Its irrelevant, because its words that connect you, and the voice you have on your blog.
I feel very at home, and yes its taken me a while to get used to it, and you do have to put yourself out a bit, but its very definitely worth it. The best way to make friends, is to be a friend, and that means visiting blogs and leaving comments. You'll quickly discover that people will come on over to your blog and interact with you too.
If you become a follower of their blog its so much easier, I use Google reader, which allows me to see the blogs I've subscribed to in one place, and tells me when they've been updated.
If you want a presence you have to be genuine, and I try to visit, and comment on as many blogs as I can, although sometimes it might be a week before I get there! I also try to answer everyone who leaves me a comment.
What does blogging mean to you? Tell me, lets share, by leaving a message in the comment box.