Blog World Expo excites me. It thrills me. Blog World Expo is like the culmination of bloggerhood fantasies: the coming together of people who know each other quite well, often so well that we could order for each other in a restaurant, or pick out shoes for each other. We know all about their jobs. We know their children’s names. We know about their pets, and their gardens, and their opinions about big government, world peace, and whether they prefer brown or white eggs.
We know almost everything about them, in fact. Everything, perhaps, except what they really look like. Much of the time, we couldn’t pick each other out of a lineup.
But that’s okay, because online, assuming we’re all telling the truth – and we must make that assumption -bloggers have turned this huge planet into a neighborhood of relationships – friendship, business, and everything else, deep and lasting, and proof positive that we don’t have to know what people LOOK like, to know what people ARE like. Most bloggers have found and made wonderful, genuine friends via blogging.
Our blogrolls and readers are full of people we wish lived next door to us, or even WITH us, because we’ve come to love them as dearly as though we met for lunch daily.
You know, we’re all just so BUSY. Most of us work and raise children and try to nurture them and a marriage and our friendships and our talents all at the same time. Many days, something’s gotta give. With blogging, the conversations can wait till we can get there. Bloggers are friends who don’t put any kind of time limitation on us. We are here, and we’ll be here tomorrow if you can’t stop by tonight.
Blog World Expo excites me. Bloggers will be there. BLOGGERS! People who, well, KNOW! They KNOW. Blogosphere neighbors who sit on each other’s virtual sofas several nights a week will get to sit at each others’ tables for real.
For real!!! Then again, the Blogosphere is real, too. Blog World Expo excites me, because it is the best of both worlds.