I am THANKFUL for Online Friends via Message Boards!
I have been an active participant on a few messages for YEARS, WAY before Facebook and Twitter. I appreciate the friendships that form on Message Boards, the original "Social Media". I like the fact that most of the message boards I am on are by invite only and/or are Private. I think Message boards can help you form long lasting friendships and everyone is comfortable and close knit.
I have been a part of a one message board since Sept '01, so just over 10 years. We started as part of a bigger message board and kept spilting apart into smaller boards and now we are a group of about 50 active members and the group is close knit. The board is one of those places that you feel safe to talk about things that you might not talk about on Facebook or Twitter or blogs because of the Privacy. The board is a "refuge" to release our frustrations and get advice from the other "mamas".
I am also a part of a couple of Christian Message boards where I also get great advice, encouragement, ideas and more from wonderful groups of Godly Christian Women. The friendships and fellowship from these boards are so wonderful!!
I have had the oppurtunity to meet many of the women from various message boards and even those whom I haven't met, I still feel such a special bond with!
I am THANKFUL for Message Boards!!
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