I tend to join groups on the internet when I find them interesting and they seem like a pretty good fit for me: SITS Girls, Mom Bloggers, Funny Not Slutty, Studio 30 Plus.
And then I get very . . . ehhhhh, what am I doing? I can barely post and/or comment on people's blogs.
[I also tend not to remember to Google-follow people - so if I'm not following you, don't sweat it, I'm just lame. Mostly because I'm not sure what it means to follow people via Google. Is there some clubhouse where we're meeting? Because I didn't get the memo.]
So I end up haphazardly stopping by those sites and thinking about posting on them, but I get distracted or I think I should be looking for a "real" job or it seems like so. much. work. to upload a post when I could be just re-watching Scrubs again [I think I have a problem. Seriously. I was noticing set design themes between Scrubs and Cougar Town. I need to step away from Bill Lawrence's t.v. worlds.]
And usually I'm o.k. with that. I mean, I have a nice coterie of people who follow along on this blog and who think I'm hilarious on Twitter [which I'm totally taking as a compliment, by the way, no matter how "Queen of the Dorks" that sounds - and not even that I'm a Queen, although I wouldn't mind being a Duchess - all the royal treatment, markedly less responsibility AND I think you get free cheese] and I really am thrilled about that. I even get excited and pester the husband to show him, "Look! Look who thinks I'm funny!" or "Hey! You know how I talk about that internet person that neither of us has ever met, and how I think she's cool? WELL, GUESS WHAT? SHE THINKS I'M COOL!! FUCK YEAH!"
But if I'm going to be a writer - if I am, in fact a writer, which I am - I'll have to do a better job getting myself out there.
Do any of you find yourselves struggling with this? Or does it seem like a natural progression - that you'll just go from here to there to everywhere and of course it works that way? I just sometimes get that feeling like it's a calculated methodology, which I shy away from, because I feel like I should be creating and having fun and be growing organically.
Or maybe that's just a fantasy land. One that Bill Lawrence will screenwrite.