Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Three Reasons

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.