Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pity Party Over...

My deepest and most heartfelt thanks to all of you who left such encouraging comments. I am grateful beyond words to all of you who helped me to realize that it is "OK" to just be myself. Looking back I can't understand why I needed reminding! I usually feel like I have managed to overcome the perpetual "people pleasing" that has been my life, then a simple and innocent statement derails me. It wasn't so much that I needed to feel like my comments were exciting, as much as I suddenly began to censure myself. Every entry was suddenly judged--by me--as "not interesting enough." It was a learning experience, to be sure. Anyway, thank you all for reminding me of the important things about blogging: the community of friends and support that keep us afloat when we are sagging.
I love you all...

8 comments:

Peach Pod said...

I think that the comment about you being more interesting in person is a compliment. If you more interesting as words on a screen, that would be a sad thing. In real life, you are vibrant, beautiful, and radiant. I feel privileged to know you in 'real life.'

Peach Pod said...

BTW, I tagged you for a meme.

deb said...

I think this happens to us all at some point and I'm glad you're back.

liv said...

See, I totally (as usual) agree with Peach. I feel like I hold a precious and special treasure trove of wonderful-ness that the blogging world doesn't get to have-----because I have the pleasure and honor of having you every day in real life. And that makes me feel good. It also makes me feel sort of superior and exclusive. :)

thailandchani said...

I think all of us need a reminder occasionally. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Susanne said...

I'd say most of us have the feeling that we're not interesting enough from time to time.

And yes, being more interesting in person might be considered a compliment but then it might have been phrased differently. Or not?

Thinking too much about how one's blog will be perceived takes all the joy out of it. Not a good thing.

I'm constantly being derailed by simple, innocent and off-handed remarks by others. In fact it doesn't need more than a remark or two to send me into a depressive state. But I'm learning.

JaniceNW said...

Missed you!!

Vickie said...

I missed you during the time you were away and am very pleased you returned. I look at a blog as a diary one has allowed me to read---never have I found a diary to share all of a person's thoughts---many times they are for a specific purpose but they are always written by and for one person---the writer. If I wanted to judge a person by their diary (blog) I know I would make many mistakes. I will say if you should want to judge your life/your writing here judge it by the fact we return often and comment---we like what you share here---so what if another does not---this is your place to share what you desire--I recently wanted to share all about me---and many that had read me for sometime became upset because I was now showing just one part of who I am by writing an erotic post---so many times it is not best to share all even if we want to share all of who we are.

Write and share what you want I enjoy my visits here.