you enjoyed…and could relate…to my post.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Viola Bleu August 21, 2018 / 7:56 am

        It’s a great post .. big talking point (as my lovely followers have shown me) … so thank YOU for thinking of it as a subject 🥂

        Liked by 1 person

  22. talesfromthemindofkristian August 21, 2018 / 2:45 am

    I think it is definitely better, but then maybe I’m not doing it right….

    I know exactly what you mean about it being addictive. I started in March and I feel I have to write something every day. It is really thrilling when you get a good response from something.

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  23. ortensia August 21, 2018 / 5:30 am

    I write I edit and I post ….not with the same pressure as before must admit but I’m trying to stick with twice a week.

    Like

  24. sexover60 August 31, 2018 / 7:28 am

    On my first blog experience. Decided before I ever looked at a blog that I’d just commit to 10… and easy, manageable number (I thought). If I wanted to say more, I’d pick another subject. So far I’ve blogged weekly with #10 coming up tomorrow. Having an end in mind really helped with the pressure (in my case). If you need a chuckle: sexover60.wordpress.com

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    • Fandango August 31, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thanks. With a name like “Sex Over 60,” your blog deserves a follow.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. optimisticsoul7373 September 8, 2018 / 3:07 am

    “So if you saw the title of this post and that’s the only reason you’re here, you can leave now.”
    Bwahahahhahahaa ..Thought I didnt expect anything fishy Im laughing out aloud.
    Nice post 🙂

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  26. optimisticsoul7373 September 8, 2018 / 6:45 am

    Lol haha .. maybe that’s why you preferred such a tittle ;p ( kidding ..no offence 🙂 ) TBH you posts are really good 🙂
    Im new here.. yesterday was my first day here 🙂
    so stumbling to construe the processing of blogs, will be great if you aid and walk with me in my future posts 🙂 This is my blog

    https://optimisticsoulin.com/

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Tom Jojie October 6, 2018 / 7:11 am

    Blogging touches the g-spot better than an overzealous pen-wielder

    Liked by 1 person

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