Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Popularity

I was over at Carole's checking out her comment contest. Her post about knowing she has readers...but they don't comment got me thinking.

You know how dangerous that is....my thinking.

I am a true introvert as defined by the "test" (INFP)..someone who gets their energy from being alone rather than being with people. I would rather have one good friend than a lot of acquaintances. I was never in the popular groups....always had a small, tight-knit group of friends.

Yes, I am vain enough to look at how many visitors I have a day...I try really hard to respond to comments when I can...but work tends to sqaush that sometimes. I always go and look at commentor's blog and try to leave a comment of my own...sort of a reciprocal commenting thing. I was ridiculously pleased to find out I have five subscribers through Bloglines. Yep...5 made my day.

It brings back the question, yet again, why am I doing this? I am not on any rings...don't care to be either. I don't care that I will never have 100s of readers waiting with bated breath for my next post. Sort of makes me laugh to even consider it.

And once again...it is about connection. Connecting with a few people who "get" it. Who get why I knit...and/or being queer...or tend to depression....or some other connecting point.

Well worth it.

Knitting content: I have been taking pics and will be able to afford to actually develop them this weekend, then watch out...I'll be posting pics! wheeeee.

Hanging Vines and I are finally in sync. I like the method of one page per row print outs, makes the row "pop" and I can SEE what I'm doing....finally. Straight bamboo needles have taken the irritation out of the too-tight yarn overs sticking on the circ joins...and that has caused much more love to flow for the Knit Picks laceweight yarn, Alpaca Cloud in Tidepool. I am starting to enjoy myself with it...keeping in mind this will be a long-term project for me. That I will not quit half way through it....I will finish this scarf.

3 comments:

margene said...

I almost wish this project would go on forever. I love the pattern and my yarn is really wonderful, too. I'm doing the large stole size (I think it's 28x72") and I'm just a bit more than half way. It's addicting. Enjoy!

Elaine said...

The world is a better place because of INFPs! My dear BLING is an INFP, she keeps this crazy, over-committing, nutjob of an ESTJ anchored.

If you come up for the knit-in, I promise to do my best to be underwhelming. Any chance of a northern trek for you?

Sahara said...

well, actually Elaine, i AM tossing the idea around...it's only about 8 hours....not un-doable...and think of all the folks I'd get to meet!!!! I'm pondering it pretty hard....