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  • Donna

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    I guess it’s kind of flattering that your blog resonates with so many readers. It’s seriously creepy though, almost as if they were stalking you, to expect you to be delighted to meet them without any previous relationship being established. And how could you possibly live up to their, probably unrealistic, expectations?!

    July 19, 2021
  • Amy

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    Firmly in the ‘it is creepy’ camp! And I say that as someone who met their spouse on the internet. :p

    It is very much a one-way street when one reads a blog. I think the most I might do (and it is VERY unlikely) is that if I were planning a holiday to Edinburgh/Scotland would be to e-mail and ask if you have any recommendations for dinner/local highlights. I would actually feel incredibly awkward doing that though, so as said, very unlikely!

    July 19, 2021
  • Amy

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    Oh and I love how you’ve intregrated Patreon with the blog! It is seamless! 😀

    July 19, 2021
  • Grizel

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    It’s peculiar.

    However, don’t some public figures charge for meet and greets?

    It would have to have a massive rider and many zeros to make me want to do it!

    July 19, 2021
  • Emerald

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    Omg, despite being a supposed extroverted people-person, I am SO in your first group here. The 50% who think that someone you don’t know online who wants to meet up could be a random oddball! Or someone who won’t take a hint and outstay their welcome.

    Many years ago I did message someone whose blog I read and asked her if she and her husband wanted to meet up, but I did feel it was okay to ask. They’re an American couple who were living in Japan at the time and she’d actually sent me a friend request on FB because I used to comment on her blog frequently (and vice versa when I had a Japanese one). When I went back for a short holiday they were both about to return to the USA after many years. And so I asked if they fancied a meet-up, BUT I made it very clear that I would understand if they didn’t want to meet people they only knew online. As it happens, we did meet up in Tokyo and had a lovely afternoon.

    And I have invited FB friends who I haven’t met to meet up for coffee if we’re in the same town, etc (I may be friends with them through my partner or our artwork, so being sent a friend request isn’t strange). But again, I’d need to communicate with them first and have an idea they would be okay if I invited them in the first place.

    July 21, 2021
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