Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Response to Responses

First of all, to all those who posted a comment on my How do Introverts Find Guilds? post yesterday, (thanks to, thank you. I published all comments this morning when I woke up (Pacific Time, USA). I have a few things to say in general to all of you.

#1) Lol, I don't have a clear understanding of the exact differences between introversim (is that even a word? you know what I mean, so I move on), social anxiety and shyness. That's ok, I hope you all understood the purpose even though I get the specific psychological terms mixed up. Thank you for not making fun of me and my ignorance.

#2) What I found funny is that for me, who is someone with social anxiety, I became extremely nervous when I saw that WoWInsider and linked to another article of mine. They did it once before and I was happy. They have now done it twice and it made me scared to think that people out there were actually reading MY words. I became scared and thought about deleting the post because I wasn't sure I was comfortable with so many strangers taking a glance at my thoughts. It's funny, right, that someone who blogs is nervous about others reading their blog? Well, that's how I felt.

#3) I was overwhelmed by the number and tone of responses I got. Wow, it's amazing how many people share similar trials, it makes me wonder how many more out there are a bit anxious about trying to meet new people in the virutal community, even when we know that we'll never see these people face to face. It brought a smile to my face to see such comments from every one of you. Thank you for your visit, I am honored, albeit still a bit nervous.

That's all for now. Have a wonderful day, and may your gaming be fun!


Bronte said...

Congrats dude! As for #2, think of it this way, you were writing for your voice to be heard. The only difference is the scope, and a LOT more people are now paying attention.

That is a good thing my friend!

Lazaros of Llane said...

As Bronte, said, you got your voice heard. And there are guilds out there looking for folks just like you.

I'm lucky enough to have been on the same server since just after launch, and have made a lot of friends (even if they don't know me by my present name). Folks new to our realm (any realm, really) listening in on Trade chat may be put off, or think that there aren't others like them.

You, sir, gave their feelings a voice. You were the conduit, as evidenced by the response your got to that post. Were I new to a server, I'm sure I'd have the same sort of feelings. You just happened to say it in a way that spoke to people.


Syl said...

Nice to see you got so many responses and it was a great post indeed (i'm late again, damn pc breaks /sigh!). :)