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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Online Friendships.


Did you know that Galentine's Day and Internet Friends Day both bell on 13th February, nope neither did I until I saw Twitter go into a massive collection of love for our fellow internet friends last Saturday (and I forgot to do it myself). It's not a official date but still it's cool to celebrate our friends, and any opportunity to do that should be embraced right? As a blogger i'm not shy of meeting friends online and sometimes it's nice to sit and reflect on that experience. AND also give lots of love to my internet friends, because they're awesome.

Unlike a lot of people in my generation I didn't have a group of girl friends that I grew up with and did all of the 'cool' things that friends do together. I've always had the friends that are there as my go-to's for a good moan, some of them you know will give you their time and have a bottle of wine at the ready, and those people who allow me to have in depth conversations about whatever we feel like talking about. I've always been ok with having friends from different points of my life and I do love them all equally and couldn't be without them.


Since my blogging journey began early last year I've created so many friendships with some of the most wonderful individuals. From a bunch of local bloggers who have become just like family (KirstySam, Hannah) of who I try and spend some time with on a regular basis to a big group of friends that are awesome and amazing individually. I feel like we've shared some really tough and amazing moments in our life with this bunch, not feeling like I have to worry about being judged and like I have my own little squad to support me.

I also have friends who live in London, especially Ali who whenever I'm around I can grab for a quick cup of tea and a catch up she's there. Ali is somebody I consider from a follow on Twitter nearly a year ago practically a best friend, she is there whenever I need her and feel like she's my soul sister.


There's also people like Amy, Paige, Rosie who I talk to on a regular basis and of who I would love to hang out with (along with so many) over the course of this year.

I've also met some wonderful people I've only come to really know from 140 characters on their tweets at events, feeling like you can just slot into a conversation without hesitation.

The majority of my 5,500+ followers on Twitter are also fellow bloggers who send a tweet to encourage you to feel better or send you their best wishes if your having a crappy day. For someone like me who battled with making friends at school and spent a lot of time being bullied, creating friendships was something that terrified me but finally I feel extremely happy to have people I can call my friends. We're all from all walks of lives, in different careers or at different points in our life in it together because we write blogs. We write about things that inspire and motivate us to be a little spark of something on the internet, for that I'm truly grateful.

Having internet friends is the coolest thing ever. 


thanks for reading,

12 comments:

  1. One of my best, best friends is someone I met online 6 years ago and I wouldn't have it any other way. Internet friends are so underrated and it's super important to share the love so this is a great post!

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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    1. Yeah it's important to share the GOOD, positive things about the internet and what it can produce for a young person.

      Em x

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  2. Yes yes yes! I've never had cool friends I can hangout with, even in college I only made a little group of friends and we talk a lot but there are always boundaries. But having online friends is the best thing that happened to me. I can tell them anything cos there are literally 0 limits or rules between us. Internet's a blessing!

    xo,
    Not Your Type Blog

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    1. Internet is definitely a blessing to friendships and I don't think people realise that enough. I didn't have a lot of solid friendships through school (mainly because I didn't trust them and they weren't very nice people really!) so blogging has been such a blessing!

      Em x

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  3. I've only just caught up on this but I love it. So grateful to have met you all thanks to blogging/twitter. Totes the coolest blogging squad around! x

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    1. Ah we are one of the best squads around, so grateful to have met you Han :) xx

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  4. Woow lovely. I totally agree, sometimes Internet friends become better friends than those we know in real life.

    JULIE || cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh true and I don't have to explain my whole blogging thing to them because they just get it and totally support it :)

      Em x

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  5. This is so cute! Most of my friends now are people I met through blogging and I wouldn't change it for the world :)

    Http://www.kirstyleanne.com

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    1. Oh me neither, it's the best! I feel like I've known some of them for years but actually it's probably only a year or two! :)

      Em x

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  6. I am so grateful to have you as a friend. Your support has been so appreciated in some certainly rough times. Cannot wait to see you again soon :) xx

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    1. AH Kirsty this comment in the cutest, I'm so glad to be surrounded by such a supportive group of people I can call my friends :)

      Em x

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