Friday, July 06, 2007
I Met a Blogger Today
I got an email last night that made me squeal! Deb from Sand Creek Almanac was going to be in my neighborhood this morning and she invited me to meet for coffee. Deb's blog is one of the first that I ever commented on when I started a year ago. She's a fellow Minnesotan and she lives "up north" not too far from Hasty Brook. Through blogging and commenting on each other's blogs we found we had a bit in common. She grew up not far from where I live now, and when my folks retired they lived not far from where she lives now. I was thrilled when Deb invited me to join her on a birding trip on Lake Superior this spring. I was so looking foreward to meeting her (and doing some birding!) but sadly the trip was cancelled at the last minute. I met Deb this morning at a local Caribou and we chatted for an hour and a half. We talked about birds, blogging, kids, jobs, families and more. It was like meeting an old friend! I'll admit to being a little anxious beforehand but it disappeared in a blink because I felt instantly like I'd connected with a real friend. Even though we bloggers don't share all of the details of our every day lives, I think we do reveal enough about ourselves to show the kind of people we are. Deb is so genuine, smart, funny and very kind. She works hard to have the life she believes in and I admire her greatly. Thanks for the invite Deb. Next time lets do some birding too!