One of my goals at work is to comment more on blogs. It’s tough. I am not a commenter. I try, and often fail miserably. I get so far as to actually typing in the entire comment and then at the last minute I delete it all and move on. I will agonize over the three sentences in a comment more than I will over a post.
What kind of craziness is this?
I thought maybe I’d ease into the world of comment-maker by leaving them on sites I’ve been reading by people I know (or sort of know, or might know). I still can’t do it.
It’s weird and I think it gets to the crux of my shyness. Here’s my theory: I don’t care what you think of me when I’m on my turf. However, on your turf I’m scared as hell of looking like a doofus. I’m not sure why it is that I care, but that’s the only thing I can think of that causes such paralyzing fear.
What’s even more irrational is I know, I know, I know that bloggers are thrilled with getting comments — especially if they are anything other than “UR an dummyass” — and yet I am commentless.
Holy crap it’s lame. So I ask you, darling commenters, what is that allows you to make the leap from silent reader to super-awesome commenter? Should I eat more spinach or something?