Hello? Anybody out there?

I often jokingly say that twitter is the place I go to talk to myself.  Now it isn’t quite *that* bad but still…..

I don’t have many friends and people aren’t too interested in my life.  Sometimes I feel invisible.  Like I don’t matter.  I don’t mean in a ” I am not changing the world” kind of way but more in a “friend of 20 years doesn’t know much about me” kind of way.

This is not a pity party and I don’t feel sorry for myself.  I love my life.  Yes, there are a few things I would like different (baby) but in general I am happy.  My husband is my best friend and he is *always* there for me.  I think I am a nice person and I enjoy people very much.  I am quite shy in the beginning but I am friendly and happy.

I know people say I will make more connections if I comment on every blog and talk to everyone on twitter and draw people into conversation.  I don’t want to do that.  I comment when I have something to say.  I talk to you when I have something to say.  I don’t talk for the sake of talking.  I don’t tweet or blog for followers or comments or stats.  To me, those are just added bonuses.

Admittedly, this has made it really hard when it comes to Teen Mom Support group KZN.  I don’t have the connections.  Reaching out to people has been hard.  I am not “known” enough.  I don’t matter enough.  I don’t shmooze enough.  That’s ok though.  It’s ok for me.  It is NOT ok for our moms.  I wish I was better for them.  I wish I could do more for them.  It’s not fair to them. I have committed to working my butt of though and I hope that is enough…for now 😉

So, here’s a little test if you will.

How many of you read here?  if so leave a comment here, or let me know via twitter or FB (All links are on the right of the top bar)

Any advice?

Where are you in the wide world of the www?

How do you feel about it?


Let me know.  I would really love to hear from you if you happen to read this.  (no pressure)

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  1. Schmoozing is also really really hard for me. I hate it, I’m not good at it and weeks go by when I don’t do anything about it because I’m paralysed by the thought that I can’t bother people with this stuff AGAIN

    However – i’m my own worst enemy. Because when I have reached out, I’ve always got a good response. I am the shyest person in the world and also don’t talk to people for the sake of talking. I am happy in my tiny little social circle of mostly family but for my moms too, I have to reach out. So I know how you feel. xx

  2. Michelle Roberts

    Thanks Tracy! It’s good to know that I am not the only one!

    I’m glad to hear you get such good responses. I usually get next to nothing. I also go through weeks of not doing anything about it out of fear. Surely I am just annoying them now, I can’t do this again. I know I am doing something wrong. I just wish I knew what.

    I just want to do so much more. I will get there I’m sure. 🙂

    thanks for the comment

  3. I’ve met a few amazing people on twitter and through different blogs but I’ve also me a few little miss know it all and wanna be chicks.

    You will attract the right people at the right time.

    Remember that not everyone on twitter are genuine people. I’ve connected with a few on line that seem really outgoing, outspoken and really bubbly friendly people but in person a total different story.

    Be true, sincere and honest and the right people will enter your life.

    • Michelle Roberts

      Thank you so much. Best advice!
      I’ve been online for many years (way before twitter) and have experienced the same. I met my husband online and have made great ‘friends’ but the hardest has been the fakes.

      I know I’m super sensitive and take it all too personally but I’m certainly not fake, and that is great for me.

      Thanks for the words of encouragement!

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