Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Falling...

So I know we, as bloggers all go through those times where we get a little writer's block. Maybe nothing's going on in the world that we write about. Maybe we don't have the heart to share when it does. But then on the other side of it, when you blog and don't hear from anybody, you start to feel as if you're being ignored. Or being boring. Maybe your blog wasn't that interesting to begin with. Maybe nobody's reading anymore. Do we get writer's blog for commenting on blogs? I occasionally hear from people I know in real life, friends or family, who read my blog and comment to me personally, via email or phone or whatever. But they usually lurk, if they really are reading. Why do we continue to blog, then? Is it that everybody likes to hear (see?) themselves talk? Are we so narcissistic we think someone actually wants to read it?

Speaking of narcissism, I've got a new theory about people liking the way they look. See, it could be argued that we're attracted to beautiful people because genetically they represent ideals. I can buy it from a scientific point of view. But I have this theory that we're all programmed initially at least, to like the way we look. The people who enjoy staring in the mirror are just the people who are honest about it. Why do I believe this? I also believe that (normal) parents are preprogrammed to think their own children are so beautiful that they will take care of them no matter what. Why? Because they look like us. How is it you can know someone who has a baby that, let's be honest, looks more like Yoda than a Cabbage Patch doll; yet the parents of this child think he or she is more beautiful than anything they've ever seen? Because we're all narcissistic to our very core.

That's just my theory, anyway.

9 comments:

Brent said...

I used to blog everyday, sometimes two posts a day. Then I seriously burned out. I quit my blog for three months before I missed it and came back. Now I blog when I feel like it. No pressure. I just do my thing.

Rebekah said...

I'm new to blogging. I started because most of my family blogs. I found your blog on 5150's page. It caught my attention becasue we are pretty close in location.
Happy writing

kateykakes said...

Hi Amy,

When I first started blogging, I was worried about having people come to read my site. I didn't want to be a "blog failure".

Now, a year later, I blog for me. If people want to come by and read, I still appreciate it as much as I did when I first started, but I write because it really makes me feel better when I'm having an awful day. Then there are times I want to share good news, even if nobody is reading.

FWIW, I try to come by here and read every day. I may not always comment because sometimes I feel I don't have anything worthwhile to say, but I do enjoy reading you. :)

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FroneAmy said...

I tried to post a long response which fucking blogger lost.

Here's the short answer, Anne Elizabeth.

I don't link to you, as I've explained in the past, because you write erotica. I write about the job as I perceive it as a wife, and about our lives in general. I don't think there's anything wrong with erotica, but I also don't think there's anything wrong with knitting, and I don't link to that either. I link mostly to blogs that I am similarly aligned with.

For what it's worth, I know of a few cop blogs that exist that I don't link to because I don't agree with their political views for the most part. I don't find that we write similar blogs, so I don't link to them.

Again, as I've said in the past, I don't wish to offend. I appreciate you reading and commenting my blog, but I also can understand if you choose not to do so because I don't link to you. Your decision. I do not expect anyone that I link to return the favor and link to me. I appreciate it when someone likes my style/topic enough to link to me. But I certainly don't expect it.

Amy

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FroneAmy said...

I love the inference that, because I won't link to porn, I am not comfortable with it. Gee, must not be comfortable with knitting, either. Oh wait, I do knit...

Does that mean I make my own porn, too? LOL

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Bobby said...

How bout: "Hey, not a problem."