It's been a year since I've been blogging and I've made a few discoveries. 1. I love reading other blogs and sometimes making a comment or two rather than posting to my own blog. This also reflects my conversation style. I am more comfortable listening rather than sharing my experience depending on the person or the group. 2. I sometimes feel a discomfort with posting comments on other blogs because I wonder if the intent will somehow be misinterpreted. 3. The blogs that are engaging belong to authors who take risks with communicating their perceptions. Those who toss about notions that challenge social conventions normally not challenged in public discourse are intriguing not so much for what they present but the reactions that they invite. 4. Blogging appears to be an effective reflective tool but this arena is too public for me. 5.The relationships developed online don't seem comfortable to me. I think this because without the visual verification I really don't know who I'm interacting with. It feels more like a role play. But then isn't every interaction a type of role play?
So what advice do you have for this reluctant blogger who has more insecurities than she cares to admit about this process and this venue?