The blog is a treacherous space. No one reads it on a regular basis, so your immediate insidious bid for compliment/comfort/just-the-thing-you-want-to-hear-at-the-moment will nearly always go unheeded. But then one day some unknown entity will turn up without your knowledge and read your blog from beginning to end and learn more about you than you ever intended them to know.

And if you try to balance these two possibilities inside your head you (like me) will never be able to write another post at all.