To which I gave a whole-hearteded:
THIS HAS TO HAPPEN!
“Why? Why would this be great?” Other bloggers may ask.
Well, I have two examples of why this would absolutely be amazing.
The first being my encounter with the ever looking-forward, optimistic, bright Vyvy.
In this instance, bloggers might say, “Well, you two had people in common, that changes things. Makes it easier!”
Well, more recently, I had a meetup with the always hilarious Calahan.
(Yes, these name descriptions are required.)
See, Calahan and I didn’t have any people in common! He and his beautiful wife were down in my area for a wedding that had nothing to do with anyone I knew!
And guess what?
We had a swimmingly awesome gathering! I mean, there’s that first awkward, “Shoot, who am I looking for? Although we’ve talked so much online I realize that I probably can’t pick them out of the crowd in front of the restaurant…”
I decided to be helpful and wear the shirt my mom had just given me for Valentine’s.
But after that: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
We all talked for hours. Ate some great food. Hung out with ease really.
Because let’s be honest: if you have an awesome personality on your blog. Well, that’s you! And that means you’re awesome in person too.
We already know a bit of each person that we read. I mean, when I write, I know that I really do put myself into it, and I know so many other writers do too.
And as we already know each other that little bit – we should go that little bit farther.
The best reasons of all?
Because now, when I read Vyvy or Calahan, I get to put a face to the stories. I get to put a voice with it too.
And I know my life has been enriched all the more for getting to know them.