I like to pretend that not too many people are reading what I write, because otherwise I get nervous and overthink everything. Politics seems to bring out a lot of people who may not otherwise comment, and all of sudden I'm on a stage, standing in a spotlight, being grilled* by people who want to know my opinions on things I'm not even all that sure about and the microphone is making that terrible feedback noise and the audience is starting to turn on itself.
I'd make an awful politician - this is the stuff of my nightmares.
*No, nobody did any grilling. I was just... wasn't prepared to be asked, I guess. I'm still sorting out the answers.