Day 3 of blogging 101 and it’s time to meet the neighbors (or neighbours for you non-US folks).
Firstly, I have to say how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know this group through your posts and your comments. I really appreciate how supportive this little community is, and I’m frankly a little embarrassed by how fast my attitude has changed from “I’m just writing this blog for myself” to “omg comments! weeee! I LOOOOVE comments!”. I swear to blog I’ll not attention whore myself… much. Writers do love feedback though and I really am trying to make more of an effort to comment (and reply). My problem is I’m a lurker. There, I’ve said it.
I realized my lurker tendencies early on, I’m the oldest, not youngest child so I don’t really crave the limelight, I’m the one slogging along just doing my own thing, content to let someone else get the attention. So in a social situation I’ll stand around with the good conversation and every now and then chime in. Here on the interwebs I end up being the person whose been around for a long time but doesn’t have the ‘post count’ that others do. I promise to my WordPress Blogging 101 neighbors I’ll try to interact more.
SO… on to neighborhoods and reader feeds. I have added a few things that interest me to my feed and am excited to find more. I’ve added “New Wave” because child of the 80’s I am, I need it. I added “Orphan Black” because I’m totally addicted to this show and can’t get enough. I’ve also added “playlist” I know I’ll have to do a bit of filtering on that because as much as I support music in general and I’m glad people are making it and listening to it, there is so much of it I just can’t stand. I’ve added “Book Reviews” because I spent 5+ years working in a bookstore and I like to stay on top of what people are reading and I really like pretending I’ll ever have time to read books (whether it’s the ones filling my bookcases or new ones I’ll buy and add to the growing stacks). I’m liking the “Explore Topics” tag cloud. I’m sure I’ll find and add more tags from there. Plus I am shamelessly stealing other people’s reader feed tags to check out your cool ideas!
I did actually really love Mr. Rogers. Something about his cardigan sweaters, soft voice and kind eyes. I am grateful beyond words that he didn’t turn out to be a drug addict, pedophile, wife beater or some other awful thing that would shatter my childhood into a thousand shards of cynicism.