You Read My Blog?

On Sunday, a friend, Jennifer, said, "They don't look too bad." It took me a minute to figure out she was referring to my bangs. And I have to be honest and say, they're growing on me, literally and figuratively.

I said I wouldn't talk about hair every day, so enough about that.

Since I haven't seen Jennifer in a couple weeks, I knew she had seen my blog.

I find it very odd that people beyond my family read my blog. My initial intent for my blog has always been, always will be, to journal and scrapbook for my boys.

(The actual art of real scrapbooking escapes me. I have tried it, but mercy me, if it doesn't overwhelm me, then I don't know what does. But that's another post altogether.)

If I don't blog, then these hundreds of photos I take of my boys every month simply reside on my Mac. And that's a shame, because my boys are simply too cute to stay hidden, if I do say so myself.

My secondary intent for this blog is to keep our family and close friends up-to-date on the goings on around the CupRunnethOver household.

And my tertiary reason for my ramblings is to encourage families in the adoption journey. I feel called by God to share our adoption experiences with many people, because he did not take us through those trials for our own good, but for His glory.

(Are you impressed I used the word "tertiary"?)

So, when I realized Jennifer is reading my blog, I got all clammy and nervous. And then Rick informed me the other day that he ran into someone at his office that mentioned she reads my blog regularly. Again, I my hands were sweaty and butterflies formed in my stomach, because I don't even know the person he's referring to.

Obviously, if I write on the world wide web, anyone in the world can read it. And, yes, I read strangers' blogs every day. But it is still such an awkward feeling to know that strangers are reading my words!

Rick and I talked about it briefly, and I think it all boils down to this: I don't think most of you realize how shy I am. Put me in a room full of strangers, and I feel like crawling into a cave. Tell me I have to attend a large event (anything over 20 people), and I'd rather go to the ER. My stomach is churning while even writing the last two sentences!

Rick said that most writers are shy. Really?

After I've pondered this topic over the last few days, I have a question. How many bloggers out there are actually shy?


Jennifer said...

Oh goodness, I didn't mean to stress you out!!!! Since I don't get to see you much anymore, and since I got in trouble for not making it fast enough to my nursery class each week, this may be the only way I get to "see" you! I know that you are shy, but I also know that you have a similar sense of humor to mine...kindred spirits for sure!!! And you keep making my worlds collide, so that it is meant for you to be my friend. Sorry to disappoint you, but I am not one of those shy writer types...maybe that mean I am not a good writer! It is weird to think who might read your blog...and at times, I have considered making my by invite only...
have a good day...and honestly, I like "them"...just don't burn yourself! : )

Brandi said...

Not me. . .but I know a lot of other bloggers who ARE shy in real life. . . I could probably use a dose!

PS: Remember. . .you can count me in as a reader and horrible commentor!


common mom said...

Me! Get me out of my comfort zone and into a new situation and I'm shy shy shy! I'd much prefer to stay hidden - hate being singled out.

Jen Mall said...

I am a very shy person...HA! But, I do crack myself up!!!!