I never was one for parties....
I always feel uncomfortable at parties.....at least until the alcohol kicks in then I make everyone else feel uncomfortable. I'm much happier grabbing someone and getting going with a one to one conversation.
I feel the same discomfort in chat rooms. I feel bewildered and alienated until I get to chat one to one.
Blogging is like me chatting to me and therefore feels comfortable.
But then maybe it's because they're all talking about coffee...whatever happened to beer drinking!