Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I feel

honored and validated and all sorts of good things.

Let me explain. Awhile back I added Sitemeter to my blog. Mainly just to see if anyone was reading. Not that it's all about the numbers or anything. But, they do make you feel better, kinda like money. I know money doesn't buy happiness, but it kinda does.

Well, I rarely check my Sitemeter. I have a group of commenters and I love them and their blogs and that's been goood enough for me. But, I just so happened to have some extra time today and thought I'd give it a check.

Well, blow me down! Not only do people google "hippy makeup" "babywearing hippies" and "happy birthday sweet baby girl" and get my site. But, they are directed here from people that I've never met! That is just too cool! People actually have me listed on their blogrolls and we've never even "met". Thank you all. Seriously. It feels wonderful to know that people actually like to read my blatherings. I promise to frequent your blogs too!

I've actually met a LOT of people online. I met my local playgroup online before I met any of them in person. And I've met my closest friends online too. I have a whole group of mommies that all had babies in January 2005. We're still close friends almost three years later. And now I have a whole new group of blogging friends.

I guess I'll have to write Al Gore a thank you note for inventing this here Internet and helping me make new friends!

7 comments:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Oh please tell Mr. Gore I said "thank you!" too! :)

Isn't online communication truly amazing? I mean, truly. It's crazy because you and I have never even spoken on the phone, yet I feel I know you better than some of my closest offline friends. And to think what I would have missed out on if I had stumbled across message boards about the time I got pregnant with D.

Okay, now I am rambling. Anyway, it IS fun to see how people end up at the ol' blog. Just like money. It's not why you blog, but it kinda is . . .

CamiKaos said...

being validated, either on line or in person is always sooo nice.

Corey~living and loving said...

I totally know how you feel Lori. Internet can be such a blessing. I certainly know how much it has meant to me.
What a nice post this was. :)

Jeff & Lisa said...

I need that validation. I'll admit it. I check my blog constantly to see how many comments I have. I get sad when no one leaves a comment. I know there are blog lurkers out there, and sometimes I am one of them, I can admit that too, but I always try to leave a comment and let them know how I happened upon their blog. I love the blog links and check every ones out! I need that validation......

Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

I don't comment on all the postings, but I do read them. You make the rest of us feel like we aren't alone in this crazy world!

Please extend our thanks to Mr Gore. lol

sybil law said...

Totally.
I think I sprayed that, sorry. :)
But I just saw the ice cream picture and now I am dying for an ice cream. THANKS. Thanks a lot. haha

Modified Mummy said...

I know what you mean, some of my closest friends I have only 'met' online, and I know I couldn't live without them.

and knowing people link to you, and are coming to your site is certainly a bit of a buzz!

Without the internet, I'd be so lonely...