So, I’ve been reading a lot lately about people who seek attention, and I’m starting to think that we all do. Every single person who posts a blog, writes on a website, sets up youTube videos…we’re all practicing something that in my party days was called, “Shameless self promotion”. We want the attention, and we want the feedback. We are looking for a connection about what we’re putting out there. Yes. I’m going to be so bold as to say it…we want attention. We want our words to be validated, our feelings to be appreciated, and our “stuff” to be recognized.

I know I do. When I write, I want someone to say, “Hey…that sucks” or “I’ve felt that way too” or “Wow, I’ve never thought of that before”. I want feedback. I write in a paper journal too. There, I write uncensored. I know that I cannot offend anyone, and I write the way I want and ask myself questions later. Here, I write differently because I know that people will be reading it and I have to temper my opinions accordingly.

I honestly love the ability to write online, to get some things out and also to get feedback from people who don’t really know me. I think that sometimes it’s like free therapy, unbiased opinions that help me re-examine myself.

This is a bit of a rant, and I’m sorry for that, but I had to get it out.

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Imogen13
Feb. 2, 2008 at 2:04 PM An excellent observation.

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alien...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 2:46 PM Affirmation, it's a beautiful thing! hehehe

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Tucky...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 3:30 PM

We are all attention getters to some degree.........you've made it feel o.k.! lol Thanks for posting this!

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jennbec1
Feb. 2, 2008 at 4:00 PM Very well said!

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Seren...
Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:24 PM

We are ALL attention whores!

Tis true!

Whether we like it or not.

You hit the nail on the head!

You shot the ball in the hole!

You scored the winning shot!

More or less, GREAT post.

To me, anyone bashing someone for posting on what is more or less a MESSAGE FORUM for DISCUSSION, is being exactly what they claim to hate...

So there you have it!

My two cents!

No change please =D

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Mrs.R...
Feb. 3, 2008 at 1:14 AM That is so true. We all want it weither we say it or not. Very well said!!

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daise...
Feb. 3, 2008 at 5:33 PM Wow, I've never thought of that before! Just kiddling!  This is why I love you Erin! No bull shit or pretty words, you just say it how it is, plain and simple. Well done! :)

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Joyou...
Feb. 10, 2008 at 2:48 AM SO TRUE! Some can be worse, but all of us do it.

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