Sunday, January 28, 2007

I Blog Therefore I Am

Latest survey update: It turns out many people blog merely to validate their existence.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I Am Just A Narcissist

I've concluded that I am just narcissistic. I want to be loved. I want people to appreciate, value and love me for what I do and who I am. All of us have a need to be loved and appreciated -- I don't know anyone who prefers to be unloved and unappreciated. But I am afraid that my need to be loved and appreciated may be pathological. I get anxious in certain situations if I do not feel loved and appreciated. Although, my need for love and appreciation is certainly not as acute as some people I know -- my skin is not that thin. However, my need to feel love and appreciated is often unsatisfied. Oh, to be loved!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Technical Difficulties Are Sapping My Blogging Joy

Blogger has been really unresponsive! Almost everytime I try to log on, Blogger gets stuck during the log in process. This post represents the first successful log on attempt since my last post! I had to get in the back way too -- I was unable to directly log on. The problems seem to have started once the new blogger came out of beta. I am really frustrated. Between that and my diminished motivation to keep blogging I have not posted much at all on any of my blogs. I am thinking of calling it quits anyway.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Importance of Knowing Love

Today I attended the memorial service for a friend of mine. He committed suicide. The family and friends who survived his suicide commented on how hurt and angry they were that he killed himself. They love him dearly. Unfortunately, he had not internalized their love so that he had no sustenance during his time of despair.

To allow onself to be loved can be as much of a gift as giving love.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Survey Update

It's very interesting to review the comments left by other bloggers about why they blog. While a number of comments do support my fundamental hypothesis that people blog for love, many bloggers attest to blogging for more mundane reasons such as fighting off boredom. I certainly appreciate the blogger who blogs in order to remember her life. I find that if I do not write it down, I certainly forget, especially now that I am deeply ensconced in middle age. This on-going experiment is certainly worth continuing. To that end, I invite all readers to continue responding to the question, "Why do you blog."

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

I'm back after a brief, unintended hiatus. Between my computer problems, blogger problems, illness and the holidays I have not blogged since before Christmas. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. The new year is upon us and time to move forward through the blogosphere in search of more and more love!