Happy Monday Seekers! I'm so excited about today's Blog Hopper! I saved the best for last! It's Sherri from Her Random Thoughts! I "saved" her for last because she's exactly what our FYL's theme is all about! She is one of my tweethearts! Through tweeting we formed a friendship and from there we started following each others blogs. She's one of the few blogging friends I've made all on my own! Ha! (She likes me for me and didn't start following me just because I'm the "tagalong")!
She's awesome, especially since she did this for me at the last possible moment! By that I mean I asked her weeks ago and she agreed, but I neglected to follow up with her until the day before I needed the post. I am such a slacker! (My sincere apologies Sherri and thank you from the bottom of my slacker heart)! So please, show her some seriously bloggy blog love for me! If you're not following her, you're missing out! She's a doll!
Sherri. . . .
It's Friendship Month.
Buffee http://thetruthaccordingtobuffee.blogspot.com/asked me if I'd do a guest post on friendships of the bloggy kind. I was flattered that she asked and happy to write something.
I've made many new friends online since starting my blog several months ago.
I had no idea about the blogging world when I started, not really.
I didn't realize how interconnected and how caring people were in the blogosphere. I thought that a blog was just where you could write about things that you liked or vent when you had a bad day. I've found that blogging is so much more than that.
As women, we're emotional creatures. We make friends with people that we feel a connection with, people we can relate to or with whom we share similar circumstances. We do it in real life and we do it online. We're very social beings but we have the ability to get to know people without ever meeting them in person. I've found this to be true since I've been blogging.
We write about things that we care about, and we find that there are other women out there that share our interests and that's how the friendships start. We open our hearts and lives with our words. We share our happy times and our sad ones too. We write funny stories about things and when we're troubled with problems or concerns, we write that too. We reach out with our words and there are people who care.
We find a blog and we read often and we start getting to know that person and what they're about and we start to care. When our friends are going through something, we visit often to see how they're doing and leave comments and send emails to let them know that they're thought of. I know this is true because I've been lucky enough to have gotten them myself.
If I had to mention the names of all the friends that I have met since I've been blogging, I would leave someone out, so I'm mentioning Buffee since she was my first twitter friend and asked me to do this post and also Jammie who got me started blogging.
I "met" Buffee several months ago on Twitter. I couldn't get on Facebook at work, but I could tweet. (yes former employer, I did Twitter at work). I noticed that she would post a countdown many days, and it cracked me up because I did the same thing. So, I tweeted to her and we started talking, then we were following each other's blogs and we discovered we were both redheads, and a friendship was born. lol I'm happy to have met her and to be doing this post too.
I met Jammie (www.theneatthingsinlife.com) via Freecycle. She posted a game that I wanted for my grandbabies. I met her to get the items.The next day, she sent emailed me saying that she had more games and would like to give them to the kids. I was very touched by her generosity. So, we met again and talked for a long time. (she probably couldn't wait to get away from me...LOL) She mentioned her blog and long story short, she helped me get mine started. Trust me, this was no easy feat cause I'm challenged in many ways. lol. When we first met, it seemed like we'd known each other all our lives. She's a very no non-sense person; what you see is what you get and I like that in a person. We talk online daily and get together often when we're able. So, now I have a great friend and I'm doing something that I love.
To all the friends that I've met, I look forward to getting to know you all better and I look forward to reading new blogs and making new friends.
Thanks again Sherri! If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the FYL Twitter Gala! There's are some amazing prizes and it's sure to be lots of fun!
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