I’ve attempted to write this post about a dozen times now. Maybe more. I don’t know. The words aren’t coming out right. It feels like there is nothing to write and everything to pour out, all at once. There’s this battle going on inside myself between what I want to write, what I should write, and how to convey all of these thoughts.
I’m just going to blurt it out. My blog, my rules.
This has started at work and with blogging lately. For some unknown reason, I’ve been getting the feeling that I’ve been talking about myself too much lately. I’m not self-absorbed, at least not in the way that my interests and motives orbit my being. People seem to give me these blank stares of intense disinterest when I’m relating a situation to them. The objective is to relate to someone else, not grant my pity. I feel strongly against pitying people. It’s insulting to some and enabling to others.
This has been the case with my blog, I’m sure. I don’t often look at my stats, and when I do, it’s only to see what topics are the most popular. If I’ve run a topic out, say about my upcoming surgery, then I’m done with it. There is all that is to be said on that front, and I move along. My stats are consistant with days that I write, and there is no immediate drop off.
However, there is no dialogue. This is not incinuating that every post sparks something within each reader that makes it relevant and interesting. If there is nothing to be said, then so be it. But, I’m not running a blog to whine about my life. It was never my intent to create a blog that dissects every situation and magnifies it to intensely overdramatic levels. My objective was to become relatable in my trials and tribulations. That does not to seem to be the case. At least, not to me.
It seems that my comments and insights into other blogs are not enjoyed and in certain occasions, seem less than welcome. It was my assumption that I was among a community of bipolar bloggers, to say the least. I’m sure there is a mishmash of alphabet soup among us, and I can accomodate that. Perhaps, I was mistaken in certain aspects of how these relationships work.
My goals were simple. First and foremost, write a blog for me. As my reader base increased, I had decided to narrow it down to important topics in my life. As the community grew, I attempted to welcome everyone with open arms. I was pretty sure everyone started their own blog with similar objectives, so my next goal was to provide insight and occasionally suggestions to other writers. And finally, to bring our community closer together.
Maybe I was wrong, and I’ve failed in some fashion. Or, I’m delusional with depression.
That’s what I wanted to write, sort of. I wanted to include something to the effect of my suspicions of an on-coming depression, that is coloring this entire ordeal in my mind. But, that can wait. It’s not something I’m considering dissecting at the moment. I am too disillusioned to be remotely objective.
I’ll write when I’m ready. Whenever that is.