Who's Afraid Of A Big, Bad Blogroll?

OK, so I stress a lot about blogging & you know what?
It's absurd.

But I take it really seriously.
When I feel my writing isn't great, I beat myself up.
When I feel my writing or my blog is attacked, it's almost as if my babes or my Rav has been attacked.
When I begin to feel like I'm sitting at the loser table in the high school cafeteria, I realize I need to lighten up.

I'm pretty bad at commenting.
I'm pretty awful at networking.

I read a handful of blogs and I always am moved to laughter, tears, or introspection. But a lot of posts just take the words right out of me.
I may need to chew on it a bit before I can comment.

I've really been pretty bad about branching out of my little box - out of my comfort zone - and adding new blogs to my roll.
I mean, we're not talking about giving up an appendage. It's just reading. I freaked out when my blogroll got to the size it is now because I couldn't manage. But then I see the size of other people's blogrolls....and they manage.
I've never said I wasn't anxiety-ridden. Obviously I am. Maybe it's time for meds?

Well folks, blogging as I know it is about to change.
My goal is to add 2 new blogs a week.
And I have already done so for this week. I've added three.
Watch Out!

Yeah, I'm a bit of a blog recluse.
But I'm trying to branch out.

6 ripples in the pond:

Mary-LUE said...

Well, I'm honored!

If you haven't been able to tell, I am a something of a blog Chatty Cathy. I more in danger of clogging up someone's comment page than being a reclusive. Even with that, my blogroll gets a little much for me to manage sometimes.

Pippajo said...

How many times do I have to remind you? This is YOUR blog, you do with it what you want!

That being said, I go through the same worries myself. Just yesterday I was whining about the fact that I can't seem to maintain my two blogs to my own satisfaction. And I manage to waste 8 hours a day that I should be using to keep my household running smoothly.

Anyway, for what it's worth (and I think you already know this) your blog is one of the few that I check most regularly, and yours is one of the names I most enjoy seeing on my comments pages.

Don't knock yourself over this. It's an outlet, not an obligation.

Denguy said...

Okay then, see you on the world wide web.

Rhea said...

You may find my blog fun...

Jurgen Nation said...

It's okay to be comfortable where you are, though; I don't think you have to do anything that you don't feel like doing. Blogging should be fun - if it's a chore of forces out of you something you would rather it not, don't do it. When I fall victim to myself in that regard I always, always end up in a world of resentment. And then I quit. Do whatever you're comfortable with. That said, I know that you actually have tried, because you registered with Indie Bloggers. We are so happy to have you whether you post or not, but you are a really great writer, so if you ever want to post, we're right there. I hope you do! Anyway, just popping in from IB to say hi. (Hi!) -stacy

Jurgen Nation said...

Oops. "Chore AND forces," not "chore of forces."