“We are also at KO.
I would like to meet you.
At times it is kind of like feeling as if you might be talking to yourself.
Some bloggers live by ‘stats’ but even those numbers don’t tell us if what we write is really being read.
We also know the numbers of ‘subscribers’ - those who sign up to receive the posts as emails – and if we dig deep enough,we also know their email addresses. (Rest assured, I seldom do that.)
In the case of TravelnWrite subscribers, the majority are people we don’t know. People like Louise. So to say I was thrilled that 1) someone was reading the blog and 2) wanted to meet me, sent me ‘over the moon’.
In this case – the weird part is --Louise and I had already been together earlier in the week at a Ko Olina owners’ “Meet and Greet” that she had organized.
In fact, I’d taken photos and written about the event on the owners’ Facebook page.
But ‘that Louise’ and I didn’t have an opportunity to chat . . . so I was guessing, when I wrote her back asking if she might be the same person. She was one and the same!
A few hours after exchanging emails, we met at poolside; chatting as if we had known each other for a long time. We talked travel, and Hawaii and timeshares. . .and about the blog, of course.
She isn’t quite sure who recommended it to her, but she’s been a TravelnWrite reader since last September and had ‘come along ’via the blog on our South Pacific adventure.
Louise (pictured left) and her husband left Ko Olina for their California home a couple weeks before us, as they have another trip coming up. But Louise and I have stayed in touch and will continue to do so until our paths again cross ‘same time next year’ at Ko Olina.
Mahalo Louise, for sending that note! And a big mahalo to who ever recommended our blog to her!
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(In case you are wondering, I have Louise’s permission to use her photo and tell you the tale of how we met.)