It’s nice to get encouragement to keep blogging, but in the last several months, I have been getting an awful lot of what seem to be generic comments telling me what a great blog this is.
I’m beginning to get suspicious. Is this a way of getting a general approval to make comments following my posts and so to get spam past the spam-screen?
The psychologist R. D. Laing described people who do not believe in themselves and so conclude that anybody who offers them a positive assessment must be either very needy themselves or very poor judges of character.
On the other hand, maybe I’m just getting cynical in my old age. As we used to say during the Vietnam War protest years, “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get me.”