Yes, you! One of the best parts of blogging is meeting new friends. And I've just loved getting to know so many of you. In fact, I've met two of you face-to-face in the past week.
Kate--despite seeming totally spacey on Friday, I really do know who you are and am excited that you're going to do the Siesta Fiesta next August. I'm looking forward to sitting down and visiting for more than just a few minutes!
And Wendy--what a blast it was to have coffee with you this morning. I came home to tell Toben how much fun I had and have told others what a great conversation we had. I'm anxious to get to know your knitting group and your writing group too. Let's do it again soon.
Others of you I've not met face to face--yet!--but feel like I know you well and count you as my friends. It's so weird, though, to say "my friend, so and so, whom I've never actually met." There needs to be a special name for this kind of friendship, I think.
I was talking to Holly today--another blogging friend I've actually met--and we discussed this very thing. It seems that among the blogging world of women there's very little judging based on appearance, few masks to wear. Instead, what you read is what you get and people seem to connect on a deep level without lots of small talk. What a gift.
All that to say, you are a big part of my life and I count you as my friends--whether I've met you face to face or not. I just wish that every single one of you lived in my neighborhood!