How has books and blogging affected you when making friends? Especially when it concerns making friends through the book blogging community?
Wow. So that question definitely wasn't confusing at all! Anyway here's my answer. While books and blogging are a great start to build a friendship I don't think it always depends on that. Four-fifths of my close friends hate books as in if it touches them they sizzle. Getting them to read is like bathing them in acid. The other fifth read only 2 books per year outside of school, at max. This can also apply vice versa--not everyone who loves books I like. Sure we both like to read but aside from that we tend to clash. So I think books are a great starting point especially when meeting someone new. but it cannot be the krazy glue that will stick those two people together.
Making friends in this community is a whole other story. Everyone knows everyone here likes books. So what can be the divider from making friends with every single blogger? Personality is one. Some people and I just click. We can make other laugh, smile, and sometimes pour our problems to them. It's all a matter of how often you talk to each other. I talk to some bloggers daily--once a day or some sort, so of course we know a lot of the smaller details. It's all about how well you connect with he or she.
Friends are awesome. Having close friends are even better! I've meet, well talk to some wonderful people that I can definitely associate as close friends. But I also have close friends outside of blogging.
So what's your opinion? Do you have some really close friends in this community? Do you think blogging/books can bring people together? Let me hear what you say! Just leave a link in the comments.