My friend Josh found this gem from Post Secret’s* archives. It reminded me of why I joined social networking sites like goodreads in the first place. Perhaps predictably, my interest in meeting people was quickly sidetracked by cataloging my books, keeping up on my reviews, and finding the people I already knew in person, online. Let’s be honest, it takes a lot of work to find friends who purely share the same interests (as opposed to backgrounds, hometowns, schools). It takes so much work in the real world, that it’s almost shocking how easy it can be to find blogs that fit the bill perfectly.

*Post Secret is an address where people can send their secrets anonymously. Be forewarned that behind that link is humanity in all its best and worst moments.