1. Tuesday, June 24, 2003

    the comments aren’t really working very well today 

    and yes i upgraded it yesterday.

    and blogger is being upgraded, and i thank them for that.

    yesterday i got an interesting email regarding the comments and blogger and me and my alleged Status in the blogosphere.

    this person said that she has been holding back the praise to me because she sees me getting it all the time and im glad the comments are rickety today because this isn’t about trying to milk more praise from you all.

    but Blogging is really new and the thousand people who come here every day is a really nice thing, but its nowhere near the 80,000 that Instapundit gets and therefore I have never regarded myself as an A-List or Big Time blogger.

    Plus any positive thing that anyone says about me is very welcomed and does not fall on deaf or jaded ears. It all makes me smile and it all makes me want to write more and more.

    Please dont think that just because the average blog gets a fraction of the traffic that i get that that means that instantly makes me feel like a great writer, or heals any confidence issues that I have. it helps but it doesn’t heal.

    libras they say have very low self esteem. and in that case im very much a libra. but its not a big deal the way it used to be. its sorta like a tooth that acts up occasionally.

    ive done my best to turn it into a motivating device. for example i know that i’ll never be able to write like layne or welch or the rabbit, but i can do photo essays and fake interviews and lie and lie and lie, which would be different than them, not necessarily better.

    anyway, i guess the point of all of this is if you read something online and you like it you should tell the person regardless of the perceived popularity because odds are everyone likes to hear nice things. i know i do.

    also if you really like a site or blog that you think is popular and you dont want to link to them because you think they get enough links, i can understand.

    but i still like to be linked by everyone who likes me and reads me daily.

    when i get 80,000 hits a day maybe i will feel differently.

    i’ll let you know then.

    instapundit + brett lamb + black mask