WordPress claims to have approximately 12 million users world wide.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting my 3rd fellow blogger from WordPress since I joined in 2010. Just like the first two encounters, I found Dianne, of “Schmidley’s Scribblings”, to be as engaging and delightful in person as she is on the blog. We were in Washington, D.C. for the Epilepsy Foundation National Walk and afterward were able to meet with Dianne for lunch.
One of the favorite things I find about her blogs is how she gives an historical slant to whatever topic she is posting about. Though retired now, she just recently received yet another post graduate degree in History. Also an avid gardener, her varied interests throughout her life and career make for fascinating as well as educational blogs. Patty and I also had the opportunity to meet her husband, David, who is no slouch himself when it comes to a captivating and varied life story.
When I first joined WordPress, aside from the freedom to begin expressing myself, I thought the relative anonymity was a plus. Little did I know I would be caught up in some great friendships and have the opportunity to get to know so many people with absorbing and divergent interests. Eventually meeting them in person is the frosting on the cake.
I certainly I hope I will get to meet more as my future travel allows. And yes, that includes my many new found friends in England and other countries!
Until then ….blog on!