Would You Still…?

Would you still? Would you still care? Not just about me but about anyone who has a blog that you visit. Sometimes on a daily basis we visit for all intents, “strangers” blogs. We read what is written and we leave the nicest comments probably with all sincerity. We come back the next day and repeat. Reading and commenting and hoping we in turn have visitors that will come to our blogs, read and comment.

Meanwhile there are people coming to your blogs. New visitors and faithful readers alike stopping by to read and comment. Would anybody really care about the other blogger? As for me, I am in reality very quiet and subdued. I don’t think it would be easy to get more than two words out of me; yet I am full of things I could say and do say by writing here.

Would I care about any of you. Absolutely. In reality I would sincerely like to meet all of you to bother to stop by and read my ramblings. Would you want to meet me. I doubt it. You might find me boring. You might find me creepy or shy. You might tell me to go get some clothes on (joke).

Would we talk about in person, the things we write about? Well, if you were a Star Trek watching, people loving, Colts fan, sticking his nose into other peoples business, newlywed; perhaps we might.

Don’t think I down or sad or feeling sorry for myself. I’m not. I just wondered if any of us really met, would you still want to know one another. What if the writer is not the person you thought they would be in person. You know how people have a certain way of looking at a celebrity and in reality it might be really disappointing if you met them? Would that be the way it would be for us, if we met? Chances are we will never meet. That’s a good thing and that’s a bad thing.

Would you still… stop by my blog if my blog were my house and I was your next door neighbor? Would we watch Smallville, cook a meal, take some photos, hug each other for comfort, talk married life or could I convert you to be a home nudist (another joke)?

Would you still… care what I thought if my blog were my voice and I sat next to you at school or at work?

Would you still… talk to me if I were a stranger on a train, boat or plane just in need of friendly conversation or a shoulder to lean on?

Forgetting the distance that separates us, I still think not, but I still think I wish I were wrong. Thanks for being my blogging buddies!

Would You?

Would you avoid me, congratulate me or call me a nerd
Would you think me strange, wordy or just absurd?

Would my opinions matter, my desktop or my wife
Would I be shunned and told to get a life?

Would I be embraced if I told you I had a blog
Would you be receptive and our in friendship clear the fog?

Would you still…


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  1. #1 by Jack Houdini on February 25, 2010 - 7:36 AM

    I suppose some of the people I follow would be people that I might want to be friends with, however it is inevitable that I would find a few people not my cup of tea, so to speak.

  2. #2 by Miss Busy Bee on February 20, 2010 - 12:17 PM

    I think I would be friends with the people whose blog I read. A blog is a place where you are writing your thoughts & opinions and I think that if I am really interested in reading your blog, there’s a connection. And that’s something we have in common – and that’s a starting point for getting to know someone. I’m already interested. A blog is just the surface. There is more depth to a person than just words on a blog. So yeah, for me I’d genuinely be interested in meeting the people whom I read their blogs, and getting to know that person.

    Am I making sense? I feel like I’m just rambling. :D

    • #3 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2010 - 12:50 PM

      Perfect sense as always! Thanks for the comment and you are right. It might start with the subject matter of the post but if you keep coming back after a while it must be the owner of the blog you are interested in as well.

  3. #4 by johnonline on February 20, 2010 - 12:41 AM

    hey seriously, you’re on my list of blogs that i follow… so i get updates from you through READOMATTIC. i may not be leaving comments that much, but i do read your blogs often.

    oh by the way, the pic is cute… the yellow M&M in tears… hehe

    • #5 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2010 - 5:01 AM

      John, this might seem like it, but it’s not just about me and my blog. It concerns a much broader scope involving the blogosphere as a whole. Would you want to be friends with anybody one your list you follow once you actually got to know them? Thanks for the comment buddy.

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