-Pam Lutrell, (2010)
My invitation is to illustrate a point…the joys and frustrations of blogging.
Blogging has become a continuing conversation that I have with friends every day. Some are there faithful to return as Christmas itself and some are new, happy to stop by for an introduction. But just as all women go to the restroom in pairs, blogging is an activity where you are rarely alone.
The frustration, however, is that this is a faceless meeting. Oh, I know I see their faces every day on their own blogs, but it is faceless in the sense that I cannot see how they react to something I say or how they are really feeling that day, that moment. Frustration comes so often when I long for a conversation to go further and hunger to ask questions and know more. These are friendships with an impenetrable wall.
I tell young journalists a great reporter will not ask questions through email…but will insist that an interview be face to face, because often it is the face and not the words that tell the real story.
So, ladies, dear friends, know this day that I long to host a virtual tea party and you all are invited. We will sit and sip on English Breakfast Tea and eat Christmas cakes and talk and talk and talk without the constraints of a message box wall.
Just for fun….what would you wear to tea?