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Blogging is Not our whole life but it does bring connection and friendship and makes our life whole.

Cindy

They’re real friends to me.
How about you?

I mean where else would anyone that doesn’t blog understand you?

The fact is they don’t and to be fair how can you blame them?

If I think back to before I started blogging, I would have probably felt the same way. In the big scheme of life, blogging is just an aspect of our lives but not our whole life, although, it can be quite consuming. It does bring meaning and connection from like minded people that understand us and that in and of itself is huge. The pandemic was a perfect time to start blogging if you started then because we were in lock down 24 7 and it gave us ways to connect when we were stuck at home.

Although I started blogging 7 years ago, it was for clients or a travel log so I could have a place to store memories but I had no idea of what I had really gotten myself into.

It sat dormant and then when the pandemic started it took on a life of its own and gave me an outlet to put all of my thoughts and feelings on paper and connect with people all over the world along with Zoom being front and center as well.

I grew to love the connections I made and couldn’t wait to hear what my friends had to say everyday. We grew close and our exchanges were real and genuine, until all of a sudden some of them would disappear into thin air and I was crushed. I used to reach out and see how they were and check in one by one until they were gone completely which always left me a little sad and it still does. I can still remember each of their names and our conversations. As a matter of fact i’m thinking of a few of you right now and i’m hoping you’re ok and doing well.

This happens in real life too. People move, we change careers, schools, get married, have kids, get divorced which all change our circle of friends and acquaintances.

But for the most part, people that don’t blog… our friends in the flesh, think we’re a little touched, weirdos, we have no real friends and we’re just wasting our time.

But wait, don’t they know how much money we’re making? Haha! Ok.for you newby’s out there reading for the first time, I didn’t pay for my house through blogging or even a pack of gum.

Not me anyway, I actually pay to keep ads off of my blog. So, if you’re reading this because you think blogging is a get rich quick scheme, you’re barking up the wrong tree so feel free to stop reading now and find those blogs that will deceive you into thinking you can and gladly take your money to help you learn. I’m just telling you like it is.

If you are like me, blogging is just an extension of what you do because sharing your message with the world is a calling.

So next time you get a lot of flack from your friends in the flesh just sluff it off. They’ll never get us, I mean how could they, especially when they hear we don’t get paid. Each of us have our own motivations for blogging but one that is universal among us, is our passion and connections that we build.

Who feels your pain when you have a snafu? Certainly not your in the flesh friends and the issues happen more times than we would like as we all know.

Either word press glitches, they change something and we haven’t a clue what to do. We end up in spam, we have a post published and all of sudden it changes and we scramble in a mad dash like it’s the end of the world. 😂

We know it’s not true but I don’t know about you, but I panic when that happens cuz I do my best to adhere to schedules, stay on track, chart my progress, check my stats at times, schedule posts, write, read, organize and my head goes in circles at times, when I can’t get it all just the way I want.

And then there are those times when we have to regroup on a minute’s notice and get something else up and running. Well to be clear we don’t have to, but if we want to keep our algorithms and SEO happy, it behooves us to do so. That’s a blog in and of itself and trust me I’m no expert on this but do visit Pooja at LifesFineWine who takes the mystery out of SEO and is really helpful and has and article SEO for Dummies.

So, when I’m sitting talking about you to my friends in the flesh at home and they look at me rather strange and scratch their head thinking I’m deranged and say “you’ve got to be kidding”. I look at them and I want to say but don’t, “of course they are lame brain, they know exactly what I’m talking about”. I mean who knows better the pains of our plight or writing in the middle of the night, editing, spell checking, research etc. than my blogging friends that are real to me.

These are the times my friends in the flesh don’t get me and never will.

So today, I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much I value you and am happy that you get me and I get you and we are friends.

The only thing we can’t do is give each other a hug or slap each other in the face but then we wouldn’t have to because the one in front of us is the only one that deserved that mighty blow that doesn’t get us, not you.

Not cool Will Smith much as I love you! Now put on your big boy pants and apologize to Chris Rock.
Come on people now set an example in our world! No act of violence is justified nor should be tolerated especially by those of you that are influential in our world.

Copyright © 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved 

We’re Sorry Chris Rock. See Will that wasn’t too hard especially when it should have never happened.

Thanks for sharing your time with me today. It was one of those mornings for me in regrouping and moving into another direction than planned. Remember that life is unpredictable and you are resilient and have the ability to pick up the pieces and move forward so don’t let anything get in you way of shining your light and love. I never ask you to do what I don’t expect of myself. Some Days we might choose to put the cover back over our heads and go to bed but most days I forge ahead like today and encourage you to do the same.

Blessings,

💖🙏🌻

Cindy

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Sheereen
3 months ago

This is quite a thoughtful post. We’ve made some really good friends in WP!❤

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Me too! Got a wonderful friend in you❤

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Me too! You should definitely visit India soon!🥺🥺

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
3 months ago

There are, I think, two main differences between in-the-flesh friends and blogger friends. Word Press friends are real, although we may never meet. WordPress friends “get us” in ways our other friends often do not. The ideas and inspiration blog friends share and the feedback we receive from them enrich our lives and enhance our creativity.

Cindy, I am glad you are my friend. You mean a lot to me! <3

Sheree
3 months ago

I’ve even met up with some of my WP friends

ben Alexander
3 months ago

Much love! I agree with all of this, and the Will Smith incident in particular – even if the joke was insensitive (I’m certain Chris Rock didn’t know about her medical condition – it was just an innocent joke).

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🤗 Cindy 🤗

Tricia Sankey
3 months ago

I was happy to see Will Smith did apologize yesterday. The world certainly does not need more violence right now, especially over bad jokes. I think that’s why I love my blogger friends so much, it is usually inspiring and uplifting to log on here and read. And I feel like we all share so much in common as writers. I felt the same while attending my MFA program, the people who choose to write are a special bunch. 💓

Prakaash inspiration✍🌹
3 months ago

Good post Cindy.
Excellent analysis Cheryl and I strongly agree with you.Wordpress friends are real good friends than our many friends in personnel and professional life with not a tiny intention of any secondary gain. Once again very wonderful analysis and have a nice day.👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes, he did apologize to Chris and admit he was embarrassed and wrong. There must be something deeper going on with him. I know some people think it was fake too, I get sick of some saying everything is staged though. I think when I took my writing classes in the MFA program, it was just a new experience to be around like-minded people. Feels very much the same blogging now! 💖

Sadje
3 months ago

I think all my friends here at WP are my real friends too. The connections I’ve made here are very dear to me. Thanks for a lovely post Cindy.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Oh Cindy this is so kind of you. Your beautiful words are much appreciated. 💕💖

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

💕💖

Daphny Aqua
3 months ago

My blogger friend are very much real to me as much as my friends in flesh are, honestly if not for my blogger friends who really would understand me and my need to write down something in the middle of nowhere who knows where the inspiration comes from haha… There are somethings people around you don’t understand and for people like us words are our identity and reality, we are more opened up with words and we connect more through words. I cherish your friendship dearest Cindy, I stopped writing for 5years due to personal reasons but I’m glad I’m back on writing and even more glad to blog, gave me the chance of meeting amazing people as you and so what we can’t hug or slap each other in real, there’s always an emoji for that. 😜😁
Lots of love to you my friend. ❤️❤️❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I will for sure play along one day 😁
Oh! I forgot one thing I am definitely not looking to earn here, I just want a place where there are more people like me, connecting with them, learning from them, a place I can fit in. Sending you lots of love. 🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy Panda
3 months ago

I love this post! It rings so true for me. I restarted blogging in the lockdown too. I was unsure of what I wanted from it but soon connected with bloggers who made this blogosphere a safe space for me to be me.
I have made SO many friends in the last two years. And like you some of my friends unfortunately don’t blog anymore and I miss them. But I’m glad they were a part of my journey.
The blogosphere becomes so much more meaningful once you have friends here. ❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
3 months ago

It is so nice to have WordPress friends and I have kept in touch with few of my virtual friends. You too have become a close friend to me Cindy and I love reading all your posts. They are so interesting and inspiring. Such a lovely read. Thanks for the beautiful post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Yes Cindy you are a wonderful friend and so nice to have met you on blogging site. You are always welcome. Lots of love and hugs 💖🤗😊🤗💖🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

👍🏼👍🏼🤗🤗🤗

judeitakali
3 months ago

I am in total agreement with you. I like to think i have real friends on here.

salsaworldtraveler
3 months ago

I also view my blogging friends as real friends, especially thoughtful and caring ones like you Cindy. 😄🧡💖 The Will Smith attack was ridiculous. He didn’t defend his wife he disgraced her.

katiemiafrederick
3 months ago

Gusts Already to 40 MPH 16 Hours Before the
Storm is Scheduled to Blow Through Dancing

(Trash Cans That Do Not Willow Give
Tumbling Over And Over Down Road)

With Wings of the Wind No Longer

245 Pounds only the

Weight of A Feather

Blowing Through the

Wind March Meets April
in the Deep South Florida

Panhandle Winter Birthing Spring
Labor Pains Clearly All Around Do

Bring

Hehe,

And This is the
‘Small Talk’ i Just Related
to A Retired Marine Around

my Neighborhood Block Dancing
Freely With Wings This Way Haha

The Look On His Face Was/is Priceless

Yet Nothing i Do Is For Sell or Copyrighted

As It’s True Original Creativity Will Never Even

Need to Be Copyrighted It is surely More of me

Than Just A Label Assigned At Birth Not Able to Speak

Until Four or the Asperger’s Syndrome Label Assigned

at 47 That the
Professionals

Claim i Discarded

With Free Verse Poetry
And Free Dance Regulating
Emotions and Integrating Senses

Voila A Condition With No Cure i Just
Dance And Sing Away in Bliss And Nirvana Eternally Now

Yet You See As Far As Reciprocal Social Communication

The Doctor’s With ‘A Thousand Years’ of Education Are able

to Learn to ‘Speak Fred’ Whereas the Retired Marine Neighbor

Not So Much Oh Lord Still Stuck With A Vincent Van Gogh
Communication

Disorder

Hehe True
Who has
Ever Understood

What They’ve Never
Encountered Before Isn’t
This the HiSToRY Already
of Original Creativity As We Know

It Yawn Hehe i Have the Advantage of
the Google Search Engine While This is New

Its surely isn’t New in the Experience of Original Creativity

True indeed a Reciprocal Social Communication Difficulty Still

to Some Beautiful
Amazing Magical

to Others Just Word
Salad or Even So-Called
“Insanity” Yet to me the Science
of Poetry Counting Syllables and
Paint By Numbers is the Opposite of

Art And Truly
Systemizing
Science How Do i ‘KNoW’

Hehe i’ve Gotten the Same
Clueless Responses From both
An Internet Site for Folks on the Autism
Spectrum and A Poetry Site online Dedicated

to “Paint
By NuMBeRS”
Poetry My God

That’s the Part of Life
When i Was/AM iRobot i StruggLED

And Finally Escaped to Truly ‘Bloom’
It’s Like that Song By ‘Nirvana’ Sarcastic
in the Audience’s Inability to Understand the
Lyrics While they Sang Along Yet It is the Music
That Brings The Emotional Explosions Far Beyond Words…

True ‘Sturgill Simpson’ Expressed A Different Ending of ‘the Grunge’
From the 90’s As “In Bloom” Becomes Colors of A ‘William Blake Poem’…

SMiLes Dear
Cindy i Get You
And i’ll Be HeaR
As Long As You Are Here

As ReMeMBeR i ReAlly have
No Choice as THere is a F R E D iN FRiEnD…

And On the Other Hand You Know what They Say About “Wookiee’s”

True We Are Very Hairy And Have Big Canine Teeth Yet We Are the

Most Loyal
‘Star
Wars’
Dogs
of All When

It Comes to FRiEnD…

Not Unlike Yoda When
He Was Only A Child of 50
It took me That Long And 3
Years More to Learn to Dance
And Sing Creatively And Most Everything
i’ve Done is Just A Copy and Paste Anthology
That Expresses How Much i’ve Been Inspired
By Other Human Beings and All of Nature Everywhere

i Travel
Eternally
NoW iN
Autotelic
Flow in this
Life Now It’s
All A Free Dance
And Song Prompt to me…

Hehe Yet oh How Upset Some Folks
Get When one Responds Creatively New This way…

Hehe, at Least online there is An On and Off Switch for me…

All These Words And It’s So Amazing i Literally Became Assessed
As Legend, Famous, And Hero For Just A Non-Sense Public Dance
Everywhere i Go After About 12 Months of Doing it Back in 2014 Now

People Point at me like the ‘Local Weather Man’ And Takes Pics of me

Standing

In Line
Slow
Dancing
There too hehe

Still Accumulating
16,402 Miles in
103 Months Now

And Some Folks Are
Amazed When they
Find out i Speak (Sing) too Hehe…

As i Talk/Sing As Fast as A Tornado
And Spread as Much Original Creative
Rain as A Hurricane Cat 6 in a New York Minute..

in
Florida
of Course Haha…

Oh Lord When Creativity
Becomes A Functional
Disability Outside of ‘Wonderland’ Now hehe…

And Yes in my Case “Boogie Wonderland” too…

Do not Doubt ‘The Force’ of A Non-Verbal 3 Year-Old Child HAha…

Change

Happens
And Size
Matters Not
When One is
‘too Big’ to See WitH SMiLes…

It’S How ‘Invisible Originally Creative People’ ‘Just Do It’ And REMaiN Truly Free

And YeS It Dam Sure Beats An Overall “Will Smith” Fame AND FORTUNE Effect..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Oh Gosh Cindy
You Still Have
me Beat Hehe
1182 Words

For Your
Post only

793 Words
For my Response

Oh Lord 500 Word
Essays Were A Nightmare

In College All i
Could Think of
In Firstly, Secondly,
In Addition, And
Finally For 4 Paragraphs

Of Fill in
The Blank
Then With No
Multiple Choice
Hehe Now Just

Wings

With

Hope
Fully
Only Feathers 🪶
Dropping Wherever

iFly
Free
Next
As Original
Creativity
Energizer
Bunny’s

me More
Always New Now
Thanks Dear Cindy☺️❤️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Hehe Dear Cindy
i Was Never Much
Good At Creative

Writing
Yet Numbers
Easy Breezy
ACCounting i Do☺️🏝❤️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

☺️🙌❤️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

True We Can
Only Keep Trying

Harder
For Fun 🤩

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🙌☺️🏝❤️

Bharath Upendra
3 months ago

I’ve had people call me a weirdo for making friends online. They helped me more than the real ones did though. 😂
I’ve made great friends here, the only problem is they aren’t consistent. If they’re gone, they’re gone.

Ingrid
3 months ago

Well, Cindy, I can vouch for the fact that blogging friends ARE real, the connections we make are real, and sometimes they can lead to something IRL😉🥰❤️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Oh, I’m going on a worldwide blogging tour pretty soon 😅 ✈️ 🌎❤️

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Deal! 🤩😘

gabychops
3 months ago

Dearest Cindy, of course you have true friends here! I have such a close friends that I would not be without them, of course you are included!

Joanna

Kajal
3 months ago

Such a thoughtful post! I have met some of the best people here and I’m going to hold on to them for life.

themagicflint
3 months ago

I love it. Simply love how you love and value your fellow blogger friends. I’m touched. Hugs❤️

themagicflint
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are most welcome, Cindy ❤️

poeticallyyours360
3 months ago

What a post of reflection: it including realistic expectations, sincere encounters and morning tea/coffee talk! I like you value my connections in this blogging community! thanks for the encouragement I found in this post and the value you placed on those who visit your site and engage with you…Kudos for expressing yourself and being thoughtful

poeticallyyours360
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

💐you are welcome🤭 and I am grateful for the engagement/conversing!

Jewish Young Professional "JYP"
3 months ago

If you had asked me this question pre-blog, I would have said, “No way, that’s insane! How could a stranger on the internet be considered a friend?!? Everyone you meet on the internet must be assumed to be a crazy person, scam artist or a serial killer. Safety first!”

Now having a blog and having interacted with the kind, well-meaning strangers who also blog, I’ve come to understand how you and fellow bloggers can become invested in each other’s lives and wellbeing. How you can feel moved to want to collaborate with, support, share with people whom you’ve never met (and may never meet). How a person, whose name, appearance, and location could be a complete mystery, can become a friend, a closer friend in fact, than someone from offline life who knows all those things. Blogger friendship is the sort of thing I think you only really understand once you start a blog.

Kym Gordon Moore
3 months ago

Cindy my dear, I dropped the mic on this post. Now….
“If you are like me, blogging is just an extension of what you do because sharing your message with the world is a calling.”
I agree with you on this because I have reached more people through such mediums as WordPress than I have in person.

As a writer/blogger, people tend to assume that we don’t have a life, that we are a recluse or that we are completely loopy!!! 😜🤣🤓 We march to the beat of a different drummer, as you have surmised. Let’s face it, folks will never get it if they have never walked in our shoes (and they won’t). I don’t think that’s being arrogant, just facing the music that we exercise our potential and find satisfaction in a different manner.

Thanks so much for sharing a topic near and dear to our hearts, my real, my imagined, and my authentic friend! Cheers! 🍹🥂🍸

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Cindy, you are the perfect candidate to be on a platform of scholars,…scholars of life my friend. Hoen we can take a deep nose dive into the puzzle pieces of life and can be fascinated by those pieces even if no one else is. Yet somehow, we always find a way to tap into the like-minded spirit of purpose and discovery.

As they say, always stay curious my friend!!! 🕵🏼‍♀️🧐🕵🏼‍♂️ You’ll never be bored!!! 😜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Bored? Us? No way! 🙅🏼‍♀️😲🙅🏽‍♀️ That’s not in my lectionary, how about yours? LOL 🤣😆😜😂😝

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You got that one Mommy Nature! NEVER!!! 😜😆😝

Susi Bocks
3 months ago

Real and supportive in a way even really good friends in real life don’t know how to be.

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
3 months ago

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

BEING HUMAN

Here ARE Three THOUGHTS!!! to ponder pon’ THOUGHTFULLY!!! so please Say NOTHING!!! until SOMETHING!!! Makes Sense; Go!!! – > :

💎 1. People ARE People, People Get Angry; like accidentally kicking husbands in the bum while walking
💎 2. This individual who posted this is a person
💎 3. Writing is a more effective way of communicating than talking and Body Language especially Facial Expressions even more so

…these Electronic Communications are Still Letters that Assist in Giving Us Pause for THOUGHT!!! and Truth of Expression, The Message We ARE Endevouring to Deliver to The Other…basically EveryOne an addiction to “in the flesh” is worse than an addiction to any Sort of Substance (because it’s NEVER!!! The Substance ALWAYS!!! The Mood and We ALL Know How Face-to-Face Conversations can Escalate in to Violence just like Will Slapping Chris) EveryBody; just remember that YOU!!! ARE Communicating with a REAL!!! Person Online (some exceptions just like “in the flesh” when the other seems deaf (no disrespect to The Deaf who enjoy Sign Language and Written Words) robotic and just repeatedly expresses “CAN’T COMPUTE, CAN’T COMPUTE, CANNOT COMPUTE, GOODBYE!!!” ~ a Nod in The Direction of ‘Lost In Space’ , a Nice Play On Words MeTHNKS!!!) and What Say ALL of YOU!!! if YOU!!! ARE NOT!!! too Programulated to Chew 🎶 My Fat and Debate with Knowledgeable even Wise Discourse 🤔 ?…

💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

…💎💎💎…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis 🙏🏿 ; it took a long while and a LOT OF INNER WORK!!! but NOW!!! Having Returned to The Purity of My ChildLike State I AM Consciously ReConnected to SOURCE!!! it’s a Pleasure 🙏🏿 to 🎶 Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene, We ARE One who ARE Many rather than Many who ARE One

…💛💚💙…

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

💜 Thank YOU!!! SupaSoulSis; right back atchya

…💛💚💙…

GraceoftheSun
3 months ago

Love this post, Cindy. I totally resonated with it. I have met some people that I consider to be friends, you are one of them.💕💕💕 BTW – I completely agree with you on the Will Smith – Chris Rock situation.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Absolutely . My pleasure.💕

House of Heart
3 months ago

You said it perfectly gf! It’s odd I guess but we get close to our virtual friends and miss them when they have to go. Sending love ❤️

House of Heart
3 months ago

Definitely not cool Will Smith. I’m tired of this atmosphere of violence whenever we feel upset. He screwed up.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
3 months ago

I have more virtual friends than real friends these days. While I have met three blogger friends in real life, and would have met more in person if COVID hadn’t shutdown real life. Yet the people I have never met, but I interact with virtually are real friends. We have real interactions and real collaborations inside and outside of the blogoshere that sometimes produce real, physical things.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I met one bloggger in Paris, France. She gave us a tour of the 10th and 19th Arrondissements where she lived for many years. You can see two post on my T&L Blob site of our experience at: https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/8/the-19th-on-the-19th

And

https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/8/slaughterhouse-to-arts-and-science

Ann, the blogger we met in Paris, translated one of my poems into French in March 2017. We met her in July 2018. A friend who teaches French at the university used her translation of my poem in her French classes. You can read her translation at https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/3/another-saturday-in-a-life.

As I mentioned our virtual friendships are not only real, they produce real life results.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are welcome, Cindy.

Stuart Danker
3 months ago

I actually think the bloggers on here (who are mostly on the other side of the world) know more about me than my real life friends. We even talk more (once a week is plenty for lil ol’ introvert me). So yes, blogger friends are real! Blog friendships are almost like enjoying playing with others’ pets. You get all the fun without the responsibility, heh heh.

michnavs
3 months ago

I have been in WP for years and i’ve really made thoughful connections with othes bloggers, and you are one of them. It feels so good to know that someone out there, in probably the other side of the world understands how you feel about certain issues or topic more than anyone closer to you right now.

The first time i jumped off my bed after reading your post was when i realized like me you are not just a poet/writer but a fitness enthusiast as well – it really amazes me to see women taking up the courage to stay fit and healthy as we grow old by age.

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are an inspiration Cindy❤

Kate Duff
3 months ago

Absolutely real friends – there is the digital world and the real world – two parallel universes but relationships and communication are equally important in both 💕

~M
~M
3 months ago

Awww I love this post, Cindy. I’ve made the closest friends that I’ve ever had in my life, right here on WP. It’s been a life changing experience for me. I always refer to you as the mother of WP when I’m speaking to my in-flesh friends. You’re so kindhearted and I love the way you look out for everyone here. Much love to you, Cindy ❤️xo

~M
~M
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re most welcome, Cindy. 💕I’m just so happy to have met you on here. Your encouraging words are always such a blessing to me. Have a wonderful rest of your week. ☀️🌈💫

Jeff Flesch
3 months ago

A wonderful post, detailing so much of the blogging journey, and the very real human connections we have within our blogging family. It’s such an honor. We all appreciate you too, Cindy! Loved this post! 🥰❤️

Prior...
3 months ago

Hi Cindy!
I am grateful for my blog friends too and you really described things quite well here
And so glad the pandemic brought you into full gear here in the new way that allowed your blog friendships to bloom

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️😊

Aahna Yadav
3 months ago

Wow!! Thanks to you and others that I have grown my blog in a matter of three months. And yes, I agree with you. Those who take up blogging just because they have seen some millionaires doing it, they should stop right away because it will never get them anywhere.

Ritish Sharma
3 months ago

That’s such a sweet post. Cindy. It touched my heart 🧡 You’re so kind & sweet. I’m glad to be a part of this community. Most of the friend bloggers I met here are kind-hearted, even though I never met them in real but I just know they are. And these are motivations for us doing blogging. It feels like we’re doing the right things, trusting & supporting each other from different parts of this planet even after so many harsh times we’ve faced.
It feels so positive, isn’t it?

Thank you, Cindy

radhikasreflection
3 months ago

WP is now a family Cindy and the friends are true and very supportive. Blessed to be a part of this amazing network. Glad to have you in that family dear Cindy 💖

Chris Adedoyin
3 months ago

Thanks, Cindy. This post is a must-read and informative. 

Chris Adedoyin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You are welcome. All is well. Anytime.

SelmaMartin
3 months ago

we scramble in a mad dash like it’s the end of the world. 😂 haha. We’re all mad here. Thanks for sharing. I can relate. You and your lovely soul and I and mine wouldn’t have met if it wasn’t for this platform. A Holy Connection indeed. Stay sweet. xoxo

Deeksha Bhardwaj
3 months ago

A wonderful post, Cindy! I have made quite a few friends here on WP like you 🤗 and it’s motivating when WP friends support you. Thanks for sharing a beautiful thought💛✨

Deeksha Bhardwaj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Thank you for your kind words😄✨

Clive
3 months ago

I agree. Regular comments and chats on our blogs do feel like friendships, and I value them. As for real or imagined, I guess I must be real: you’d need a strange imagination to come up with me 😊

Goff James
3 months ago

Great post Cindy. Totally agree with the sentiments expressed. Have a wonderful day My Friend. Happy Wonderful Day All My Blogging Friends.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

Cheers.😍

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

🤙

VJ
VJ
3 months ago

My blogging friends are real to me, and cherished at that.

VJ
VJ
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

My pleasure, Cindy. So glad we’ve connected.

d.a.simpsonwriter
3 months ago

Nicely done musings 💖💖

KK
KK
3 months ago

What a beautiful reflection, Cindy! I resonate with every line of your post. It seems you have written it on my behalf after improvisation. Smith-Chris episodes happen in the heat of the moment, but if one accepts the mistake and apologises, the matter should come to an end. 😊💐💖🙏

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

You’re more than welcome, Cindy. I have every love and respect for your uniqueness. 😊💐💖🙏

Michele Lee
3 months ago

Cindy, it was interesting to learn about your blog journey and your perspective on blogging. I began posting in the early fall of 2019. I was terrified to submit my first post – sharing with the world! 😱 I laugh when I think about that. I needed a creative outlet after losing my father and leaving HS teaching, and writing is a calling for me. One that I did not have time for with the endless demands of teaching, especially the grading! I did not know what I was getting into, and I did not know I would be writing poetry to the extent that I am. I have also enjoyed reconnecting with my early love of photography. I started my blog with a focus on change and life transitions. That quickly changed. haha I am glad for that, and I am also glad for the many amazing connections I have made. People come and go, you are right, but it is an accessible platform that attracts diverse people from around the world and that is wonderful. Happy writing, sharing, and connecting. 🌞

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

I am grateful to you, Cindy, for your sharing nature, your creativity and gift for connecting, and your energetic spirit. Thank you for the thoughtful response. 💖🤗

Reshma Eyafe
3 months ago

This is a lovely blog post. I can identify with many of your sentiments. Also, your writing style is a joy to read.

Ananda
3 months ago

I love all my connections with fellow bloggers . We may never meet in person but we regularly peek into each other’s heart and soul

A Star on the Forehead
3 months ago

Hi Cindy,
Great post! Our “real life” friends would never get the connections we make here in the blogging world.
I do get eye rolls when I call my peeps here friends, but I don’t care, as long as I get it.
Plus, I have have complete certainty that I will meet some of my friends here in person, you included. It is just a matter of time.
Blessings to you!

A Star on the Forehead
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
3 months ago

It will be awesome and hopefully I will make it happen sooner, rather than later!!

Swinged Cat
3 months ago

They’re very real go me, given that I married one and met countless others. I’ve lunched with them, sent them Christmas and birthday cards, attended their weddings. There’s no doubt that blogging has changed my life for the better…thanks to the friends I have made!

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