A Mom Blog Social Network
I am making a decision this week that will change some aspects of my life. Nothing too exciting, just whether it is time to say good bye to my DS business or not. I've got some friends to chat with, and they are great, but this is a question I'm taking to FaceBook! I'm a member in a few groups, some of which are DS reps and I've choosen my favourite to ask.
I've never met any of these women in person, and I'm not usually very active in groups, but this one I like... I got answers within the first 2-3 minutes of posting my dilema, and they have been understanding, supportive, and helpful in their answers. They have made me feel as though we are all sitting at a table with a coffee having a chat among friends. I feel like maybe we are becoming friends.
This has lead me to wonder, do you have special relationships or connections to people you've met only online? Do you find support in certain topics that maybe your "real life" friends don't understand?
I've never been a fan of making friends online, or treating them as close connections, but now I'm starting to rething that. Maybe it doesn't matter where they are, or how you come in contact with them, only what you have in common and how you can relate to each others' situations in life.
Some of my old friends live far away, and I only connect with them through FB to avoid long distance, or travel, or other distance related issues. This does not make us less of friends, it simply helps us talk where otherwise we would not. Some of my friends share some information on FB and still talk almost daily.
Do you spend more time talking to people on FB then those in your own town?