Thursday, August 3, 2017

When Blogging and Real Life Collide

When I started blogging roughly 9 years ago I never thought that that my real life and the blogging world would ever collide. It just didn't seem like something that was possible. Over the years I have made some wonderful friends that to be honest I've never met in real life. I only began to meet blogger friends when we lived in El Paso, I met several in person which was so fun! When we lived at Polk, I met Jenna from Shallow Roots Living and she is one of my favorite people. 

When we found out that we were moving to Kansas I knew that there were several other bloggers turned friends that already lived in the area and some that were moving the same time as us. I was so excited that we would finally be able to meet in person!

I've followed Amanda from Somewhere Over The Camo for years! We have co-hosted the Military Spouse Appreciation Day link-up together the last few years and I knew that getting together was a must. We met up at a children's museum with our kiddos and let them play for a while. We were able to chat more over lunch and it was awesome to finally meet her. She is just as sweet in person as she is on her blog. I'm sure there will be more meet-ups in the future. 


Lauren and Lisa are ladies that I met through blogging many many moons ago haha. They just so happened to be moving to Kansas at the same time because their husbands are attending the same school as Kyle. 

I met Lauren through blogging when we were both at Bragg, we had the chance to meet in person but it never did work out. Lauren and I shared a common bond due to infertility/recurrent pregnancy loss. Lisa, I remember following her blog but we fell out of contact only to reconnect a few months ago prior to the move. 

In just the short time we have been here the three of us have become fast friends and our kids love to play together. Lisa has two boys, one is the same age at Lauren's daughter and the other is the same age as E. So it's perfect! We have enjoyed a few girls nights, adventures with the kids, and kicking butt in our work out classes. It's nice to have friends that are in the same situation as you. I'm definitely already grateful for their friendship. 


There are a few other bloggers that live in the area that I'm looking forward to meeting in person. It really is amazing to see how big the blogging world is. I'm certain that no matter where we move I will come across someone from this pretty fantastic community. 

Have you ever met a blog friend in real life?



18 comments:

  1. You've been at it longer than I have. Mine will be 7 in November

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    1. Sometimes it doesn't feel that long. :)

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  2. Hopefully you can add me to this list at some point!! We're only a little over two hours from each other!

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  3. So fun! I have met Danielle from Sparkles and lattes when she came here for work and we are meeting up again next month. I loved hanging with her and look forward to meeting more blogger friends! If you ever come back for a visit, we should!

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  4. So neat! That's so awesome to actually meet and talk to people from blog world!

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  5. I have met two different bloggers....oh wait...no 5 different blogger women. I'm still in touch with 4. Fun times. Maybe we'll meet sometime too. Who knows where life will take us? I'm glad you're meeting blogger friends. Hopefully I'll connect again at Christmas time with my Oregon friends for lunch and gift swap. Take care!!

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  6. Aww, I love when I meet blog friends in real life. It's the BEST!

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  7. That's so awesome! I did meet a blog friend in real life and it is the best!!

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  8. I'm so jealous you met Amanda! They got to Campbell right around the time we moved so we didn't get to meet. It's fun you have other blog friends in the area too!

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  9. The blogging community is really quite special! I met some Singaporean travel bloggers here but only through a group and not because we had been reading each others blogs. ;) That's so great that you already know some people in Kansas through blogging!! :)

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  10. It's so fun to meet in real life! I've been lucky to have the chance several times and maybe we'll get to meet too! :)

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  11. You are so sweet! It is always wonderful to meet bloggers in real life that you get along with. I had a great time hanging out with you and maybe our paths will cross again, who knows.

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  12. We just got to Leavenworth, too! Maybe we'll run into each other on post :-)

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  13. Exciting! I hope the Army sends us together one day!

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  14. So I know you posted this in like August.... but I am catching up on my favorite blogs today and just HAD to comment and say I was so excited to meet you too! We need to meet up again soon!!!

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Love hearing from you!! :)