Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hello there, friend,

Isn't it interesting the connections we can make online? I remember when I first started blogging, how nervous I was about meeting strangers through my blog. Who can you trust? What kind of relationship can you build with someone you've never met? But I made some great friends through those online connections, and now it doesn't seem so weird.

What I've struggled with lately is how all the commenting and connecting doesn't feel as deep as it once did. It feels like a deluge of information, stories, and photos. Trying to connect with it all in a meaningful way feels impossible. I used to feel good at it (and good about it); now I struggle.

I've said it before, but I don't want to be another clanging cymbal in the sea of noise. I feel a little bit like I've lost my voice. So I find myself pulling back. The truth is, I can't connect with hundreds of people online everyday and what I ultimately want is to not lose that connection to myself.