I’ve been thinking about blogs and friendship the last few days. Blogs have really opened my life to more/better friendships. I love having friends. To me they are truly a joy (most of the time. Sometimes they are not. You know who you are.) I am seriously the most extroverted introvert you will ever meet.
Some blogs are by people I already know. I love to read their blogs to get to know them better. A lot of the time I don’t comment because I usually do my blog reading on the treadmill and it’s hard to run and type at the same time. Really hard.
Most blogs that I read are by strangers. They feel like my best friends, though, since I get to witness the details of their lives. I have to keep reminding myself that I probably wouldn’t even recognize them if I walked by them on the street.
Occasionally blog and reality come together and there is communication beyond the screen. There’s that nervous feeling sorta like when you first start liking a boy. Come to think of it, it is very similar to liking a boy:
Getting to first base happens when you start commenting on someone’s blog and they start commenting back.
Second base–Moving onto emailing back and forth.
Third base–Talking on the phone (scary! Will they be as funny in real life? Will there be chemistry or will it just be awkward with crickets chirping?)
Going all the way–a face to face meeting (Even scarier! What if they really are a psycho with an elaborately constructed façade of normalcy?)
So here’s to friends, blogs, friends on blogs, and blogs where you just imagine that it’s your friend! Thanks for all the fun times, laughs and kind words.