So….I’ve found that getting comments on my blog is fairly addictive. I’m sure there’s some deep meaning in my psyche that causes me to feel this way. It means that somebody, a stranger out in the world, is reading. Yes, I could tell more people about this blog….but the idea of strangers reading seems more appealing (something else for a shrink to analyze…but not my shrink, I don’t see a shrink). Maybe it seems cooler because somebody is reading it because they WANT to, instead of because they feel that they need to (or they want dirt on me).
I checked my email today and saw that I had a “pingback” (ask me how long it took me to understand what this was). I was so inappropriately excited. Somebody was out there and considered my post enough that they related it back to something else. My thoughts are part of a web of knowledge! Hooray!
So I breathlessly click the link to get the details…..
….and it was a pingback from one of MY posts. Yes. I referred back to my ‘100 Best Novels’ post when I was writing about Catch-22 (I’m not going to link back to either of these because I don’t want any more pingback disappointment. You can find the posts, my blog isn’t that big….)