Blogging the Blues Away
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According to a report on C|NET today, in a study conducted by Digital Marketing Services nearly half of all 600 bloggers surveyed indicated that blogging is a form of therapy for them.
Who Needs Freud?
In the survey, about a third of respondents said they write frequently about subjects such as self-esteem and self-help, while around 16 percent said they blog because of an interest in journalism. Another 12 percent said they do it to remain on top of news and gossip (I clearly fall into this last category).
Most surprising to me was the following: About 31 percent of bloggers said that in times of high anxiety, instead of seeking professional help, they instead write in their blogs or read blogs of others facing similar issues.
So, I want you to know...and I really mean this...the next time your servers are running over capacity or your whole IT infrastructure gets nailed by the latest Internet worm...well, just know that Dr. Watson is going to be here for you. Really. I am. I'm even going to post a box of virtual Kleenex here on the site, just for you. Just be careful not to...well, just be careful with your screen, that's all.
Meanwhile, all therapy aside, keep an eye out for a coming post on how IBM is working to make information technology a key means by which we can innovate and drive substantial cost out of healthcare.