This thread's question is only for those people who come here to this site, at least partially, to socialize with others, who may be more likely to be on their "wavelength" due to type considerations, or for any other reason that leads to their interest in socializing.
Your "socializing" can take the form of exploring ideas together, or debating controversy, or finding interests in common with others, but..... it should still be motivated by at least some interest, however minimal, in actually getting to know others better, if not possibly becoming their acquaintance, friend, or even something more eventually.
If this doesn't fit you...you may as well leave the thread, because the question isn't addressed to you.
Now....of those of you who are still remaining, how many of you mostly just post in blogs ?
If this is you, do you think that the people, who you have ( so far ) decided it might be interesting to meet here....read those blogs, and, if they do, will post in those blogs ?
I'm just curious. The reason I ask is that I'm sure there must be some interesting people here who just don't interact much on the open threads, because they're afraid of intruding on interactions already going there, or for whatever reason.
I've noticed a lot of members who I would like to know better but who never seem to want to talk about anything besides MBTI, or questions about psychology as it relates to self-knowledge, and especially towards relationships or ongoing drama in their lives and or their existing friend's lives. So we have not had much or even any dialogue yet.
I have limited amounts of time to spend on the forum, and I generally don't start reading a blog until I have already become interested in somebody as a result of their behavior/posts elsewhere. Then I make the effort to do so. Not the other way around, where I discover them in their blog and so then look for their few comments elsewhere, hidden away amongst the hundreds of threads.
Of course, you may have little to no interest in ever getting to know me better, but there are obviously others here who you would like to meet, and some or all of them may think like I do. Something to think about, anyway.
I was quite surprised by how many people here have no curiosity about who might be calling them on the phone, and no interest in talking even if they did know. I was hoping when I came here that this forum wasn't going to be so introvert-centric. Take that last sentence of mine with a grain of salt. What do I mean by that ? Lots of times I think I'm an introvert too, but I still enjoy meeting and communicating with people. It's just that they wear me out after a period of time. So I retreat to my "own world" for a while and then.... I'm back on the trail again. I don't equate being an introvert necessarily with being shy/wallflowery. Some of you hold back more out of a mis-prioritized inclination to perfection than you do of shyness or fear. That may be fine for others who would look down their noses at you for not being "perfect" when you are introducing yourself/describing your world to them etc. but don't assume that I am overly much like that.
Edit - So why bother reading a thread like "Expecting Readers" either ? one might ask. Because a single thread doesn't demand as much of one's time as an entire blog, and because the title gives you some idea of what may be in it. Of course I can read a partial blog, and then come back to read more, but it is confusing to do that, as it is hard to find that spot you left off at before, after a little time passes, and meanwhile it is being added to. When I decide to read a blog, I make an effort to read the entire thing in one gulp.