Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm an Addict

Hello, my name is Rochelle and I'm addicted to...



This is getting a bit ridiculous.

But I love it. I love meeting new people. I love networking. I love, love, love learning new ideas, new ways of thinking about stuff, seeing things through other people's eyes, getting links to stuff I'd never even thought about looking up but that I love, seeing all different kinds of crafts, finding things that I love and connecting with those people that love those same things, I love getting more connected with family and friends, and I love being able to communicate with others in this amazing way--whether about God/Jesus, fibro, my daily life stuff, pictures, or whatever--this is a journey I want to continue.


Whoda thunk? I resisted it at first, but now I've slid right into the abyss of the blogosphere.

I don't want it to be number 1, 2, 3, or 4 priority... but I want to be able to effectively communicate and network with others in this world who I wouldn't have been able to even know 15-20 years ago.

But I'm re-evaluating how high of a priority this has crept up to in my life. I'm re-thinking how personal and open I want to be on this blog, because there are quite frankly a lot of weirdos and creeps out there... who do not have our best at heart. Their intentions are to pull us down, freak us out, and scam us or hurt us if possible. I don't want to become so well known on this Internet that my life becomes an open book and I put me and my loved ones at risk. I haven't actually come across this yet personally, but I think one must always be aware and cautious.

I had a fellow blogger recently ask me which town I live in because she once lived in the Chicagoland area. I adore her blogs and am fairly confident it would be totally okay to tell her that info. However, I'm not at that place where I'm just up and ready to trust everyone. I've been hurt a lot in my life, and I tend to be a little too open. Since I've heard a lot of bad stories about finding the wrong people on the Internet, I want to be careful. But I also don't want to push away the trustworthy, nice people who ARE honest and wouldn't hurt me. I guess I just need some time to figure that out. So if it's all the same to you all... no offense... but I'm not ready to get down to specifics such as that quite yet. Even though it would connect us, and it helps for networking, I just don't think I'm ready to go down that road right now.

How do you all handle it?

Yes, I love reading other blogs, linking them from my site (scroll down to the right), starting to follow some of what they do and how I want to change my blog, and writing/sharing with you my own thoughts and feelings. But I am rethinking exactly what I want this blog to be about and how much I share. Thanks for your patience as I try to find my niche and how much to say!

I have to admit... it's pretty sad when you're sitting in a convenient care center, praying for your husband who isn't well, getting lots of tests, and you're thinking in the back of your mind...

"I wish I could be blogging about this right now."


Sarah Stride said...

I'm about to take the leap myself.. I've decided to start a veg cooking blog. I'll make sure to brace myself so I don't get too far sucked in :)

Rochelle said...

Yeaaaa!! You go girl! It's fun :) and it's hard not to get sucked in cuz it's so great and interesting. You really have to be pro-active about it though to really dig deep. But once you do, be careful! It's so easy to get sucked in!