It’s the first Wednesday of the month again, time for a post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
FEBRUARY QUESTION: Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
MY ANSWER: Yes. I consider the admin team of the WEP blog hop my online friends. I started writing for WEP in 2015. Next year, I joined the admin team of the site as their ‘art director’, the one who has been making all their badges since. And I kept writing for WEP. Both my flash fiction writing for the site and my badge-making experience have been an exciting online adventure and a steep learning curve for me. In the process, the ladies of the team – Denise Covey, Yolanda Renee, Laura Keltner, and Nilanjana Bose – have become my friends.
You all know the saying: A friend in need is a friend indeed. Recently, I was very sick, and all of them, my internet friends, were very concerned for me. They inundated me with good wishes, maybe even a few prayers, and even sent me a gift through PayPal. And I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to them here.
♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you, my friends! ♥ ♥ ♥
All five of us are different women: by our cultural heritages, our ages and family situations, our home countries, and our writing preferences. We might never meet in person, but the internet brought us close. In fact, the only true difference I see between me and my friends from WEP is that they all four use Blogspot as their blogging platform, while I use WordPress. Otherwise, we are all writers, women, and citizens of the world.
What about you? Has one particular internet site or blog hop become a vehicle for your friendships? Tell me in the comments.