This is me, speaking directly to the people who read this blog. I am writing this because it is largely easier for me to communicate in writing than it is verbally. But I am also writing this blog to get feedback. Most of these topics are things I could easily discuss in the groups I’m in, but I choose to put a lot of them here because of the extra feedback I can get from people outside the groups here in the step-down.
But there’s been a severe paucity of feedback regarding this blog. I’ve had people contact me privately, which is fine; there are some people who want to keep their anonymity, even though there is no restriction on using an assumed name or pseudonym in the comments section. But Part of getting feedback is the back-and-forth, which doesn’t happen with private feedback. I admit that I haven’t been very active in responding to the comments, and I apologize for that; I’ll try to do better.
What I’m saying, though, is that unless I get some feedback – and I would prefer it to be here, rather than private comments outside – that there is no real reason to continue this blog. I’m laying everything inside my head out here, but it feels kinda futile when nobody has anything to say about it. I don’t care if you’re a friend, stranger, therapist, or amateur; I want to hear other people’s thoughts on what I’m saying. I want to be called out on things if it sounds like I am full of crap, and I want advice if you have any to give.
Otherwise I’m just a voice in the wilderness, apparently talking to nobody, and I don’t see a point to that.