I just want to say how BLESSED I am to be surrounded, literally, by such fantastic people. When I started the site, it was me and my lappy. For a few months. Until I discovered Twitter. And the rest is history.
First came the chitter chatter where we all figured out that we lived within 30 miles of each other.
Then came the “night we all first met”…I must admit, I was a little nervous. I mean…What if they were weird? Would I recognize everyone from their Twitter photos? What will we talk about…hadn’t we talked about everything already on Twitter…earlier that day? Nope. It was a BLAST!
Then it was Blissdom…6 women. 1 van. 6 hour drive. Each way. You get the idea!
And ever since we just can’t seem to go 2 weeks without planning a get together. Seriously. We do see each other that often. And I love it!
All that being said…I got to spend the evening with these very very very fine ladies and some of their husbands (they really should have a blog…perhaps a support group for husbands of bloggers!) at the Yanni Voices concert, presented in part by One2One Network. And most of all, AmyinOhio, for hosting a giveaway that I won…so I could go to the concert!!!
Hanging out at dinner before the concert
Emily, Amy from AmyinOhio, Nathen Pacheco, Jenny, Andrea and myself
Andrea, Chloe, Leslie Mills, Amy and myself
We had a wonderful time hanging out, chatting and getting to meet and talk with the awesome performers after the show! The concert was phenomenal…the music incredible! Gifted, gifted musicians and singers!
Does this have a point? Yes!
If you are a blogger, I bet you’ve had MANY of those moments where you are talking to an “in real life” friend about a “virtual” friend and the conversation well, trails off… I had LOTS of those…and still do.
I encourage you to reach out to bloggers living around you, have “tweet-ups” and expand your online community into a “real life” community. I now don’t have to refer to Andrea, Amy, Jenny, Emily, Casey and Emily and the rest of my bloggy in real life friends as my “virtual friends”. Because they are my real friends! (Not that you can’t have “real” “virtual” friends!) You get the picture!
Go turn a “virtual” friend into a “real” friend! You will certainly be blessed!