I am thrilled to start a new year. There are lots of wonderful things to look forward to. The most important ones are these:
Lately some people have been giving bloggers a hard time about including their "personal" lives on their blogs. To that I give a big middle finger. I feel like I have an extended family of friends all over the world because of the intimacy of online friendships. If people didn't include personal bits in their online story, I would instead feel like I had an extended professional community around the world. The difference between professional relationships and true friendships is the personal information we share: vulnerability, failures in addition to successes, and the most personal reasons why we do the things we do.
These are my Three Reasons.