#AtoZChallenge : To my Virtual Friends

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Dear Virtual Friends,
There are many times that I often feel grateful for social
media being there. The reasons are a plenty. But one of the main reasons that I
am glad that social media exists is because I found you all – my friends from
the virtual world.  The people whom I
would otherwise never be introduced to are now my friends thanks to social media.
A lot of people keep telling about the evils of social
media. My mom was paranoid the first time we got an internet connection and when
I created my accounts on various social media. But now that she knows what I
do, she worries less.  Everything has its
own advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on how we use it. For me it
was one of the best things to happen because I now know a lot of people like
you.
When I first began my blogging journey, I knew no one around
me who blogged. It was hard. And that was the reason that for the first couple
of years of my blogging journey, I hardly made any progress. Slowly I began to
read more blogs and connect with more blogger friends. Thanks to social media
where I found you my blogger friends- yes definitely virtual, I was able to
make progress. You were the ones who guided me, encouraged me, gave me feedback
and corrected me when I was wrong. I have met very few of you but some of you
are the closest friends that I have. I wish to meet more of you in the days to
come. It isn’t just fellow bloggers who are my virtual buddies; there is
another category- my blog readers. The encouragement that I get because of you
dear friends is tremendous. It keeps me going. 
“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another
“What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
This was exactly why we became friends. There were so many
things that people around me weren’t interested in. But I could connect with
many likeminded individuals on the social media. There have been times when I
was sad and you my dear friends have cheered me up, when I was sick and you
guys kept checking if I was okay, you have been happy for me when I did
something good. And sometimes when my real friends weren’t around you have been
there for me. 
Thank you dear friends for being there for me. Though the
medium of our communication may be virtual, a lot of you are real friends to
me. Just like the picture says, it is just that I haven’t you in person. That
is the only difference. Hope you meet you all soon. 
Your friend,
Reema

I’m taking up the #AtoZChallenge and my theme is “A letter for a letter”. So make sure you read
all the letters from A to Z. 

 Also participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kala Ravi says:

    Yes Reema, I agree with the lovely quote in the beginning of the post, its just that we are real friends who haven't met yet! It is so wonderful to have you as my virtual friend, I hope we get to meet some day soon!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

  2. *hugs*
    My journey into blogging too was pretty lonesome. I didn't have any peers my age who were blogger too. And it got a little frustrating when I couldn't approach others for help, just because I didn't know how to start a conversation with the other bloggers! But then slowly the #AtoZChallenge helped meet many new bloggers, and now the blogosphere is something I love to stay in!
    And yes, we your blogger friends are always here to check on you and make sure that you are okay! Cheers 🙂

  3. ak. says:

    Not so virtual either, am I now? 😛

    Well written post. 🙂

  4. Soumya says:

    Although I'm no longer virtual, I'm glad to have known you Reema 🙂

  5. Aditi says:

    It is so amazing to have you as my blogbuddy Reema! You inspire me with your dedication and passion! Hugs! Here's hoping we meet in person someday soon!

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