Anyone who says “online friendships aren’t real or true or strong” is obviously not making the right kind of friends.
Quite simply: I adore my online friends.They are some of the best people I’ve ever met, even when I don’t get to meet them live.
Everyone from the posse here at More Cowbell to my social media party buds to MyWANA pals to my ROW80 Team. I’ve met some of the most extraordinary people online, and our friendships continue into “real life.”
I know that many of you have experienced this and know it to be true. Most of us spend several hours a week online or at our blogs. The friendships we make there matter.
One of my online pals, Susie Lindau, goes under the knife today for breast cancer. She’s made some tough decisions over the last few weeks and done it with her own brand of grace and laughter. And her blog readers and online peeps are so concerned for her, we’re asking for prayers, good thoughts, healing vibes — whatever you want to call them — on our blogs today.
Please sent one up to your Big Kahuna for Susie. She needs ‘em.
Quick Friday night addendum: Susie’s lymph nodes are CLEAR. Squeee!
Now on to the Pimp or Promote!!
Note: Susie does this at her place as “Use Me & Abuse Me Day.”
Here’s the rules:
I’m taking a page out of Chuck Wendig’s book once again and throwing open the doors of the comments section for the following (he makes people do one of each, just sayin….):
- Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person.OR
- Promote one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us all about it in the comments! The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and coo” at you, and likely promote your project even further (because that’s just how we are).
What do YOU think about online friends? What are you excited to pimp or promote today? Let’s see those links in the comments section! Enquiring minds always want to know what’s going on with you here at More Cowbell.