While at the Arbonne conference a few weekends ago, a speaker named Tom Barrett (great speaker/author, btw) gave an interesting insight. He was going through the generations and mentioned what he called "the gamers". About this generation he said they have 1-200 friends that they'll never meet thanks to the internet. "Nerds!" I thought. and then caught myself wondering if the Wheelers had heard anything on their adoption case, and how the Moore's transition home is going, and if Laura has started her Arbonne business, etc.
The 'gotcha' factor here is that I've never met these people yet I keep up with their lives as if we're old friends. I laugh at their stories, I cry with their pain. I forget that I've never actually met them. When watching videos on their blogs, their voices sound wrong because I have a different one in my head for each of them. I'm one of them. I'm one of the people out there with friends I'll never meet. Is that weird to anyone else?