Its good to know blogging is good for you. Really according to a Scientific American article entitled Blogging–It’s Good for You, scientific research has shown expressive writing “improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and even speeds healing after surgery. Doctors are now prescribing blogging to convalescing hospital patients.
Careful, though. If you find yourself blogging at all hours of the day and/or night, you may be suffering from hypergraphia. Thats a medical term used to describe an overwhelming urge to write, which can be associated with medical disorders such as temporal lobe epilepsy. But maybe that’s not so bad after all: a number of “prolific writers may have had temporal lobe epilepsy, including Byron, Dante, Dostoevsky, Molire, Petrarch, Poe, and Tennyson,” says a medical dictionary.