Anyhow, almost all of my "Facebook friends" are people that I personally know (i.e. I have met them in person). All of that changed about a week ago - one of my "blogging friends" retired her blog and since I'm so swamped, I wasn't able to read the last few posts before she pulled the blog. I couldn't email her - the only way I had contacted her before was via her blog and that was now gone...but, she's on Facebook. So I found her and sent her a message to see if she could re-post the blog for another day or so.
Then after one or two messages back-and-forth, I friended her.
The thing is, I'm still not sure if that was a good decision. On one hand, we both know a lot about each other from our blogs, we have corresponded through the blog-o-sphere and there are a bunch of other running bloggers who I have ended up meeting in person and become friends with (and yes, I have started to friend those folks as well).
On the other hand, can I really call this person a friend? Do I call this person a "Facebook friend"? Or is this just part of social networking - and I'm now starting to build a network of running bloggers - or runners (or non-runners) who read my blog?
I guess if it is the last item, then I'll formally invite my readers to come and join my network of blog readers / running bloggers by visiting me on Facebook!