Friday, March 23rd, 2012 | Posted under Blogging, Featured On, Travel General
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it yet, but there is a big, orange badge on the left side of the blog now. Yours truly is now a featured blogger on a site called Uencounter.me
. What’s that? Well, it’s a new site that is essentially a virtual pin map with a social twist.
I love maps. Sometimes I just look at them for the fun of it. You all should be used to my dorkiness by now, so this should not come as a surprise. I used to have a great map connected to my personal Facebook profile, but after one of the many Facebook changes, it went away. Now I’ve got one that won’t go away. I can pin many of the places, I’ve been with descriptions of what happened there and who accompanied me. I can follow others who are pinning the places they’ve been or lived and even join discussion boards.
I think Uencounter.me is such as great idea is because it’s not just a map but a way of connecting to people. There is a section where you can search for your long lost friend from camp or that person you met while traveling years ago. Plus, there is also a section to THANK people. Imagine getting a chance to say thank you for the first time (or even the second time) to someone who’s touched your life. Essentially, Uencounter.me is a way of virtually connecting through the places we’ve been.
If you click on the badge, it will take you to my pins, which have links to my blog posts. It may look like I’ve only got a few, but if you narrow the map to very local and specific places, you’ll see that I’ve got about 40 pins up so far with more to come. Feel free to check me out there, and become one of my “links.” I warn you that Uencounter. me can become addictive.
P.S. Disclaimer: I have received no funds to be a Uencounter.me featured blogger or write this post. The day I start making funds off of blogging, I’m going to write it in big, bold letters because I will be soooo happy.