After you read blogs for a while you start to feel as if you know the blogger. It's like reading a journal and you begin to know personal details about them even if you've never met. I do realize that you only see a tiny snapshot of their lives and you only see what they want you to see. It's not a full reality.
A couple of bloggers who I know this way are Julie vanRosendahl and Kevin Kossowan. I can bring them into my conversations as if they are my friends.
Julie cooks the way I do with leftovers and using what's in season (although she does it with a fair bit of skill and it always looks beautiful in her pictures), and she shares similar Dutch traditions in her foods and in her stories about growing up. Somehow we click. No, actually she doesn't know me at all, but I know her. Virtually.
Kevin is just awesome. See, I'm already on a first name basis although he doesn't know me from Eve. He gardens, he gleans, he forages, he speaks about eating locally, he makes sausage, he teaches at a local college about cooking (sustainably? locally? I'm not even sure). I've heard him speak and I've read articles and his blog. And he makes some really beautiful videos about all of these subjects. I'm appearing in this one. (Click the cabbage - I don't know how to embed his video)