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Just Write: Thanks to Type-A Blogger Conference #typeacon

Blogger Conference Inspired to Just Write!

Coming off the Type-A Blogger Conference, I’ve been inspired to start writing more stuff that come from snippets of my daily life. 

I am sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting for my flight home after the type-a blogging conference. I look around the waiting area and see everyone focused on something other than his or her surroundings. Most people have their noses buried in their personal electronics. I’ve got my laptop; many have their cell phones. A few folks have books and newspapers. I remember when we used to sit at airports and actually chat with one another. Strike up a conversation with a complete stranger; get to know a little about their lives and then part ways with well-wishes of safe travels.

Times have changed. I feel like I’d be seen as strange if I were to say hi to someone, other than possibly the person sitting next to me on the actual flight. It’s a shame that all of us who used to feel more comfortable chatting with a stranger will no longer do it.

So, instead of chatting with my neighbor, I’m blogging about the fact that I am NOT chatting with my neighbor. What would we do without our blogs? Type-A reminded me how the new way to connect with “strangers” is through the internet. These strangers often become friends. Sometimes better than the friends we actually see in person. Luckily, we have conferences like Type-A where we can have the opportunity to meet face to face (even though we still Tweet to each other during the conference).

Thanks for reminding me that blogging is meant to be a way for me to chat with the neighbor next to me. Who knows, maybe she will stumble upon my blog someday. I wonder if she’ll know that I wrote about HER.

Comeback Momma Siggy

 

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Sharon Greenthal

Friday 4th of October 2013

Guilty! I avoid conversations in places like airports because I don't want to get trapped in conversation with someone who is less than interesting. My husband takes care of the friendliness everywhere we go. Which is funny, because I'm much more talkative in most situations than he is.

If you ever sit next to me at an airport, though, I'll talk to you.

Jenn

Friday 4th of October 2013

It's a deal. We will chat for sure!

b+ (Retire in Style Blog)

Friday 4th of October 2013

I think you have a very good point. If you are a private person, the devices give you an excuse to hide out. But it goes so much farther than that. My husband and I were having lunch out the other day. I looked up from my cell phone to see him gazing at the TV with his iPhone clutched in his hand. I just giggled and took a picture for Instagram! I suppose that just about tells the whole story.

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lorraine williamson

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

times are a changin and it also depends on where you are I've moved around alot and back east (I'm in california now) they will strike up a conversation not so much here. thanks for the article have a great day

Angie Nelson

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Crazy! Maybe it is being from the Midwest, but personal interaction with strangers is still a frequent occurrence.

Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

I talk to people around me all the time. I find people very interesting.

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