sorry to bother you but I was wondering how you managed to make friends on the interwebs. I always feel so awkward whenever I try like I'm not doing it right >v>;;
Oh, gracious, Nonie.
I am the most awkward person under the sun.
It sort of just… happened.
Okay, story time with Anna. I created my blog with the intent of being a lurker. It was a way to keep up with other people’s fabulous ideas. I was never, ever going to interact with anyone.
Well, I got a little drunk and wrote this rambling post about why Bones’ nickname is Len, and not Leo.
It got a hell of a lot more attention than I intended. Some lovely people had eloquent responses for me to think about - shoutout to @outside-the-government, @gracieminabox, and @lurkch, you guys were my first tumblr buddies - and we continued the conversation.
That’s what did it, I think. I had wonderful folks who were not afraid of starting a conversation reach out to me, and it evolved into.. well, what you see today.
It was mostly random chance.
Do not do what I did.
My advice to you is to reach out to one of us. Shoot me a message, let me know that you’re new and you’d like to make some friends. I’d be happy to follow you, and I’d send you a signal boost, too.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there a little. To quote Dr. Seuss, we’re all a little weird, here. We don’t judge - fuck, we can’t.
I’ll leave you with two thoughts.
One - there is no wrong way to make friends. See the above example.
Two, and most importantly -