Dealing with time differences

Wendy is my best friend in IMVUOne of the neat things about IMVU is the worldwide nature of it. Geography doesn’t matter very much in cyber space but the time differences can be a factor when you have dear friends from all over the world. As an example, I come from the Netherlands. Within Europe, we don’t have to deal a lot with time differences, sometimes an hour ahead or an hour back. But many of my friends on here are in America and the time differences can amount to 6, 7, 8, or even 9 hours which makes a difference.

Often I can only see my friends when I really need to go to bed or when I just wake up. Between Kait and I for example, there’s a difference of 6 hours. Fortunately she doesn’t sleep and I can often see her when I wake up. The funniest thing is when they ask how my evening or night is or they say good night when I just opened my eyes after a deep sleep (and hopefully a very nice and beautiful dreams). The good side of that is that no matter when I go on, there are almost always a number of good friends available to talk to.

With friends at a distance you may have to work harder to adjust and find common time and you should definitely write more notes. This may be just a few words to include “I Love You”, a complete story in which you write something about yourself or what you have experienced that day. Write a fun or a sexy story or just simple a poem or some poetry. Try to leave something of yourself in the message so that when you do see each other once again you’ll have some things to talk about together. Messages are timeless and will always read when the other person logs on or check their e-mails messages and are often saved. Even a short note will also show in their inbox if you’re online and will often encourage them to invite or respond.

Love knows no boundaries and one of the neat things about IMVU is the way you get to know people in other parts of the world and other cultures that you never would have been able to before. The friendships you make all add up and create an amazing network connecting and shrinking the world like never before. None of my real life friends have the friends all around the world that I do and it’s very special.

Wendy wrote this and I was looking for a picture to put with it and thought of this song. I was going to put embed a youtube video of this and then realized I had so many pictures and video clips I should probably put together a video for her. This is just a small glimpse into the fun and love we’ve shared. Thank you so much Wendy!!

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4 responses

  1. wendyrueb

    I wrote this story because it’s sometimes hard to deal with the difference in time to see your friends in here. Glady we message a lot and it made me smile so much when I recieve a new message! Even in night times when I woke up for a few minutes and I look at my phone in my message box I can feel how close you are all with me…
    Kait, I can’t say it enough times, but the video you made where so special too me!! It touch me every time when I look at it, so beautiful…With tears in my eyes I watch it!! Just tears from happiness…thank you so much sweetheart! I love you and you will allways have a very special place inside my heart…xxx Kissssss

    May 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  2. I can’t agree with you more about the importance of messages to sustain a relationship when you are away. I think our dear friend Kimmi put it so well when she pointed out that in the real world you become friends depending on where people live. On IMVU, you become friends based largely on when people log on. That often depends on time zone, but it also depends crucially on job schedule and sleep habits.

    May 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  3. Wow I hadn’t heard her say it quite that way but she has experience in that and had talked about writing something to that effect. It’s very true. It’s not important that you come on a lot but that you try to be consistent to build strong relationships. And when you can’t as much, messages are the key and Wendy is certainly the Queen at that!

    May 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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