It was one of the lowest moments in my blogging life. A fellow blogger wrongly accused me of stealing her html code and then insulted me by implying that I’m too birdbrained to come up with such a code without peeking at and copying other bloggers’ page source.
I haven’t written my personal information on my blogs and in a virtual world where no one really knows who I am, I was worried that someone might really believe those things. But as the cliche goes, “every cloud has a silver lining”, and it was during those times that I had found a new friend in the blogging world.
It was Meretrisha of A Walk Through Life and Our Life as Parents who helped get through that hurtful experience. She never knew me personally but she believed in me – a reassuring thought that somehow, my other blog readers didn’t believe the accusations too. Despite the time zone differences, she stayed up until the wee hours of the morning (her time) to chat with me via YM while I asked for advice on how to deal with the issue on my blog.
I had befriended a few bloggers before but it was the first time that someone had crossed that invisible line that I had subconsciously drawn between a blogger friend and a real life friend. Meretrisha’s sincerity shone through her words and despite not meeting her in person, I had felt that she’s one of the real people in the blogging world. Now, I don’t just consider her as a blogger friend, but a “major major” friend in some ways. She now knows the person behind the woman who just signs as “Gee”.
This post is my new entry to Red’s First Blogversary Contest. I actually posted another entry yesterday but had to delete it. I realized that if I were to stop blogging now, finding a friend in Meretrisha will be something I’ll remember long after I’ve forgotten my other blogging experiences – thus, making it my most memorable blogging experience to date.
~ Vera ~