People Come and Go, and Strange Emails…
A lot of people have come and gone over the course of this blog. I wonder what makes people stay around for a long time, and what makes people leave after reading for so long? I guess my blog can get like a broken record, but aren’t all our lives mostly routine and mundane? One lady named Kathy emailed me a few months ago and said she was quitting reading because of my religious views. Religion and politics are two things I specifically avoid writing about on the blog due their their sensitive and polarizing nature and my eclectic views on both. I didn’t even write back thinking it was probably for the best that she went her own way. I didn’t even know her anyway. I’d never even seen her comment.
When I had my Facebook badge on the blog, a lot of people befriended me that read, but never commented. I had people emailing me privately in Facebook that I had no idea of who they were or what they were up to. I piqued my paranoia badly. I didn’t email back and probably pissed a lot of these people off – them thinking I was rude. These people knew intimate details of my life and were talking to me like a long lost friend and I had no idea who they were or what their motives were. I have one specifically doggedly determined Frenchman in regards to this on Facebook. I no longer use Facebook.
And then there was the anonymous email I got the other night that sent chills down my paranoid schizophrenic spine. It was a definite case of “big brother is watching”. “We’re watching you!” is all it said in the subject line with nothing in the body with the strangest email address. I will never forget the sinking feeling I felt for an hour after reading that! You really gamble with your mental wellbeing when you talk so openly about your life and illness in a public forum such as the Internet. There are all manner of strange things that can occur if you don’t have a thick skin and a good anti-psychotic to take!