Location, Location, Location
~ William Dillard
These three words, uh, really just one word repeated three times. Anyway, these three words (just go with me on this) are often spoken with reference finding the perfect house or office building or business location. If you’re in THE location then your house will be perfect for all the things you do in life. If your business is in THE location then you’re pretty much guaranteed success.
Here in cyberland though, there is no real location. Sure, I have a domain name and that’s important. But my blog (i.e., business) doesn’t really exist anywhere. Or does it exist everywhere? Hmmm, now that’s one to ponder. Maybe another day while talking shop with my bloggy buddies. Anyway, I’m not sure where I exist. I know I exist, so I’ve got that going for me.
In the world of blogs and social media there is continuous talk about community. We’re trying to create a community on Twitter, Facebook, Whrrl, Blogs, Flickr and so many other places. It’s about connecting with other people. But how do you connect with other people who aren’t near you?
And there is where the amazingness (yes, made up word!) of the internet makes it possible. I don’t have to be SOMEWHERE. You don’t have to be in THE magical place. There is no ‘right’ location. Your can connect and be part of something great, meet new people, create friendships, learn, laugh and cry without having to physically BE somewhere. You can reach out to people and they will reach back. Really, they will. I’ve seen it. I’ve reached out and others have lent an outstretched hand to me.
This blog is my home online. It’s in the perfect location because everyone can get here without too much trouble. It’s not too far. A treacherous journey is not required to find it. You don’t need special equipment to make it over the river and through the woods. No sunscreen or tents or even a compass. You’ve found my home, and I hope you find yourself welcomed. Because I welcome you in and hope you’ll visit often.
Do you feel welcomed? Would you like something to drink? Perhaps some cookies?