Tuesday, May 8, 2007

One Reason I Love Blogging

Okay, so it is not really such a new idea that the internet makes our world smaller. But how often do you truly experience the results of this increasing sense that the world is your neighborhood,

Over the weekend I was driving around doing errands (read: having some alone time) and listening to NPR. They had a news story about a conflict between Russia and Estonia over a Soviet Era statue that the Estonians want to move from one place to another in their own country. Three months ago I would have listened while thinking about other things and would not really have taken any of this story in. But now, because of my blog-friend connnection with Eva, I actually listened with interest and wondered how Eva felt about it. I recognized the name of the capital city (Tallinn) and could actually picture it in my mind.

So, three cheers for blogging, which has made me a better citizen of the world!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

I agree...it's wonderful the way blogging opens our eyes to different things & brings new friends our way!

eva said...

Stephanie, You are wonderful!
I had no idea that this issue would be big enough to get comments on radio.
What can I say - I´m glad that the symbol of the S.U. era is moved from it`s quite central location. But I`m not content with the way, how did they executed the whole thing.
I´m happy that I have introduced Estonia to my friends, it makes me feel that I share my home with all of you! :)

msbelle said...

It's very cool that we can meet people from all over the world, isn't it? It truly is a small world!

Anonymous said...

Yup, that's where it is. My BF has been going there since the 90s as well.

I agree with this post, I have discovered so much that I now pay attention to because of new blogging friends1