This is a copy of my reply to a post on Posie Gets Cozy back in June:
I think part of the strong feelings stem from the fact that people who read blogs like yours are people who like to think of themselves as individuals and special and in a way, indefinable. Part of the reason we create and re-create things is to make our environments personal to us and like NO other. We do not want to be profiled, correctly or incorrectly. Yet we are all drawn to read your blog because we have things in common with you and with each other. We want to belong, but we want to belong in a semi-exclusive way. We like a secret handshake, a clubhouse. But we need to be profiled to an extent, because otherwise we couldn't find things to buy in retail that we like. Our kind of things wouldn't be sold. It is a catch-22. A paradox. Even an oxymoron. It is frustrating.
As my eldest brother likes to remind me, "You are unique, just like everyone else."
I found out I have 4 subscribers from Bloglines. Thanks, you.