Monday, February 7, 2011
Shamelessly Begging for Validation
I did. But I forgot. Again.
For the past three years I've been trying to remember, so I could do a post and encourage all my lurkers (people who read blogs but never comment - it's less creepy than saying "blogstalkers") to leave a comment and say hello, but I keep forgetting.
So I'm declaring today, February 7, my own personal De-Lurk Day.
See, blogging creates insecurity. It's sad, but true. I started this blog back in 2007 as a way to keep far away family up-to-date on the girls. But it didn't take long before I discovered that I really like writing. I like having this creative outlet, and I also really like having a way to tell crazy stories about my children, for which they will probably hate me one day, and need therapy. It's what being a parent is all about. And it's fun.
But we bloggers start to worry when the comments are few and far between. Is anyone actually reading this? Do they like me? Do they *really* like me? There's something about getting comments on a blog post that make us feel validated, like what we're sending out there into the blogosphere is at least being enjoyed by someone besides ourselves. I know some people view their blogs as an online journal, but that's not how I see this one. So it sort of feels like a waste if no one's actually reading it. Pathetic, I know, but true all the same.
So humor me. Leave me a comment and say hello. Let me know how you found this blog (especially if we don't know each other in real life), and why you read it.
As an incentive, if you have a blog, I'll visit you and leave you a comment! Chances are I'm lurking there anyway.
And if you don't have a blog, still leave me a comment and I promise I'll love you forever!