Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Posted by Sarah Pellew
I think I must be weird... I mean... none of my friends or family blog. They look at me when I tell them about it as though I am insane. The world out there is full of nutters who mess about with their computers, form friendships across the ether... and I am one of them. I sit for ages reading other people's blogs. I worry about virtual friends who are feeling depressed or worried. But if I mention to a real person in my real world " Oh, my friend in Timbuktu said... " they look at me as if I should shortly be taken away by the men in white coats...
Why do most people in my world think like this?? Am I really nuts? I don't think I am... To me the world of blogging is a brilliant place. I meet people from all walks of life - farmers, housewives,artists, models,grandparents, - people from Africa, America, Australia, New Zealand... and the one thing that binds us all together is our computer.
Does this make us crazy?Does opening your heart to a world of strangers make you odd? Maybe it does in a way... Maybe most people don't want to let the world know their worries, their joys. But to me its reassuring to know that I can post and either people will ignore me, or they will come and open their heart to me. I have had so much support from people I will never meet, never know face to face.
Does it matter that I will never meet you? No. Does it matter that our lives are so different? No. The fact that you come here and read my blog, read about my mundane life is reassuring. To me the world of blog reassures me that I am not mad, not a nutter. Other people out there go through the same worries, the same insecurities. It doesn't matter whether you are a farmer in Idaho or an executive in California, a housewife in Hampshire or a mechanic in Johannesburg - people feel the same all over the world.
My friends here in the real world may think I am mad to blog, but I am happy I met you...