“Making a friend and maintaining a friendship are two different things.”
Aside from books and music and WordPress my life’s greatest joys are my friends.
I have a lot of them, from different chapters of my life. I have my churchmates who’ve been there since my toddler years. I have some selected friends whom I’ve shared my innocent days with. Yes, that was in high school. I have friends from my two previous companies, too!
Finally, and maybe the most special among all of my friends, are my soul mates/friends who I met when I was in college.
Why I’ve collected a bunch of set of friends? I’d say it’s not because I am good in making friends. It’s because I’m good in maintaining friendships.
Friendship, like any other relationships, requires time and effort. You cannot say you’re friends with someone you do not care about. You cannot say you’re friends with someone you do not bother to ask how they are. Friendship just doesn’t work like that.
It’s the same with establishing friendships in the blogosphere. You can’t say you’re friends just because you followed him/her. You should make your presence felt, and your absence noticed.
Take time to read. Take time to comment. Because you’ll get that in return as friendship in the online world is just like friendship in the physical world. It’s a two-way street.
I can’t say I’ve been such a great blogger-friend. Sometimes, work and life happen and I’m too busy to read and comment. But I am glad to have some blogger-friends who’ve been consistently supportive of A Reading Writer.
(Shout-outs to Melinda, Petitewise, Mandi, Kat, Arpita, clcouch123, Kathy, ranu802, Fun Simplicity, Heena Rathore P., Annie, justmaria, leannenz, Gradmama2011, fiddlerblue, Indira, IshmaImroz, Thistles and Whistles, impossiblebebong and Anand)
Your words serve as fire that kept my writer-self burning. 🙂 I’ll be littering on your awesome blogs from time to time!
May we all remember this quote: “Making a friend and maintaining a friendship are two different things.” Both in our offline and online lives.
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