A million little things

tiger_and_boy_friendship_wallpaperI’m a fuckin’ weirdo.

I’m introverted, but I have an outlandishly humorous and giving personality around the right people (in itself a quality of inherently introverted people).

I’m not a girl or a boy.

I’m devastatingly balanced and yet coolly unbalanced.

I’m pickier than a motherfucker.

I’m loudmouthed and softspoken and crass and kind.

I’m a pottymouth, too. c;

I’m a million little things.

And it takes a lot for me to deem someone else worthy of sharing in all these stupid little facets of myself that have come to shape my semblance.

Once I’m friends with someone, I’m friends with them for a very, very long time – because, likely, it’s taken me a very, very long time to even decide to be friends with them.

With blogging, it’s different. There are people with similar interests, people with similar hobbies, maybe even people with similar personalities – that you click with, that you laugh with, that you share things with because that’s essentially what blogging is – sharing.

I’d like to think I have a few friends among them – but I hate making a fool of myself thinking I’m friends with someone who doesn’t care either way about me, you know?

So, here’s the question I wanna pose to y’all bloggers: At what point are fellow bloggers and other internet folk considered friends to you?

And, please, if we’re friends, inform me. It’s likely I’ve been wondering. :]

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21 comments on “A million little things

  1. Caroline S. says:

    This is something that’s really hard to gauge, so I understand! And I def consider you one of my friends I met through blogging. You always have great things to say and I know you are being completely honest. I think I have about 3 blog buddies, but I don’t know if they see me the same way, after a certain amount of commenting/interaction when I feel like a connection has been made I consider them friends. And have you heard of a new personality trait – ambivert? I now label myself as that, all the “tests” say I am an extrovert, but really I’m an introvert who can adapt to social situations well – that was kind of random, but I think it’s really cool!

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    • Yay we’re friends. :D I’m nothin’ if not honest – even if it is to a fault.

      Ambiversion actually makes a lot of sense. I did know about it, but it was some years ago that I learned the word and therefore had forgotten. I liked the Introvert-Ambivert-Extrovert scale I found while Googlin’ – like the Kinsey sexuality scale.

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  2. Good question…? I wouldn’t know. <–introvert and don't have many (okay, any LOL) friends… :-)

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  3. D.T. Nova says:

    Sharing with the internet in general and reading what others have shared is how I originally met them, but the people I think of as friends I’ve made on the internet are all ones that I’ve talked to specifically (even though the conversation was still public).

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    • I’ve made some of my best friends over the internet, whether it was through blogs or forums or art sites or writing sites back in the day. Somehow, they’re both easier and harder to maintain contact with than IRL friends.

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  4. Rachel says:

    Good question. I like to think of us as friends. I often tell people I have more friends online then I do in real life. ;-)

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  5. blondeusk says:

    I think we are friends Permashift…but not sure now you are asking for clarification. Please let me know as I will be wondering :-)

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  6. I’m gonna hope that we’re friends! :D You are a person I always enjoy talking to, and from the sounds of it with similar interests and personality quirks!

    But it’s a good question, when does a blogging acquaintance become a friend? It’s a toughie! I have a friend who I started talking to over a forum, and then it just grew and ten years later we are best friends. He happens to live in America, which sucks, but always great fun when he visits. So I think some of the best friendships can develop over blogging, etc, just because of the fact the internet opens up the world to everyone and you can find people from all over who you connect with.

    I probably connect more with people online, just because I can be myself more without the all consuming nervousness of being next to someone in person!

    Blimey, that was a bit of a spiel about that, sorry! :D

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    • I’ve also made lasting, meaningful connections with friends overseas and across the country (wow, what am I, a shrink?) throughout the years – I guess it just feels different now that I’m older and wiser.

      I’m pretty much just as much of an asshole in reality as I am online, so I have no qualms such as you – lots of people do, though, and I used to be the same way, sooooo bad.

      It’s okay – I liked the comment, length and all. c;

      And yes, we’re friends. *free hug*

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  7. booknerderie says:

    I love this post. I consider you my friend and the other bloggers who continually interact with me. I can tell you/they care. Im an extroverted introvert, so blogging is a perfect outlet for me. Anyway, that’s what i got

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