What do you think of this blogging lark ?
It's a bit of an odd thing, isn't it ?
Famous people often say that it's strange to be recognised ….. they meet people who think that they ' know ' them because of all the information they have read about them …… blogging is a bit like that. We think that we ' know ' bloggers but we don't sometimes, do we ? Sometimes we connect with people and sometimes we don't. There have been bloggers that I thought I got on with and I have given my all with them but, in the end, I have given up as it's like flogging a dead horse !! That is just part of blogging I guess ….. just like real life really. I suppose the bottom line is that we can't always get on with everyone.
….. and then there are those that stop following you …… I've never stopped following anyone. Perhaps I'm not playing the blogging game properly ?!!!
….. and, do we really know some bloggers ? Do all bloggers show their real persona ? It's not quite the same as meeting them in real life, is it ? Sometimes there is a miscommunication or misunderstanding ….. maybe you didn't even know it ?
It's funny how we decide whether we like a blogger or not, isn't it ? Mostly there is some connection or you just like the way they write or they make you laugh. Maybe you like them but they don't feel that you are their type.
I think that it's important to make some sort of connection or blogging relationship with other bloggers, don't you ? …… and for it to be genuine too.
Blogging is about sharing. It should be a give and take relationship and not one sided.
Mostly it's a case of birds of a feather flock together but not always. It's good to be friends with all ages too.
I've been blogging for 6 years now and it has changed over the years. Many of the friends that I made have disappeared from the blogging world and have either given up altogether of prefer to connect through Facebook.
I have met a few bloggers and it was lovely to get together and, we got on well. We were all different ages too …. me being the oldest unfortunately !
We do invest in these friendships and I do believe that they are real, although a little different to our real life friendships.
….. are we friends ? ….. would you invite me round for dinner ?
I shall continue to blog and write about silly things as I really do enjoy the friendships made. It is a little disappointing to lose some of the friends made along the way but that's just the way it is.
Do I know you ? ….. do you know me ? Whatever the case, we can continue getting to know each other.
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