Are Bloggers Your Friends?
Would you consider the writers of your favorite blogs your friends? How friendly do you feel toward them? Are these feelings based on many conversations had via comments or actual messages?
This is something I’ve been thinking about recently because I’ve been paying more attention to the blogs I read and the people who write them. I’ve shortened the list of blogs I read to only those that I actually read. I will add new blogs that seem interesting, but only if I feel drawn to the writer of the blog.
Is that creepy? Do you all now want to run from the crazy lady who only reads your blog because she feels drawn to you?
I don’t know that I feel like bloggers are my friends though. I don’t know y’all. I just know what you choose to share. I can’t read facial expressions or body language. I wasn’t there when the crazy shit you talk about actually happened. What do I know about how truthful you’re being about how awesome you seem?
Perhaps my love for lack of spelling errors carries too much weight. And I am a sucker for writing that makes me laugh.
I know that blogging communities (20SB, BlogHer, BlogFrog, etc.) don’t really appeal to me. But the little community that develops as a group of bloggers all happen to comment on each other’s blogs feels pretty good to slowly become a part of. Throw in a little twitter
stalking following, and suddenly you’re getting a pretty good picture of who a person is.
If you’ve made it to the end of my rambling musings, I’d love to hear your thoughts.