Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Revisited: Friends


No, not those Friends. Back in August 2006, I was in the midst of one of my blog block sessions, which I go through every few weeks. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who goes through this.

I don't know about anyone else, but I've always found it challenging to keep in touch with the friends that I have around here (I'll call them my non-blog friends). It has always been difficult to get our schedules to match up.

But, having blog friends means that you can keep in touch pretty much anytime. Contrasting these two types of friends fascinated me. And, naturally, I blogged about it on August 23, 2006....
In this day and age where electronic communication is more common and more convenient than in-person communication, do I have communication more with my blog friends or my non-blog friends? Now, the people at work don't count, at least for me, because all of you know how much I work (too much).

This entertains an interesting question: When it comes to citizens of the blogosphere, do people have more blog friends or non-blog friends? For me, I've come to find out that it's the former -- not that it's a bad thing, but an interesting realization. How about you? Do you have more blog friends or non-blog friends? Do you care? Does it bother you one way or another?
Little did I know how much discussion it would generate. There are currently over fifty comments over there. I guess people really like talking about their friends. And, who can blame them?

It's hard to believe that almost a year has passed since that time. But, I still remember those thoughts like it was yesterday. I'm going to reflect on other posts in the next week during the countdown to my blogiversary. Hope you enjoy this series, because I know I am!

3 comments:

Cathy said...

This was defintely one of my favorites of yours. I just went back and read most of the comments again.

I still stand by what I said in that comments thread.

I almost got sick though when I read the comment that naked tomato had left there. Talking about loving to blog because she could just be who she is. To bad she didn't even know who she was.

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It's always sweet and fun to meet friends. Whether they are non-blog friends or blog-friends. When it comes to meet a blog-friend then its always exciting.

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Chrysalis Angel said...

Friends are one of the greatest things there are. I have lost so many through death, but I have cherished memories. It's hard in our day to day rush, rush, rush, to connect at time when it's good for both parties. I think I have more RL friends than blog ones, but both are important to me.