Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose

This Week's prompt:  The blogging world
Blogger friends vs 'real' friends
I guess that you have to define what a friend is before you can compare these two types of friends.  According to Webster, a friend is
1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
2.a person who gives assistance or supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.
3. a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile.
As I see it, both blogger friends and in person friends can fulfill these criteria.  I have many blogger friends that, although I have never personally met them, I feel connected to them.  I have followed them through their trials and triumphs, some I correspond not only on their blog but through e-mail. 
At times I have been able to assist these on line friends with some need of theirs, and feel that I am on good terms with them.
In person friends have the advantage of being able to see you, and sometimes read your feelings by your expressions, and the nuances of your body language.
Both types of friends are important to me and have enriched my life.


  1. I just had lunch with two 'blog friends' last week. It was our second get together and really fun. We have lots in common and talked non-stop for over 2 hours.

  2. You know... I ALWAYS love your posts when you are pondering with me!!!
    I have not had the joy of 'meeting' any of my blogger friends although I have spoken with many of them over the phone!

    I grabbed your post title and linked you up (I figured you wouldn't mind!)

    Thanks for pondering with me!

  3. Friends come in many forms today. Social media has allowed us to open up a door into our lives an let so many people in.

  4. I think your line about "enriching your life" is so, so vital! it is true, whether it is someone you know face to face - or via the web, it should be an enriching experience. I consider myself so lucky that both kinds of friendships have been thus for me.