The Blogger’s Emergency ID Card

Have I mentioned that at times, I’m a compulsive worrier? I have extremely hyperactive imagination glands, which doesn’t bother me as a rule, but when they take these side trips into the Lands of Worriment and Angst, things can become a little complicated. This happens a few times a week.

I worry about everyone. Friends and family, Tom, the crack hos in my neighborhood– no one is immune from my fretting. I also worry about those whose blogs I read. There are some in the Blog World who have serious illnesses, and some who probably have just decided to stop blogging. They may have decided that they have better things to do, which, while this strikes me as almost completely impossible, could actually be true. But I need closure, dammit. I need a little teeny tiny post that says something like, “I have decided that this blogging thing bores the crap out of me. I will instead pursue my love of bass fishing and stringing chandeliers.” It drives me crazy when someone drops off the face of the universe, even if it’s the Blog Universe.

My blogging buddy Wendy was sick last week. She posts regularly, and we e-mail each other a couple of times a week. Thank goodness her husband Buck was kind enough to post health updates on her blog, otherwise her change in pattern would have worried a bunch of us to no end.

I could be hit by a train tomorrow. A land shark could devour one of my blog friends in a heartbeat. An asteroid could hit the southern U.S. and take out twelve people whose words I read several times a week.

So anyway, I put together the Blogger Emergency ID card shown above, and I urge you to print it out and carry it with you in your wallet. If (heaven forbid), something should happen to you or your typing fingers, it will put me (and many others) at ease to know what happened. If you get hit by a giant asteroid, I’ll read about it in the newspaper.

Thanks for understanding.

7 thoughts on “The Blogger’s Emergency ID Card

  1. Angie says:

    You are just adorable. I love your blog. I found you once and then lost you until today. gonna have to blogroll you. I have FmsCfs. so I know what you mean. I have not blogged for nearly 2 weeks. I need your ID card. I am ROFL.

    Thanks for the smiles. :)

  2. @ Angie: The fibro/ CFS really can disrupt the blogging. I’m glad your up and operating again, and that you have the energy to fill out your card! (Did you know I have a fibro blog?)

    I love the comments that you’ve left. Please come by anytime, especially if it’s to tell me I’m adorable! ;)

  3. betme says:

    Oooooh I love this! However, at the risk of this falling into the wrong hand (my sister comes to mind) I am a tad bit leery. Perhaps I will carry the card and hand it to my doctor upon my sudden ailment.

    I can see it now, lying on my death bed I reach up ask Mr J to tell my family that I love them. Then I hand the card to my doctor and ask him to post my last words with satire and style… as they only should be.

    What a beautiful deathbed scenario! Once I’m dead, I don’t care, but if I did, I’d do it your way!

  4. [...] it’s also in part because of Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse, a singer who I wish would carry a Blogger’s Emergency ID card. Not that she’s actually capable of blogging at this point in her self-destructive life (she [...]

  5. Netty Gritty says:


    the emergency card is a wonderful idea!

    um, i know you worried about me in the past, because of my inconsistent blogging efforts. but i AM back to blogging! so i still exist in the blog universe! :D

    just in case you were still worried about me….

  6. @ (((Netty))): I’m so glad to see you here! I’ll be over to visit your blog soon. I worried about you after the storms, but thank goodness you let everyone know you were okay. This time, you let everyone know your plans before you took your blogging break, so I was more happy for you than concerned. I appreciate you letting me know you’re back!

  7. shoreacres says:

    This is such a wonderful idea. You must have known Ella Ella, who was such a wonderful WP forum volunteer and the genius behind the foodie/political blog From Scratch. She disappeared around the first of the year, and I still am grieving her absence – as are several others.

    Funny that I just was thinking about this the last time I checked her blog. I’m going to make arrangements for sure – isn’t it amazing the way relationships develop among even people who’ve never met?

    I did know Ella, and I miss her terribly. I stop by and visit her blog every so often, just to see if she’s reappeared. I keep hoping that maybe her hubby will get on there (as he did a couple of times) just to give us some news.

    It’s true– we develop some amazing friendships here. I love it.

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