Meeting other bloggers
A fearsome event. The first time you decide to meet another blogger. Are the horror stories from the web true, Will this be the time I am abducted by an alien or aliens? Will I be robbed, led astray, devoured.
My first time some of that happened. A well known blogger called Supagran and I met in the place she calls sleepy hollow. I was there for work, and we had arranged for her to fetch me at the B&B as I had become pretty lost the previous evening, out searching for some sustenance.
Well she led me astray into a place of fun and laughter. She robbed me of my fears, replacing them with friendship. And devouring did take place. Lovely eastern food in funny sloping bowls. That friendship has continued, through laughter and tears, sharing so many things. We have only met face to face a few times, but each time is a treasure to store up and remember if I ever feel lonely.
My second attempt to meet a blogger, brought back all the fears, so I arranged it at a coffee shop where I am well known. (Safety – I thought)
Well this was another wonderful experience. She’s as she writes, wise, witty, poetic, vulnerable with a strength that comes peeping through to remind you vulnerability does not mean weakness.
This morning as I contemplate getting out of a snuggly warm bed to face a chilly and damp day, it is with the cheering knowledge that I’m off to breakfast with a bunch of women, mostly bloggers I have first met online. Wonderful friendships. We share laughter and fun, yet are there for each other in ways I never could have happened.
So to the new online friends, hopefully the day will come……………….