When you meet people IRL who have previously been only online acquaintances, what do you talk about? That’s not a rhetorical question — I really don’t know.
I met Moxie today, and between being distracted by the twins (the playground we met at was above their age level), and just my usual shy dorkitude, I contributed very little to the conversation.
Of course, I would’ve contributed nothing at all if it hadn’t been for Amy, who recognized me when we got there. Without her, I would’ve had to actually ASK people if they were Moxie. And, let’s face it, it’s entirely likely that I would’ve just sat in a little corner in agonized bashfulness before I would have done that.
Let’s just call it a success that I did meet her, and managed to stammer out that I enjoyed her blog. And I did NOT dump on her about every parenting problem I’ve ever had, which was a major temptation.