Good Morning from Northern Ireland. These are the words I always start my day with on Twitter so I thought, why not start doing the same on WordPress. It’s a great way to initiate conversations and create new online friendships. You get to meet folk from all corners of the world and learn more about their lives and cultures. I think it’s extra important in these troubling times to dig in and support each other as part of the blogging experience.
Where I live in our little village most people wouldn’t pass you without saying good morning or hello. When I’m out running I’m amazed by the number of cars which pass, whose drivers wave a greeting. I have no idea who many of them are but I always appreciate this friendly act. It doesn’t cost anything and takes a split second but means a lot to me as I plod a lonely furrow along the country roads. I won’t say it makes me run any quicker but it certainly helps.
I talk to some of you every day, others occasionally and many never at all. It’s very easy to hit the follow button but it takes a lot more to get involved in the blogging community and make a conscious effort to interact and engage. As a natural introvert I find this medium easier than standing in a room full of strangers. That’s where I struggle whereas online I feel more confident. The written, as opposed to spoken, word is where I’m at my most comfortable.
Maybe you could write a post yourself seeking similar contact with others, it’s up to you, but I’ll start the ball rolling. All you need do is reply to this post, telling me where you live and what your plans for the day are. It can be a couple of lines or a couple of paragraphs. I’ll be sure to reply and don’t be afraid to engage with other respondents as well. Who knows, you could meet your new best friend this way. Have a great day everyone and let’s get talking.