This particular setting has happened a couple of times before. It's such a funny thing. And I haven't completely figured out how to handle the situation.
Let me explain.
We were at the park yesterday. It was BEAUTIFUL! The kids are running around soaking up some vitamin D, I'm chatting with friends. It's perfect.
Then this precious little boy comes toddling across my line of view. He SO cute...and looks SO familiar. Wait a minute...do I know him?.....yep.......I stalk his momma's blog.
So I don't personally know this girl. I actually had no idea she lived in Birmingham. But we apparently know some mutual people.
I decided to NOT speak this time. Because I have run up to a girl before at the gym saying, "I'm not a stalker, I promise, but I recognize you from your blog...etc, etc, etc!" And I don't know, I guess I couldn't figure out if was good idea or not.
But this is the thing. I'd be willing to bet that she's at least come across my blog once....or even more. I know that we're both linked on at least one blog together. And you know, you're bound to click eventually. So she could have totally been having the same reaction. "These kids are SO familiar!!" etc
So what do you do? Run up to "strangers" and announce you read their blog and introduce yourself? Keep to yourself and leave them alone? Leave a comment on their blog after the fact? I don't know what the appropriate blog-to-public etiquette is or even should be! Emily Post better get on it and add a chapter in her book called Internet Etiquette. 'Cause I need some tips!
What would you do?