Hi, That Wife readers! I’m Molly and I write over at These Little Moments. I was so honored when Jenna asked me to guest post for her…and then I totally procrastinated. Guest blogger FAIL. It’s currently 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 11th and if you’ve been following Jenna’s Twitter page, you know that she’s been experiencing contractions! I’m am SO excited for That 1 to arrive, and not just because I think Jenna is amazing (I do!). It’s also because I sort of feel like I’ve been sharing this journey with Jenna, as I’m 28 weeks pregnant with my first child.
I started reading Jenna back when she was That Bride. I was planning my own October 2008 wedding, and I found a real connection with her through her words. Slowly, through mutual comments on each other’s blogs, then emails, an internet friendship was born.
When I started blogging four years ago, the idea of making friends over the internet was considered weird. Creepy, even. As my circle of friends expanded to include writers who I found I had worlds in common with, my “real life” friends had trouble understanding why I was writing lengthy emails to, having lunch dates with, and even attending weddings of women I met through a blog.
Eventually, I started introducing the two worlds together, and not surprisingly, both worlds combined easily. It doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve surrounded myself with amazing people in my life…and I’ve met some of them on the internet!
I’ve never “met” Jenna. I was secretly hoping she and TH would be relocating to Boston — as it’s only an hour and change from me — and we’d finally be able to get together. Alas, Chicago will be their new home. But that won’t stop me from writing to her, celebrating her new baby and sharing in her joy. What I enjoy most about this internet connection, is that while we have similarities, Jenna and I are so very different. I often don’t agree with what she writes, but I read in earnest because I find it interesting. Plus, we both really like red shoes.
Congratulations, Jenna. I am so thrilled for this time in your life.
Have any of you formed internet friendships? How did they go over with people in your “real life”?