When Blogland Meets Real Life

I love days like today! I received a beautiful card from my friend Mary who lives on the other side of the world to me in New York. I call her my friend because over the past few years we have stuck up quite a friendship here in blogland and we have exchanged cards and letters in “real” life too.

I was thrilled when I recognised Mary’s handwriting on the envelope as it nestled in mail cage behind my front door this morning and as I read her words I was already planning my reply. I will be sending her my reply in the next day or so and I am excited by putting my answer together for her.

Isn’t if funny how the simple things like a handwritten letter can make such a difference in today’s world? Where communication is instant and friendships (whether virtual or “real”) can be fleeting, and the temptation to walk away from difficulties threatens to overwhelm us.

Thank you Mary for reminding me that this online life we lead does reach out to touch other people, and every connection we make in our lives is valuable and worthwhile.

I wonder how my other bloggy friends and colleagues feel about when online meets real-life? I’d be interested to hear how you view your online connections and friendships.



2 thoughts on “When Blogland Meets Real Life”

  1. I love my online buddies. Meeting you that time was sweet because you’re an honest blogger and what I read was what I got! I’d pictured you a bit smaller but otherwise you were as I imagined you.
    I have a bunch of folk on my blog now who know when to reply and what to say to provide just the support I need when I need it.
    I really should expand my circle a bit.
    I think online friendship should parallel real world friendships in that we will gel with some people and others will drift in and out of our lives.


  2. Dear Pam,
    I don’t know what to say about this post other than I’m so glad we are friends and that you enjoyed the letter. I’m looking forward to your reply.

    With love and prayers,
    Your friend Mary


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