No one can take to place of friends with whom you have a long, personal, in-person history, but blogpals can certainly become that kind of friend. And you get a head start with blogpals, because common interests almost always bring you together in the first place.
This week one of my blogpals suffered the unexpected and devastating loss of a treasured flock member. Not everyone can relate to that sentence; I can. Not only can I relate, I had the privilege of meeting this blogpal and this treasured flock member in person. (Wow, Sara, it's been over six years; when Brian was just a "lamb," not an obnoxious yearling ram – ha!)
Another blogger that I truly admire, although I can't take the liberty of calling her a pal, did a post this week that resonates with me. I belong to the closely related Sunrise Club; here are my dues from this morning:
Thankful for blogs, blogging, and blogpals at . . .