Wow. I had more comments and e-mails on my last post than on anything I've ever written, including when I announced my surprise 4th pregnancy.
Turns out everyone feels like a geek at least once in a while, and a lot of people get comment anxiety, too. All of which makes me feel much more normal, whatever that may be. And I've gotten much braver about leaving comments in the past few days. I've even left comments on some famous bloggers' blogs. Gasp.
And to respond to a number of comments I got - if I leave comments on your blog, it doesn't mean that I don't think you're one of the cool chicks, because I do. It means that I either lurked on your blog for a long time before getting brave enough to say something OR you left a comment on my blog first, so I felt safe leaving one in response.