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Aug 22, 2011

ONLINE LOVE AFFAIR


I was asked by a colleague who knows that I'm an active blogger if it is possible for a person to fall in love just reading the works of others here in the blogosphere. I think she wants to use this as a means for her to find true love.


I immediately said yes. It is possible. I remember one time I wrote about my imperfections and there was someone brave enough to ask me out on a date. It turns out the reader found me interesting. But I did not reply. The blogger was not my type.


Let's face it, this world is full of really talented writers, creative poets, romantics and uber cheesy bloggers. At one point or another, you'll find him or her attractive. Maybe not physically. But intellectually you find yourself fascinated and interested in the person behind the written works.


Idealistic as it may seem there have been a number of bloggers who met and fell in love with fellow bloggers. Now, whether they'll stay together or not, that's the question.


But it is possible to be attracted with just the writer's words. If you ask me, I could name a few people in the blogosphere (not just on my bloglist here) that I'm attracted to intellectually. I like the way they write. I love their wordplays. I'm at awe with their wit and I'm spellbound by their stories. It's sort of a crush on a different level.


I've only met a few of them personally, and other than exchanging comments here and there, we have no other means of communicating with each other.


Realistically speaking, I don't dwell too much on these crushes. I know most of the time, people who write under pseudonyms don't necessarily reflect who they really are in person. Sometimes a blog is just a way for a writer to become what he or she wants to be. When in real life they're far from what they say they are on their works.


This medium is still young. Alot has yet to happen. If history taught us one important lesson is that nothing really is impossible. 

But for bloggers, apart from enjoying the benefits of writing, finding the one in this medium is just the icing on the cake.

33 comments:

Dhianz said...

amen! lolz... =P i agree.. nosebleed ang post eh... lolz =P

Godbless!

the green breaker said...

amazing, how you inserted the part where the writer could be someone that he couldn't become in real life.

going out would prove more things naman eh.

The Gasoline Dude said...

Can relate. Even had a romantic relationship with a blogger before.

Michael said...

Relate! But, true, sometimes a blogger personifies a perfect persona under his pseudonym, which make things rather complicated ... LOL!

Nosebleed mey,, don't English me, I'm panic! :D

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hmmm. I'm inlove with Ate Chyng!

<3

khantotantra said...

true, may mga bloggers na kahit di mo makita in person, you will be attracted the way they deliver their piece or how they narrate each adventures and stories that they are sharing. :D

renz bacani ginez said...

ahaha.. akala ko naman ako na ang pinaka-silly na taong itanong sa sarili kung pwede nga ba ma-in love sa di pa nakikita..but i am more on physical appearance..^^

Unni said...

tama,,,natamaan ako saglit lol~
madali akong magkacrush sa mga magagaling na writers hehe...
(dati un:P)
When in real life they're far from what they say they are on their works.====> amen to this...^^

YOW said...

Hindi ko alam kung ako lang to pero mas masarap gawing kaibigan ang mga kapwa blogero kesa gumawa ng romantic relationship sa pagitan ng dalawang blogger. Siguro pag friends na sa world wide web at sa real world tsaka pa lang posible na ma-in love.

Pero madami ako hinahangaan na blogger because they're write really good.

gillboard said...

yow: tama ka. from experience ang mga kapwa bloggers are much better friends than partners.

unni: mukhang may experience ka na di maganda ah. spill!!! :P

renz: physical is fine. wala na sakin yung mga ganun. basta nakakasundo ko okay na. well, nakita ko nanaman yun, so la na hinahanap. lolz

gillboard said...

khanto: iba talaga pag matatalino kasi or witty. malakas ang sex appeal para sa akin ang mga ganun.

hoobert: friend ko yun!!! lakad kita? lolz. welcome to my blog pala!!!

michael: welcome sa blog ko!!! glad you can relate. :)

gillboard said...

alex: mukhang di mo pa ito nakukwento ah. kilala ko ba to?

green breaker: of course. but yung attraction for me starts sa pagbabasa, sunod na yung gustong makilala at maging friend. :)

dhianz: sus. di naman masyado. babaw nga ng english. :)

dong ho said...

apart from enjoying the benefits of writing, finding the one in this medium is just the icing on the cake.>>>tumpak. possible talaga at alam ko dami na ring natuloy at nagsimula lang online.

rah said...

I agree with your point. Bloggers or writers are not defined by what they write. They may have a completely different personality. I keep my mind open to that.

I like the new look of your blog :D

goyo said...

Yung girlfriend ko ngayon, fangirl ko lang dati. Haha. Ngayon, ako pa ang under e. Hehe.

Ang kagandahan lang sa mga blogger na nagkukwento ng tapat, hindi mo pa man namimeet, may inaasahan ka na talagang ugali. Nung nagkita kami nung gelpren ko ngayon, bastusan agad e. Lol.

L said...

but how exactly do you shoo a persistent stalker? a penny for your thoughts, please.

an_indecent_mind said...

is it possible to fall in love here in blogworld?

op kors!

i must know, right? :p

may related post nga pala ho ako tungkol dyan, share ko lang http://anindecentmind.blogspot.com/2010/05/si-kupido-sa-mundo-ng-blogosperyo.html


an_indecent_mind

an_indecent_mind said...

hindi ko agad nakita name ko sa links... akala ko nawawala, andun pala sa great reads! wow! nahipo naman ako dun... maraming thank yous so muches!

Chyng said...

doesnt work for me.. haha!
pero pag kakilala ko na, suddenly mas nag-eenjoy ako basahin ang blog nya..

KikomaxXx said...

weee... hahaha... parang nakakaexcite naman yun.. hahha

Karl said...

you mentioned about the possibility. love, after all, encompasses anything we know, even the online medium.

gillboard said...

karl: true. welcome back to the blogworld karl!!! tagal mo nawala. :)

kikomaxx: ang alin?

chyng: totoo. minsan mapapaagree ka kung napapansin mong totoo yung naisulat niya tungkol sa sarili niya. hehehe

kuya AIM: syempre naman. mas totoo at nakakaaliw basahin blog mo kesa sa karamihan ng naglilipanang mga blog dyan. ganyan kasi pag matanda na nagsusulat!! lolz!! peace! :D

gillboard said...

lio: never pako nakaexperience ng persistent stalker. stalker lang. hanggang sa fb page ko nga eh ikaw pa rin ang hinahanap. regaluhan mo na lang ng vibrator nang tumigil. :D

goyo: ikaw na!!! hahaha. bibihira yung mga ganyan. magpasalamat ka at yung girlfriend mo ang nakilala mo at hindi yung stalker ni lio. :D

rah: thanks rah. ikaw lang ang nakapansin. :P

dongho: kaw kuya dong? wala ba?

Earvs said...

Hmmm... interesting!

In my case, naaliw lang ako sa mga bloggers na magaling magexpress ng kanilang thoughts. Pero mas gusto ko pa rin na magkakilala muna. Importante kasi na malaman mo muna ang sinasabi ng tao in front of you sa kesa nagsusulat lang. Magkaiba ang communication sa pagsusulat at pakikipagusap! =)

Nice piece!

Dhianz said...

like koh ang new background moh! =) Godbless!

kikilabotz said...

so pwede rin palang may mainlove sa akin dito? toinks...

tama , hehehe.. wala na ko masabi. hehe

Xander said...

I think I would say yes... but lets be honest by just reading wont really let you fall in love with the person itself. It could be a love for his or her writings unless you'll meet the blogger or writer in person.

cheerfulnuts said...

Kahit na bago lang ako sa blogging, agree ako sa lahat ng sinabi mo!:)

Charles said...

hehe oo at andito pa pala kayong lahat LOL

ahmer said...

Hmmm

Klet Makulet said...

I agree (yun na lang nasabi ko ...dinelete ko ang mahabang comment ko hahaha)

basta totoo yan. pak!

Adz Adz said...

agree sana, pero nosebleed! hehe

Raft3r said...

your new blog skin reminds me of catch me if you can
bakit kaya?