I started blogging on Redroom in January. At first, no one paid me much mind, and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing as a blogger. I was unclear on the blogging concept, so I just wrote about whatever came to mind during the first 45 minutes of my day.
One day, a woman named Belle Yang responded to me, and from that point on, I enjoyed her observations, voice, comments--and I started to read her blog as well. Through those interactions and despite other bloggers who assumed we had a long standing inclusive friendship, we actually developed a friendship. And a friendship that was real despite it being virtual. We helped each other with marketing and writing issues. We gave each other dress and beauty tips and thoughts. We commiserated on facing 30 year high school reunions. We connected, as people can do, but we never met.
Finally, yesterday, we did actually meet in the real world, if Carmel can be called real. What a beautiful place. The beach--despite the fog--was gorgeous, smelling of sand and salt and errant kelp. The seagulls didn't attack us until we all left for a walk and then enjoyed the leftovers of the magnificent feast Belle prepared for us.
For more information (than you likely want), I've posted an image gallery of the afternoon.
And while we were excited and nervous, we were able to pull on the actual and true shared experiences we have had that happened through email and on redroom. So it was more real and based on real, and it was fun.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org