Yesterday, ABC news had a story about the Pope (whom my ex-Catholic husband refers to as “The Poop”) using YouTube. He felt, apparently, that using current media would help get the word out about God and His work. I’m not Catholic, and I’m not a big fan of YouTube, so it doesn’t matter to me one way or another.
But, he cautioned people against relying too much on blogs as friendship: people should not let real life friendships slide, he said.
Hmmm…I’ve had real life friendships which are no where near as close as I feel to blog friendships. Beverly has asked to meet me when I come to Florida. Bookfool and I have shared ups and downs about our sons. Tanabata has recognized my love for origami and sent me paper from Japan. Chris has encouraged me and comforted me about being a mother. JoAnn and I share a deep affinity for being lakeside. Nan has gifted me with a song for my iPod when I was particularly discouraged. Harry has left enormous insights to books I’ve read through our discussions. These are just off the top of my head; many more people have extended friendship through comments and commiserations.
And, Les, one of my oldest friends in the whole entire blog-o-sphere, has sent me this pillow for my birthday: