I feel as though I’ve entered Bizarro World since last Friday. I ‘retreated to the drawing room’ yesterday (Voix Douce) to post for SIMC because it felt as if the bulk of ‘the house’ had been overrun with rampant beardiness (or at least discussion thereof). I’m delighted with the attention that my simple question garnered but in truth, the suddenness of it all has also slightly freaked me out. Our blogs are very much our little space in the ethers and if you’re like me you love welcoming in new visitors, hope that they’ll stay, look forward to getting to know each other, and hopefully become friends and frequent visitors at each other’s ‘houses’. What happened on Friday was quite overwhelming. I am, however, reclaiming my space today and if you came here for the party over the weekend and have decided to stay, then welcome, I’m delighted you decided to stick around. I hope that you’ll introduce yourselves by leaving comments.
So, what else? Well Friday’s flurry of internet activity also coincided with the dreaded (~duh, duh duuuuhhh~) Medical Matters – which are done and dusted for the time being but this is something that I get myself into a terrible stew about and worry over relentlessly.
Then of course there is the competition thing I’ve been wibbling on about. Don’t worry, I’m sick of it too. And therein lies the first of a few lessons. Firstly, I’m dreadful at self-promotion. I’m not a natural saleswoman and I don’t feel comfortable at pushing myself into the limelight. Rather stupidly I suppose, I’d far rather that you magically found me and whatever my product is totally by chance and became instantly enchanted. I hate that feeling that I’m trying to entice people in, like a peddler in snake-oil. The whole process has however been a valuable experience. On the plus side, it’s been interesting for me to see which images have proved popular, and why, but much more than that, I’ve confirmed something about people in my own mind The vast majority have been kind, helpful and encouraging, and that warms my heart. A tiny minority however have been slightly odd with me and there is no point in my elucidating any further on that because it focuses too much on what is their problem. Suffice it to say, I take the attitude that if you don’t much like someone then walk away. Don’t, for goodness sake, waste valuable energy on false friendship.
(By the way, the results of the comp will be collated today – a fancy way of saying that I’ll write out pieces of paper with all the email and web entries and then pick out the winner)!
Anyway, that’s me. Elated but also a little tired and punch drunk. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.