November 18, 2012

for the friends I've never met and jenn & casey

A few days ago my dear blogger friend Anne who does her regular blogging over at Is anyone there? and her photography blogging  at The shutterbug ball  gave me this award.  

Anne lives over in Scotland and travels frequently.  I can attest to the fact that her blog is filled with lovely pictures and wonderful stories from her travels. Give her some blog love will ya?

I'm supposed to tell a bit of why I started blogging but that's a pretty old story that I'm sure you've all heard a million times already so I'm not going bore you with my personal sob story and be a Debbie Downer. Then I'm supposed to give this to five other bloggers.

I thought I'd put my own spin on this..

I'd like to tell you the reasons why I continue to blog and give this award to the people I get my inspiration from on a daily blog friends.

I'm not the most prolific writer but I enjoy the act of writing as a creative outlet. What blogging does for me is it has opened up a whole world of relationships that I would never have had and taken me places I could never have hoped to visit in my life time. I've heard the skeptics who question how I could call a person friend if we've never met.

Admittedly I know some of you better than others but I can say the same of some of my in real life friends. I know in my heart I can call you friend regardless. Like most friendships we take on differing roles and just like in real life relationships how we fit together all depends on what our common interests are and how much we like each other; not whether we've ever met face to face. 

This is how I feel about my relationship with the people who read and comment on this blog and the bloggers who have blogs that I read and comment on.....

Qualities like witty, smart, funny, interesting and passionate come to mind when I think of you. When I visit your blogs and read what you've written I'm always mindful of the fact that every time you hit publish you are giving of yourself; there's a piece of you in everything you write. And when I look at your photographs I always get the sense that not only am I getting a look at who and what you love but I'm also getting glimpse into your heart and soul. 

You're like a drug and I'm addicted to you! Please friends take this award and pass it on to five of your friends. And Anne, thanks again!


  1. Congrats! What a cute award! I like what you write about on why you continue blogging; I feel the exact same way; it is such a wonderful community out here even though we may never meet face to face.


  2. Sweet post♥! It's funny how you can connect with people you never met in your life by sharing thoughts, ideas, experiences, and just plain ole' life on a screen. I definitely have a few choice blogs I visit frequently and yours has become one of them.

  3. Congratulations!

    I'm not much of a blogger, personally, and rarely write anything anymore, however... it's people like you that keep me around the blog world. Friends are special people, even if we never get to meet them!

    Your Blog friend Who would love to know you IRL, too

  5. What a sweet post! I feel the same way. I got the hang with the Gilman's Saturday. I told Jenn that I was supposed to call my mother in law when I got home and I didn't even feel like explaining what we had been doing all day how I know Jenn and Casey. Some people just wouldn't understand. The first question would be, "What's a blog?" I'm excited that you aren't that far away so there is a possibility of meeting you one day.

  6. There wasn't a link to go visit Anne.

  7. This is so well deserved!
    I'm like you..I love being able to connect with writers who are like me in some way. The ones who are real and honest with a dash of hilarity :)

  8. It's funny how this post is about the very thing that we were discussing on the weekend. I love taking a little peek into other people's lives, and sharing a little bit of mine. It's almost like pen-pals--something I used to love.

    Cheers :o)

  9. Love, love, love this post. I feel the same way. There are some bloggers - and you are included on my list, Jen - that I would love to meet in person. We really do share a lot of ourselves in our blogs. It's fun to get to know people this way. I love my blogger friends!

  10. You are sweet! Many bloggers enjoy your honesty and genuine heart. Your blog is one I always check in on. :-)

  11. Oh Jen you've got me blubbling! Thanks for the kind words and I count you as a friend too, I even tell my hubby about you and your lovely photos. Loved your post.

  12. You hit the nail on the proverbial head--exactly why I keep blogging even though life keeps trying to get in the way ;-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Your words are just so touching. Congrats on this award and I'm truly happy to have met you in this bloggy world!

  14. Congrats on this wonderful award, and I have to say I love the way you have presented it. I feel the exact same way about my blogging buddies, they are my friends every bit as my real life friends. Belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  15. This is sweet! What you say is soooo true. I thought blogging was about me, but it ended up being about the incredible relationships formed. I think we all bond over our creative outlets. It's a wonderful thing! Congrats to you, and thanks for sharing.


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