It seems that my brain demands that I justify my blogging, to myself and the world (You, Dear Reader), every few posts so yes, this thing is still just for me, still just for me to get these words out of my head, and still just for me to type ridiculously long sentences, just because I want to use ALL the commas.
I have discovered another side effect of blogging though.
I am notoriously difficult to buy presents for. I don’t really enjoy receiving presents, it either pains me to pretend that I like them or I don’t feel worthy of other people’s time, money and thought (although I am getting better at that bit). I am also fussy about what I own and a terrible snob.
The side effect of blogging I have discovered turns out to be a silver lining. Blogging shows the people who care about such things what I like, enjoy and value. That turns into presents I want and am so happy to receive that guilt and self-doubt are replaced by gratitude and excitment. (These are NOT presents that others may get excitment from, but as previously mentioned, this thingie is for ME).
So next time someone says You are difficult to buy for, or if someone hints that they are going to be buying for you, point them in the direction of your blog. If you are honest in it (even anonymously) it will show them who you are.