Tonight over drinks after dinner at Acme Oyster Company in lovely Metairie, La., Miss Ginger's work buddies starting peeling off one by one as they began to do their nightly "accomplishments" before retiring. When Boy Ginger told the group he was going up to "blog" before he went to bed, they were all quite interested!
"What is blogging?", they asked. "Do you do it every night?" "Who reads it?" "Why do you spend your time doing that?"
When I explained that there is a whole blog "community" that keeps up with and "knows" each other, they felt insulted: "So these are people you know?! But we're not invited to read your blog?!" "How well do you know them?" "What do you tell them?!" "Do you talk about us?!"
So the answers were: yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.
Miss Ginger "knows" the people who read her very well! Nutwood Beth calls it like it is, and Ken is always there to support her! DD has all the latest celebrity gossip, and Mistress Maddie knows what's going on with every drag queen in the world. Northwest Dan covers gay politics, Sissy Mark covers gay lifestyle, and "Auntie Flame" Joy is the online Mom we all wish we had! Miss Alaineous is there to almenac an "alternative" spin on things, Tugboat gives us the trucker viewpoint, and Kaycee makes the whole world seem delicious! I've forgotten hundreds of you I'm sure, but my point was that we all share the important parts of our lives that we think are worth sharing!
So then the question was... "so you're not really yourself, you are some "character" you have created for these people?!"
Ouch, that cut close to the bone, because I think you all know that, in fact, Miss Ginger is quite the character, and does exist for you to enjoy and appreciate.
But she is VERY real, and she loves her blog friends and her tangible friends with the same fervor! And NOTHING happens on her blog that hasn't happened in real life!
The point is that Boy Ginger and Miss Ginger both surround themselves with people who matter, and more importantly, to whom they matter!
So, thanks to the boy's "work friends", Miss G feels compelled to say "thank you all for caring! And thank you for making me matter!"
I think Miss Sheria summed it up for me when she commented "Miss Ginger, you are the breath of fresh air I needed today!'
Thanks, Sheria!! It feels good to be needed!