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Finding like-minded friends online
1/11/2010 6:46:10 AM
A real advantage of getting involved in online communities is finding like-minded friends

A real advantage of getting involved in online communities is finding like-minded friends that are perhaps difficult to find in our actual physical communities. Recently, I found just such a 'friend'. She saw my profile in the online community, looked at my interests and my picture and sent me a friend request. In next to no time, I had found out that we were both teachers, we both had degrees in and taught modern languages, we had both been teaching secondary school pupils for about the same length of time, we had similar reading tastes, we both had a blog and, whilst she wasn't a writer and certainly never wrote poetry (as I do), she liked reading poetry - and yet she lived in Italy and I live in the UK. Without going online, we would never have met each other! Once she had learned about my collection of anecdotal poems "It's a Teacher's Life...!", she was amazed. She just didn't think that anyone could write poems about school life, the setting just didn't lend itself to poetry, she thought. But once she read my book, she changed her mind and offered to write a post about me and the book on her blog, which was really wonderful! (If you're interested in seeing what she wrote, you can see it here:

So if you're looking for like-minded people that are difficult to find in 'real' life, get involved in some online communities. You'll never know what will come of it!

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More Blogs by Helena Harper
• Dad's Army, Clive Dunn and Grandads - Thursday, September 08, 2011
• "Family & More" now available on Kindle - Sunday, November 21, 2010
• In conversation with UK children's author, Judith Kerr - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
• I'm so excited! Advance copies of "Family & More" now available - Thursday, July 01, 2010
•  Finding like-minded friends online - Monday, January 11, 2010  
• A colleague and a dear friend - Friday, December 11, 2009
• Wonderful books being given away in November - Monday, November 09, 2009
• Getting to know more about Helena Harper - Monday, October 05, 2009
• Guest today on Marvin D. Wilson's blog - Thursday, October 01, 2009
• New revamped website! - Wednesday, September 23, 2009
• What's the most important part of a picture book? - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Guest on Linda Asato's blog - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Interview with Helena Harper - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
• "Family and More - Enemies or Friends?" soon to be a paperback - Sunday, July 26, 2009
• Interview with Helena Harper on Nancy Famolari's blog - Wednesday, July 01, 2009
• Interview with me on Lea Schizas' blog - award winning writer and editor - Sunday, June 21, 2009
• Murder Takes the Cake - a delicious mystery by Gayle Trent - Wednesday, June 03, 2009
• Hosting mystery writer Gayle Trent on my blog today! - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Teacher Appreciation Week - Tuesday, May 05, 2009
• Rebekah Redeemed - a wonderfully moving, vividly descriptive story by Dianne Sagan - Monday, May 04, 2009
• Hosting Dianne Sagan on my blog today! - Friday, May 01, 2009
• Developed a new form of poetry? - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• First review of my ebook - Friday, April 10, 2009
• Life is full of surprises - Sunday, April 05, 2009

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