A comment about blogging buddies by Alyssa, on my last blog, got me thinking. Can you ever develop the type of relationship you have with your CPs with a fellow blogger? And I decided… no. At least, not if your relationship is only through blogging.
Interaction in my CP group is private – there are four of us, we have our own yahoo loop and we email and msn daily (or however often we catch each other). We don’t live near each other, Christina’s in Australia, Amanda and Pat (who really needs to get a blog so I can link to her) are both in different parts of the UK, but it doesn’t matter. We don’t just talk about writing. In fact much more of our conversation is about us. Writing figures when we’re brainstorming, critting, submitting and waiting, but that probably only takes up about 40% of our time online.
Blogging, on the other hand is public. I’m not going to spill anything personal on a blog in the same way as I would with my CPs – who quite frankly deserve to listen to my moans and groans. I mean, they call them selves buddies, but one of them, on the day I started my 3 pages a day before internet regime tried to make me cheat, and another of them wanted me to up my page limit to 5 pages – which I knew would set me on the road to failure…… sorry I digress….
Anyway, what do you reckon?