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Sunday, October 21

Post Overcompensation

I started this blog to help me practice writing and stay in touch with friends. I had like 4 readers, all of whom know what a total dork I am and are friends with me anyway. It made posting a risk-free situation. Now I am learning that I have readers (Hey KC!) who don't know me, or don't know me very well , or don't know me well anymore. Posting is no longer risk-free. Sound paranoid? Maybe. But we all want to put our best foot forward and impress new people right? Since I didn't have anything cool to write about yesterday, I wrote one not-so-impressive post. It wasn't all that funny or insightful or anything, but I wanted to post something since I realized someone reads this blog. Then I compensated for the not-so-impressive post by posting something cool. Unfortunately, it was someone else's cool stuff. Other people's house decs and other people's photos (Scott's photos, in fact). I didn't actually produce anything cool. I think I am overcompensating here. If people were lurking around here before, why worry about driving them off by looking like a dork now? If they're gonna run away, they've already done it. Anyone left must not mind too much. Summary: Sorry for drowning you all in posts the last few days. I promise to behave better in the future. I hope you enjoy them anyway.


Jill said...

I HAVE noticed that you are posting more often lately...

Megan said...

Thank you for giving me so many opportunities to procrastinate. ;)

Anonymous said...


I didn't think your posts were overcompensating or boring or nerdy. And since my second loves after music are math and reading (including cookbooks), that probably qualifies me as being a dork, too. I thought the pics of South Dakota were cool, since I've never been there either, and the Walkaround decs were fun because you were keeping us interested with what was going on. Believe it or not, I actually miss the OSU spirit at homecoming, even if I only grudgingly acknowledged it existence and tolerated how Stilly comes to a halt because of it.

BTW, I LOVED your entry on words awhile back, and your thanking and simultaneously digging at Scott (sorry Scott!) and your airport experience, along with the husband/wife conversation discourse. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

If I didn't enjoy your comments, insights, and general sarcasm, you'd have known about it years ago.

Take care, and keep those nerdy wordy posts comin'!


maybe I'll get around to starting my own blog soon.