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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Do you think too much, do you over-analyse words and situations? Do you have the tendency to sometimes obssess over the small things and lose the big picture? Do people annoy you? What about blogland; what bothers you here? People who visit and don't leave comments, lurkers, rudeness or nothing at all? Does the blog emulate the "real" world, because if so, there must be things that annoy us here as well.

What do you think?...

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    I think I worry that I don't get involved in very deep subjects and therefore maybe people think I am a bit shallow. I do care very deeply about people and subjects but mostly I find it hard sharing my opinions.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    You are the last person I would ever think was shallow. And of course, it can be difficult sharing opinions with a few sentences of text.

  1. Blogger ant said:

    I used to over analyze words, situations and past events. I used to be very into planning into the far future. There are some days I wake up and have a complete loathing for people. But that has nothing to do with them I believe; it has to do with me. 99.9% of the time, I adore humanity though.


    I don't blog to get people to comment on my posts, so I don't mind what they wish to do when the read it. I do so for my own records.

    Nice site you got here. I'll definitely be back.

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Good question. I think i avoid blogs or people that irritate me, so i guess if i do come across people who annoy me, i just avoid them. No point being stressed in a virtual world, i have enough in the real world LOL!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Welcome; and really good points.

    I find this very intresting; what is it about people/blogs that irritate us?...

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    I don't analyse anything or obssess. LOL! The Hubbs does enough of that for both of us.

    In blogland, I really dislike rudeness. It's uncalled for in any situation. Opinions should be welcomed but in an appropriate manner.

  1. Blogger Marel Lecone said:

    I get a little crazy about stupid stuff. Regarding the blogs, I don't mind folks not commenting . . . most of the time anyway. I've really cut down on the blogs that I regularly keep up with . . . including you, there is about six that I really try and keep up with. You're so sweet and smart, you know. :) Sometimes, if I comment fast, it's because I'm trying to get to everybody really quickly. I hope that you are well. And, enjoying work, home, and some good weather. Take care. :)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Cathy, perhaps you could ask "What is it that your readers (i take it that you read all your regular readers blogs)have in common with you...funny that many of your readers are ones who frequent other blogs we read..ie Connie,DaybyDay,Chloe etc. Many of us frequent the same blogs as each other :o)

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    I sometimes worry that people might see my blog as "fluffy", with not much meaning, and nothing of importance said. I guess I rarely post anything deep, but that is just the way I am. I'm not normally a really "deep" person, I prefer to be the one that keeps people smiling. I probably don't read too many blogs that go into really heavy subjects ... I go for "nice" sounding people, who I probably would also like in the real world. That's me in a nutshell, I guess !!
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger fb said:

    Scary picture.

    Oh I think about everything over and over and am currently able to think about the worst pssible scenario before even undertaking anything.

  1. Blogger Jay said:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Well, no. Yes!

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    of course are there things annoying me, like stupid comments or people attacking me without any reason. But actually I am most irritated about the fact that it sometimes is like the contact you get with your neightbour.
    I found real friends here. realy good friends, but also some who only wanted to be supported, to be built up and then disappeared.
    Generally I am glad to have such multicultural friends. (I don't name them because if I forgot someone he/she might be annoyed!)
    ;-) But you belong to them!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Many people in real life annoy me. It may be becasue I'm in a city, but I am tired of rude, shallow and self-centered people. I think the reason fewer in blogland annoy me is that I like people who think a lot, and in blogland we've already made an effort to learn something about each other before we even "meet". Even if some of us do think too much, once it's on the blog, sometimes it's easier to see what you've done :) I really haven't had rude comments - just really cool people. The lurkers or people who don't comment don't really bother me, I just pay attention to those who do.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I have been fortunate thus far) to have avoided the kind of rude comments I have seen on some blogs.

    Sometimes I comment fast for the same reasons. You are very smart and sweet as well, my friend. Actually, there is a group of smart and sweet people around here.

    That's a good idea; it would be interesting to see what people say.

    We need the people like yourself who are there to keep people smiling. And you do it so well!

    Mr. C said the same thing; she's actually a mermaid that is perched on the edge of my bathtub; she really isn't that scary in real life; you just need to get to know her :)

    Miss Jay;
    Welcome! I guess we are in the same frame of mind...

    You hit my thoughts on this post exactly. I have a very happy life and am a very satisfied person; as a result, many members of my unhappy friends and family want to avoid me because they want to be around equally miserable people and don't want to be exposed to -or share in my happiness. Very frustrating.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Oops, missed you; we must have been posting at the same time.

    "The lurkers or people who don't comment don't really bother me, I just pay attention to those who do."

    This is wise :)
    I am also fed up with rude shallow and self-centred people; it isn't just in cities unfortunately...at the risk of sounding corny, I am really glad to have met you and so many other great people through this blog....Take Care xo

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    yeah lots of things annoy me, i was gonna do a post about it myself. I find blogging more bearable if you can control the amount of people or type of people you blog with. My blog roll had gotten out of control but im happy with a small circle of bloggers who currently comment on mine and i check theirs too

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I think I need to do a little spring cleaning on my blog, but I am actually really amazed by the great group of random people that I have met through this thing.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    I've been obsessing a lot this week because I had 3 public presentations to give and I'm way too shy and self-conscious to survive those without feeling totally uncapable. The students had to evaluate me afterwards and it was so horrible when they said I wasn't good...my self-esteem has been down, down..

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

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  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Devil Mood;
    I used to be terrified to give presentations; I would shake internally and hope that no one noticed; it took me a few years, and then started to change:
    1. I thought of a woman I admired that spoke in public every day; I thought; if she can do it, so can I.
    2. I began to realize that I knew more about the topic I was discussing that the people I was presenting to, so my confidence increased.

    Every time you do it, you learn and build on that experience. The next one will be just a little bit better and so on until the next thing you know, youa re a pro at it.


  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    i sometimes think too much. i am guilty of too much analysis too. People annoy me immensely. I was talking about this exact thing with Blondie on the phone yesterday morning. Sometimes they annoy me so much that i think "why are you talking to me?" and i want to kick them.
    People in blogland generally don't annoy me. I've met lots of great people here. Some of them are already my friends, others are fastly becoming ones.
    I've had a couple of nasty experiences in blogland too. But i think of them as gains too because i know what not to do anymore.
    I've also had what Gurgo describes, people who were never supportive, they just wanted a place to dumb their misery. They left me strained like they would in the other real world.
    I am not bothered by people who read and don't comment. Not at all. I am bothered by people who i do know and they looked me up and found my blog in order to spy on me.
    But all this counts for nothing compared to all the great friends i made who make my days a little or a lot better.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Good Morning, Chloe; (or afternoon, as it were...)

    How are you feeling now? Any better, I hope?

    I think we are on the same page with these thoughts. I posted this last night when I was felling a little dark, I guess; funny how you wake up in the morning and then wonder why you posted something. I could change it now, but think I'll just leave it for a little longer; until I take some nice photos, that is.

    And I am supposed to be working right now! What are you doing (other than the obvious)...

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    I think I don't analyze things enough. I don't concern myself with things for too long as I always find something more important or distracting to take my focus.

    My brain rarely drifts out of my control, because I can break down and compartmentalize most of my thoughts to little bits I can digest.

    Some people have called that naive or over simplification, but it's just how I work. I can't help it.

    I also think that photo is creepy.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I didn't think the photo was creepy when I posted it!

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    That angel looks like he wants to possess me.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Thanks, Cathy :)
    It gets a little better, I don't get as nervous as I did in the beginning now...but I still think it's not for me. Maybe I'll change my mind :)

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Ahh...the worry about coming off as a shallow dipsy-doodle is always a concern of mine in blogland...other than that, the one thing that always gets to me are technical difficulties!

    Oooooo, sometimes Blogger makes me soooo mad!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Did you deliberately set out to describe me in your first three sentences?

    An interesting topic, Cathy. Yes to the first two, a qualified yes to the third question--lazy, unthinking people annoy me. Stupid people annoy me, or people who do stupid things because they can't be bothered to make a decent effort and do something well, which goes back to laziness.

    In blogland, not much bothers me. Sitemetre tells me I have regular lurkers, some of whom I know, others I'm blind too (in that I don't know whom they might be) but I don't blog for either my lurkers or my regular readers (though I am glad to have them!).

    Hatred... that bothers me, both in the blogosphere and the other real world. Narrowmindedness, bigotry, predjudice... all these derive fom hatred.

    I also think that is a very disturbed angel. He looks much the way I guess you felt when you wrote this, Cathy.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Enjoyed a lot! »

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