We, who are taking part in the WordPress challenge Post-a-Day-2011, have been posting and reading for more than half a year now. I’m subscribed to a few blogs … I read their posts, comment when I can … it’s like I know them a little bit — some more than others. Sometimes I wonder if they feel the same about me — like they know me a little?! Some, I’ve seen pictures of, others I’ve never seen. There have even been bloggers that I couldn’t say if they were male or female.
The ones that I’ve never seen, I tend to make up an image of, in my mind — not consciously, it just appears after reading for some time. It’s like I can see them for my ‘inner eye’, so to speak. It’s the same when I read a book — if it’s good, I can ‘see’ the characters.
Had a strange experience about a week ago: Was looking at a picture in a blog — clicking on it somehow took me to the person’s photo storage site, and I came across a picture of herself. I had not seen her before [no, I won’t say who it was], but it was the spitting image of the one my mind had made up. It was almost eerie…
Earlier in life, I’ve met people that I’ve talked to for a long time on the phone at work … and I’ve almost exclusively been wrong. Once I was fairly right, but not even close to this time.
How about you? Have you ever had any experience like that … that you’ve gotten to finally see someone, that you’ve only talked with on the phone or communicated with online?
It doesn’t really matter if I see the bloggers or not — it’s all about exchanging thoughts and ideas. I just wanted to write about this because it was so spot on.