#best09 December 27 Social web moment. Did you meet someone you used to only know from her blog? Did you discover Twitter?
This year, after several years of blogging and being active through assorted social media outlets, I finally stepped a little further out of my protective box and did hook-up with people I only knew online through blogging and twittering and, surprise, none of them are crazed axe murderers. Actually, I have met up with a few people before this year. Most have come into and out of my life with the speed of the internet but I have cemented a friendship with one…haven’t I Jenn? But this year was a year with meeting face to face with a number of online acquaintances, making new friends and hooking up with people I have “known” and admired online for quite some time. The best in real life moment this year was the funniest too. On my way home from Las Vegas, I found myself passing the time at my gate twittering away with friends when I received a tweet from Kim of Emergiblog telling me that she was too was killing time at her gate waiting for her flight home. Turns out she was at the gate right next to the gate where I was sitting. As we realized this, we both got up and started walking over to the next gate, passed one another, turned around, saw each other for the very first time, laughed out loud and hugged.
We hugged like dear, old friends because we were having followed one another’s blogs for a few years now. We spent the hour before our respective flights catching up in the way that old friends do. That hour flew by much too fast as it often does when one is enjoying good times with good friends.