So Iâ€™m standing at the gate at the Seattle airport letting my kids run around a bit before strapping them in for a two hour flight, when a guy appears next to me and I INSTANTLY know who he is.
â€œExcuse me,â€ I say. â€œAre you married someone named Amanda?â€
I think he freaks out a little, though I didnâ€™t actually see it because I had to chase after Thomas. I donâ€™t blame him for freaking out, because heâ€™s not even in his home town and who in the world would recognize him in Seattle, right?
We were both totally floored by the chance meeting, and Iâ€™m glad we got to talk.
This yearâ€™s theme for Blogher is â€˜How Has Your Blog Changed Your World,â€ and one way it has changed mine is to expand it. Here I was, talking to someone who was otherwise a total stranger, but sharing the blog-o-spere with his wife connected us.
And I donâ€™t talk to strangers, so it was a big deal for me.