Losing Touch

Over the past few years I have lost touch with some of my blogging friends. One of my friends stopped writing in his blog and therefore no idea how he is. We use to talk on Yahoo chat (I had an alias) and then someone hijacked that profile and I never got it back. I was so in the closet when I created that alias. Even when I started this blog, I used JM as an alias and never really used my real name. I still want to keep this blog somewhat private–in case I vent about work, my friends or family (LOL).

One of my friends however, the first blogger that I started chatting with, has remained a steady friend and we may briefly lose touch, but always find our way back to one another. Last night he messaged me through FB. It was so good to text with him. I remember some of our first conversations, using Yahoo chat, with the headsets so we could hear one another’s voices. We would talk for hours on a daily basis. In fact, I always thought of it as my first safe place. And I dedicate the song “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane to that very sacred safe place.

I could never have imagined making friends this way–virtual but real friends. Over the years I have met one blogger in person. And I would love to meet more in person.

So if any of you who read this are ever in Columbus, please let me know. We can meet for coffee, an appetizer, a stroll through one of our parks, anything. I’m so grateful for the friends I have made on here and know that I have evolved because of you, your blogs, your posts and comments.

12 Responses to “Losing Touch”

  1. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Oh, totally.
    Lurkie just wrote about a blogger friend who just stopped posting and scrubbed his online profiles. I still follow some people from I first started on Blogger, but most are gone.
    Right before the pandemic, I was talking to Anne Marie about doing a road trip and meeting some of the bloggers. I’d still love to do that. And I promise that if I’m ever near Columbus (I have friends in Akron!) I’ll drop you a line. Would LOVE to have coffee with you.


  2. Mistress Borghese Says:

    I love that feeling too. I never thought I’d meet the number of bloggers I did and never thought that would even happen when I started blogging. I communicate with several off my blog and it’s great.If I ever get to Columbus be sure I would meet you…Id love too. And like wise, I’d show you around too. When I met that Lad…he was living in Columbus too. It was a lovely city from the little I saw.

  3. Kirk Says:

    Well, I’m in Cleveland, so it’s the same state, albeit a bit of a drive.

  4. Matt Says:

    I feel the same way, JM. I feel extremely grateful to have met the folks that I have met through my blog and I always said if I win the lottery I would have a blog fest so all of us could meet up somewhere some day.

  5. Sassybear Says:

    If I’m ever there, I’ll meet you gladly.

  6. Urspo Says:

    I too hope someday we will meet. I would so enjoy doing so. I would even come to (ugh) Columbus to do so.

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