It took a lot of nerve to post a comment the first time. I had been surfing the blogs for a year before I started my own blog and when I continued surfing the blogs I found some posts of interest and wanted to leave a comment. That's when I began to feel like I was swimming with the sharks.
Some of the seasoned bloggers can be intimidating to a new blogger. Especially the ones who blog on serious issues. Some of the blogs are famous. So I guess that makes the people writing the blogs famous too.
There are numerous bloggers who are excellent writers, know how the put words on paper and move people. Reach people. Finding those blogs is like finding a treasure. Since I love to read, I also love to find someone who is a good writer.
There is an elite group of blogs that are on a higher position than most. More power to them, they are good writers and use powerful words to voice their strong opinions and encourage comments. These blogs are visited by thousands every day and commentors debate back and forth, also with strong opinions.
As a new kid on the blog block, I innocently left some comments on some blogs that I liked finding and reading. Then and now I only leave a comment when I have something I want to say about a particular post. I do not wander around dropping comments to try to lead someone to my blog. My little blog is a fun project for me and I have no expectations, nor do I have a need for it to be anything more than what it is. My blog brings me joy and adventure. That is enough for me.
Swimming with the sharks is not dangerous, it is disappointing. When I visited some of the seasoned blogs and left comments it was a lesson to me to remain true to who I am and not to be in awe of people who have been blogging a long time.
The only quote in the template of my blog is not there by accident or a random pick. I believe that with all my heart and I live my life that way. May I never get so full of myself that I look down on another person.