Awww, you came back? Sweet. Where was I? Oh, right.
Are blogging buddies real life friends?
When I started my blog about 10 months ago, it was in large part due to the fact that I had moved to a brand new place, wasn't working and knew just a handful of people. Now, I know two handfuls of people. Check out all my friends:
So I wonder sometimes - does my
I was able to meet a few bloggers last September up in Nashville, and I would say that has helps me to feel closer to those women since:
But the truth is that 99% of the people who I connect with through blogging I will never, ever meet. Fine, I may run into a few at a race or even while traveling, but those brief meetings can't replace daily phone calls, weekend drinks and hangouts - can they?
So here is my question for you all - do you consider other bloggers/readers/online buddies real "friends"?
I guess I do. In the last few months I feel like I have really made a greater connection with some readers/bloggers through reading about their lives, sending emails, texts and even snail mail.
Where do you know most of your friends from - work, school, childhood, spouse?
Because I work from home, I don't have anyone that I know through work. Most of our friends are actually related in some way to the building of our house. We got close to a few people through that, who then introduced us to their friends...
At the risk of sounding like that girl in the corner, I really do struggle with meeting new people. Tomorrow I am meeting up with some people I've never met to run 13 miles in a new place - and I'm insanely nervous. I feel like if I put it up on here, I won't chicken out tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!