about helping each other.
I’ve noticed something about the people who know me as a blogger and those who have known me longer, but don’t know the blogosphere.
Over the past few months, many blogger friends — friends I have known less than two years — have asked for help and offered help. In fact, I told someone yesterday that it’s hard to talk to a blogger without hearing, “How can I help you? or Thank you for reaching out.” In the past few days, blogger friends and I have found work for each other, worked together on projects, and when someone was in trouble people immediately rallied around to help.
Helping is a bloggerly thing. So is blogger synchronicity.
Friends I know from the 3-D world — friends that I’ve known longer, much longer — are having the same kinds of problems. Yet, they don’t call me or each other. I hear about their troubles when I call to see how they are. They struggle alone or with one friend who helps them. It’s not that they think I won’t help. They don’t think about me at all. They think they must walk alone through paved streets.
Asking for help seems to be not a worldly thing. Neither does letting many people too close seem to be.
I wonder at how small a big city seems when the world is our community.
I can reach out to people across the country. People of so many skills and gifts have taught me incredible things. I have learned to believe in the power of people and dreams.
I introduced a friend from the world of brick and mortar to a friend in the world of blogging today. She said she believed that when the learner is ready, the teacher appears.
Another blogger friend brought a nonblogger in trouble to me for help.
This weekend I’ll celebrate blogger generosity by looking for ways to give help away.
How could anyone how has received so much, do any less?