18 August 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's question: LT and RL (real life)- do you have friends in real life that you met through LibraryThing? Have you attended any LT meet-ups in your area? Would you be open to attending meet-ups or is LT strictly an online thing for you?


For me, there is not too much of an overlap in LT and RL. In fact, there is only one other person I know besides my daughter who has an active account on LT. That amazes me!! WHY?? I love all things books, love all things which make up nerdery - this is my husband's word for all the blogging and posting and cataloging that I do, for the most part related to LT.

I would love to attend a meet-up in my area. Thinking about location, I wonder where in the world such a meet-up would be - New Orleans, Atlanta, Tallahassee? All within driving distance, but might require an overnight stay. Sounding better and better.

What is funny about this question, is that when I talk to my daughter and three sons, I refer to people whose blogs I have read for five years as my friends. And I will never really meet them. They think that is so funny. To tie this in with LT, I got a postcard last week and my daughter asked me who it was from and I said, "Oh a friend from LT" - you know who you are! Thank you very much. I loved it. So here's to new friends and happy reading!

LibrarysCat

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Lol I refer to them as friends too, which always puzzles people who don't blog at all. And it is odd to think that I'll never meet some of them!

Book Zombie said...

I think that is awesome that you consider your "online friends" as "real friends"! I have always been that way, to me it doesn't matter if you haven't met face-to-face. Sometimes the talking with online friends is much more important and meaningful than the conversations you have with friends in real life.

Yvonne said...

I feel the same way about online and RL friends!

bermudaonion said...

I don't know of any real life friends on LT, either. I think the problem is most of them aren't avid readers.

Lisa said...

I always talk about my "invisible friends" and what is especially fabulous is that many of them have become "IRL friends", too.

John's comments said...

I like the idea of sending a post card of my town to people I have been chatting to.Perhaps getting a world map and lining them by pin and thread to the actual place on the map

Michele said...

It's hard to explain to folks who aren't online how our online friends ARE our friends. Even if we haven't met. And when I do go to meet them, how I KNOW they are not weirdos. Kwim?

Silverheron said...

I like the chance to meet people from around the world that I would never have met otherwise. On the postcard thing I read about a web site on someone else's blog on the LT blog ring about www.postcrossing.com. I just started doing it a couple of months ago and am having a great time getting cards from around the world.

Bluestocking said...

Yeah people look at me strangely when I mention a blogging buddy. They don't know what they are missing.

shereadsbooks said...

I know a couple folk in RL who are also on LT -- mostly because I've badgered them into it! But I do have some LT/Blog people I consider friends, even though we've never met offline.

On a different note, I notice that you've got an outdated link for me in your sidebar. I just moved to my own domain (very exciting) and now I'm trying to track down blogrolls & such with the old address. Would you mind changing shereadsbooks.wordpress.com to http://shereadsbooks.org ? Thanks!