That guy in the checkout lane – have I read his blog? The lady with the kids jumping around in the backseat of the car – was that who commented on my post this morning?
A little over a year ago, I never would have thought about these things while I’m out and about. Now, after getting to know so many people in the blogging community, I find the idea of passing them in the store to be fascinating.
Who’s to say that the person standing behind you in the bank, isn’t the same writer who made you smile last night? Or the person who assisted you in the doctor’s office, isn’t the same one you debated with a week ago? With over 74 million blogs on WP, the possibility of this happening is not quite as slim as one might think.
There’s even a possibility that you were the inspiration behind someone’s post. Maybe you got an attitude on the road with a passing driver. That incident then sparked a post idea in their mind, which in turn led them to go home and write about you. Although that probably sounds a little far fetched, it is possible. Stranger things have happened.
I rarely state my location for the sake of maintaining anonymity. However, there is one blogger who knows where I live, simply because he lives only a few miles away from me. That would be Opinionated Man. So if you know in which state he resides, then you also know where I live. Because of his near proximity, whenever I see a Korean family, specifically one with two little girls in tow, I often wonder if it’s him. Maybe so. Maybe not, but the idea of running into a fellow blogger is a neat thought.
There’s another blogger who lives east of me. He’s very country and every time I read his posts, I think back to my dancing days at a country club nearby. I danced with a lot of people, regardless of their age. As long as they knew how to dance (because I didn’t), I’d partner up with them. Because of that, I often wonder if I ever danced with this fellow blogger. Did he even go there? Regardless, it’s fun to think about.
For entertainment purposes, I’m going to borrow OM’s idea by asking you all a question.
If you don’t mind sharing, in which city, state or country do you reside?
Edit: To be fair, I live in Colorado. Now you don’t have to search OM’s site to figure it out. He’s still a good read though, so if you haven’t yet, go check out his blog.