The Power of Blogging and Social Networks

Many people lament the rise of social networks. Critics will say that people stop having face-to-face contact with each other and instead we all sit in front of our computer screens, sometimes pretending to something we are not. However, I think many people are now using social networks and blogging to make connections with new people. These connections can become powerful, positive forces in our lives. My experiences with blogging and social networks have been amazing. I have met new people and had new experiences as a result of my involvement.

Take this week we have Wandering Coyote visiting. We have reading and commenting on each other’s blogs for quite some time. We ended up bonding over our mutual disgust of the ‘Our Green Year’ bloggers. We exchanged emails and discovered we had a lot in common. We had been talking about how nice it would be to get together. So when the idea for this trip came we both agreed that she would stay with us. It has been fabulous! We all got along so well right from the beginning. It was like we have known each other for years!

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  1. Thanks to Facebook etc. I managed to get back in touch with you, and that’s been worth it. 🙂

  2. I haven’t really made new friends on FB but it has enabled me to become better friends with people I otherwise wouldn’t have remained in contact with. I love seeing people’s photos, links they share & blog postings.

  3. And I met you through blogging! Blogging FTW!!

    • Yes! It was great. I had a great time talking to you.

      • Me too! It was so nice to finally meet you in person and discover that we have even more in common than we realized! We’ll have to do that again sometime! And maybe I can meet Deb too!

  4. It’s been such a great experience for me, too! You and Deb have been such amazing hosts and I feel so very lucky to have you both in my life. It’s been cool to meet all your dogs in person, too, after reading about them so much over the years! See you later tonight (blogging from Jem & Shan’s as Shan makes dinner).

    • We shall have to have you over for dinner at some time. Do you like dogs?

  5. I do like dogs! And I’d love to meet yours – like Wandering Coyote said, I feel like I know them from having read about them here!


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