Why I love the internet...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ah, the internet...
Can you even believe when we wanted to know something when we were young we had to ask people we knew or ::gasp:: look it up in the library! in card catalogs and then in BOOKS!
I love love love being able to do a quick google search to find out pretty much anything, about anything...though to be fair, that is also not such a great thing either when you are fretting about something...
But why I really love the internet...is the connections it has made for me...many, many connections - that give me opportunities to meet amazing people and volunteer my time...connections that have made me friends that I am confident will be my friends for life.

I have met some wonderful people via the internet...and truth be told, I haven't actually MET, in real life, ALL of the folks I consider my friends, but I have met many many MANY of them and they are enriching my life each and every day -
But one of those folks whom I feel like I've known forever but haven't met in real life YET - is Martin...you DO know Martin don't you? X Box for Nappy Rash?
Martin has taken us on his and his wife's journey with infertility over the past couple of years, and let me tell you, if ever anyone can make something so serious so funny - he's the guy...
Well, earlier this month - Martin and his beautiful wife welcomed a healthy, GORGEOUS baby girl into their world http://xbox4nappyrash.blogspot.com/2010/02/gorgeousness-and-how-it-came-to-be.html(and now, OUR world!)
Dan, a friend of Martin, offered us the chance to contribute to an AMAZING video welcome! Soo soo honored to be a part! (and a HUGE THANK YOU to my fantabulous hubs who came up with the idea for our submission...I had ideas all right - none of which were working out - and one on which my hubs commented 'you people have no shame' or something along those lines and by you people - I think he means - us internet folks! (he's not really one of us!)
And if you have the time -you should check out what Dan, and Martin and Ian of Single Parent Dad and several others are doing...ah, again, the power of the internet...It never ceases to amaze me!

So anyway - there are hundreds of thousands of reasons to love the internet - like buying and selling things on Craigslist, clipping coupons, seeing pictures of your loved ones far and wide when you can't be together, finding volunteer opportunities and making new friends...
but for me, it's all comes down to the same thing - connecting and making this big giant not- always-so-friendly-world, just a little bit smaller...

Now...who's going to work on some Cards 4 Cancer with me? (Seriously, all you have to do is buy & sign a few cards, or make your own cards & or/pictures...in our house, think glitter, glue and paint!) and then shoot me an email - we'll connect and I'll get the cards so I can deliver them all next month!)

5 comments:

Suzi said...

Great post. I have been feeling the exact same way. I've met some amazing people (including you!) and have learned sooo much. I am a better person today because of the internets. :)

Elizabeth Harty said...

So true! I have so many people that I consider friends that I've met via Twitter & the blogs. I have a group of friends that were part of an AOL discussion group 15 years ago that I'm still friends with today. I agree with Suzi, my life is better because of those fun internets.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Thanks :-)

Thanks for taking part in that video, it was magic.

And thanks for sticking with us along the way.

-Martin

Anti-Supermom said...

Darcie, what a sweet post, especially about making the world a friendlier in an often not-so-friendly world. The internet is amazing, blogging is amazing - something not everyone will ever understand.

(you make me want to delete my latest post... not really!)

Thank for the link, you know I love hearing about successful infertility challenges ;)

Be the change you want to see in the world... said...

Love that I connected with you!!! Give me a few days to figure out the cards for cancer thing and I will get back to you. Great idea!

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