Online relationships gone bad
IÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ve made some wonderful friends over the years online. I think I started making friends online around 1998 or so.
I think the relationships that went bad are the ones that stand out the most. The problem with having a relationship that is purely online is you donÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t have that physical interaction with the other person. Have you ever said something online and it was taken the wrong way? Did you wish you used that 😆 or 😀 smilie to get your tone across?
In my online life unfortunately friendships have ended and relationships have soured. I used to care deeply about this because this person I once chatted with on a daily basis has now become awkward or impossible. There really needs to be a handbook on how to handle online relationships and how not to ruin it.
With a recent problem I had with a fellow blogger I now stand back and wonder exactly what happened. We had a disagreement (it happens), while not on the computer his comments ended up in Spam, I corrected the weird Spam problem and tried to explain it to him but as I see it whatever friendship we had seems to be gone. I go to his blog from time to time but itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s not the same. I really enjoyed commenting on his blog and getting into discussions with him but I guess things change.
A new year is starting and IÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢m not going to get into anymore of these rediculous situations, real life is hard enough as it is.