This verse from the Bible highlights two unique and interesting aspects of blogging that I personally find fascinating. The ability of blogging to make friends of strangers, and the amazing capacity for connections that is inherent in the genre. (Is blogging an official genre yet? We debated for too long – I think it’s official!)
Feasting at the Table
There is something very personal about sharing a meal with someone – you don’t typically invite random strangers to come and dine with you.
Yet with blogging you are able to do this very thing. I love the duality of the public and the personal natures when it comes to blogging. I share my heart in tiny pixels, and while many friends come and feast there are many strangers who come as well. The invitation is open to ANYONE who can be found! Brilliant!
Connections in Far-Off CornersCorners of the world. Corners of the room. Hidden corners. Around the corner.
Corners have an elusive mystery and aren’t typically the places we tend to frequent. It’s so easy for me to fall into my routine – see the same people every month and haunt the same places. We are, after all, creatures of habit.
Maybe that’s why this call to go to the street corners resonates to strongly with me! I love new adventures! What else would you call connecting with a kindred spirit ten thousand miles away who heard the invitation to my blogging buffet? I am constantly impressed by the amazing people I’ve connected with through blogging and online writing in general. My life is richer, and the feast more enjoyable, because of it.
I think potluck suppers are the best, don’t you? Everyone bringing their own contributions to the table. No one dish above any other. No one platter sufficient by itself – all combine to create a vast and amazing whole that more than satisfies anyone coming to the feast.
Isn’t the blogging community the same way? Would any one of us claim to have THE final word on a subject? No! Of course not – the collaboration and great equalization of the web is part of the appeal.
So here’s my question to you – what kind of feast are you presenting? Who have you invited to the buffet? Are you reaching out to the furthest street corners and giving your invitation?