Ten days ago, I was honored and excited to join a very special gathering of the most amazing women I had never met! Five WordPress bloggers traveled from as far away as New Zealand; Alberta, Canada; and California, to spend a week together in Virginia celebrating the friendships they had formed through their blogs. Imagine my delight when I was asked to join them for lunch in Washington, DC, just days after the group had met for the first time! Concerned that I would be crashing their party, Laurie assured me I was welcome and that there would be two other “invitees” as well. And so I went. And it was fabulous! I was warmly welcomed, we never stopped talking, and the hours at lunch passed by much too quickly. We jokingly laughed that the entire story could make for a great movie. Of course, that led to all kinds of speculation as to who we would get to play our parts. Pauline claimed Dame Judi Dench, while Laurie chose Julia Roberts, and I must admit that with all the laughter, I just can’t remember the others. But ladies, I need to change my original choice – can I be Jamie Lee Curtis instead? 😀
We’ve all said it, and many of you have as well.
WordPress Blogging has become so much more than we ever thought it would be. What started out as travel diary, forum for writing, sharing of photography, enlightenment about art, gardening, or crafting, or keeping up with family has become a community of international friends.
Over the last several days, 8 WP bloggers from 3 countries and 2 states, have met in various locations to continue in person, the relationships that have been forged through the world of blogging.
We marveled that while most of us had never met each other, we talked and laughed as if we’d known each other for years.
Which, of course, we had.
What might have seemed unusual to…
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