Today I came across an interesting post from the (brilliantly named) Feisty Blue Gecko, someone else who is blogging their way through breast cancer. It’s about the relationships that we form through the internet and social media, the very real emotional bonds we build in these virtual communities, and how well (or not) we are equipped to deal with the death of someone that we don’t, in the conventional sense, ‘know’.
The blog post is here.
This blog has allowed me to meet new people, in real life as well as virtually. I’ve found help and support here, and been able to offer it too. I hope that who I am here, on the browser, is also who I am here, on my sofa. And because of these things, I assume that the way the cancer community uses the interwebs is a Good Thing. I guess, if you’re here, you think so too.
But am I making a big assumptions? Are there drawbacks to the way we are doing things, and what can we do to overcome them? Please leave a comment.