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Enough of the tiptoeing!

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Today I don’t really feel like talking too much.

Or writing too much, or pouring my heart out, or getting rid of frustrations. Today I am a bit ‘gatvol’, which is a very South African thing to say, and it is not translatable, but let me try and explain – it means you’ve had enough (of whatever), or you don’t feel like making an effort.

Let me explain why I feel that way.

I write my heart out, and my fingers to the bone, and I get nothing back. Here and there somebody might make the effort to click on like, but I’m starting to get the feeling that it’s too much effort to even do that, so don’t even talk about the effort of maybe actually writing a comment (even if you disagree with me, which I don’t mind)! To those of you who do like and comment (two or three of you), I sincerely appreciate it. I am, after all, trying to start a conversation here, and feedback is always welcome!

I know I tend to go a bit controversial (I don’t think I do, but I can clearly see when you guys feel I’ve overstepped the mark), but has the world and its people been diluted and de-backboned so much that people cannot take a bit of controversy anymore? A bit of ‘testing’? Some needling?

I do enjoy the process of writing, so part of the reason I blog is to write. But believe me, I also blog for the interaction, to try and find out how other people manage certain situations. I talk about a lot of different stuff here, and I cannot believe that nobody has feelings or ideas on these subjects!!!!

I know I’m being a bit too feisty again for the general earthly population, but once again, these are my feelings. I get frustrated! So maybe someone out there can take the time to tell me what the reason is for the general apathy?

And just look at that – I did say a lot, without meaning to!

About zelmare

Hallo to you from the southern most part of the African continent - South Africa!! To put my life in a nutshell : I raised 3 absolutely fabulous kids (I'm sure you will hear a lot about them, since I am a very proud mama), I became a doting grandmother two years ago and recently bought a house in the Western Cape, and in doing so, realized a dream I've had for many, many years. I love traveling, which I don't do often enough. I love living a simple life - cooking, gardening, knitting and of course, blogging. There is still a lot I want to do and see in my lifetime, but time will tell how much of that I can actually accomplish. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of lovely new friends and interesting people here on WordPress! :)

8 responses »

  1. I totally understand this feeling! I blog to create conversations, too. Now that I’ve found you I’ll try to speak up even if it’s just to let you know someone out here is paying attention (and bring on the controversy, it’s the spice of life!). ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh yay! Thank you for reading, AND commenting! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ ve had a quick peek at some of your posts, and I’m sure we have a lot in common – expect some comments from me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I used to experience the same frustration! Many blog followers, no likes/comments! So now I blog for me. Documenting. I have turned off like/comment notifications on ALL social media a long time ago and it has freed me!!

    • I don’t understand why people start following me, if they 1. Never read my blogs 2. Don’t take the trouble to click on like if they do read it. 3. If they have an opinion why can’t they just leave a short comment. 4. If they don’t agree just say so. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
      Maybe WordPress should also add a ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป sign? Then people can read and if they don’t like what I say they can use that…

  3. Ya blogging can be frustrating sometimes. And yet we keep coming back for more, regardless! And I agree… it’s just so nice to get a response, to feel that there is true engagement. That is what makes it feel worth it sometimes. Failing that, at least there is the opportunity for a really good vent :9! And I get you on the Gatvol thing! Load shedding starting today at noon here in Joburg, after a couple of weeks respite. Enough said! Have a fabulous afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I totally agree. I think, like you say. we keep coming back because we also have other reasons for blogging – venting, or because we enjoy writing, or to do a virtual journal. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ugh, I better check to see if we have loadshedding as well…


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