I don't know whether I should be flattered or worried that so many people read this. Heck, most of the time when I'm writing this, I don't even think for a second about who all might see my journal. I just kind of write to get some of the thoughts out of my head and onto a more reliable media. (Plus I gotta clear out room for all the pr0n anyway, right?)
I think it's uber-cool that so many folks keep up with this though. Totally worth coming out of the Friends-Only closet. I mean, I make a quickie post about my initial thoughts as the Michael Jackson verdict came in, and now I got 33 comments
. Thirty-three! And counting! And when I was asking who wanted the remainder of my paid subscription time (before I ended up giving it away as a birthday present), I had complete strangers posting there. Not just online-only friends whom I've never met in person, but screennames that were completely alien to me. And I didn't pimp this out on communities or anywhere else other than that one post
. I think that's pretty awesome...though I suppose I should remember this and make sure to tag all of my more sensitive posts as Friends-Only.
But enough of that. Since I do happen to have this kind of audience, I might as well make the most of it. It seems that nsight7
's self-discovery post has turned into the meme du jour
, and aside from simply hopping onto the currently popular bandwagon I also think that this is a great (albeit humbling) idea. Better to have a useful post that may change your life instead of yet another one telling people which flavor of coffee you would be if you were a flavor of coffee.
So post away. Doesn't matter if you're a long-time friend or a newcomer that's just visiting. Tell me what you think about me...the good, the bad, and the ugly. And feel free to do so anonymously, for I have allowed anonymous comments and disabled all IP tracking. All I ask is for complete honesty. Well, that and maybe to tell me where you know me from. Don't be specific. I don't want to know who you are, but if possible without tipping your hand, I at least want a vague idea whether I know you in real life or from AIM or from LJ or forums or wherever else. It's important to me to see how the different groups percieve me. For example, someone whom I know IRL may say I'm a wild and crazy drunken Redneck, but someone who only speaks to me on AIM might think I'm extremely soft-spoken and shy since I seldom talk on there. But I digress; you all get the idea.I wonder what all of you really think of me?
I think that, being friends, most of us would likely keep our less savory opinions of one another a little closer to the vest. However, I still want to know. Therefore I would like anyone who is interested to anonymously post their totally unvarnished opinion of me. I truly want raw opinions not colored by the possibility of resentment (though I myself doubt I would be terribly resentful of truthful comments). So yeah, tell me what you think of me while NOT telling me who you are.
Do it. You know you want to. IP addresses will not be blocked. Post anonymously, and this will just be between you and me. Comments are screened for now, cause I don't want anyone else to have their opinion swayed by a previous poster. (I may or may not unscreen these at a later date, as anonymous posters shall still keep their identities private and public posters are chosing not to hide anything anyways.)