Online Friends #MondayRecommends #NailArt

People who don’t socialize online often tell me, “Online friends are nice, but they aren’t REAL friends.” I beg to differ. I’ve met so many people online who are as dear and close to me as many a face-to-face friend.

You know who you are.

But today I want to feature Audrey Lintner, author, editor, and knitter extraordinaire.

At least, I think it’s knitting. I can’t tell the difference between knitting and crocheting by looking at it. Maybe you can help.

I “met” Audrey in Dani Greer’s Blogging Boot Camp. Most of the members of that online-only course are still in contact with each other, some in close contact. When Audrey learned, on Facebook, that I had cancer, she asked me what my favorite colors were. Then she made me a shawl in those colors and mailed it, at no small expense, to me.

Don’t nobody try to tell me she isn’t a “real” friend.

My nails this week are in the same general colors.

The turquoise is Maniology’s I See Blue. The pink/purple is Maniology’s Primerose. The sparkle topper on my pointer fingers is NeVerMind’s Eye of the Beholder. The stamping polish is Maniology’s Shattered. The stamping plate is Maniology’s MXM082.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Online Friends #MondayRecommends #NailArt

  1. acflory

    July 4, 2022 at 5:44pm

    I’m echoing what Alicia and Dan said – digital friends are just as real as physical ones. In fact, sometimes they’re more real. I realised just the other day that I wouldn’t have ANY friends during the pandemic if not for the internet. This self isolation would have been torture without all of you guys.
    As for that shawl…it’s absolutely gorgeous. -massive hugs-

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      Marian Allen

      July 5, 2022 at 2:36pm

      Hugs back! I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few of my online friends, and there wasn’t a catfish in the bunch. Talking to them face to face was the same as “talking” to them electronically. That means talking to them electronically is the same as talking face to face, amIright?

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      • acflory

        July 5, 2022 at 7:30pm

        lol – you /are/ right! I’ve only met two online friends – one an Aussie and one a Kiwi [New Zealander] and both were and are lovely.
        I think if you chat to someone long enough – either physically or digitally – you’ll get to know them warts and all, and that leads to trust as well as affection.
        In a way, what we’re doing is no different to having pen pals all over the world. I just wish digital hugs felt as good as real ones.

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