Ever been talking to someone, might even be a very close friend, and all of a sudden there’s a pause in the conversation and it’s awkward? There’s this long uncomfortable silence and you are dying to fill it. You just have to say something but after a certain point anything you say will sound strained so you don’t say anything at all. You just wait for some external sound or event to break the spell before you die. Ever have that happen? I have and it always makes me feel socially inadequate.
This to me is why blogs are such a great invention. When you create a new one, there’s that empty “About” page and no posts. It’s a big uncomfortable silence that you can do anything with and long to fill, but after staring at it for a bit you realize anything you write will sound strained. You just wait for some reader to come along and post a comment to break the spell before you die. Except there’s nothing to comment on. Yes, thanks to blogs, you can now feel socially inadequate even when you are alone.
There, now I’ve filled the awkward silence. Does this post sound strained?