Sunday, May 6, 2007

Content lite

Your Inner Child Is Sad

You're a very sensitive soul.
You haven't grown that thick skin that most adults have.
Easily hurt, you tend to retreat to your comfort zone.
You don't let many people in - unless you've trusted them for a long time.


I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Also, having just noticed a familiar set of forenames on a check in the last deposit, by my calculation I am up to three customers who are in my blogroll who aren't, you know, people who came to the store because they know me personally. I know that one knows that I am blogging and that I try to keep my identity un-googleable. I am pretty sure that another doesn't know about this blog, but we have a real life friend in common so I'm comfortable if she finds this. The newest name is someone whose name wouldn't have meant anything to me if I weren't blogging, and I only occasionally lurk on her blog (like pretty much every blog in my local list). I should mention that I was not in the store when the purchase was made. Are there any blog ethics involved here, do you think?


slouching mom said...

uh oh, my inner child is apparently angry.

who thinks these up, anyway?

niobe said...

Well, if you can recognize the bloggers who shop at your store from just their first names, they can't be too concerned about their own anonymity. But I don't see why that would put you be under any obligation to reveal your own identity (if that's what you're suggesting).

And my inner child is sad. Though you probably already guessed that.

S. said...

Slouching Mom, good question!

Niobe, I think that was my question. I guess if I'd been at the register, I would have felt a need to say "hi, I read your blog," but that in itself would be strange. De-lurking on her blog to identify myself would be stranger still.