i have a question that bothers me, though. if you feel close to a blog buddy, but somehow you feel that that blog buddy is not as interested in you as before, then what would you do? would you keep on feeling confused or would you bring it up? especially if you know you didn’t do anything wrong intentionally? would you keep on pretending to be good blog buddies or would you rather confront your bb?just wondering how online relationships really work. 😀
– Netty GrittyYou got me going as well. How, indeed, do online relationships work? How do we know when we feel close to an online friend? What does that mean? We cannot search their faces or voices for nuance.
as for knowing if we feel close to an online friend, it’s the same way we judge how close we feel to a friend in person. it’s just that feeling you get. whether that feeling is mutual is a different matter, because you can only feel what you feel. of course, if the feeling is reciprocated, that’s great. but if it isn’t, that does not mean you are less of a friend to that person, does it?
This time, dear netty gritty is the inspiration for this post! (Seriously, you readers are so inspirational blogging-wise 😉 )
We never really know how does someone feel about us, do we? Even if they come right out and say it, their actions may not match their words or you may feel they don’t like you as much as you like them back. Not to say that they dislike you, but they may like us less then we would like to be liked. Does this make sense? 😆
Anyway, the point is everybody looks at a relationship differently than the other. Your best friend has a different idea about your friendship with him/her than you do. Does that mean he or she is less of a best friend? If you like a friend more than that friend likes you back (from your perspective), does that mean your friendship means less to your friend?
Do you think friendships online work the same way as it does offline? Does the medium through which a friendship is established makes it a different kind of friendship than the conventional, in person kinds?
Next blogging muse is cjwriter – look out for it, cj. 😉