Have you ever heard of the game ‘The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’? Basically, it’s a trivia type game where you try to link celebrities through their film roles to Kevin Bacon in six steps, going off of the small world concept. Well I’ve determined that blogging is the same way today.
Back when I was still pregnant with the twins and first blogging publicly, I somehow stumbled across a blog of another pregnant mom, Christa. She was having her first, and we’d both started our blogs because of our pregnancies, and we’ve been friends ever since.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve introduced each other to more bloggers we’ve connected with, creating a little network of friends. These ladies are my people, my tribe. I can count on them for comments, I can bounce ideas off of them, and I can go to them with topics I’m not comfortable blogging about.
Through Christa, I was introduced to Summer. I immediately loved her. We have similar parenting styles, she gets my sense of humor, and I think we just clicked. (I hope she feels the same, or I’m going to feel like a huge dork.)
I promise there’s a point to this story- and I’m getting to it!
Last night, we were talking about BlogHer12. We’re both really bummed we aren’t at BlogHer right now in San Diego, and when we found it it will be in NY next year, we both decided we were going. I mentioned that it is perfect, because even if Aaron can’t get leave to watch the kids, I can leave them with my mom since she’s in NY and not worry about them.
Summer asked me what part of NY I’m from, because her husband’s family is also there. We realized that our families are from the same county. Then we put together that her husband’s family and my parents knew each other. In fact, my parents were so close to her father-in-law, that when I was born, they asked him to be my Godfather- although we’ve lost touch through the years.
But holy wow, my blogging friend who lives in Georgia is married to my Godfather’s son! What are the chances?
The internet is smaller than we realize.