Friends of the Blogosphere

Fri, January 25, 2008


When I started blogging, it seemed like a solitary pursuit.

Just me and my machine, as James Taylor would say.

I knew there was the possibility of comments and some cyber-interaction, but I didn’t really expect it. I guess that was a holdover from my insecure junior high school days when I wasn’t the popular girl. I was the one who got teased for the funny clothes and the braces and God knows what all else — it was junior high school, after all.

I was afraid that was what the blogosphere would be be like — a place of big names and then the rest of us.

I didn’t expect to make real friends along the way. Friends I wish I would have had in junior high school.

But I did. I met people in cyberspace, and then met them in person, and found out that making friends — really good friends — could be easy-peasy. Somehow, we found each other — kindred spirits who connected easily and found that conversation could go on for hours (with or without wine) because we had more on common than we thought — kids, jobs, spouses, bad TV. Things that connect us more than divide us.

And that makes life really good. And tonight, I’m happy for that. Because that makes me understand that I’m not alone on this journey. There are others who I have more in common with than I ever could have imagined. And spending time with them and connecting in person and confirming what I suspected through cyberspace communications makes me happy.

Now, it’s time to get ready for tomorrow and hopefully some more of those connections.

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9 Responses to “Friends of the Blogosphere”

  1. jen Says:

    ah yes, the wonders of this realm. i know how happy i am to have gotten to know you, sister.

  2. Florinda Says:

    You are speaking my language. I’ve felt much the same way, and I just want to thank you for saying this.

  3. Mamma Says:

    I was so surprised too by the incredible community and friends, like you, that I’ve found.

    What did I miss? What’s tomorrow?

  4. Mom101 Says:

    Did you write this drunk or hungover?

    Also, I still smell like garlic. Apologies to your conference goers.

    You’re awesome. Thank you.

  5. Amy S. Says:

    I’ve been so impressed with how encouraging the veteran bloggers are to newbies like me. My daughter remarked to me, “Boy, you sure like that blogging thing.” Hmmm…maybe I should spend a little less time at the computer…

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  7. Queen of the Mayhem Says:

    Well….you know you were the first of what I considered “big time” bloggers who added me to her blogroll and visited me regularly..and that made me feel really special! :)

    Now…you just need to fly down next weekend and hang with Lawyermama and I…..there’s plenty of room at the Mayhem! :)

  8. Devra Says:

    Is tomorrow the day we all find out who the bullies were from your Junior High School days and kick their collective ass?

    If so, count me in.

  9. PunditMom Says:

    To Mom-101 — Why, I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about!

    To QOM, I wish I could be there!

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