I realized tonight that blogging and Twitter have kinda killed my sense of internet boundaries. When I was new to the whole "internet" thing, I was cautious and reserved when it came to commenting on others' blogs. I was one of those "I hope you don't think I'm weird..." kind of commenters. It was strange for me - a girl who is highly socially awkward and terrible at making friends without making an ass of herself - to just write about something someone else put out there. I felt like it wasn't my place because I didn't know these women. I eventually figured out that commenting on strangers' blogs was sort of the point, so I kept doing it.
The longer I've been doing this stuff, the more comfortable I've gotten with interacting via the interwebs. But sometimes I think I've gotten a little too comfortable. Sometimes I think I get creepy, which goes back to the whole "socially awkward, terrible at making friends" thing. When I feel a connection - real or imagined - with another blogger, I tend to jump in with both feet. It's like, in my head, we would totally be friends in real life, so I act like we already are friends in real life. I need to pull back on that. I really don't want to be known as that one creepy blogger girl whose communications make others feel uncomfortable.