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Breaking bread with others (including via blogging)

December 10th, 2004 · 2 Comments

When I started blogging, I didn’t realize what connections and community I would find. Sometimes it’s like being at a party. Or sharing dinner together. It’s nourishing and exciting. It’s fulfilling. It’s fun!

Through links to my blog I’ve found other bloggers and enjoyed their blogrolls too. For example, I first found joann via her link to me in Technorati, and since then I’ve met others through her. Last week I heard how two people in the city where I live were able to connect through Google and my blog.

I also watched the following connection occur (with a little guessing on my part):

I wrote a comment on Andrea’s blog post
Andrea visited my blog and saw my link to Katherine’s post.
Andrea linked to Katherine.
Katherine visited Andrea’s blog (see comment).
Katherine linked to Andrea.

Evelyn Rodriguez wrote:

The act of blogging is a communal act; sort of a breaking bread with others. Every day we make time in our hectic lives to eat. And I find I will make time for that which nourishes me. I am thankful for the bloggers that feed me regularly and the readers who write me (I savor everything even if I am not able to reply) and re-mind and replenish me.

Two other posts on breaking bread together and connecting that I liked from this week…

Laura Christenson described the blessings of building relationships with biological grandparents through open adoption.

That day, Grandma told me that whenever people ask her how many grandchildren she has, she replies, “Six.”

I did a mental count and came up with five biological grandchildren (including the one we adopted). “Who’s the sixth one?” I asked.

“Benny,” she said (that’s our other son, whom we also adopted, but from different birth parents). “He’s our ‘bonus’ grandson.”

Laura found me when I appeared in the local paper.

Andy Sack on Mano a Mano Friendship:

After dinner I was reflecting on the fact that I’m in my mid to late thirties and I am really cherishing a number of my male friendships. In college, I always liked my guy friends — but I often felt that the intimacy level was limited. I felt alienated and alone in relation to my male friends. I’m happy to report that I’ve been able to create a few very good friendships with men — my only regret is that they don’t live that nearby and as a result I’m not able to have sushi with them them frequently enough.

Here’s yet another connection…I found Andy Sack’s blog through Robert Scoble’s link blog but reading through a recent alumni magazine, I realized that I went to school with Andy’s wife, Alexa, a couple years behind her in high school and college… hi!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katherine // Dec 10, 2004 at 2:59 pm

    Yeah, that was a cool connection, wasn’t it?

  • 2 Andy Sack // Dec 24, 2004 at 2:15 pm

    Wow — and the web of blogs goes on and on. It is a small world.