Friday, August 01, 2008

Pondering...

I haven't blogged for ages so thought id pop in and ponder a thing or 2...

I will, hopefully, be able to spend more time in my "studio" this weekend and finish sorting it all out. You know what its like, you find something you'd forgotten you had, or loved and lost so you just gotta have a play. That's what I have been doing, but nothing to show for it, but then that's the fun of playing isn't it! Might get some more pics up too.

I manage my first Tilda card this week, which I will post later, as I haven't got the image at work. I'm not too happy with it, I need to practise my water colour technique (or lack of it) more.

Just been talking to one of the girls here at work. She asked the question, how can you call someone you've never met in real life a friend? Well, Ive never met my grand dad, but still call him grand dad...lol but I got to thinking...why do we class our online friends as friends, when we probably wouldn't know them if they passed us in the street..sad fact that! To me, a friend is someone you firstly connect with through a common interest, be it the street you live, the school you attend, the sport you play..well me and my online pals all have a common interest, we firstly have our computers, the basis for these friendships, from there we look at what interests us most amongst the gazillions of networks on the WWW , whatever that might be from Apples to Zeppelin's. I found this definition if computer networks, which is something we all belong to

Computer networks offer not only great technical and information resources, they also provide a uniquely effective vehicle for making contact with people who share common interests. They are effective because they provide a fast and efficient means of transmission, and also because they carry tens of thousands of ongoing discussion lists and newsgroups. These give groups of people with a common interest the opportunity f or easy exchange of ideas and news on their subject of interest, and may also generate further one-to-one dialogues between like-minded individuals. Networks facilitate the existence of virtual communities united by common interests, irrespective of location, institutional rank, or even social skills.

So this is where the friendship starts and it evolves when we start confiding, sharing jokes, family stories, hopes, dreams, heartache, medical problems, and so on...

then I looked up the definition of friend

friend (fr─Ľnd) n.
A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement:


So it doesn't matter if we've never met...you are my friends, because you are interested enough in me as a person to read this! NOW she can see where I'm coming from!

7 comments:

Roz said...

Hang on... still getting up off the floor after seeing a NEW post!!

I am glad to say that I am one of your online friends, who then also became an offline friend...awww.


So when you getting a Cricut???

Love n loadsa hugs.
Roz xx

Debbie said...

Mmmmm....food for thought. I love my on-line friends.

By the way Roz, I've got a Cricut!!!;o)

Love Debbie xx

Roz said...

Hi Deb!
I know you've got a Cricut Expressions... I do learn lots of things when I visit your blog!

Bubs said...

Friends indeed. By the way How on earth can you wait till the end of the month for a cricut!!!!!

Bubs said...

and how have you and Roz got those gorgeous backgrounds on your blogs.. You know me... I gotta get one now... lol

Debbie said...

Love your new look Paula, now stop organising that craft studio show us what you been playing with!!!;o)

Love Debbie xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Tell Debbie she can't keep all the Cambridgeshire girlies to herself!! lol ;o) I'm here now.

Coo-ey!!! :o)

Paula, thank you for your lovely email! :o) Have been scanning your blog, and I loved this post!! What a lovely thing to share.

Debbie, I see the makings of a craft club here...... ;o)

Chris xx

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