Blogging still creepy, says Area Woman

I still view reading someone’s blog as an illicit secret behavior that one should strive to conceal, like watching “Highlander: The Series.” It freaks me out when people refer to blogs in normal conversation – “Oh, didn’t you read my blog entry on that?” “Yeah, I read about that on your blog.” Admitting that you read someone’s blog on a regular basis is, like, admitting that you are interested in their life or something equally rude. A gentlewoman will read blogs but never talk about them.

Thinking about it, I guess I expected the readers of my blog to all be people I don’t know and will never meet. Or perhaps I envisioned my words spinning out into a yawning black void. Not sure.

Keep in mind that if you comment on this entry, you will be admitting that you read my blog.

11 thoughts on “Blogging still creepy, says Area Woman”

  1. Yeah, you don’t know me and will probably never meet me, but I read your blog. Mostly because I find filesystems to be the most interesting part of the kernel, and I enjoyed reading your excellent articles on LWN.

  2. I don’t know what you’re talking about, Val. I don’t read your blog. Ever. You know that the first rule of blogging is that you don’t talk about blogging.

  3. I understand a bit of the discomfort you describe in the first paragraph, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it “freaks me out”. Mostly is just pretty amusing.

    I’m a blogger, you’re a blogger, jake’s a blogger too… why, without the blogs we write, whatever would we do? </doggerel>

  4. Admitting that you read someone’s blog on a regular basis is, like, admitting that you are interested in their life or something equally rude.

    It’s more polite to pretend that you aren’t interested in other people’s lives?
    <boggle>

  5. planet.kernel.org sydnicated

    So someone asked to syndicate you on planet.kernel.org :)

    So now more people will read your blog along with other peoples random political announcements..

  6. Admitted

    Yeah, I admit it. I think you have a lot of fans out there, cheering on an awesome, brilliant, female Linux kernel hacker. Here’s to making that a more common thing!

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