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I know this will sound horribly clingy and all, but I need to ask, for my own peace of mind at least:

The last several posts I've made haven't received any comments. And since there's no sign of life from pepole, I'm having a bit of a panic attack. In the interest of nipping If people are just busy or burned out on the heavy, I'm not complaining. But since no one is commenting I'm having a sort of mini-panic attack. Everyone's okay, right? There's not some mysterious virus sweeping through everywhere but the greater NYC metro? Also, have I offended people or anything?

I get that people may be busy or traveling from the long weekend, or maybe they're just too long. This is really not me whinging for comments. I just want to make sure everything's fine with people.

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aearwen2
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I enjoy reading your posts, Marta. They make me think, and sometimes give me new insights. Deep doesn't bother me a bit.

It might be the holiday weekend.
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, Aearwen. Sorry to flail a bit; I get like this sometimes I guess. (Also: see my general reply.)
mrowe
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
As far as I can see, it's quiet everywhere, so I doubt it's you:)
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
Glad to know it's not just me. That's something, at least! (Also: see my general reply.)
dreamflower02
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
I always enjoy your posts--but I'm a little behind on LJ! I hope to catch up soon, but may never quite get to them all.

marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Hi Barbara. As I said this is less about wanting comments (though I'd love those obviously) and more about lots of RL stuff making me feel a bit panicky. Cool weather reminds me of the holidays and the way a kid I was very close to died. I think I just needed to hear peoples' voices to convince myself people really were just busy.
kenazfiction
Oct. 12th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
I was away for the wknd, and then this is my week on reference duty, so more face-time, less secretly-dicking-around-on-LJ time. Plus Morrissey and an art opening. I've maxed out my socio-cultural tolerance for the month within the first week.
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
It's fine. As I said in my general reply, I wasn't looking for comments - more just trying to allay my niggling fear that something tragic and unexpected had happened to all my friends.
dwimordene_2011
Oct. 12th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Grading
*flaily*
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: Grading
'Nuff said. It surprises me (and yet doesn't describe me at all) that it's midterm already. This was less you guys neglecting me and more about me being slightly neurotic.
lindahoyland
Oct. 12th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
The Net seems very quiet at the moment, I've not had any comments today. Maybe people are busy at present.I always find your posts interesting.
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, Linda. I'm glad to know it's not just me. (Also: see my general reply.)
marta_bee
Oct. 12th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Thanks everyone, for checking in. I'm honestly not trying to round up more comments or everything. It's just that sometimes I need to hear that people are still out there to put my mind at ease. I've been a bit down at the moment since the cool weather is reminding me of a sad anniversary and the holidays more generally. I get like this sometimes - I'll *know* that people are all right and still out there, but I'll need to actually hear from them to convince me deep down.

(Yes, I really am that neurotic at times. The last several years have been difficult, and it can lead to a truly screwed-up headspace.)
lindahoyland
Oct. 12th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Hugs.Anniversaries can be really difficult.The weather this year was just like it was at the time I lost my Mum and it makes the anniversary worse.I worry about my friends if I don't hear from them.
aearwen2
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, as my mom died just a few days separated from it. I try to mitigate that my letting thanksgiving give me an excuse to remember my mom with gratitude for all the ways in which she helped me become the person I am today. Otherwise, I'm afraid, I'd be no good to anybody at all - and the dinner would never get done.

Hang in there. You'll make sense of it eventually.
aearwen2
Oct. 12th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, as my mom died just a few days separated from it. I try to mitigate that by letting thanksgiving give me an excuse to remember my mom with gratitude for all the ways in which she helped me become the person I am today. Otherwise, I'm afraid, I'd be no good to anybody at all - and the dinner would never get done.

Hang in there. You'll make sense of it eventually.
ellynn_ithilwen
Oct. 12th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
Busy at work. *thud*
ellynn_ithilwen
Oct. 12th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Only much later I realized how stupid this sounded. Like, usually I do nothing at work so I can surf around the internet and spend time on LJ, but now I'm busy at work so I can't do that.
The thing is, these days we are really busy at our observatory so I have a lot of extra hours at work, which means much less free time. I'm trying to keep up with my online friends, but RL is really a mess these days for me...
hhimring
Oct. 12th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
I've just got a cold. Also, about half the other people around me have bad colds also, so that may be true of other people on your f-list.
engarian
Oct. 12th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
I comment when I feel I have something to say (which is more often than not). I suspect my commentary may be more restricted during November since I'll have less time to read LJ then. I enjoy your topics and they always make me think, so that's a real plus.

- Erulisse (one L)
elliska
Oct. 12th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
:-) It's midterms week for me. At two schools. Grading 125 midterm exams and compositions...buried...ack... ;-)
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