I love it when you get really into something and start writing down your feelings, it makes me want to get into it too or gets me thinking about it more/in a different way. ur a treasure erica
You know what? Thank you! I wish I could just respond to anons privately because I don’t wanna keep drawing attention to the whole thing, but I do want to respond to you, because honestly… HONESTLY…? That’s why I do it. That is why I do it. Sure, yeah, I’m also doing it because I genuinely like talking about the things I’m talking about, but I very rarely even make posts like that completely out of the blue. I do it every month or so I think, usually talking about the Simpsons, but if I posted every intense feeling I had about a cartoon every time I had one, I’d never shut the fuck up. Y’all are lucky I’m sparing you, honestly, haha.
When I DO make a really rambly post about a cartoon, or some really lengthy tags on a reblog, a part of why I’m doing it is because your blog is a platform for you to talk about shit that you’re into. And if people are following your blog, there’s a chance they give a shit what you have to say, or are at least vicariously interested in your interests. Maybe you can spread a little bit of info, or a helpful review, or pique someone’s curiosity about something new. I know I’ve definitely gotten into stuff because someone I follow online mentioned it before.
Like I guess tumblr kinda took the idea of a blog and condensed it into this rapid-fire way to just spread dumb content as quickly as possible and a community developed around it where no one feels right commenting on posts or giving feedback/input, but FUCK that! A blog is literally an online journal, you can post about whatever the fuck you want, that’s THE POINT! Ahhhhhgggh.
And then the one time you decide to actually use it like that, people feel compelled to discourage you from it? Like, I don’t honestly give a shit, my feelings are not hurt because some stupid kid who can’t spellcheck made a mean comment in my inbox, I’m just bothered that anyone has the audacity to go out of their way to be a jerk to a stranger on the internet when it’s 1000 times easier and takes 0 energy at all to just f u c k o f f i n t o t h e s u n.
If someone saw my post and thought “oh cool, I like Erica, and she likes Bob’s Burgers, maybe I’ll check out Bob’s Burgers”, and then they end up with a new show to watch, FUCKING GREAT! That’s frankly all I might’ve been trying to accomplish in the first place.
ANNNNYWAY, thank you. Thanks everyone who’s sent me nice comments in the wake of this or any other stupid meaningless post. I’m not like, actually upset or affected by it, which is why I don’t usually respond, but I do appreciate your guys’ concern, and I appreciate knowing that y’all appreciate my dumb blog. Thanks. And keep posting about shit you like and sharing it with people you like!! That’s what it’s all about man.