I Am Ironman. I Mean Woman. Ironwoman. — 15 Comments

  1. Well, I like your writing! And I can relate. Lately I have been way to concerned with my page views. This has got to stop. Yes, I want people to read my blog, but obsessing over the fact that my page views only went up by 3 overnight isn’t healthy. So, yeah. I get it.I’ll make you a deal, you keep writing and I’ll keep dropping by to read your words, okay?

  2. Aw, you don’t have to feel that way at all! I love your blog and always get excited when I see an update. I completely get where you’re coming from though, as those same doubts and insecurities seep in to my head too. I’m gonna have to check out those links you put that makes you feel better. Whatever you do, keep writing!

    • I should call it Mild Periodic Social Paranoia (MPSP). It doesn’t happen very often – I totally blame it on Mercury in retrograde, because it’s not based on anything rational. I also know I’m not the only one, so I’m hoping the tips help! 🙂 Putting ourselves out there leaves one…vulnerable, lol.
      And thanks for the encouragement!

  3. I agree with all of the above comments. Yours is one of the few blogs I actually specifically check, but I totally relate to the feeling of not fitting in, even in the blogosphere. I check my stats too much and feel sad when it doesn’t appear that anyone in the entire universe cares about what I’ve taken the time to share. I’m going to check out the links you posted to see if there’s anything there for me, too 🙂

    Keep writing – we’d miss it if you didn’t!

    • Yea, people like me shouldn’t be allowed to have stats. I just want everyone to be friends and to like me! Aaaand…we’re back in high school. Seriously, it only happens when the universe emits funky vibes and I’m extra vulnerable. I should probably go to therapy for it. Most of the time though, I really don’t care. I think it’s something most writers go though.

  4. Your blog is one of my favorites to read. Some blogs are mo’ flashy, yes, and have meme-able items that can be passed around the internets from one ADD spaz to another, but I like yours because it has substance.
    I used to pay attention to page views on my work blog (not Ramble, cause I only have like 20 readers for that, lol), but now I’m like shrug, I’m just going to write what I like. Some people will identify with it and some people won’t, but it’s better than being someone I’m not and getting the wrong audience.

    • Amen! What I like best about this enterprise is the community. I’ve made actual friends through this, which I didn’t exactly expect. I think that’s why I likened it a bit to being a teenager – you’re out there at your awkwardest, letting it all hang out, and people either like you or not, and sometimes you get bruised.
      And thank you for the kind words. Like I said – I’m just being me. 😉

  5. If I were a publisher, which I’m not, your writing is exactly what I would want in a book. Honesty combined with masterful use of the English language. Who cares what blogs are popular, most of them are crap. But honesty eventually wins out. I only discovered your blog about three weeks ago, and I’ve gone back are read much of it. Blown away. Not because you have amazing stories, but because you have amazing voice/prose. I don’t often get jealous of another’s style, but yours is better than mine, and thousands of others I’ve seen with better “stats.”

  6. Aw, I’m glad I circled back around to posts I missed while bein’ busy….and this is gonna get cheesy but e-hugs coming your way!! I love your writing and there are so many people who would too but just haven’t heard of you yet!

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