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January 31, 2011

Taking Online Relationships Offline

One of the bonuses of blogging online are the relationships that are created.  When I first began my blog, I came across other blogs that interested me which I then began reading on a regular basis....not realizing at the time that some of these people would become my friends.

Monday I attended a workshop for Know a California Farmer being held in Yuba City.  Katie Pinke, who works for Ad Farm and helps to put on these workshops, is someone I consider a good friend.  She and I have been following each other's blogs for about a year.

It's a funny thing, these online relationships.  Katie knows all about my family and our life.  She knows that Bryce attends a one room school house and that Paige is more of animal person between she and Bryce.

I also know many things about Katie and her family.  I know she lives 100 miles away from a Walmart and 67 miles away from a Starbucks.....can you even imagine living that far away from a Starbucks?!! And I know that she lives in North Dakota on the prairie with her family.  

Katie and I met in person for the first time this past weekend.  What I didn't know about Katie is that she's 6 feet flats.

It was great making this 'in person' connection with Katie and am looking forward to hanging out with Katie at the next event.......which happens to be next week!

Here are a couple of shots of the workshop......

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Unknown said...

I was following updates from the workshop today... what a great opportunity to learn new ways to share our story!

Unknown said...

I just love meeting my bloggy buds in person. A lot of times we know more about our online friends than we do many of our IRL friends-- so it is awesome to make an online friend into an IRL friend or the other way around.

Katie said...

Nancy, it was truly AWESOME to finally connect in person. I just wanted to have time to go for coffee and chat more. I can't believe that we get to see each other again in a week! Social media truly is amazing at connecting. I would have NEVER dreamed of the relationships I have built and truly cherish knowing you.

Leontien said...

Looked great! Hope we have such meetings here soon!


Dana Gustafson said...

too cool!

Kathy said...

Love that you guys finally got to meet! This is so cool!!

Unknown said...

Nancy - It was a pleasure to meet you at the Know a CA Farmer seminar, after folowing your blog for sometime on Facebook. I was amazed at all the things I learned. The real-life social media stories were a pleasure to hear. Oh...almost forgot...Keep the recipies comming!!/mark.lathrop

Nancy~ The Wife of a Dairyman said...

@Cris, you are so's amazing what we know about our online friends!

@Mark, it was so great meeting you in person also! Nice chatting with you:)

The Wife said...

Very cool! I know I enjoyed meeting my blog friend. Would love to meet more of them.

Country Girl said...

I love meeting bloggers and first met some in 2009. We have been friends ever since and get together a couple of times a year. NYC is the half-way point for us, I guess.

crystal.cattle said...

That's awesome. I am really looking forward to meeting some of my twitter friends in person at NCBA - that's if I make it ;) Dang snow storm.