Monday, March 24, 2008
And oh! I missed you so much!!
I knew I was spending more and more time online, but I had no idea how hard it was going to be to give it up entirely (except email and work-related research) for the entirety of Lent! Does this make me a full-fledged online junkie?
One thing it did do for me, besides give me plenty of time to think, play, and read, was to clarify exactly what I missed about being online, and, indirectly, what it is about blogging and participating in forums that I like so much. I think it may change some habits, and change the direction of some of my online time. The ways in which this will show, I'm not sure yet.
But I know I missed you guys, I missed blogging, and I tremendously missed Ravelry. I felt like I'd lost a best friend...and in a way I did. My Ravelry and blog friends are as real as friends who live in my neighborhood. E-hugs are as valuable (if not as tangible) as hugs with flesh-and-blood arms touching mine. The conversations we have, the sharing of ideas, is as much a part of my thinking process as talking with a co-worker in the next office. OS many times I would have to stop myelf from ruching online to share something I found...six weeks: off limits.
I apologize to any and all I have alienated during my abrupt and prolonged absence. Truly and sincerely.
*HUGS* to all!!
I'm so glad you're my friends!
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