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This past Sunday morning I had a very scary dream. I dreamed that my Monday post for my Tossing It Out blog had become infected with a virus from a website that was taking over my site with links attached to key words within my post. I was not sure where the links would lead to and I was unwilling to click on them to find out. They seemed to appear randomly and each time I fixed one, another link appeared in its place.
The night previous to the dream I had been finishing up "My Brain is a Blog", a satirical humor post with some serious controversy that was to be a sort of lead-in to Halloween and my Battle of the Bands post for Friday November 1. I had some concern as to how that post would be received since it was a rather peculiar one. This concern was probably what caused my anxiety laden dream. This is ironic considering that the subject matter of the blog post had to do with blogging taking over the brain of the blogger, but then again having a dream with this content might make perfect sense. The dream may have been merely a subconscious recreation of my blog post infused with my sense of concern.
The dream seemed very real and I was believing that what had happened in the dream was something that was actually happening to my blog. Within the dream I pinpointed the source of the problem and decided to get rid of all of the nefarious links that had been placed by an evil program that I had tapped into the night before. I also tried to figure out how to disable the program. Each time I tried to fix the problem I would go back to check to see if everything was okay and at the bottom of my blog post I would see the message:
"This blog has been infected."
In the morning after waking and rising I went to my computer to just make sure there was not an actual problem with my blog. All was well. The dream seemed so real that I actually believed that what had happened in the dream was a true event. It had all seemed so convincing.
Thank goodness it had only been a dream.
Have you ever had a blog dream? Does the intensity of a dream dilemma every carry over into the immediacy of awakening so that you have to check to see if something from the dream was true or not? What real-life related fears enter into your dream life?