Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blogs, Blogs and More Blogs

This just in:

I seem to have replaced my obsession with wine with an obsession with sober blogs.  I've recently found a few more that I really like and have added them here on my page.  Makes it much easier for me to find them, see when new posts have been added and share them with anyone who might be reading this.  There are SO MANY out there, I'll never get to them all.

Speaking of people who might be reading this, I'm up to 1248 pageviews (yes quite a few of them are from me clicking on my own blog!)  It's a relatively small number I'm sure but to me it's huge considering a month ago I wasn't sure I wanted anyone to see it.  Now I get so excited with each new pageview and especially when someone comments (yes, I'm talking to you!)  I'm also up to 10 countries and I can't help but wonder if someone in Palestine, Venezuela or Japan is actually reading this and interested or stumbled upon it by mistake?

It took a while to get comfortable but now I am often commenting on other blogs.  Hopefully people won't get sick of me!  I've a had a couple of people who have left just one comment and I'm left wondering if they've been back?  Are they still sober?

When I am falling asleep at night I think about future posts I want to make.  When I have a thought/feeling/experience I imaging writing about it and what I would say. 

Of course the best part is reading someone else's words and feeling like I could have written them myself and this happens on a daily basis!

So is this a healthy obsession?  I certainly think that connecting with others is helpful. I do however feel a strong need for people to like me. I certainly don't want to get wrapped up in feeling self-worth based upon how many hits or comments I get.  I'm sure like all things balance is key. 

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful blog -- thank you for sharing! I think I have the exact same blog roll as you do and have also done Belle's 100 day challenge (today is 101 and I plan to keep it up!), listened to almost all the pod casts on the Bubble Hour, read tons of sober blogs on wordpress. It's great to see so many people like me :)

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    1. Thank you for commenting. YAY for making it to 100 days!!

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  2. Thank you! I just joined BFB too -- the support is amazing :)

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  3. hi! I was SO DESPERATE in the beginning, I even begged for comments. still none came. how sad was that!! but then when I changed from within as I became sober and stronger in myself, my authenticity must have showed through, and boom, I started getting comments. but then, funny, I didn't quite need them so much anyway as I started to feel my self worth come from within and less from external sources. "isn't it ironic" ha ha
    oh and yes, just the other day I blogged about my new addiction, sober blogs! it kind gets a bit obsessive doesn't it. yikes! and then, OMG, I see my site up on your favourites. that kinda made my night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    oh well, congrats to you, love your Blog. keep up the great work.
    hugs from nz
    Lisa
    www.thecword-compassion.com

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    1. Yes, I really enjoy your blog too. I am begging for comments right here at the top of my page. I think I just really need that connection from someone else who understands. And for that reason I appreciate you being here!

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  4. I know what you are saying. It becomes consuming. I love it though. I have read all your oats although I don't always comment as I am on husbands work iPad. I think it helps to have all these blogs in our heads. We are too busy thinking about not drinking to think about drinking. :) I am finally starting to feel like this is getting easier. Almost 7 weeks!

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    1. YAY for us for 7 weeks. I got a little worried when I hadn't heard from you in a few days but I guess it didn't occur to me that you might have a life other than commenting on my blog!!

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  5. Thank you for posting a comment on MY site! LOL
    So then I can find yours!
    I sure hear what you say about getting obsessed with the blog world. The way i look at it, is for RIGHT now, what do I need?
    Do I need a real life person? A sober blog person? Ice cream?
    I'm only sober 91 days, so I still need some of all three! There will days I am balanced, and days I am not balanced!
    That being said, I want more comments from my readers!!! LOL
    Have a great day!

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    1. Hi! Yes whenever someone comments here I check out their blog and it seems when I comment on a blog they often come here. I guess that's how we all find each other. Thanks for stopping by! Also...91 days is awesome and quite a bit more than me (day 47 today, but who's counting!)

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  6. Hi I have just found your blog reading it now .... like you I currently have an obsession with these blogs just not enough time in the day to read them all!!!

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    1. Hi exploring something else! So glad you've found me!

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    2. Hi exploring something else! So glad you've found me!

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