Loneliness is a result of not tapping into your own heart. We seek from others what we fail to give to ourselves. So while Skype, Facebook, and blogging are ways to connect, your daily meditations, connecting within, are critical.
The “Ancient Child” meditation available free on this site is a powerful way to begin this process. Also “Heartbeat Meditation”–sitting quietly, relaxing until you can hear/feel your own heartbeat. Do this for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Loneliness is fear of separation. And while I agree that it is wonderful to be hugged and held in person, if that is not available at the moment, you mustn’t let yourself starve.
And of course…put your emotions into your writing. Let that help connect you with the world.