Although this break from tumblr have had some positive effects on me (I’ve stopped from compulsively sifting through the NASA’s archive like a maniac and I no longer fell the need to stay up all night trying to answer the most absurd questions) I have to admit that I miss all this sciency stuff and I miss a lot the awesome people I’ve known through this silly blog.
In the last months this blog has experienced a progressive decline in the number of produced posts. There are several reasons that come to my mind to explain why is that, but probably the better one is about the fact that I lost motivation. Unexpectedly, despite the lack of regular updates the blog gained more and more followers. [That’s flattering, but at the same time makes me suspicious about the relationship between quality of a blog and number of followers.]
Anyway, I always feel a little lost when I follow a blog and it slowly fades away, and then it just stops posting, without saying anything, so I thought to make this post.
I’m not going to update scipsy anymore. This could change, but for now I don’t feel like posting here anymore. I’m not going to delete it.
If someone would like to stay in touch, just send a message or something. This is my mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If someone is wondering: “Who will fill my dash with science now?" here’s a list of sciency tumblr I followed:
That’s it, I think.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Recently I see more and more posts about introversion, how introvert people really are, how to interact with them and so on. I’ve seen dozen of those posts. I’ve read a couple of posts about ‘highly sensitive people' (HSP) too. Apparently people like those posts. That’s ok. I understand that. People who identify themseles as introvert are pleased to know that there are others like them, that the way they are is just a normal variation within the human population. That makes them feel less alone and more “normal”.
I don’t think that finding a label for one’s own quirks of personality is useful, but that’s me. I don’t think I’m introvert or HSP, although many people have said that to me.
I don’t talk much, that’s true. I’m not easy to talk to, that’s also true. Some people find that unconfortable. I understand that. Just yesterday I had a very awful experience because of my not-talking-much thing.
Today I was searching for articles and I found this one. It’s by one of my favorite psychotherapists and it’s about something others could call introversion. Nancy McWilliams prefer to use the term “schizoid personality”. I personally don’t like the term introversion, mostly because it implies that there are only two ways you could be: you’re an introvert, or an extrovert. I don’t think it is like that. I’m not sure “schizoid personality” is the right term either, but I understand why McWilliams has chosen it.
I thought I’d share this article because I felt it’s not shallow like other I’ve read, and because I felt it as more humane.