i really need to get back to blogging. i like to do it, i enjoy the feedback and interaction (albeit virtual) with others.
although, i wonder....
sometimes we social media types get flack from non-social media types about having 'virtual' friends or forming 'relationships' with people whom (who?) we have never met, and most likely never will meet. (although SOMEDAY i hope to get to a Juneathon lunch in Hyde Park....!!)
I wonder if people who 'met' via pony express got the same ribbings from those who didn't. Or telegraph users. What about pen-pals when you were a kid? Some random kid your age-ish in some far away land (Cleveland, Bismark, or Clear Lake), who you never met, who you wrote back and forth with for a summer or two:
Dear Pen Pal,
Your Pen Pal,
(the above never actually happened. i don't think. at least not the part about the doll; my sister didn't have store-bought dolls. no, we weren't dirt poor. our Mom is a seamstress.......)
Did we get flack from that? Ok, maybe a little flack, but hey, we were kids, etc. etc.
Alls i'm sayin' is that I enjoy my virtual friends. Do i spend too much time conversing with them and not my family? Sometimes, sure. I have commalities with my VFs that i don't have with my RFs. I can communicate about blog hits, posting, writer's block, hosting options, diet struggles, motivation, etc with VFs. My RFs aren't into these things. For the most part. Most of the people who i consider RF's are actually family members; my social circle is small. But distinguished. (go ahead, Adam, say it. I'll wait.)
Gotta work on that......
Anyone in the Upper Valley wanna hang out? Mebbe go for a trail run sometime? TRX? Take kiddos to the park/museum/TipTopPottery????