The internet has introduced me to some pretty freakin’ cool people. Sometimes, I get more excited to hear from my blogging and Twitter friends than I do my real-life friends. Not because I don’t love my real-life friends, but since I have a tendency to seek out like-minded people on the Internet, I have a lot more in common with various other groups I’ve joined.
Case in point: A few years ago, when I was planning my wedding, I stumbled on the awesomeness that is Weddingbee. I fell in love. If you’re not familiar, it’s an online community with bloggers, “Bees,” who write all about their wedding planning, down to every detail. I read it every. single. day. until I got married, and then the necessity really wasn’t there anymore. My favorite bloggers all had their own personal websites too, so I ended up following their personal blogs and followed along with their lives that way. Total strangers, mind you. Most didn’t/still have no idea who I am, but I feel a kinship with them for one reason or another. Three or four of them ended up getting pregnant around the same time I did, so it’s been an absolute blast to share our first pregnancies together.
I really wanted to be a Bee, and I even signed up to be one, but alas, it wasn’t a good fit, I guess. I think now more than ever I’m so grateful that I have my internet posse as a resource for all my burgeoning questions. Sometimes, it comes back to bite me in the ass, but for the most part, by using Twitter and my own blog research, I’ve made some pretty amazing internet “friends”, especially now that I’ve delved headfirst into the realm of Mommyblogs.
I love the camaraderie I have with complete strangers. It makes me feel like even though I’m at home almost all day by myself, that I have people I can relate to. And that’s a nice feeling. I guess really, when it all boils down, it’s the reason I still blog.
Is it weird that I consider you a fellow Bee? Or, at least many times, I forget that you weren’t because you’re just like the other Bees in that I consider you a blogging friend, we are at similar points in our lives, and I feel a kinship with you?
(Sorry if the above sounds stalker-ish…pregnancy insomnia sucks!)
Aw, that makes me all warm and glowy on the inside!
(And it doesn’t sound stalkerish at all.)