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!