I know I've made a few and plan on trying to do a ftf.Hopefully they will still dig me afterwards.
Steve, What's an FTF?You can meet a lot of people with common interests by blogging. There's also the fact that you pick up some good thoughts and that helps you with your own planning.
face to face like a gun deal
Oh, I got it. You might check for blog fests. I have met people I talked to on line that way. There was a big one at a tourist resort town in our state. My wife and I went and we met some good folks. That actually enhances your relationship with people, and it preserves your privacy because it's on neutral ground. The other way is to be traveling near someone you keep in touch with web wise. It's best to pay the visit at a cafe or something though,at least the first time, because at least in the survivalist crowd the location of your home is something you are careful of keeping quiet.
Ya know dat rite!
Funny you wrote this, I've been monitoring a couple of blogs the last day day or so where they've been going off on "blog friends" and one individual in particular. I claim that individual as a "blog friend", BTW if she reads this.... :) I think the old adage still rings true, "you get out of a friendship what you put into it."
You mean they are down on the idea?I've met some of the people I talk to on here, and on their blogs, either at blogfest situations or because I was in their area and we got together. Some of the folks I really enjoy talking to, I've never met in person. But over time you can get to know people this way. I think you're right, it's a two way street.
good post Harry! i can't believe the number of friends that i have made through blogging - i never would have thought it would happen like that when i first started blogging. but, over time, i feel like i can tell a person's character and really get to know them through their blog and their blog posts. you know how much i love you - and how much i appreciate and respect your advice. but then there are people like Matt above, who even tho he stopped blogging - he still leaves positive comments everywhere that i turn up. i always appreciate his comments - he has much to share! i love having blog/internet friends...they give me so much to think about and provide me with much learning. but you, Harry, have been like a mentor for us. and we will always be thankful to have you! and so glad to have you back!your friend,kymber
You find little groups of people you have a lot in common with. Communicating with them makes you realize that your concerns are valid, because intelligent people are arriving at the same conclusions you are. I've learned a lot from the people I keep in touch with. I've actually met quite a few of them in person, and the people I've met have always been just like they were on line. As you say, the people you met and stay in touch with begin to be important to you.
i am sooo happy to read your response Harry. it certainly lives up to my expectations of some of my blog friends...and i hate to brag - but i got some of the best - and of course you! but i have made some serious relationships with some of my blogging friends...it means the world to me. i didn't have many friends back in the city for about 25 yrs...i move here and everyone becomes a friend - how crazy is that? then we start a blog and make a whole pile more friends - now, HOW crazy is that? but it has been like a gift and that is how i think of it. i could have never met these friends without the internet....so it is such a gift. a gift that i will always treasure.your friend,kymber
Most of the people you meet on line are good folks. There are some crazy people out there and some hateful people out there, and those you just have to avoid. If you run into some of them, just ignore them and if you are lucky they will go away.So basically I just stay in touch with the "keepers.":-)