I was lucky and honored that some local fellow bloggers came out to see the show and support me and the theater company. The bloggers that came to see the show were people I have never met before Friday night. I only know them from their blogs and the comments that they leave here, or at other blogs I may read or follow. They only know me from this blog and the comments I leave throughout the blogosphere.
I knew that they were all coming to see the show and they were going to hang around afterward so we could actually meet and talk for a bit. I was a little excited, worried and nervous because as my friend Susan said, "It's kind of like a blind date."
I was excited to meet these people who, over the past few years, I have taken a vested interest in their lives and stories via their blogs.
I was nervous because I also knew that what they read here, on a regular basis, may not translate well in a face to face setting.
I was worried due to the typical stigma of "stalker" or that "creepy person" that is attached to people meeting online or via the internet.
To use a theater term, the fourth wall is being removed.
I really enjoyed meeting Sharkey and her husband JP, Mainline Mom and her husband, Sue and Charlotte (their blog just went underground) and Teri the Family Tree Junkie. I have known of these people for years and now I finally got to meet them.
Thank you guys for coming out to the show.
Then there is the saying that follows that one: "When you get on the bus, look around, if you don't see the creepy or weird person that means it most likely is probably you."
Well I must say that meeting these bloggers set my mind at ease. As I talked to each one of them I realized that not one of them was creepy or weird...
Hey wait a minute...