This week is the one-year anniversary of the RevGalBlogPals blogring, an intentional online community that has been a wonderful network of support for me in the last year or so. In honor of this fabulous group of blogging people, I offer to you the thematic Friday Five:
1) What is your first memory of the RevGalBlogPals?
Honestly, I don't really remember. I think I was directed to it by reverendmommy in a chat at real live preacher's site. Although I joined the ring immediately, I was a slow starter in terms of my involvement with the main site. However, I am now hooked, and have the great privilege of being included in the email discussions with the Matriarchs about the future of our no-longer-little community.
2) Have you met any of the other ring members in real life?
Yes! Before I list them, please be aware that I'm likely to forget someone, because, well, there are a lot of revgals, and I've met a lot of people, and I'm not always aware that they're revgals, and I'm just forgetful. If I don't list you and we've met, leave a comment and I'll edit to include you. For that matter, if I list you and we haven't met, you might want to let me know that too. That said, I have met: Songbird, St. Casserole, reverend mommy, cheesehead, revabi, tglaser, NotShyChiRev, reverendmother, Amy, and Ann.
3) Of those you haven't met, name a few you would love to know in person.
Katherine, Kathryn, Will Smama, and Mark, among others. There are just so many fabulous people out there. I'd like to meet any of you, actually, if we should ever be in each other's areas. Upstate NY, anyone?
4) What has Ring Membership added to your life?
Support, empathy, advice, laughter, people to hang out with at the Festival of Homiletics, and a whole lot of email since I joined the matriarchal list.
5) Describe a hope for the future of the WebRing.
I'm very excited about a potential gathering sometime in the future.
Coincidentally, this is also my 300th blog post. So, cheers to a lot of time spent online in the last year or so, and cheers to the Pals; long may we blog!