Last November, I decided to take the challenge of blogging every day for a month during NaBloPoMo. It was hard. But it was an awesome experience. I even continued to daily blog in December. Because I’m crazy like that.
I got my blogging mojo and found lots of great new blogs to read in the process.
I also connected with some awesome bloggers. Bloggers who I’ve come to know from reading their words and commenting back and forth on our blogs.
I found myself referring to one of these bloggers as a friend the other day in regular conversation. I then noted that I had never met the person, but our conversations between blogs and emails made it feel like we were regular friends that see each other in real life.
That’s the power of blogging. Those that ask me about why I blog don’t quite get that you can actually make friends while blogging. We read each others words and connect through those words. That’s kind of the point.
Anyway, so this is love was one of those blogs I started following back in November. It’s an awesome blog written by a married couple, Casey and Jenn (Though it’s mostly Jenn. Casey – you need to write more posts!). Jenn is a social worker from Maine, and she writes some great stuff. Her Kid Quotes Friday are hilarious and her posts on struggling with infertility have actually taught me quite a lot. You should go read it.
Today (actually yesterday, since I’m scheduling the post to publish tomorrow morning), I got to meet Jenn live and in person! I’ve been reading about how she’s getting ready to move to North Carolina. At some point, I thought, why the heck don’t we meet. We live so close to each other.
So, I emailed her and asked her out on a coffee date. We met at a Starbucks on a rare 90 degree day in Maine. Go figure. (I guess Jenn will have to get used to the heat.)
It was fun, and we had no trouble talking. We asked each other questions about our lives, our work, our dogs. You name it. It’s funny how much you can learn about a person by following a blog.
At the end, we took pics from our iPhones. Because the meeting would not have existed if we didn’t document it on our blogs.
Of course, Jenn totally beat me to publishing a post about our coffee date. And she even got another Jen to visit my blog before I realized it. She also made macaroni in a teapot.
Bloggy friends are fun.