Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I’m lurking in the shadows…

Hi. It’s me. Still sick, but feeling better. Maybe 40-60% better.

I finished my chapter 5 work today on Prescriptions and took the chapter quiz on a drug-induced brain fog hoping I would be able to remember the answers, so when I got to the end of the quiz I loudly said “no whammy, no whammy, STOP!” while pressing “Submit”.

I got 100%!!!

Other than that, I pretty much have no news for you. I did want to tell all of you that are on my reading list that I am still around, and I read every one of your blogs. This weekend I hadn’t read any blogs in two days, and it took me three hours to get through them all-but I did. Sometimes by that point my brain is so fried with reading I have nothing more to add that hasn’t already been said by someone else.

And on that note: I don’t really like to comment unless the comment seems useful, you know? I admit, I love comments on my blog, even if they are just a “great job” or “nice blog”, but when I go to comment on a blog I usually just do not know what to say. Some of you are hilarious, funny, or insightful on literally every comment you write, and I don’t have that kind of witty banter to add all of the time. Some blogs are sad, and I’m even more fumbled on what to say with those.

It also doesn’t help that I’m kind of afraid to comment. About a month ago, I was feeling cheeky, so I wrote a cheeky comment on a blog that I frequently read and comment on. It was meant in humor. The blogger did not find the comment funny and e-mailed me telling me I was wrong for the comment. I immediately apologized, removed the comment, and told them I would no longer comment on their blog if I had offended them.

Saying that I felt bad would be the understatement of the century. I literally shrunk at that moment. I don’t know when it  happened, but somewhere along my depressive state I have become unable to process feelings. When someone tells me something hurtful or that I hurt them, I don’t fight or correct them, I shut down. It happened this past week with an incident involving my stepdad, and I’m still not over what was said.

As for new followers, new blogs, and blog links I get, right now I have over 75 blogs on my reading list, and as I stated before it takes me hours to get through them. It seems like for every blog I stop following I add three new blogs to my roster. I promise I will get to yours soon! So yeah, I’m here, even if it doesn’t seem that way, or if your comments on my blog are one-sided.

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  1. I'm in the same boat having been off of here for 3 days. But I know you're there and I know you know I'm here and always will be!! Hugs!

  2. Glad you're starting to feel better :0)

    I've seen your blog mentioned a few times in my readings along the way & it seems as tho some of your blog peeps are my blog peeps. I finally stopped by & boy am I ever glad I did...I look forward to following!

  3. Hi Hed. That was pretty mean of that blogger to get her knickers in a twist like that, and I am so sorry that it has made you go into yourself a bit. And now you've had another incident with your stepdad. None of this is going to help your state of mind very much, is it? I know it's very easy for me to say, but please try not to let it get you down too much. We're all here for you and are always rooting for you. Take care.

  4. Please feel free to comment. Even if you feel it is useless. I LOVE USELESS BANTER!!!!! <3

  5. Awww don't trip on the comments ma! I've offended a shit load of people with my humor plenty of times ;)

    Keeping up with blogs (especially if you follow a hell of a lot of them) can take a lot of work. You can optimize that by commenting on those who comment you regularly and having a set of blogs that always hold your interest more than others. You built a cool loyal blog family like that ;)

    Congrats on feeling better mama! Keep your head up mama always!

  6. “no whammy, no whammy, STOP!”

    bwahahaha! that's how i used to do my school tests too ;)

    i get all stressed out and overwhelmed too when i have missed a few days in bloggerland, cuz i don't want anyone to think i am not interested in what they have written! it's a fucking full time job over here, innit?

  7. Do what I do and don't worry what others think. Just speak from your heart and it will be ok.

    And I love me some press your luck. I saw it the other day at Gamestop for the Wii and I am going to go back and buy it.

  8. Glad you're feeling better :)
    You should be allowed to say whatever you like in comments - that's what the damn box is there for! So she can air her opinions for all to read but you aren't allowed to air yours? Frankly my dear, that's bollocks :)

  9. Oh my shit, Hed! Something similar happened to me in regards to the commenting thing! I left a comment (on a rather popular, well followed blog) that was just a silly and (I thought)just kinda funny. I wasn't emailed about it being inappropriate or anything, but I was, instead, made fun of in the next set of this blogger's replies. My first feeling was absolute embarresment; then anger. I stopped following the blog immediately. Something I almost never do, by the way. But, after that, I was quite hesitant in commenting on blogs. I became a lurker. So, I feel ya, girl. I feel ya. (not in a pervy "feel ya up" way either.)

    Hope you feel better soon, lady!

  10. Hed... you are becoming a favorite of mine. Don't apologize for humor. It's just amazing how many people just can't relax.

    But the good news is that there are still many of us who thrive on humor and simple comments. Pay attention to those people. :)

  11. I think that blogger was just a little too uptight! Glad you are feeling better :)

  12. wow we think alike i just recently made a post about comments as i wa aske by a reader to no longer comment on their blog. well as they say "great minds think alike" guess that's us. oh and as for my blog should you read it i like all comments even if you only say Hi or leave a smile :) it lets me know you left your mark. hugs

  13. I feel the same way about commenting. Sometimes, the right words won't come out of my typing fingers, so they are better left untyped! Glad ur feeling Ok

  14. Barb-Welcome back! I hope good things come your way soon, as I have just read your blog as well...

    AbsolutelyPrimed-Hi and welcome!

    RockShow-I will always comment now on your blog, always, even if it something like "purple monkey dishwasher". :)

    Falen-Thanks for the advice! I'll make sure to try and do that more often :)

    Kage-Right? You miss a few days and it's all f*cked up!

    OT-I saw the game the other day too! One of my favorite game shows by far!

    Molly-I know what you're saying completely.

    SF-You can feel me up, it's okay. I debated on unfollowing the blog but decided I wouldn't run away (like I always do). If I was made fun of like that though, it would be another story.

    Jerrod-OMG, really? Can you sign something in writing saying that so I can post it here for the world to see? You rock! <3

    Lyndy-I am feeling about 60% better as of today (Wednedsay). Thanks!

    Becca-See, that's just not cool. I know your comments. They are never harsh or mean. If you want to be the comment police like that then DON'T HAVE A COMMENT BOX! I think what they did to you was uncalled for!

    Erica-I think that's why I always add smileys and "LOL"'s like a dork, so nothing turns out badly!

  15. Hi Hed, thank you for your comment on my Racin' post on Studio30plus. I said something similar to you a couple of posts ago on your blog about your illness.

    I call me "regular crazy". I am so glad to talk to other people who go through what I do. Thank you for your compassion.

    good blog

  16. Lance-as soon as I went to your blog I realized I had been here before! Sorry, my memory sucks. Keep writing great pieces like that (and about the Police!). It was fantastic!

  17. You can say anything you want on my blog...even if you need to vent and be mean...since I'm not married, I kinda miss getting yelled at :-) I've been sick the last two days but I have to go to work tomorrow...big meeting...and if you miss those you get volunteered for things! Hope ya feel better soon.

  18. It's not as easy as you think leaving inspirational comments. Each one is tailored to the unique blogger! :D

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