Does anyone else’s blog make them paranoid? For the best part of a month now I’ve been in the grips of real love-hate feelings about this blog. I’ve made up my mind several times recently that I’m giving up, only to start blogging or commenting the very next minute. I’ve been doing all those things you just shouldn’t do, especially if you tend toward the paranoid at the best of times, like obsessing about stats, length/frequency of comments etc (fortunately I’m too technically incapable to check my stats properly.) I’m also convinced, at least twice a day, that I’ve made a bad impression/pissed someone off or irritated someone somewhere in the blogosphere. Add to this the fact that I tend to have a lot of time on my hands doing a job I hate, but would find difficult to leave for various boring reasons and you have the perfect recipe for blog-paranoia.
But, despite this, blogging has also been a life-line, especially recently, and I don’t think I could give it up. I hope this post doesn’t come across as fishing for compliments (not that I’m averse…no, stop it!) It’s just that, as I don’t know anyone in RL who blogs, I’ve no-one to discuss this with. Most of my real life friends consider this to be such a bizarre
waste of time pastime that I’m sure they’d have no hesitation in telling me to give it up.
But I can’t and I won’t. So there.