To my knowledge, nothing I write has ever appeared in print. And I have never received recompense for any of my musings. In that regard, I am like most who blog and publish online.
I also don’t track visitor stats on my sites or my blogs. Because I can be vain and narcissistic at times, I don’t need further prods to folly. I am wary of renown because I feel it may become a substitute for what really matters: the friendship and love of those close to me.
If, at times, I seem distant, it’s because I wish to maintain my sanity. Being from New York, I find it hard to talk to people I don’t know. It’s just not something I did growing up in the Big Apple. I imagine I’ll get over it. It just may take some time.