I frequently have mixed emotions about blogging, about reading other’s blogs, about commenting in general… I know it’s ridiculous. I have a freaking blog. Look, here, I’m writing a blog RIGHT NOW, THIS VERY SECOND. WRITING, WRITING, WRITING. I’m down with the writing and I’m even more down with people leaving comments. I like to say “Hi!”… so please comment if you feel so inclined. If not, I’ll try not to cry too hard into my pillow later tonight.
Anyhoo, when I read blogs I feel like I’m intruding on someone’s thought process or (cough) their feelings. Depending on the type of blog my emotions change, but overall I either feel like I’m inviting myself into someone’s personal space or being a creepy online stalker. Anyone second that motion? Sometimes I want to leave a comment, but can quickly talk myself out of that nonsense. Ok, I’m not stupid. I know you have to give to get yada yada yada… but I hate feeling needy. Same reason I’m terrible about replying on Twitter. Absolutely terrible. Never be offended if I don’t reply to you or answer your questions. Again with the stalker vibe. The times I try to respond to strangers I feel like someone is going to say “What the hell are you doing?!?!?” so I don’t.
I can be a freak. I know.