Insecure Writers Support Group 3 February 2021
February 3 question - Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
A few. I'm not an easy person to get to know in real life, and that translates to cyber life as well. I'm not a social butterfly by any means. I live with depression and anxiety and I tend to get defensive. I don't think that people like me very much or think that it's worth breaking through the prickly barrier to find the gooey center.
I think that I present as a dullard, and, really, I wouldn't think I was worth getting to know. I know, I've heard it ad nauseam. "How can you expect anyone to like you if you don't like yourself?"
The thing is, I don't like myself, but throughout my life, I've noticed certain very interesting and self-destructive people who don't like themselves, but I like them. Why would I dislike someone because life has broken them? Seems like a dick move to me.
I would disagree that I'm a dullard. I'm actually quite interesting, but, there again, there's that thing about not wanting to open up and get hurt.
So, I thank the few who have dared. I think you're nuts, but I'm glad of it.
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