The goal of Anxiety Friday is to share some of my anxieties with you before the weekend.Â Hopefully, this will allow me to better relax by transfering my angst onto you.Â Thank you very much!
This week’s topic will be blogging.
Most of you seem to be so NORMAL — and relaxed — about the blogging experience, caring about each other, coming and going with the friendliness of a country pastor at a church picnic.Â Why does the reciprocal nature of blogging give me so much anxiety?Â Â Am I petty, over-sensitive, or just an anti-social only child?
One of my problems is that I don”t find it natural for me to “hear” so many voices during one day, even if I am just hearing those voices in my head as I read.Â Â Some say they “don’t distinguish between real-life and online friends.”Â WHAT?!Â How can that be possible?!Â How do I know who is my “friend” here?Â What is the criteria?
Here are three questions that I asked myself last night, and it really drove me batty.
Which ten bloggers are most supportive of my blog and my writing?
I love and appreciate these inspirational people.
If I were only allowed to read ten bloggers on a deserted island, who would they be?
I love and appreciate these amazing talents.
Which ten bloggers do I think are wonderful people and would be ideal friends in real life?
I love and appreciate these terrificÂ people.
Now, here is the big question — Do any of these lists match up?Â Â Â Of course not!
And if they don’t, does that make me an asshole?
And if they do, does that make me an even bigger asshole?
No comments necessary.Â I’ll let yourself go crazy instead of me.