I am sitting in a living room chair in a coral colored scoop neck tee from Gap and black yoga pants from Old Navy. I figure I will be wearing this until noon, when my husband gets home from his photo shoot and I can go to the grocery store and get some provisions for tonight's women's circle at my house.
I wanted to send a big congratulations to Boutique Girl from the blog, Things a Boutique Owner Sees. She gave birth to a little girl. Best wishes to you, and your family! I love blogging, it's fun to connect with people and make new friends. Boutique Girl and I met through this blog, I started following her blog (and gosh I would love to hop across the pond and check out her fab shop!), we became friends on Facebook and got to know one another more as people and not just blogging personas. When I gave birth to Emerson, a fantastic woman I met through blogging sent me a gift of a few CDs of children's music – cool music by cool artists that her cool kid enjoyed. When I knew Boutique Girl was expecting, I sent her a few CDs of our favorite music for Emerson. It's cool how I will look at my Facebook friends list and see that a good dozen of those friends I truly consider FRIENDS and I met them through my past five years of blogging.
As a person who reads and loves blogs, I know how it is to feel as though you really know the author – that person is like a friend in real life (IRL) to you. Well do know, as a blogger I see those recurring screennames who comment. I visit your profiles and your blogs if you have them, and I see you too as real people and friends. I blog because of the friendship and the sense of community, and I think it's a pretty fab community!
I see so many bloggers who have had get togethers with other bloggers in their town. I have met bloggers for shopping trips and coffee, had sushi and tea with readers, met up with readers in their home towns when I have traveled for business. It's really cool to put a face (and VOICE!) to a name and a site.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. And for you lurkers on any blog… today consider leaving your favorite blogger a comment. Let the author know how her blog entertains, inspires, or educates you. You never know, that one comment may develop into a true friendship IRL!