My next type of social media love is one I STILL reflect on and think: “dang Im so so glad I reached out. what if I hadnt?”
Once upon a time the fabulous Joyce Cherrier & I worked for the same brand. I liked her. I wanted to know her better. I direct messaged her on twitter & she messaged me back her digits (!). She’s been an integral part of all facets of my life ever since.
social media can be JUST LIKE DATING!
GROUP LOVE is another kind of social media smittenhood. Hence my LOVE AFFAIR with a group I call the Original Gangsters (OGs) of fitness blogging. Workout Mommy , Charlotte , Cranky Fitness , & Roni . I adore & appreciate these women. They are my virtual water cooler peeps.
Crabby McSlacker & me in 2008 (!).
There are no words/classification for the SOCIAL MEDIA & overall LOVE I have for Ryan Sullivan and his family but I shall give you six: Id. Not. Be. Blogging. Without. Him.
These two define the words GOOD PEOPLE.
My next classification of social media love began as the AWKWARD, PLEASE BE MY BFF, I ADORE YOU love. I read her book . I longed for her to be my friend. BingBangBoom (I seriously cant recall precisely how–can you, Shauna ?) a friendship & a podcast was born.
Yep. I made her be my friend!
Which brings us to the social media version/reminder of the fact true love is lasting. Mrs.Fatass and I became cyber-bffs YEARS ago. Life, work and crazinessment has butted into our relationship yet we can still pick up where we left off as if no time has passed.
And then we have the Seriously, you’re a ROCK STAR. I cant imagine knowing you love. I give you Bitchcakes . (I love I knew the News Radio reference immediately. Still. I never thought I could call her friend.)
I never thought I’d meet Sheryl!
Ive only fallen in this LOVE once—but it’s still worth a shout out. The I met you only once yet thanks to social media we shared an experience none of us will ever forget! love.
What an amazing experience!
My final type of social media love is the love which takes you by surprise. People whove become shockingly important on a day-to-day basis many of whom Ive yet to meet in person. All represented by the photo at the top of this blog post.
Those are my NINE (!) TYPES of social media smittenhood & all the people/representations of people for whom Im grateful.