Hello? Are You My Friend?

I just finished importing my blogrolls in to WordPress. No more Blogrolling links slowing my site down.

I have my blogrolls sorted in to “Chewy Cookies” – people I have never met in person, and “Tasty Cookies” – people I have met in person. This system has worked for me for a few years. Now? Now it doesn’t seem like quite enough.

I have people that I have met in my travels, at SXSW and people that I have met here in Houston. Then there are the Tiaras, which seem to deserve a group all their own. Then there are people that I have never met in person, but they feel like old friends.

I don’t know why this bothers me. I guess it’s just one of those things. I’m not going to change things around though, because then I would feel like some people are more worthy than others. Some are within my mind, but I don’t need to share that in public. I’ll just keep it to myself.

Next comes to the issue of setting up XFN relationships. I have the option of “acquaintance” or “friend”. Sometimes it is a hard call. If I call you my “friend” does that put some sort of pressure on you? Do you have to perform to some new standard? But if I call you an aqcuaintance and you consider me a friend, is that going to hurt your feelings?

Some people are really easy to label – others aren’t. I guess that is just life.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

10 replies on “Hello? Are You My Friend?”

Have no fear everyone – I’m not done with my blogroll additions. Also, you’re only seeing a random selection of a Baker’s Dozen of links; you’re not seeing the full list right now.

The people that I know in person, that live here in Houston are the easiest to label. They are “friend met neighbor”. It’s the people I’ve never met, or the people that I have met but that I don’t read their sites all the time that are a little more of a challenge.

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