So I am a self admitted blog-a-holic. (The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?) I look forward to Madeline's nap time so that I can hop on the grand old inter-web and see what is going on in Blogland. Some of the people listed in my blog roll I actually know in the real world and are part of my real life. (Like my brother, aunts, friends, college buddies, etc.) Then there are those I have "met" through the blogosphere. (Like A mom and her camera, Candle at both ends, Dooce, etc.) I have never met these people but I like them, a lot.
I think maybe I like them because I have never met them. All they have to do is post on their blog and I am instantly satisfied with our relationship. There is no disapointment or unfulfilled expectations. These virtual relationships are so much simpler than actually having to interact with them in the real world with the complications of schedule, personality, opinion, proximity and so on.
Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends and would never trade those interpersonal realtionships for the virtual world. I love shareing a meal with my friends, or chating on the phone with my mother but at a time when I needed a different type of friendship, a friendship without physical boundries like space and time, these blogs have been the perfect friends for me. When Madeline was little and I didn't want to take her out into the cold winter air, or I couldn't justify the work of loading her and all her crud into the vehicle just to go to Target where I couldn't really buy anything anyway, these blogs were my friends. They filled a void that my working family and friends couldn't fill up.
I have added some of the blogs I read to the blogroll to the right. But here is my call: Any of you blog lurking out there? If you read my blog but have never commented I would love to hear from you. It took me a long time to build up the courage to comment on some of the blogs I read and to be honest there are some that I still haven't commented on! But I would love to hear from you. Just comment! I would love to get to know you through the wonderful world of bloging. I truly would!