Saturday, January 23, 2010

Where is Rechelle? She writes over at My Sister's Farmhouse blog and hasn't posted since the 26th of Dec. The "miss you, where are you" comments started about the 7th of January and continue. That's only a month, but she has followers that look for her everyday, including me.

It's funny, the quasi- friendship we develop with the bloggers we love. The feelings of connection have taken me so far as to meet one of my favorite bloggers, just sayin', for lunch and it was as if we had known each other a long time.
I wrote to Liberty Post, one of my favorite Canadians, to ask her for her honest experience with Canadian healthcare and she graciously replied. E-mailed another to say I missed her posts. She wrote back that she was taking a break, so far, a year long break. I finally took her off my list, like an old college friend you've lost touch with. Buttonwillow Cottage, Jollie Primatives and the blog of some old guy up in Alaska, I'm sorry they're gone.

I believe the Lincoln quote on my header, about the world's indifference to what I write, but at the same time I feel that in my world, my little sphere of influence, my words mean something. Our words mean something because they reveal who we are. That's why reading each other's words makes relationships, friendships if you will.

My closest real-life friends/bloggers would know why, if I suddenly stopped blogging. If I stopped writing, I would hope that the rest of my many, many (total 16 hehe) followers would wonder where I went and maybe comment asking "where are you?" . But maybe not. Maybe I'm the only sentimental blogger out there that thinks of the bloggers I follow as friends?


Breezy said...

I love the fact that you are sentimental..and i look for posts from you and comments from you. But then of course I know where to find you. :)

Clair said...

Well, I for one, hope you never stop blogging! I love your posts.

I know what you mean, I have few blogs that I know I would be best friends with the author if we were ever to meet. And when I refer to their blog posts I always say "on my friend's blog, today I read this..." and Damon will say "What friend?" And then I will say "oh yeah, my friend that doesn't know that I exist." . Such as it is.

design gal said...

oh no, i think of my blog friends as real friends! in fact, one of my frist readers stopped blogging and i felt a bit offended that she quit commenting- more hurt than offended, but alas, that is the blogging world!

I'll keep an eye on your blog and give you a little nudge if you go missing for a few weeks! :)

lifeinredshoes said...

Sometimes I think we just run our course. Life changes, love changes...we change.

lifeinredshoes said...

I just paid Rechelle a visit, and Holy Shitamoly, THINGS HAVE CHANGED!

cathycan said...

I read her last night and wondered at her candor and, what seems, a little anger

Hawleywood said...

I feel the same way! If one of my daily reads doesn't post for a while I always wonder what's going on! Not that I'm a consistent blogger or anything, but still, the ones that are consistent I expect to always be there!

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