bloggers unite

Is it just me, or do you all feel like you have a lot in common with other knitting bloggers? I find this fascinating, because in “real” life it is really tough to meet people on the same wavelength and with similar interests and tastes. It makes me wonder, if I met some of these bloggers in person, would I feel the same connection? Would it be weird? I have only met a couple of my online friends in person. One buddy I met virtually on a running listserv and in person at the starting line of the Chicago Marathon, which is a strange place to meet a person in the first place! It wasn’t too odd, but it kind of was, if you know what I mean. So how many bloggers have you met? Was it fun? Weird? Would you do it again?
By the way, if you want the Penzey’s banana cake recipe, e-mail me, and I’ll send it to you. I don’t think it appears on their web site.

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12 Responses to bloggers unite

  1. Shirley says:

    I’ve heard other bloggers meet but personally since I don’t blog myself I don’t seem to know of one who lives near me. Strangely enough I do agree. I’ve lived in the same neighborhood for about 17 years and have little in common with any of them let alone knitting interests. Though my ex-next door neighbor was a former knitter I didn’t find out till she moved away just last year! (She didn’t seem to have any interest in starting again either).

  2. I was just having this same conversation with someone by email. I suspect that we bloggers find our tribe because the prospective friends (i.e. readers) get a glimpse of our lives that they might not have if we met at work or wherever. It’s very cool indeed.
    I haven’t met any fellow bloggers yet but I can imagine when I do they’ll say, Where the heck is your bonnet, Pioneer Woman! And the covered wagon? hmmm? LOL.

  3. Amy says:

    Mariko: Check out Illusionaire’s blog entry for today — combines Portland AND cooking (right up your alley 🙂 And she belongs to a Portland Bloggers Group that meet regularly.
    I myself haven’t located or met any San Diego-based knitting bloggers.

  4. Kerstin says:

    See? You should be thanking me for sparing you the “weirdness” of meeting me in person. *teehee* I’ve met quite a few of the bloggers and I have nothing but GREAT things to say about the experience. Of course, I might avoid one or two of them in a dark alleway . . . 🙂
    Yes! I have no bananas! But when I do, I’ll know where to get the cake recipe. 🙂

  5. kim says:

    as far as knit bloggers go, I’ve met a small handful. As far as meeting internet people though, I don’t really have a count anymore, but I’d guess somewhere between 35 and 50 people.
    (I’ve had a few internet-related jobs, so maybe 20 of those meetings were work related, and many of them, while not about work, were people I cyberknew through those jobs, if that makes sense. so far, only one of those people was a weirdo in the negative sense, and they weren’t the psychokiller type of weird, thank god).

  6. karen says:

    I have not met any fellow bloggers because (1) my blog is still pretty new (since June) and (2) geez, are there any other bloggers out there in the Rocky Mountain region? My blog-hopping has revealed concentrations of knit bloggers on both coasts and in the Great Lakes region. I have a hard enough time finding fellow knitters around here, let alone knit-bloggers. But in answer to your question, I bet we’d all hit it off –

  7. sean808080 says:

    great site…i want that recipe please!
    as for meeting blogger or knitters online…hmmmmi have not. i dont think i’d feel the same kindred connection in person….theres something about the safety of the distance that enable me to open up more…..sad isn’t it?

  8. Marie says:

    I have a knitting buddy at work and we started our blogs about the same time, but I ran across hers, before she told me about it and I felt very strange reading it at first; I felt like I was eavesdropping. Since then, we routinely read each other’s blogs and talk about our mutual blog friends.

  9. Ruth in Houston says:

    I met one person from on line. She didn’t have a blog but saw my post from a list. Even though I am old enough to be her mom I felt like we had been knit friends forever. She’s a sweet person who taught herself to knit just in the past year.
    I’m glad to know her in person.

  10. MKaye says:

    I do not have a blog, but would eventually like to meet many of the bloggers I have gotten to know via their sites. I have found knitters to be some of the kindest folks of all.
    So, with that said could I please have the “banana recipe”!!!! I too was in a Penzeys this summer. Missed the cake recipe though.

  11. Sharlyn says:

    I haven’t met any knit-bloggers though, I will be meeting up with a couple in NY. I’m sure it will be strange at think you know a lot about a person by reading their blog but what will you talk about when you finally meet? The recipe….I was wondering where the heck it was. I looked and looked and could not find it so, PLEASE, PLEASE send me a copy :).

  12. Melissa says:

    when i first met people through online connections, i thought it was extremely strange. i was sorta weirded out by it all and i don’t really know why because i really like the people i met. i think it was just due to not having this kind of experience before, in terms of meeting new people.

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