Have you ever felt a personal connection with a blogger who you’ve never met and have no real reason to feel connection with?
You read their blog day after day and in time come to feel like you know them—as if their blog posts are almost written as private messages to you?
This has happened to me numerous times over the years. I almost end up feeling that the blogger is my friend, even though I’ve never actually had personal contact with them.
I’ve also been on the other side of that relationship quite a few times. I regularly meet people at conferences who come up and say that they feel like they know me despite my never having communicated with them directly. I still remember the day that a complete stranger ran up to me in tears at a conference and hugged me to within an inch of my life, because she felt she knew me so well.