Does anyone know how I can block all Likes from my blog? As much as I try to ignore that they may be there, I can’t. And, truly, I write for the pleasure of writing, not for the pleasure of awards. So please believe me when I tell you that if I had one limp pleasure pheromone left in my body, I’d suck it dry.
Yes I love awards and I get giddy with pleasure from Likes, like an addict loves crack. I just can’t deal with them. I think yesterday I checked my stats at least ten times. I know I said much the same thing in an earlier post, about how I was like Icarus one time, heady on the way the world received my writing. And then I crashed and burned, SO hard And couldn’t write jack-SHIT for years. It was awful Aw. Ful.
I may drop out of Blogging and Writing101 because I don’t trust my ego not to go there. I don’t know. I do know it’s time for me to pull out when whatever it is stops being fun anymore.
For the people who know how to have 20 followers and still be happy and balanced quite easily, I applaud their emotional states, I do. Maybe someday when I’m ninety-seven I will have the same living/coping skills. And maybe by then I’ll even be able to have a first-thought in response to their 22 followers that doesn’t include a bad word. Hey! Kidding! (Mostly.) I really do love the blogs and bloggers I’ve met here, and an impressed and warmed and inspired by them all, for their excellent writing, their courage and honesty, and of course, their ability to make me smile and down-right laugh out loud.
I’ll probably stick around only because maybe there are others here like me. A little cuckoo.