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Possibly the best story about blogging ever...

This time last year, I met a gorgeous man called Tom. Tom knew more than a thing or two about blogging and he encouraged me to start this blog as a way of getting the Lots of Big Ideas project off the ground.

Not long after I began to blog, I began to acquire a few readers along the way, including a very cool and sparky woman called Krupskaya who blogs over at The Edit Barn.

Krupskaya left a comment on one of my very early blog entries and so I visited her blog and became completely hooked. She is just so good at telling stories - about her life, about her two incredibly cute chidren and about the little things she observes on a day-to-day basis from an unspecified location in the States somewhere. I remember thinking that here was someone whom I'd love to meet, if only we didn't live thousands of miles away from one another. We seemed to have so much in common and to have some very similar ways of looking at the world.

A year has gone by and I now live with the gorgeous man called Tom. But, in the meantime, I've continued to read Krupskaya's blog and, when it came to passing on Molara Wood's recent meme, I didn't think twice about what my number one favourite blog would be.

But life got crazy for a while and I got behind in my blog reading. Imagine my amazement when I caught up with Krupskaya's adventures last week and found a new entry entitled, Pen Pal. Warning: She says some very generous things about me which are totally undeserved!

Yes, you've guessed it. My favourite blogger, the woman whose stories I've been savouring for the last twelve months and with whom I instinctively felt a sense of solidarity from our first online rendez-vous, turns out to be my childhood pen pal from Omaha, Nebraska. She blogs under her pseudonym, Krupskaya, and I won't blow her cover by revealing her real name...

I still don't know to this day whether she stumbled across my blog by pure coincidence. But, however she found me, it's a great story about the power of blogging and about how it can bring people together to create communities of like-minded people. It makes me feel all warm inside to think that this kind of thing is possible, and it makes me even more determined to try to find more people who want to tell their stories through Lots of Big Ideas.

Krupskaya, if you're reading this, I'm sending you a huge hug from across the ocean. It's great to have found you again!
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posted by Blogger Krupskaya at 10:26 pm

Right back at you, my friend -- the story of how I found you puts me in a bad light, though...

I was in a phase of googling names from my past and found your blog shortly after you had started it...I started reading it, and commented once in awhile. I felt like I should say "Hey, it's me!" but there was never a graceful way to do that. About the same time my mom passed my blog site on to your godmother's. When that connection was made, I made the assumption that your godmother would have made my identity clear, and then I promptly stopped thinking about it.

So basically, I've had the advantage of you this whole time, which is pretty rotten of me. But in any case, I'm so happy the connection has been reforged. It truly is an example of the very best the Internet can be.

And congratulations about Tom. :)    



posted by Blogger sophie nicholls at 9:29 am

Not in a bad light at all.

It was a lovely surprise! :-) x    



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