Let's call this old friend/new friend, N. I call her an old friend because I have known her for maybe 10 years now but I also call her a new friend because of Twitter. We got reacquainted through Twitter and now we know what is going on each other's lives without having to call or email one another. We went to a bar for happy hour two Fridays ago and since we were the first to arrive, we got to catch up. We also got into a discussion how Twitter is awesome because it connects you to people you don't see on the regular and now suddenly get to see them regularly. It's a quick way to communicate and even make plans, and because of this, I got to see her twice in the span of one week. I also said to her that I feel like I am starting to find it difficult to connect with people who are not on Twitter. It's almost like, I want everyone to join. I honestly think people are intimidated by this social media tool because 1) they don't know how to use it and 2) they really don't see the benefits of it. I love Twitter for many reason but I'll save that for another day, another post. So now that I have connected with N again, I foresee many more drunken nights.
|@mo_par, @ness3, @vodka_and_soda and me (missing: @SRowena)|
Okay, with that story out of the way, I am going to go on to blogging and then I will talk about Twitter more.
I know not everyone has the time to blog. It's time consuming, heck, it's like another full time job. But if only people knew how many wonderful bloggers they would come across, maybe more people would blog. There are blogs that have a certain niche. Then there are others that blog about anything and everything (I fall into this category) but yet, there are people out there who find me somewhat interesting and continue to come back to read about what I have to say. I have loyal followers and also random commenters.
There are bloggers who are your real life friends and suddenly decide to blog and then you have bloggers that you follow, who you end up meeting and can now call them real life friends. I have had the pleasure of meeting two bloggers in Vegas, inHERshoes and FurElisse and because of this first blogger meet up, I am looking forward to plenty more in my near future.
- If I ever get to California again, I must try and meet Join The Gossip, Bicoastally, a little kasey love, Linny's Vault and life is bananas.
- If my path in life leads me to Texas one day, I need to meet the twinkies - Dolce Vita and Royal Mail
- When I make my next visit to Vancouver, Solo Lisa, Life's Fascinations and Sam Made, I am setting up a date to meet each one of you.
- A blogger who lives a mere drive away from me, Better Than Coffee is on my list. I will need to have coffee with her and discuss Vampire Diaries.
- And lastly, two important bloggers I definitely need to meet, Fab Brunette - one of the first blogs I started commenting on and she inspired me to blog more and the little things we do - the creator behind Fill in the Blank Fridays, because of her, I have gained new followers to my blog.
To my surprise, my sister-in-law suddenly joined Twitter and I would like to say that she's pretty addicted. She even bought the same app that Mike and I use. I asked her what made her join since we have been telling her about it for a couple years now and she said, "One night I just wanted to check it out". Meanwhile, her husband tried Twitter and just realized it wasn't for him. At least he didn't knock it before trying it. That's what bugs me about most people, they don't want to try it before making a solid decision about it. This social media tool is a great way to communicate with companies. My favorite tea company, David's Tea, is very hands-on with Twitter. Whenever I mention them with a question, they reply. With some companies you get great customer service, almost better service than if you were to call on the phone to complain. This is one of the reason why I like Twitter but I also like that it's a place where I can communicate with old friends or acquaintances I don't see often. I know what some of my friends are doing on the daily and I know what's going on in their lives. Sure, we may have lost the personal communication but with everyone's busy lives, at least we are still keeping in touch - just on a different level.
Now because of Twitter, years would probably go by before I would see N again. I use to hear about her every now and then because of mutual friends but now I feel like we have re-connected. If I were on Facebook, would we have started to hanging out again? I'm not quite sure and I will never find out (because I'll never join). But N claims that Facebook doesn't bring people together like Twitter. I'll just take her word for it.