I’m going to take another week off from blogging next week, in order to nurture some friendships both offline and online, and to do some work on another project. There’s also something about the endless crowds of people online that has made me feel lately… lonely, maybe less of a physical loneliness than a spiritual one. That’s a little embarrassing to admit, because I know it sounds a bit loserville, but I don’t really see it that way. It’s just life and circumstances. I’m working on it. I need to connect to the world again — and this is not the first time I have done this in the last year — and have more one to one conversations. I’ll be a better writer for it.
Do you feel that you’ve made real friends online, or merely acquaintances? I bet those who go to a lot of conferences will be much more connected, not because of the sessions, but because of the eating lunch at the same table. I’m especially grateful for V-Grrrl, who I know I can call anytime of the day. She alone has made almost six years of blogging worthwhile. I wish I could be one of those bloggers that say that the reason I blog is “just to showcase my writing.” It would make me feel more self-sufficient, like you are a mere audience for my wisdom, so go put up my blog badge on your sidebar. Because then I would be lying. My connections have always been my monetization.
See you in another week.