One thing I am always surprised about when I meet other bloggers is how different they are to how I expected them to be. I'm sure most bloggers are completely normal, nice people who just go about their busines day to day and write the odd blog post. But the ones that stick in my mind are the larger than life ones I've met at blogging conferences, the big personalities (or "big I am" as my husband calls them) with outdoor voices who seem to have a need to be heard. The other thing that I noticed is that there is a blogging hierarchy, the big name bloggers who everyone wants to talk to and clamours around them trying to get noticed. Why? They are just normal people, the same as the rest of us. But the point is, people come across very differently in the written word. Or is it that the written word is our true self and everything else is just an act? Or is it the noisy people who are the most shy beneath it all?
Anyway, back to clamouring round the Big I Ams. I love blogging, but I do it for my own reasons, and I won't suck up to anyone else, ever.