And if you read that title and turned up your nose in a yinmu position saying "this one too thinks she's a blogger" I wouldn't blame you o jare. Me sef, I used the word loosely.
In any case I'm still posting on this blog so I'll call myself that.
Yesterday, our darling blog reader, Tiwa celebrated her son's birthday. Hello, Leon just turned 1🎂. Time flies mehnnnn. I still remember that night she gave birth to him when she sent me a video from the labour room. One insanely cute video that made my womb squeal!
So we went to turn up with Leon yesterday and two of my favs from the blog showed up too, Kon and Sunshine.
This post was inspired by Kon.
So you see, I've been thinking about it since yesterday. Why was Kon so quiet? I know he's a bit shyer than you'd expect but I notice that after the ice has broken, he would really calm down and open up. At least that's what I noticed when he came for my nephew's 1st birthday in January. He was that way with everyone. Except me.
He seems quite tense around me and I almost have to pry his mouth open with a plier to get two words out.
It hit me this morning; Thelma he doesn't want you to use him and do story on your blog.
Aha! *light bulb moment*
I've noticed this when I ask some people somewhat personal questions. They clam up and suddenly have nervous ticks. They fall into three categories.
The first one; they look me straight in the face and say "abeg o! Before next thing now, I will come and see my gist on your blog" after which they will immediately change the conversation. 😭
The second category, they'd start talking, pause, look me in the eyes with fear and uncertainty and solemnly say "Thelma, please I'm telling you this in confidence, please, please, please, it is not for you to go and post on the blog" and then I will hold that gaze and nod my head with equal solemnity and then they download the gist! 😃
And then the third, like Kon perhaps, would just not even talk at all. They'd keep the gist very neutral, very surface, very safe! These ones don't want Wahala at all, it's like if they see me coming one way they'd walk the other way. Nawa o! If I didn't know better I'd think my name is SDK.
In the cases of 1 and 2 above I always feel very hurt because most times I'm not even thinking about the blog, I just want to know more about a person and their situation and it's always for harmless reasons.
So Kon and everyone else who's ever shied away from talking to me, y'all really hurt my feelings 💔😭
I mean, I have some of my blog readers' dirtiest secrets and you've never read any here or anywhere else so....
Ok. That's that.
Sunshine said if I'm not blogging anymore I should just shut down the blog so that people can stop opening it and checking. I feel you sis! I feel you.
But let's be taking it one day at a time, shall we?
How are y'all doing?