Fast Friends. Close Knit. Solid. One-of-a-Kind. On-line Buds. Yep. I've got them. You do too.
While I was over at Lisa's she was awarding "Friends Awards" and I was a recipient. That made my day. In particular after my 'dissatisfied post' of an hour or so ago.
Thank you Lisa. <-- You look pretty in pink, by the way. ;)
"The Friends Award isn't about being the most popular blogger or having the most read blog. It is just because you consider the author a friend. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I don't know that I have eight on-line friends who blog, although I have GOOD on-line friends. The number of, matters not. They are the kind of friends who have seen me through the ups and downs in life and on occasion, when most needed, have given me the kick in the arse that my real time, in-my-face, I can see you and hear you friends don't have the, er, gumption, or willingness to do. And sometimes, they provide a simple written line of support or a barely whispered hug.
Thank you friends. Some of you have been here with me since I first started blogging on AOL -- over five years ago now. Wow.
Women On... Girls! (okay Lisa, the Ladies)
JUST ME Donna.
When I began journaling, what I sometimes call a 'social experiment gone out of control', I had no idea why. The temptation was too great to pass up and over the course of five years, the friends have come. Steady Eddies my father would call you all.
I've lost a friend or two along the way. One, sadly, to death. Another to ... who knows? And still others? The little box to the right -> Followers? I could award each of them a Friendship Award because over the course of five years, when you read the same journals/blogs you develop friendships and friendly acquaintances. . We lose each other occasionally when we get busy with life, much like real time life not in the ether land, and when we move from provider to provider, from public to private and back again and when we take a break from blogging.
I don't like the breaks. That means, "I'm not going to do this any more, and I just can't tell you that."
But in the wee hours of the morning, I know where to find all of you
... and oftentimes I do.