My computer is a big part of my life.
I have found that there are two kinds of people:
People who read blogs and people who don't read blogs.
When I tell someone from the second group about my friends who I've met online they get confused.
"have you met this person, like, in person"
"Well, no. Not yet"
They think I'm crazy that I would call someone I've never met face to face a friend.
I don't think it's crazy at all.
There are several people who I've met through the blog world who I email and instant message with all the time.
Some I even talk to on the phone.
I only see most of my "real life" friends once every month or two and talk to them on the phone maybe once a week, but I "talk" to my blog friends almost every day.
Take, for instance, Tracy
, she spent almost two hours on the phone with me last night helping me get rid of a major virus on my computer. AND, when she found out that my guilty pleasure is US Weekly magazine, she bought me a subscription.
Tracy is coming to stay with me in October, but if we never had a chance to meet in person I would still consider her a friend, and a good one at that.
I feel that way about several of you who I've met online.
When you don't blog for a few days, I worry and send you an email wondering if your Ok.
When something good happens to you it makes me happy.
When you're sad, I'm sad too.
Some people make fun of me for the amount of time I spend on the computer, and how wrapped up I am in the lives of people I haven't "met", but I find it very fulfilling, and I've made some real friends
Seriously, leave me a message! .