Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Internet Friends


I was catching up on emails this morning and I realised that I had never met and maybe would never meet most of these people that I was sharing my life with and were sharing theirs with me .
I have met some amazing and wonderful people through the Internet, first when I became a member of the Chocolate Crow Trader collective, through my website and  through blogging. One in particular is probably one of my best friends. We chat for hours on the phone, send Birthday and Christmas gifts and know we will always be there for each other. Our friendship started over 5 years ago and we still haven't met! There are others who are almost as close living in different parts of Australia and one or two overseas that I would never have known existed if the Internet hadn't become a part of my life.
Jody of Re-Inventing fashion did a Christmas Op Shop Swap last year which was something different and lots of fun. Through it I have made another very good friend who I will probably never meet because we live a long way from each other and is young enough to be my daughter but shared interests has proven to us that distance and age really isn't a barrier to a good friendship.
Jody has just launched her Winter Op Shop Swap which you can find here.  If you have never done a Swap before why don't you join up with this one, It is fun and you might be lucky like me and make a new friend!

9 comments:

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Oh Jackie I feel the same! We will meet one day im sure of it! xx

Jenny's Craft Place said...

A lovely post, Jackie. I hope you have fun with the Winter Op Shop Swap :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Jody Pearl said...

Fancy that - I feel like we're creating one of those blogging communities that I've heard happens... and it's a BEAUTIFUL thing!

The other thing that happens in blogging communities, or so I've heard, is that eventually members meet - I'd be happy with a cup of tea, in your garden listening & watching those birds for an hour.

A lovely Post Jackie and thankyou so much for being one of my most ardent supporters. x

Chris said...

Right back at ya Jackie xxx

I love our friendship and yes, although my ear gets very sore, I love the "marathon" phone calls we share.

One day I am certain that we WILL meet but until then I will continue to consider you as one of my "besties" and enjoy the long distance friendship that we share...(and thank goodness for reasonable priced phone plans!...just sayin'...lol!)
xxxx

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post Jackie! :) Barb x

Andrea said...

There is such a lovely, caring group of bloggers I'm glad to have "met" many including yourself over the keyboard. Jody is so inspiring and I am happy to be joining the swap(any excuse really to go op-shopping).
Wondering if you could tell me how to add the button to my sidebar? Not to sure what to do.Thanks X

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The Moonlit Stitch said...

Well said Jackie! ~*~Lisa

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