In that quiz question about blog angst, Deb L's answer got me thinking. She wrote-
When you comment on someone's blog and you get the feeling that everyone else there probably knows each other in "real" life and you don't know if you're actually just kind of intruding and they are all thinking, "Who IS this person and why do they think their opinion might matter?"
I hadn't thought that much about this consciously, but I totally get what she means. Sometimes with blog commenting it can feel like you've waltzed into a complete strangers loungeroom, and the family are sitting in front of the tele, and you plonk yourself down saying, "So! what's on?"
Often you don't really know where you stand among fellow commenter's. Do they know the blog author personally? Old friends since primary school? Are you an interloper?Not knowing is kind of disconcerting.
So, just for interests sake, if you can be bothered, could you answer these two questions in the comments section?
1) Have we met in 'real life'?
2) Have you met any of the other regulars here?
I wonder if there will be any surprises..