Monday, 6 February 2012

It is surreal, but it is real. In an internet kind of way

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I’ve never met Miss Pink. We’ve been reading each other’s blogs for quite a while now. I have an impression of her. I have an impression of all the people whose blogs I follow. I suspect she is about 5 feet 6, thin in a lanky sort of way, with bright blue eyes. I don’t exactly know why I think that. It is just how I imagine her.

She and I are very different; in so many ways. She found motherhood early in her life. I became a Mum when I was 31. I squeezed in four by the time I was 35, and there was nothing ‘young’ about my mothering experience.


Miss Pink seems to bound through parenthood with endless energy and ideas. She seems to enjoy it! I tiptoe through my parenting journey, hoping that I make it through another day. Lathered in sleep deprivation and kilos I am trying to shed. By the end of the day I feel every one of my 38 years.



Wanna read more? Click over to my guest post at The Mummy Autobiography. Don't forget to say hi when you get there. Miss Pink is lovely. I just know you will become happily acquainted.


Thanks for having me Miss Pink!


And tell me, do you have lots of friends you have never met in real life too? Do you talk about them with your other friends?

13 comments:

Kelly Exeter said...

The other day I told my husband about something a 'twitter friend' had done and then kind of caught myself and wondered 'where do I get off calling them a friend when I have never even met them'?!

But that is why I love twitter. It's an interesting kind of interaction where you find yourself gravitating naturally to 'your kind' of people. I have many real life friends and don't really WANT any new friends. But I just keep finding the coolest people on twitter!

You get the same with blogs I guess - but the progression to 'friend' moves faster in the twitter world I think!

Sarah Mac said...

Absolutely - I picture my blog buddies too and was really surprised to find that one of them who I had always imagined as tall is only 5ft 2".

In the (almost) year I've been blogging there are some people I've been really drawn to - people who I just know would, in 'real' life become true friends.

Last week (and I'm really sorry if this sounds like using your space for blatant self promotion, not my intention I promise!) I started the Kindred Spirit Award as a way of hopefully introducing some great people I have been lucky come across to others.

I'd love to think that some day I would be able to meet up with some of them in real life.

Jen R said...

I have told my real life friends about my real blog friends...I think its great to feel a connection and share info with others who we may never meet in real life :)

Kate Sins said...

Hehehe, only one of my friends in real life knows I have a blog so sometimes I feel like I have two separate lives! It sounds really dodgy when I put it like that but I wanted my blog to be somewhere I could write freely but I never expected I'd actually 'meet' people through it...

I can't wait to meet more of my blogging friends in real life! I have images of them all in my mind but I bet they're all wrong.

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Love this as I always visualize people whose blogs I'm reading. Their houses too, not sure why just a quirky thing.
In lots of ways it reminds me of the pen friends we used to have at school you'd write back and forth, but never meet in person, from either across the world or across Australia. Bloggings just a bit more immediate than pen and paper.

A Farmer's Wife said...

It is a little bit like wondering what a radio announcer looks like from their voice...

I sometimes wonder if I meet people who have read my blog without realising or vice versa.

Julia said...

You know---I'd say I have a couple of great friends that I met through blogging. I think it's a pretty fantastic way to meet mamas.

There's no snap judgements (that we all say we don't do, but we kinda do, a little bit) at first glance----it takes how you're dressed, what car you drive, what you feed your kids, how your kids are dressed, etc. out of the introductions---instead you get to know their hearts. You appreciate them for the mama they are---the hard journey of being a mama. I think it's fantastic!

Rhonda said...

I do talk about my blog friends, my twitter friends and so on...sometimes I forget that I've never actually met some of them!!!

Kim H said...

Yep, blogging has made that posssible. It's so lovely having this little community. I recently spoke on the phone to a blogger friend of mine. It was the first real life contact other than blogging and emails that we'd had. She was sooo very lovely and sounded so different to what I'd expected. She sounded much more real and tangible. I'm always talking about my blogger friends to my land-of-the-living friends. I'm sure my real friends think that I've made them all up!

Miss Pink said...

Thank you so much for writing this lovely guest post for me.

InkPaperPen said...

I think it is fascinating, the way this blogging world works. I often think of things fellow bloggers have said (written!) in my day to day.

Wouldn't it be awesome to compare all the images we have of our fave bloggers with the way they actually look? Could be very interesting!

Salamander said...

Scarily enough, my husband knows exactly who I'm talking about when I tell him about my bloggy friends and what they wrote today...I don't even need to explain anymore.

I absolutely do visualise my blog friends. And I call them friends, because many of them have been there for me in times of need. Some more than my IRL friends, sadly enough. But just because they're 'online' friends, doesn't make them any less worthy. They're just long-distance. And if I give them all impossibly glamorous visages, who does it hurt?? xxx

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

I think it's great visualising how your blogging buddies are in real life. I often wonder whether I'm on the money, or so ridiculously way off.... There are so many wonderful people out there.

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