Yes, Cordelia, bloggers can be friends even if they’ve never met!
(I know you know that, but it makes a nice first sentence, doesn’t it?)
Imagine my surprise upon returning home from work on Friday, when my husband handed me an envelope that had come in the mail that day. He commented, “Malaysia? Who do we know in Malaysia?”
I knew immediately who it was from! Pat, the writer of the blog, New Bloggy Cat, is in Malaysia! How on earth did she find my home address?
And, how on earth did the mail carrier figure out who Cordelia’s Mom is? The envelope did not have my real name on it!
It’s so special to receive something unexpected, isn’t it? Pat tells me her kids helped draw the pictures in the card – don’t you just love the one of Puppy Cody? I know I do!
I can hardly wait to open and use the little sticky notes – something tells me that Bob T. Panda is going to getting a card from me just so I can use the panda post-its!
Pat – you are a very special lady, and you have made me feel extra special, too. We live on opposite sides of the earth and never would have known of each other’s existence were it not for the blogosphere.
That is true of most of us here on WordPress. We have hundreds or thousands of readers, and we read hundreds or thousands of other bloggers’ posts. Many of us keep a low personal profile, and many of us use pseudonyms. But despite that, every once in awhile, we connect with a few other bloggers. We comment on each others’ posts, we email each other – sometimes, we even manage to meet each other in person! (click here, and here, and here)
It’s an awesome world we live in, isn’t it? And it seems to get smaller day by day. I believe that’s a good thing – don’t you?
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Images by Cordelia’s Mom