I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-- Maya Angelou
I have met 5 blogging friends at once. We had a meeting in Asuncion and it was so much fun. There are not many "english" bloggers in Paraguay, but somehow we found each other. Most of the others were American missionary wives, but they have very interesting lives and blogs. Anyway they were just like they portrayed themselves. We felt like we all knew each other and it was just a good time.If you ever have the opportunity you should do it!
I drive past Judy's house a lot. And it's just like she says. :) I swear we will meet eventually.
I've met dozens of Internet friends, mostly from the old chat room, but three who are/were local bloggers. 95% of the ones I've met are exactly like they seemed online, and our conversations flowed like longtime friends.And most of them have told me I am the same in person as online. Trouble is, every few years I do a total changeover where the extrovert becomes the introvert, or vica-versa: so those who met me as an extrovert stay in total denial when I say something about being a loner, and argue with me as though they know more about my present nature than I do.
My bloggy friendships are only of the cyber-variety. I know a little bit about some blog friends' families, where they're from, etc., and have even seen some photos, but that's about it. I'm too afraid my "cyber connection" will be broken if I meet any of them. And I really don't know if that's important or not.
I've met a few of my blogger friends and it's strange, because it feels like I've known them forever (or at least as long as I've been blogging). There are more I would like to meet. Kris, I think you would be just like that, I don't think it would be awkward at all! But geez, Oregon is a LONG ways away! :)
Hi KrissI have met Liz from Wales, who was just as I expected her to be. We had lunch and a good chat. I would meet her again but have no plans.At the end of my last holiday I met Saz from Cumbria. She was also as I expected and I hope to meet her often and wish she lived nearer.I love the way the virtual world can inform the real world too.
I've met three bloggers - four if you count Shirl who was on a forum before blogging - and the meetings were great.
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