Since I started blogging nearly two years ago, I've been lucky enough to meet several lovely bloggers in person, some of whom are now among my closest friends:
in New York with Summer
at lunch in Berkeley with Leeann
at Folie a Deux/Napa Cellars in Rutherford with Shelly
in Atlanta with Katie
**plus, I ran into Camilla at yoga once :)
Had someone told me that this would happen--that I'd come to cherish friendships with people I'd originally met "on the internet"--I would have surely scoffed. Maybe it's the changing (increasingly internet-reliant) world, maybe it's a case for open-mindedness . . . but my life is fuller thanks to some of these girls, and I'm thankful.
I'm also grateful for blogging in general. It's so immediate, like news: we're catching up with people, events, lives--and all in the moment (which is why I'm not into reading bloggers who schedule posts WAY in advance, since it takes away the newness/immediacy). I've discovered blogs that have introduced me to new ideas & concepts, perspectives, recipes, workouts, companies, and stories. Thanks to this blogger's advice, for instance, I got a plane ticket for almost $100 cheaper the other day. See? My life is constantly enriched by this community.
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