A funny thing happens when you become involved in the social networks. After a while those strangers you’ve networked with start to feel like friends. A few even begin to feel like family.
I recently took a break from Twitter and Facebook for a week or so while some stresses in my real world were getting to me. My typical reaction to stress is to hibernate. To drop off the radar for a while.
A funny thing happened. My “social network” friends noticed. Within a couple of days I had received several “are you okay?” messages. The line had blurred. Network contacts had become concerned friends. The real world friends didn’t notice there was anything wrong but the social media friends did.
Sometimes just the smallest gestures of concern can pull you out of a slump. I’m really happy the lines have blurred. I feel very rich in friendship right now.