I've made the effort to meet a half-dozen bloggers in person. Each encounter was tremendous fun and deepened our relation. I now consider each of these lovely people to be real friends of mine.
Two of my favorite bloggers (one of whom I met in person when she visited NYC) have been flirting with each other for months. Their comments on each other's blogs are hilarious and amusing. Both have a solid sense of humor. Both are palpably affectionate of the other. I'm speaking of Tracy and Ashley.
With a little planning, they just met in person! In Arizona, of all places. That's a weird meeting-point because neither of them live there. Tracy lives in California (near San Francisco) and Ashley lives in some cold region of the Midwest. Minnesota, I think.
I've been rooting for Tracy and Ashley to meet because I know how close they've become online. They are similar in numerous ways and seem fated to be friends. Real, close, good friends.
From reports, the meetup went well. Both Tracy and Ashley posted about it with characteristic humor. (The links are in their names above.) You will be entertained by their posts.
If you've never heard of these special women, visit their blogs. You won't regret it. Here's how beautiful they are...
Meeting someone in person tells you reams of information you can never get online. You quickly and instinctively assess who someone is from the many cues they give off. I've found that meeting a blogger in person is essential to turn them from an acquaintance into a friend.
Are there any bloggers you'd like to meet in person? Who?