This quote. I love it. As a college student who lives on campus at my University, I don’t have the opportunity to actively live such a life to the extent that I’d like to. After all, most of the people I spend time with on a regular basis are between the ages of 18 and 22. It is true that I have friends and acquaintances from different backgrounds and even different countries. However, on such a small campus, I end up seeing the same people again and again on a day-to-day basis. That’s not a bad thing, of course…I love my friends and I love my school! However, there isn’t a whole of room to continuously meet new people. Okay, I digress, that probably also has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a socially awkward introvert. The point I’m trying to make though is that college, as much as I love it, can be really good at putting one in a small, closed off bubble…especially at a college as small as Morris!
I read this quote, though, and immediately started to think about everyone whom I’ve been interacting with since joining WordPress. WordPress has allowed me to meet people from all walks of life; from many different countries and circumstances. Sure, I may not be able to sit down with them and have a cup of coffee, but that’s not the point. More importantly, while my blog has pushed me to write regularly, it has also allowed me to learn so much from others through the blogs I follow. It has allowed me to communicate with many different people whom I otherwise would have never known. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of this wonderful WordPress community. I’m so excited to continue on my journey in the blogosphere. Just because I’m not communicating with my fellow bloggers in person doesn’t mean that these communications are of any less value.
I firmly believe I am living this quote daily since joining WordPress. I’m gaining new perspectives and continually learning from the experiences of my fellow bloggers. My blogging experience has become so much more than simply writing new posts for What is Past is Prologue. That’s pretty cool if I do say so myself.
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It is indeed super cool. That’s what I also love about WordPress. 🙂 That, and the fact that the Stats map thing is improving my geography. 😀 Also, Britta – I never found you socially awkward. Introverted yes, but you didn’t go awkward turtle around me! 🙂
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Yes, the Stats map is so useful! I’ll occasionally get hits from countries I didn’t even know existed, which is super neat!
I think I’m overly critical of my social abilities because I do have the tendency to be socially awkward at times. I’m glad to know I’ve never gone awkward turtle around you…though I assure you it’s happened in other situations. 🙂
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