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Cadw'r Ddysgl yn Wastad
Friday, September 08, 2006
I feel like Mr Rogers some times. I have so many chatty neighbours that a walk with the dog that should take roughly 30 minutes, most often is an hour and a half. I'm not complaining. I have never lived anywhere like this , where people actually like each other, want to spend time together, are interested in your life and want to help if they can.

It's unnerving for the Mole as he is a very, very private sort and likes to socialise with those he chooses. I, on the other hand, attract friends like I'm wearing fly paper and find that I simple run out of time every day to visit with everyone.

I will admit, however, that because of the job I do and the fact that I spend 10 hours a day talking to people I don't know, find all this comraderie a bit much at times. I really must be some kind of social butterfly if I'm not completely burned out after all these years, huh?

A blogger friend (TC) suggested that because of my current staffing problems that I close one day a week and I say "Thanks TC", for the idea, I might even do it. Another blog friend ask the question, "What is different about blog friends" and I think I know the answer because I've given it some thought.....

On a blog you can pose thoughts, ideas, problems, experiences and send it out into the ether with a few comments. Wait a day or so and then recieve a huge variety of responses from people from a vast variety of backgrounds and then PICK AND CHOSE those that you feel fit your world view. You know that nobody gets hurt, nobody expects anything from you and you still have all your friends intact. This is something that cannot be done with the usual friendship and something a person wouldn't even attempt. And this is why I value friends of all types; the neighbourly ones, the work ones, the lifelong ones, the family ones and the blog ones.