Sunday, November 15, 2009

Better living through blogging

There are a number of blogs I read written by women I would like to meet. Some of these are even local folks who I feasibly could meet. But how would one go about such a thing? Is that stalking?

I have a hard enough time getting the balls to befriend a real-life person. You know how it goes; you meet someone you like, someone you could see yourself befriending. Then you what? Ask for their cell number? Call them and ask if they want to go for a walk? Or get coffee? Or skip rocks in the local pond? Or play laser tag in the park? See, I'm not very good at this. I'm getting better, largely with the help of my husband, who is responsible for me figuring out the "get their cell phone number" part. I usually ask for their email address, because that's the kind of geek I am, but that requires planning an event in advance and emailing them in advance, which I'm not good at. Cell phones allow for more last minute planning.

Anyway, how do you befriend someone in the blogosphere? I guess you start off by internet stalking them. See if you can find them on Amazon and get their address. Then do repeated drive-bys of their house until you have their schedule figured out. Then arrange a casual run-in when they are emptying their trash, and off-handedly mention that you read their blog. This seems totally feasible, I should really get on that.

4 comments:

  1. Too Funny! Yes that sounds like a perfectly normal plan. You should go for it! Haha!

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  2. Hey, it is your neighbor Erin :)

    I've only met very few people through blogging, but usually it did start with just exchanging comments on each other's blog, and then escalated to emails, which resulted in some kind of meeting (in a public place, of course!), and THEN phone numbers were exchanged.

    The repeated drive bys sound like a good plan too ;)

    Ben and I have actually had people come up to us and ask us if we write the We Got Served blog (we write about restaurants, not sure if you've seen it - link is in my blogger profile) which was kind of odd at first, but it's always nice to feel famous :)

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  3. You are famous! I'll have to check out your blog. And I promise I have no idea when you take your trash out. ;)

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  4. Hey! I saw you were stalking my blog, so I decided to stalk yours as well. ; ) My sister had someone walk up to her off the street and realize they were stalking her blog! You can read about that here: http://ourportlandfoursquare.blogspot.com/2009/07/mean-green-earth-machine.html.

    Glad you're blogging and even more glad that you are cloth diaper obsessed! Lucky baby! And lucky mama, too. She's adorable!

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