Have you ever happened across a blog and started reading and suddenly realize that everything you were reading sounded like you wrote the words yourself? Some of the posts even have titles close – nearly identical – to your own?
This has happened to me. And I come to one of the following conclusions:
(1) I’ve found a soulmate-like friend… or
(2) Someone has been reading my blog and stealing my life.
Oh yes, I realize that #2 makes me sound like a paranoid nutball. Or something like that. But this thought runs through my head (way more than option 1) and I start to freak out a little. In a Single White Female way. My life is not one to envy. It’s not 100% hell… but sometimes it feels like it is. Who wants that life? Fuck, most of the time I don’t even want it.
And then there’s reblogging. How do you feel about reblogging? My understanding is that it should be seen as flattering — someone thought a post was so great they wanted to share it on their blog. It could/would bring more traffic to my blog. And that’s good.
But… again, paranoid nutball. I get a sinking feeling… like someone is stealing my work… claiming it as their own. Isn’t this exactly the opposite of how I should feel? I really am messed up, aren’t I?
I imagine this is all yet another manifestation of my anxiety.
But I’m still curious what your thoughts are…