Here’s something that I never would have thought about had I not moved over to WordPress.
When you create your links to other blogs, in my case I named them the oh, so original “blogroll,” WordPress gives you the option to Link the Relationship.
In other words, I can tag the relationship I have with said blogger as friendship (options being contact, acquaintance, friend, or none), physical (met), professional (co-worker, colleague), geographical, family or romantic.
Now look at my blogroll. Most of those on there are writers. So at first I thought, OK, they’re all colleagues, right? They write. I write? It’s a writing family.
Then I thought, well no, I met the majority of you through AbsoluteWrite. We’ve had conversations together, shared good times, bad times, all of that. We’re closer than colleagues, we’ve shared personal things.
Would that make you acquaintances since we never met?
No, not really. Because, as I said in the paragraph above, we’ve shared things.
That makes us friends. And once I came to that decision, it was fairly easy to click “Friend” on everyone in that blogroll.
Cheers to friendship. 🙂
ETA: Oh, and the list is incomplete. I think I have many more friends to add.