The Internet Me VS The Real Life Me (Is There A Difference?)


I’m a bit of an internet fiend. Ask anyone* and they will tell you that I spend the greater portion of my life in front of a computer screen. HOWEVER! I’m not a kid who is “glued to her gadgets” at family gatherings and such.** The internet can be a stressful place sometimes (except for this one magical website called pinterest.com) so I am happy to shut off my computer at the end of the day. BUT WHAT HAPPENS THEN?? This elusive thing called: Real Life™.

Today I am divulging ALL MY DARK SECRETS. Because obviously you want to know if there is a difference between the Real Life Me™ and the Internet Me™ — and you also probably want to know if there is a difference between you and your internet doppelgänger. Get the tea and waffles and let’s DISCUSS.

*anyone being my mom, my dad, or my sister. HAVE FUN GETTING AN UNBIASED OPINION OF MY AWESOMENESS.
**unless someone starts asking me about college. Then for goodness sake gET ME SOME GLUE AND SOME GADGETS BABY.

If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time* you’ve probably noticed my VERY LOUD blogging voice. I come across sounding super energetic and fun, right? I come across as that person who would throw a waffle party every month and invite three hundred people out of the kindness of my heart, right? I come across sounding like I would be found standing on a street corner holding a sign that says “FREE HUGS,” right?


I am eternally grateful to my blog readers and will tackle them all with waffles and love. I will also effortlessly strike up a conversation with them. Shout out to their awesomeness on Twitter! Mention how great they are on Instagram! FLAIL EVERY TIME I GET A NEW COMMENT. This is all legit stuff that happens to me, y’all. But if you met me in Real Life™ would you be disappointed?

*literally it could be two seconds. you could have read ONLY that intro paragraph up there. i mentioned waffles, i mentioned pinterest, and i used a trademark symbol. that’s all you need to know about me.

Ask anyone* who has met me in person and they would probably describe me as: quiet, reserved, and introverted. This isn’t a bad thing! I AM 90% INTROVERTED, BRO. It might not seem true, based on all the screaming I do online, but I’m actually really shy in Real Life™. It’s not that I’m timid to speak – it just takes a long time for me to open up with someone about my thoughts and emotions on a topic.


You would think that my internet social skills would help me in my daily life? LOL NOT SO. Talking is incredibly hard for me. Starting a conversation is something I dread. I listen more than I talk. FOR GOODNESS SAKE I MIGHT NOT EVEN SEEM FRIENDLY AT FIRST because I don’t like speaking?? But I promise I’m a very nice human and only bite occasionally.**

SO YES. Long story short, the Internet Me™ is very different from the Real Life Me™. In fact, if it weren’t for my fabulous face, you probably wouldn’t guess that I am, in fact, Abbiee.

*legit anyone this time.
**if you underestimate me or take advantage of me. THAT’S A NO-NO, MY FRENS. you will lose one head. guaranteed.

I thought about this late at night with a half-awake brain* and came to this conclusion: Every person has their own outlet to express themselves. For me – and lots of other bloggers – the internet is my outlet for social expression. The internet is the place where I talk and flail and fangirl. I don’t really do this in Real Life™ because a) I HAVE A HARD TIME TALKING, b) I HAVE A HARD TIME TALKING, and c) I HAVE A HARD TIME TALKING.


The answer is: no. I’m not lying to you guys because THIS IS REALLY ME. I have fangirl DNA and I need to shout about things! But Real Life™ just isn’t my outlet. I’m quiet in person and loud on the internet. IT’S JUST WHO I AM.

You might be totally different. You might get all your words and emotions out verbally. That’s fabulous too! Or you might be like me and need a keyboard under your fingertips in order to properly communicate with the world.

*these are the moments when my best ideas come to me, of course.

Guys. I have a love/hate relationship with the term “IRL” (which means “in real life,” in case you’ve been living under a small rock for the past five years.) “In real life” signifies that Internet Life™ isn’t actually real. I BEG TO DIFFER WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND NUCLEAR REACTORS. Just like how internet friends are real friends, Internet Life™ is very much real. You right there reading this – YOU ARE A REAL PERSON WITH FEELINGS, ARE YOU NOT?* So there you have it. 


Do I think we should stop using the term “IRL?” WHY YES I DO thanks for asking. Do I still use the term “IRL” quite a lot? WHY YES I DO thanks for asking. It’s kind of helpful when we are actually meeting our Internet Friends™ in Real Life™. I will grant us all permission to use “IRL” this way. BECAUSE I WANT TO MEET ALL OF YOU LOVELY PEOPLE IRL.

*unless you’re a vulcan in which case hello we are distant cousins i think.

What are you like on the internet VS in person? Are you totally different? What outlet can you best express yourself through? Chocolate can be an option here. What do you thing about saying "IRL?" Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

love,
abbiee

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  1. EITHER ABBIEE IS FABULOUS. (and wow you're just so pretty look at that smile.)

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU OMG :'''''') YOU'RE TOO KIND *TACKLES YOU WITH HUGS AND WAFFLES*

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  2. I think I come across as a little more outgoing on my blog, maybe? I'm an introvert, too, and I express myself better in writing. It's funny to think about how the internet versions of yourself and the "real" versions of yourself match up or don't. Cool post!

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU ALEX. Yes exactly!! I definitely feel like I can communicate best through writing. Speaking just does not come natural to me. :')

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  3. I'm definitely louder and crazier on the internet... Because there's no risks involved, right??? No one knows my real name or where I live and we will probably never meet in real life (haha), so no matter how weird I am... NO ONE WILL EVER TTACE THAT BACK TO THE REAL ME!!!! Muhahaha!

    It's very freeing, really. Some people abuse this power by being nasty on the internet, and clearly I don't do that for I am a sweet little bean deep down, but I do like knowing that I can be weird and if anyonre is condescending or judgemental of the internet me IT DOESNT BOTHER ME AT ALL!!!

    JUDGE AWAY, WORLD! I CAN TAKE IT!

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    1. LOUD AND CRAZY INTERNET FIENDS UNITE. *high fives u* EXACTLY. ZERO RISKS AND IT IS LOVELY. And the "probably never meeting in real life" thing iS SO HANDY. Like...even if I'm totally awkward, I will never have to endure that person's weirded-out looks! YAYY. :') YES KAYLA MARIE YOU ARE A FABULOUSLY SWEET BEAN. <3 and I totally feel that. It's much easier to brush off trolls and nasty comments on the internet. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING.

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    2. YAS!!! Well thanks for posting it! I never really thought about this in light of the Internet but I think a lot about how differently I act in public than I do at home and if that's lying??? So I totally related, is what I'm TRYING to say (and kinda failing... Oh well)!!!

      Also I FORGOT TO MENTION: that picture!!! You are so pretty!!!

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    3. Yes I totally understand what you mean, Kayla Marie! AND WAHTASDFGHJK THANK YOU SO MUCH. <3

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  4. I'm much more coherent on the internet, because I have time to think about what I am saying and whether or not I want it on the internet for all to see, lol. The only problem with that is...sometimes I overthink and then DON'T SAY THE THING AT ALL, even thought it's totally something I would say. #whoops But as an extrovert (hello, ENFP here), I would say I actually scream more in person than I do online. Which is weird. But sometimes, typing "asdfghjkl" just doesn't sum up the inhuman noise I made at the mention of my OTP, you know?

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    1. YAAAAS SAME KRISSY. It's so much easier to construct sentences when I have a backspace button. ;) And I can totally get that! My sister and I were actually talking about that the other day (although I didn't really go into it with this post.) It seems like extroverts are more talkative in real life and don't say as much on the internet?? But it's like the opposite for introverts?? IDK BUT IT IS REALLY FASCINATING TO ME. :D "But sometimes, typing "asdfghjkl" just doesn't sum up the inhuman noise I made at the mention of my OTP, you know?" <<< YES. YES I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN. :') Thank you so much for reading!!

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  5. The Internet needed this post! You are brave for sharing this with us although it's a small piece of information it tells us a lot about you! I think a lot of us are more outgoing in our safe blogger community. And irl ... Ugh agreed.

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    1. GAH THANK YOU SO MUCH VANESSA. <3 The things we do for blogging. :''') YAY I'M SO GLAD YOU LIKED THIS POST.

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  6. THIS POST.

    THIS POST.

    Okay. Okay I need to hug this post because YOU PUT THE THING IN WORDS

    i am the quietest person ever. no joke. but put me behind a keyboard and THE CRAZY KICKS IN YO AND. I. DON'T. SHUT. UP.

    have I said I want to hug this post yet? BECAUSE PREACH.

    also that picture of you is flawless I mean really.

    *jumps on the train that is coming to take down IRL because YAS how does somebody cease to be real by going on the internet? SOMEONE EXPLAIN THAT PLEASE.*

    okay that's all. I have to go back to IRL now because apparently I currently don't actually exist because internet is obviously not real peeps (!!!)

    (does that make sense? no? EXACTLY)

    K bye for realsies now <3

    Katie katieconfetti.blogspot.com

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    1. EEEEEASDFGHJKL THANK YOU KATIE I WANT TO HUG YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE SO NICE TO ME. :'''') EXACTLY WE ARE BASICALLY THE SAME PERSON. I can somehow write all my emotions and flailings but I'm super quiet in real life?? LIKE LOL I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY. It's not even painful. AND YES SO TRUE THE INTERNET IS REEEEEEAL. Ain't nobody going to point at what I do and tell me it's fake. *adjusts cool shades* Thank you so much for reading, Katie!! <3

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  7. ARE YOU TELEPHATIC BECAUSE I SWEAR I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS

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    1. WHY YES I AM YOU HAVE DISCOVERED ONE OF MY HIDDEN TALENTS.

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  8. I'm a lot like you because I'm just so introverted in real life, though I will have to admit that after I know people for a very long time, I'm defintely more outgoing and more assertive, kind of how I am while speaking in the blogging world. Also, the differences defintely reflect when shown in my q&a video I posted recently (DUDE WHY DIDN'T YOU SUBMIT ANY QUESTIONS???). Nonetheless, I loved this post.

    xoxo Morning
    Ups & Downs

    P.S. That snow picture = CUTENESS. <3

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    1. GIRL YOU DID A Q&A VIDEO?? HOW COME I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS??? *cries because i would have submitted questions waaaah but i shall have to be content with just watching the fabulous video* YES I TOTALLY AGREE and I'm the same way. It's just hard to open up with people until you know them for a while. *nod nod* Thank you so much for reading, Morning!!

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  9. I agree a lot with this post. I would say I'm introverted, but two things make me release the inner Crazy Kraken: theatre, and my blog. Oh, and unforeseen character deaths....

    (Btw, I am in love with your awesome snow picture. SO PURTY)

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    1. I have major respect for introverts in theater!! THAT'S SO COOL. And eeeep thank you so much, dude!! You're fabulous. ;)

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  10. I'm a lot like this too, although I'm working on being more comfortable with face-to-face stuff. Theatre helps with that A LOT. But it's still hard. I have to say, I love both Abbie's. ;) And when we eventually meet, WE CAN JUST BE AWKWARD TOGETHER! It'll be great.

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    1. YOU'RE SO BRAVE TO BE IN THEATER. :') And yes I can totally see how that would really help with being more assertive with people in Real Life™. "And when we eventually meet, WE CAN JUST BE AWKWARD TOGETHER!" <<< I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YES TO ALL OF THIS

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  11. This is very interesting because just by reading your blog, I wouldn't think you're an introvert. I'm also an introvert, and I think, like others have said, I'm more articulate in writing than in person. Also, I tend to show more of what's always going on inside of my brain on my blog than I would face to face. Other than that, I think I'm pretty even in person and in blogging. As for 'IRL', I think 'in person' works just as good.

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    1. I totally agree! "In person" is a much better term, too. And that's kind of what I figured (that I sound more like an extrovert online) so thus this post. ;) AND YES I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO BEING MORE ARTICULATE IN WRITING. *nod nod* the written word is definitely my stronghold. Thank you so much for reading, girl!! <3

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  12. Ahhhh Abbie! I've missed reading your posts so much. You make me smile and chuckle and give me all sorts of good feelings.
    I'm the exact same way. The internet gives me the means of appearing waaay more outgoing than I actually am if you were to meet me. Introverts unite! haha
    your opinion of the term IRL also made perfect sense to me. There is a difference between one's life online and their life offline, but even though they are a different kind of real, that shouldn't undermine the life had on the internet.
    Lovely post! :)

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    1. HANNAH YOU'RE BACK! *tackles you with hugs and waffles* omg this comment put a huge smile on my face. :'''') I'm so happy my posts cheer you up! That means the world to me. AND YAAAS INTROVERTS UNITE. *high fives* EEEP YAY THAT MADE SENSE...exactly, the internet and Real Life™ are very different but both very real. ;) Thank you so much for reading, dear!!

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  13. IT'S LIKE WE'RE TWINS. I RELATE TO THIS SO MUCH. I mean, hehe, you know meeeee online...it's all yelling and all caps and enthusiastic wild colours and big opinions and trying to connect with everyone and squish them. <3 Because NICENESS. I love niceness. Me IRL? (Which I also have a love/hate with that term.😂) I'm opposite. I'm 100% introverted, I can go days without speaking, I have like no social skills, and blahhh.😂 SO. I mean, I did get hung up on the idea that this was "lying". Especially when I heard bloggers say "oh you're so real and you just be yourself!" and I'm secretly sweating and going omg I'm a horrible liar. But it's not like that! This is still me. This is an outlet of me. So I totally get where you're coming from and I agree. It's just expression. It's the person I choose to present and that's okay. And like, I am totally obsessed with cake online and off-line. So. That's the living truth.

    Basically afdjkasld I relate to this post so much and I have toyed up writing something like this for YEARS but never could think how to do it. SO THANKS FOR WRITING THIS, ABBIE. <3 YOU ARE THE BEST.

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    1. YES CAIT WE REALLY ARE TWINS. We are both so ALLCAPSY (that's a word now yes) online but I feel like in Real Life™ we would barely speak words to each other MUAHAHAHA. Which means the internet is basically the saving grace of introverts. HOW ELSE WOULD WE MAKE FRIENDS??? But anyway, let me not get distracted. xD WOW YES THOSE FEELINGS ARE SO REAL AND I CAN RELAAAATE. It really made me doubt myself for a while too. BUT THE TRUTH IS THIS IS OUR OUTLET YO. Some things happen on the internet and other things happen in real life. That's just the way it goes. LOLOL AND SAME I OBSESS OVER WAFFLES IN REAL LIFE TOO. :'''')

      ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU SO MUCH OH MY GOODNESS. I'M SO HAPPY YOU CAN RESONATE WITH THIS. <3

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  14. 'I HAVE A HARD TIME TALKING'
    yes, yes, yes. I relate to this post so very hard.

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    1. YAAAAS *HIGH FIVES U* THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. :'''') I'm so happy you relate to this post, Hannah!! :D

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  15. Baaahaha dude this was awesome ily except there were no tyjo or Josh gifs so I was a little bummed but that's ok :') don't worry about my feelings

    I feel like the internet me and the real me are like best buds who dated once and then broke up but are still kinda friends but man is it awkward

    also hail princess beauty queen

    I love u man

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT WHERE IS TYJO'S FACE. WHERE IS JOSH DUN'S FACE. :''') sowwy. omg stahp you're too nice to me.

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  16. I am admittedly the most hardcore of introverts - & very proud of it, to be quite honest - which, I believe, is as evident on my blog as in real life. I speak the same way as I write, & though those I know in real life are unaware that I blog, I think they would recognise me immediately if they somehow stumbled upon my tiny home-space on the Internet. It is a good thing, I think, to know myself so intimately - yet, at the same time, I have such deep love & respect for those who use blogging as more of a place to get away from their IRL selves. Both are true & beautiful & valid, really. <3

    Topaz (Six Impossible Things)

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    1. *MUCH HIGH FIVES* WOOOT INTROVERTS UNITE!! Yeah, I totally agree. The internet is definitely my outlet to express my more boisterous and talkative side. But every blogging voice is beautiful! And we should all be who we are. :) Thank you so much for reading, Topaz!!

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  17. Ah, yes. The difference between the Internet Me and the Real Life Me. I feel this on a personal level! I feel like a lot of us bloggers (myself included) are more introverted and shy in real life than we might appear online. I would like to say the Internet Me and Real Life Me are somewhat similar, but I must admit I am more open online. I can write out my feelings and share my heart with the blogging community a bit more freely than I might "IRL." But yes, this was epic, and GAH I have missed reading your blog, where has the time gone...*flings waffles by the truckload at you*

    Epic job on the new BY podcast by the way! Listening to it right now :D

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    1. YAAAS I'M SO GLAD YOU CAN RELATE TO THIS ERIN. :') So true. I definitely feel that way too — more open online, and definitely more eloquent with written words than spoken words. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING DEAR. *devours that truckload of waffles* and yay I'm so glad you like the new podcast!!

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  18. wow found this rly interesting and clarifying and basically solidified your position as the Queen of the world.
    I think the internet me vs real me is pretty similar except it's a loot easier for me to express myself in writing and sometimes I use phrases or expressions on internet that I wouldn't use normally but it's all chill.

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    1. OHMYGOSHASDFGHJK SO DEAD AFTER YOUR COMMENT. :'''') "and basically solidified your position as the Queen of the world." <<< WHY ARE YOU SO KIND TO ME I DO NOT DESERVE IT. <3 Yes that feeling of easier to express oneself with writing is definitely mutual. *nod nod* IT MUST BE AN INFJ THING. *hugs u really hard* THANK YOU DEAR.

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  19. first off, i love that picture of you x)
    second, i love the whole concept of this post!! I know, I think I'm a little different online vs face-to-face, but yes, it's all still me, just different aspects of my personality.
    love this <3

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH ABBY. :''') YOU'RE SO KIND. Yes I totally agree!! It's all our same personality, just different aspects of it. *nod nod* You're right on, girl. Thank you so much for reading!!

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  20. I really like how you put things into perspective by saying that being different on the internet isn't lying; the internet is just an outlet for a different side of ourselves. That makes so much sense, so thank-you. :)

    I am a bit different online, but basically I say on the internet what I'm too shy to say in person. It's still all there in real life, but it just doesn't come out. Because that's one of the wonderful things about the internet - it allows time for my brain to catch up. I can think about a post content for weeks, I can think about how to word a comment for hours or days. In real life conversations, for some reason people want responses straight away. :P

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU JESSICA. This whole thing didn't really make sense to me until a few days ago so I'm suuuuper glad that it all comes across clear. :') "...basically I say on the internet what I'm too shy to say in person." << THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE TO ME and I definitely feel the same way. A lot of times my head is bursting with opinions but I'm either too shy or non-eloquent to actually speak about them. I KNOW RIGHT? THEM REAL LIFE CONVERSATIONS ARE SO ANNOYING. As are read receipts on text messages. :'''') I just want to think about my reply for a whiLE I PROMISE I'M NOT RUDE. xD the struggle is real. *sigh* Thank you so much for reading, Jessica!!

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  21. Okay.. Jessica's comment right above basically sums up exactly what I was going to comment, so I'll refrain from saying the same thing twice. It seems like there's a lot of us who aren't totally different on the internet than in real life, we're just able to show a different side of us, for one reason or another (probably mostly for us introverts who are socially akward in most real life incidents.). :P

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    1. YES EXACTLY. The internet definitely gives me the ability to show my more adventurous and talkative side. *nod nod* I completely agree, Emily! And yes Jessica totally nailed it. :') Thank you so much for reading!!

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  22. Ohmygawsh, Abbiee! This post was hilarious!! I can definitely relate with you on some of it as well! ;)
    Also, that picture of you is totes dorbs!!!!! <3
    XOXO

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    1. EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH HANNAH. <3 That brings a smile to my face. :D *hugs you and gives you many waffles* I'm so glad you could relate to this post!! AND OMG THANK YOU.

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  23. I feel like I'm pretty similar on the internet than I am In Real Life. :D Except that I don't really say deep things or stupid things In Real Life like I do on the internet. :p I am a very extroverted, outgoing person, and I do tend to type like I talk, but I guess it's not that way always. I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU ARE PROBABLY CONFUSED READING THIS COMMENT SO I'M SORRY BOUT THAT. :p I will say that my words tend to work better when I am typing them than when I am talking them. I am actually a very awkward person even though I love social things. :p

    You probably are very confused reading this comment but I hope it made sense. :p

    hugs and waffles!!! ♥

    ~Megan<333
    (megans-journals.blogspot.com)

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    1. No I'm not confused at all! That makes total sense Megan. ;) HONESTLY YOU SOUND LIKE THE MOST FUN AND FABULOUS PERSON EVER AND I WANT TO MEET YOU IRL. <3 *devours hugs and waffles* who said a hug couldn't be devoured? muahaha. LOVE YOU DUDE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!!

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  24. THE INTERNET IS FAR TOO REAL NOT TO BE REAL.

    This post is me.

    xx Mackenzie

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    1. EXACTLY. :'''') this comment made me laugh so hard. you're awesome <333

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  25. Oh my gosh a Jordan Taylor gif <3 This post has automatically won my favor.
    Girl, same!! I am so much quieter in real life, but that's okay. I use blogging and writing and the internet to express myself, and that's okay!! It bugs me when people try to shame me for having friends on the internet, so I start throwing burnt pancakes at them and tell them to go away. Works every time.

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    1. *SCREAMS HAPPILY* EEEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH ELIZABETH. I just had to make that GIF when I saw that video. :'''') it was beautiful. OH MY GOSH YES I CANNOT STAND IT WHEN PEOPLE ARE UNKIND ABOUT INTERNET FRIENDS. It's just so wrong. But you go girl — burnt pancakes are the worst thing to be pummeled with. xD Thank you so much for reading!!

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  26. This is a lovely post, and by browsing through the comments it looks like you struck a cord at the heart of a whole lot of bloggers. I think the internet is a beautiful thing because it allows us introverts to more easily share our hearts and thoughts with a wider world of people we may not have been comfortable (or even had the chance) talking to IRL : )

    For me, the internet has been a starting point for beautiful friendships and a source of major encouragement. I am extremely introverted, but travel blogging and writing inspired me to get out and do more. Now I am living and studying abroad in the United Kingdom! I am learning to be more out there and adventurous in real life. Still, the internet is my happy coping place.

    I believe that it is important to let your internet interactions help grow you as a person all-round. Don't simply use the internet as an excuse for not learning to socialise properly in offline contexts. The internet is a lovely coping, learning tool. It can be a sounding board and confidence booster that will eventually help us be bolder in sharing our glorious adventures, quirks, and thoughts in offline contexts : )

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH SUSANNA!! <3 I had no idea everyone would be able to relate so much!! But this is something that I've struggled defining for myself. "I think the internet is a beautiful thing because it allows us introverts to more easily share our hearts and thoughts with a wider world of people we may not have been comfortable (or even had the chance) talking to IRL." <<< YAAAAAAAAAAAAS. YOU SAID IT MAN. YOU SAID IT. Wow. yes. that is beautiful. <3333

      You're also living proof that not all introverts "hide under their roofs" and avoid the world. Your traveling life sounds so awesome!! And that's a great testimony to blogging. :') Some of my closest friends have come into my life through blogging so definitely have to attribute some awesome stuff to the internet. And I totally agree that the internet can be a super useful tool to help us learn things about ourselves and our abilities! You said it, girl. <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING.

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  27. Wow, this is a great post!! <3 I never would have guessed you were an introvert lol. ;)

    Sophia xx

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU SOPHIA. :') And omg that's what I thought!! ahem. yes. ;)

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  28. WHOA YUP. I think I already knew that you were a quiet person "IRL." I'm the same way! Sort of. With my friends and famberly, I'm actually like the most crazy, wonky, fun-to-be-around person ever! But with strangers or acquaintances or relatives, I'm way quiet and shy. TALKING IS SO HARD, I SO GET YOU ON THAT. Even with people I love to talk to, it's hard. I think the interwebs actually has helped me be more open/less shy in real life, a little bit. I think my outlet for really SPILLING it is writing though, like writing letters, to be specific. And writing in my journal. Hahaha, my journal is the most entertaining thing to read. But of course I'm the only one who gets to have that pleasure. Pity. SO ANYWHO. Great post!

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    1. YES OMG MAGGIE WE ARE BASICALLY THE SAME PERSON. I can be super vocal around my close family (mom and dad and sister) but beyond that?? LOL NOPE. WHAT ARE WORDS. I feel that so hard. WAAAH NO FAIR I WANT TO READ YOUR JOURNAL NOW. But yes I totally understand that about writing. I feel like I CAN SAY ANYTHING when I'm writing. After all, there's always that handy backspace button. ;) muahahaha. Thank you so much for reading, Maggie!!

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  29. IDK HOW I MISSED THIS POST BUT I SO RELATE. Talking is hard, man. When teacher ask me what's going on in my brain, it usually comes out as "mehhh idk," but when I write it down it comes out perfectly coherent.

    Abbie, thank you for this post :)) YOU ARE TOTALLY RAD AND I'M SO GLAD TO BE YOUR FRIEND!!

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    1. IDK HOW I MISSED THIS COMMENT LOL but girl YAAAAS <33 i relate so hard. :') the struggle is real.

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  30. HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA THIS.POST.

    Honestly, I just can't stop thinking about the Blimey Cow gif. I mean. Seriously.

    BUT HAHAHHAHAH YES. You described your blogging voice to a t. I love it so much :')

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    1. THAT GIF IS GIVING ME LIFE TBH :'''') yay I'm so glad omg <3 LOVE U

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.