I don't know how you guys feel, but I sometimes see the 'blogosphere' as a double-edged sword. There are times, usually when one of you are sharing either great joy or great pain, that I wish we could sit down over a drink and talk things over. Communicating as we do doesn't allow this; yet were it not for the computer none of us would have had a chance to meet in the first place.
For many of us our blog evolves over time as we change. One of my goals now is to find new ways to keep things interesting, to try things that aren't being done very often. I've had a desire lately to bring our world closer beyond these pages. I know there are other ways to provide tangible proof to each other that we exist.
It's difficult to explain to those outside the blogging community how these friendships are forged. Over time they can become very real indeed, the only difference being of course that the physical interaction isn't there. So what I'm asking for are ideas from you as to how we can share a part of ourselves in other ways. Perhaps an exchange of some sort to leave a physical memento of ourselves behind, to mark the impact we may have on others. Just a way of saying outside of our words, "I'm here."
One of my favourite bloggers came up with an idea in a post which spurred my thinking. I won't reveal what she's doing yet or any ideas I have, as I don't want it to colour any suggestions. I will shortly.
In the meantime I'm doing a little dreaming...
Letting My Mind Run Free
At one time or another most of us have dreamt of what we'd do if we won an obscene amount of money. I love to travel, so I figured what better way to put some of it to use than to see the world?
This is my proposition, I've discussed it with Sandy and it is a dream but you can hold me to it as a promise. If we win big, we'll come visit twenty of my favourite bloggers, no matter where in the world you live. (Provided of course you want me there!)
I think it would be amazing to meet you guys in person! Of course I wouldn't have to get back anytime soon because I'd be retired, so basically I'd stay until either you get sick of me or I've eaten all your food.
Hey, I can always dream. In the meantime I'd love to hear any suggestions you have to make our connections even more real. Let your mind run free.