One of the highlights of my recent vacation was having lunch with a fellow blogger, Lene. Meeting someone in person that you've only been able to exchange notes/comments with is an interesting experience. You have already discovered that you have some things in common like pets, hobbies, and are easily distracted by (sometimes) the oddest things.
My Mom was with us and the conversation ranged from books, to neighborhoods, to pets, to maps, to families, to Monty Python...an altogether pleasant and wonderful way to finish up a vacation.
I am really quite shy and have a tendency to just clam up and/or freeze with indecision when in a new situation. Here's my tip: If you ever get the chance to meet fellow bloggers, suck it up and go for it. You won't regret it!