Since I started my electronic version of a journal something quite unexpected had happened.
I have found friends & connections that I never envisaged. Other bloggers lives have become central to my own. Heather & Leann are expecting babies & I check in each day waiting for announcements ( congrats Heather & welcome to baby Marlo), Dave the single dad, after losing his wife to cancer is looking for love & stability (& going well I'm pleased to say) and Lara who's single again after what seemed to be a good thing. Ree & Sharon are living a remote country life in different continents & keeping me posted on their country adventures. I've been following Stephanie who was horribly burned in a light plane crash, her recovery is gripping to say the least. And Ginas' little family down south are like a branch of my own family. My Boxx friends are connected & caring, being able to share & get differing opinions on things is quite engaging.
Then there's Anita. She seems to be a kindred spirit, but probably loads of people feel that way about her, she is just a lovely person to converse with. I've been following her trials with her health, her creative pursuits & sharing in her family's triumphs. Tomorrow I hope to meet face to face with Anita. That is what I didn't expect, the friendship.
There are lots of stories & people telling those stories, I don't need to borrow books from the library when there are loads of tales being told in cyber space, & if I don't like it I can click onto something else that takes my fancy. Unlike other relationships, if I don't want to I don't have to check in & depending on my mood I can be creative or lazy!
Blogging is quite different to Facebook, more satisfying for me. My reading list is long & varied, from people with similar lives & stories to those that are vastly different. I have interactions with some & am just browsing on others.
And wasting just a bit too much time in the process!