Putting my thoughts out into the world on someone else’s blog.
Not on my own blog, where I am safe and can control the outcomes. People seem to find it so easy – a witty comment here, a knowing pun there. Now I know I can quip along with the best of them; banter ’til the cows come home. So why do I seem to hesitate online? I want to take this first step toward joining a vibrant community dialogue present; continuing to build my online presence one small post and comment at a time… but I‘m finding myself hesitating when it comes to commenting/reaching out to other bloggers… especially the more established ones. We all want to be seen/acknowledged (I can respond to every comment I get – but I’m still small, yet) but I feel odd adding my thoughts to hundreds of other thoughts already posted seems like adding another drop of water to an already full bucket. What if nobody notices I’ve even said something? Does it matter if I post at all? It’s especially hard in the case of the established blogstars. What’s the best way to get the dialogue process started? Any thoughts?