I am co-authoring a new book on the hot topic of "BlackBerry Addiction" and am looking for short stories from people who feel they might exhibit signs of being a "Crackberry Addict".
Stories can be anything from one sentence to a full paragraph telling of a behavior that you feel might show your BlackBerry Addiction (or the Addiction of a friend or co-worker).
I will send a free copy of the e-book to EVERYONE who responds to this request. (I'll have to get your email address using the "private message" feature.)
TOPIC LIST: (INCLUDE TOPIC # WITH YOUR RESPONSE)
1. Have you ever wanted to stop using your Blackberry and found that you just couldnít?
2. Do you think about using your Blackberry constantly or how to stay in contact with work, clients?
3. Do you ever sneak away from groups to use your Blackberry without anyone knowing?
4. Do you lie when asked if you were just using your Blackberry?
5. Do you have to check your Blackberry before bed and immediately upon waking?
6. Do you use your Blackberry in the bathroom, at the gym while working out, or while in conversation with other people?
7. Has a family member, friend or coworker ever approached you with concern about your Blackberry use?
8. Do you use your Blackberry as a way to escape from dealing with emotions or relationships?
9. Do you use your Blackberry even when you know there are no emails or calls that have to be answered before the next work day?
10. Do you feel that you have to check your Blackberry at least every 30 minutes during the work day?
11. Do you feel that you have to check your Blackberry at least every hour outside work hours?
12. Have you ever put down your Blackberry swearing that you will not use it, and then find yourself picking it up again shortly afterward?
13. Do you have multiple backup batteries always on hand so that you can be sure that your Blackberry will never be without power?
14. Have you ever borrowed other peopleís Blackberries if you donít have your own with you, just so you could hold one?
15. Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed when you have taken a break from using your Blackberry?
16. Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with your Blackberry?
Thanks in advance! And remember a free copy of the e-Book for all contributors!
If you don't feel comfortable posting your story here, please email directly to me at