I have "met" several bloggers - and have not had one surprise. If you read what a person writes every single day, you get a pretty good idea of what that person is all about.
I went to Galveston, Texas in 2007 for my nephew's wedding. Well, as soon as I realized that I would be in the Great State of Texas, I knew I HAD to meet some of the bloggers from that Mecca of Sobriety Bloggers.
I have several quirks about me (I know this is not surprising, but I say it anyway), one of the quirks is that I do not let anyone drive me to the airport when I need to catch a flight. I also do not go anywhere I do not have the ability to leave - in my own car. So, my dear friend Daave suggested that I take my rental car to Houston and drop it off, and he would pick me up and drive me around for a day or two and make sure I got to the airport in time. I actually did that!
I had never "met" Daave, but I absolutely trusted that he would do just what he said and there would be no problems with that. I met Daave, face to face, at the rental car return at IAH in Houston. What a lovely moment that was! And then we drove away.
I got to spend some more time with Daave, Scott, and Pammie (and too many other bloggers to mention) in November of last year. When I get together with them, it is like seeing my long lost best friends. I just dearly love these people.
So, although I think it sounds strange to say you know these folks, it is my experience that if someone takes the time to post something every day and you take the time to read it, you get a pretty good picture of a human being.
Thanks for being my friends.