Silver and Gold

Make New Friends, But Keep The Old

Hi all! It’s Robin here from MyLifeAsItIs.
Jenn is posting over at my post today. So, sit back, read, and enjoy both our posts!

Make new friends, but keep the old;
One is silver, and the other’s gold.

When I heard of The Blog Exchange topic this month this song immediately came to mind. For some reason it just does. I remember singing it over and over again as a Girl Scout around the campfire.

It’s just one of those proverbs that ring true no matter what age you are.

And it’s recently been held true for me.

You see, I have friends in real life. Really I do. And then I entered the world of blogging. And I met new friends. My silver and my gold.

It’s been a very fun and exciting journey. My in-person friends do not know my blogging-friends. In fact, very, very few of my in-person friends know that I blog. It’s not that I want to keep each a secret, but I guess in a way I do. I have different relationships with in-person friends and blogging-friends. Sure, we talk about the same stuff, but somehow it’s just different. Having both makes me appreciate both even more.

Society often comments on how much people talk on the internet, especially teenagers and texting. Somehow I sense that there is a negative opinion associated with it. We’ll lose our people skills. We’ll all be stuck to a monitor like robots.

I don’t see it as that though. I can remember in elementary school having a few pen pals. Most of my girlfriends did. Is that any different than Mom’s blogging, other than it was via snail mail?

We are humans. And by that, we are social beings. It is in our nature to want to communicate and form friendships with others. It’s important to our health to maintain those friendships with others. The internet allows another venue to socialize along with in-person.

So, remember:
Make new friends, but keep the old;
One is silver and the other’s gold.

5 responses to “Silver and Gold

  1. Great minds think alike! I literally wrote the same post as you. Interestingly though I feel blogging has brought me closer to some of my “in-person” friends.

  2. Blogging has given me some new friendships and allowed me to be closer to some of my older friends that I hadn’t been in touch with as much. Good post!

  3. This is SUCH a great idea… a blog exchange 🙂

    Now I have to find somebody who I trust enough to do it lol

  4. I haven’t shared with my Real Life friends about the blogging. I guess there is just something wonderful about being able to be anonymous and not have to worry about what you say coming back to haunt you the next day. Great post….

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