I am simply amazed by the number of emails, private messages at Splitcoast and comments here on my Stamper's Neurosis post (see below). At first I was relieved -- a few people agree with me, I can't be too nuts. Then as I heard from so many folks whose work I know and love, I was fascinated by everyone's thoughts. However, as the numbers grew, I found myself looking to see how many folks would comment! NO!! Not again!! You see, I can diagnose my neurosis, but not cure it!! LOL I do want to clarify a couple of points -- I love SCS! That site and Gingerwood and others are NOT my problem. I consider them an amazing stamping resource and a source of enormous camaraderie and friendship. My issues are within me -- not a website. Moreover, there is nothing wrong with wanting some validation, praise, attention, etc. There is nothing wrong with having a counter on a blog, with folks linking to certain blogs, commenting on some cards and not others. There's nothing wrong with preferring certain artists over others, or wanting folks to like us!! It is human nature -- I admit it and am not ashamed of it. There is also nothing wrong per se with a little competition (hey, I ran a contest, for goodness sake!). However, I let it get out of control and it was interfering with the reason I've invested so much time and sooo much money into this hobby -- to enjoy, to relax, to share. Enough with the psycho stuff! The next post will be stamping, stamping and some more stamping....but first, off to celebrate my husband's birthday!