Perhaps I should have taken more note of SilverRRCloud's comment to my recent Living Dangerously post, because that was the first hint I got that the policy needs revision. However it was only when I then got an email from my good friend HBH on the same subject that I decided to look into it. Indeed, back in 2007, in connection with meeting established bloggers I said:
... I still don't think that activities with people who know that I'm GB are a good idea, but in principle I am prepared to have purely social meetings if there's sufficient trust, and if and there's some sort of equality in terms of what we know about each other before the first meeting.The problem is that in the Living Dangerously post, I expressed my intention to share a bed with a fellow blogger. Is sharing a bed with someone a "purely social meeting"? I suppose it just about could be, however I also expressed my intention to "feel the warmth of his body" and cuddle him! I don't think anyone could realistically argue that cuddling constitutes a purely social meeting, so I'm not going to try. Indeed, I think cuddling should be classed as a minor activity, because cuddles can easily lead to less minor activities :-). So I owe all my readers an apology for my confusing and inconsistent behaviour. If I hadn't split up with ex-boyfriend P this change in my approach probably wouldn't have happened!
I guess this means that the "no activities with fellow bloggers" part of my policy is officially dead! Which also means that any bloggers that I meet in future need to be careful. They may get more than they've bargained for :-).