Have you ever came across a blog or a website, you read their posts for a while, and in your mind, you form an impression of them and you believe that you know them.
But I think that it isn’t easy to judge a person’s character solely from their blogs or websites.
True, that the person writes about their thoughts, their joys, their fears. But in blogs, they are what the author chooses to represent themselves. Even in personal blogs, the story might not be complete as there are some issues that might be too private.
There are some things which I know about my blog friends like :
- I know Sha loves excercising.
- I know Geri loves photography.
- I know Ghostrider loves the nightlife.
- I know Gypsygirl loves travelling.
- I know Myztika loves being with her friends.
- I know Shane loves the arts.
But how much do we really know each other? Do we really want to know?
I remember that, as a teen, I bonded with a lot of people when chatting on mirc. One day, we organized a get together in real life. When I went there, I was quite surprised to see there were those who seemed boisterous online, who turned out to be actually shy in real life, and those whom you thought were quiet online turned out to be quite charming in real life.
I think the lesson learnt is to keep an open mind.
And yet, at the same time, we still have real feelings for what we see online.
I remember that when Dynatec passed his examinations, I was genuinely happy for him. And when I heard that Glonan passed away due to her illness, I felt that I’ve lost a dear friend, even if I have never met her in real life before.
How can it be, that we can be so connected, and yet be so disconnected at the same time?