Monday, 2 February 2015

Social Media Friendships

Social media friendships..... does it happen? Is it possible to form a friendship with someone you have never met, or are likely too.As it is Monday and I am linking up with the oliversmadhouse again I think the answer is Yes! all my life I have had penfriends my first being. Carla at the age of 10. She lives in Canada and I can still remember how excited I was when her letter dropped onto the door mat. Even at 54 I still have contact with her which I think is pretty special. Or Janie, Darian and April.

In the last few years social media such as facebook and twitter has got bigger and bigger. I am not saying that this is always good but used with care and safely it can be fun. I try to be careful and not put to much of a really personal nature on, but I do enjoy it.

My favourite is twitter. This is because I get to chat to people all over the world not just on my list. People I would never have had a chance to chat to if I were not on twitter. People like Joe in Jersey and Richard in Canada. Brigitte , Tina and Karen to name but a few.



Recently I have had the joy to "met" such a sweet young lady called Emma. We have really clicked and I enjoy such fun chats with her. She has a lovely company called www.knitone-purlone.co.uk which is full of fab knitting products. I am really excited as she is sending me some things she has made so I can tell you all about it soon. If you like wool and knitting you have to go and look at her products , all the colours its a fun web site

Emma and her mum 

I am old enough to be her mum but I don't think that matters at all as we seem to have so much in common!

In the last few years I have learnt how to use facebook, twitter and how to write a blog. It to prove that even in my mid 50's its possible to learn new IT skills. I have " met " so many lovely people, and most I will never meet in person. This does not make those friendships any less important,

So thanks to all my new and old friends and long may it continue. I think for me its yay to social media friendships.


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  1. I've also made many new friends because of social media, some I shall never meet, others I've already met and become real-life friends, it's great to have friends all over the world, and I don't think it's any less of a friendship just because you dont actually meet.
    I love the sound of the website you mentioned, I shall definitely have a look, thanks
    Joy x x x

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    1. I agree joy its wonderful to chat with all types of people i would never had without the internet

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  2. Hello there, I agree, it took me a while to get my head around Twitter but I am so glad I did. It's wonderful to be able to meet people all over the world and I have found it's really broadened my own horizons. x #magicmoments

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    1. I agree but i love twitter now and isnt it magic to have internet friends😊

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  3. I love social media and my fave is also Twitter for the same reasons. It's fun talking to people from everywhere even if I'll never meet them. #magicmoments

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    1. So true lisa ive chatted with people all over and its so great!

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  4. Funnily enough I've written something similar today too-I agree, social media friendships have been unexpected but lovely nonetheless.

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  5. Love this, I am with you all the way and have many friendships from blogging. Twitter is also my favourite, followed increasingly by instagram.

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    1. I agree i love twitter and im slowly learning instagram lol

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  6. I've certainly made lots of friends on social media and I've met a few of them in real life including ones in areas where I would never have known someone otherwise. I love it.

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  7. I agree: social media connects us and makes our distances between us non-existent. It's one of the great innovations I've grown to love and use often. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So true maria it opens up the worl for sure

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  8. Wow its amazing to gave maintained a friendship with a penpal from the age of 10. I was rather useless with my own penpal at that age but 20 years on I've made some amazing online friends.

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    1. I loved writing letters and have moved with the times lol. Im still in contact with my original penpal lol

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  9. I met my husband from social media =) #magicmoments

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    1. How funny I met mine through being penpals lol. Indeed a #magicmoment

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  10. It's so nice when you can make good friends from all walks of life, and get on well with them. Blogging's definitely brought me some friends, plus lots of others I think I'd get on with really well in real life.

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  11. This is such a lovely post Jill, embracing social media friendships really is a life changer .. or it was for me :-)

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments ... and see you in June :-)

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    1. I agree jaime it has for me for sure! My pleasure lovely link up

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  12. I have some wonderful friends made from social media, it can truly be a great thing! (Mostly!) #magicmoments

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