Friday, December 07, 2007

Fooling myself

One of the many reasons I started blogging here was to be able to delude myself that I am the only one reading.

Another was so that anyone who wasn't actually reading me, but hesitated for whatever reason to "unfriend" me, was off the hook. Yes, you have my permission to not read me; while sometimes I write for you, I always write for me.

Writing here feels much less like a social act. I don't feel like part of a community, here. And I like that.

1 comment:

CaHwyGuy - Daniel the California Highway Guy said...

I think that's due to the differing natures of blogger vs. LJ, although that may change with OpenID coming to blogger. LJ is much more community oriented, as you can restrict things to just your "friends" (readers) list, or a subset thereof. That's harder on blogger, where by nature everything is public, and readers might be more anonymous. Note that, in either case, you can also have readers through your RSS feeds you will never, ever, know about.

(that's why I pretty much just stick with LJ, and my other blog sites: blogger, myspace, just point back to LJ).