The First Friends You Love Blog Hop! Guest Post: "Help me! My Best Friend is a Blogger!"


Welcome to our first Friends You Love Blog Hop!

This month is about building friendships and making our existing friendships stronger...

We challenge you to dig into your "followers" list and find a follower you don't know well (someone who doesn't comment regularly) and reach out to them and ask them to do a guest post on YOUR blog. Link up with your guest post and have your new friend (guest poster) link up as well!

We will be running this blog hop every Monday this month, so spread the word, spread the love, and darn it, go make some new friends!

Last week I wrote a post about my BFF and this week I thought that it would be fun to have her guest post on my blog for this week's blog hop.  She doesn't quite get this whole blog thing that I do but she has definitely had to listen to me blab about it for the last two years.  When I started blogging even though she didn't know what the hell I had gotten myself into this time she super supportive.  She was my very FIRST follower.  A follower before I even knew what followers were!  Now that's a true friend.  God knows I have tried to get her to start her own blog too but she's satisfied with letting me keep the blogosphere all to myself.  Without further ado I introduce my BFF, Renee, and her first blog post ever!

PhotobucketA few days back my BFF Kim (you may know her as Kimberly @ Pretty Pink Momma) wrote a super sweet tribute to yours truly that made me leak a little from my eyes. In response I added a comment that included "there is so much I love about you I'd have to make my own blog and maybe I'd name it "Help me!  My Best Friend is a Blogger!" Fast Forward to today and she calls and asks "So, whatcha doin today? My reply: Uh Ohhh, what is it? (to be fair, from her tone I could smell a favor from a mile away) Kim: Will you do a guest post for me? So here I am with a big ol' sucker stamp on my forehead, but what the heck, for the sake of friendship why not. I'm not a blogger but my imaginary (attempt to be funny) blog title will do for this post. I have to say it gets interesting at times to have a best friend who is a blogger.

Seems the blog is always on the brain. Last Thursday night after seeing Cyndi Lauper she and I decided to carry on the "wanna have fun" theme of the night so we headed to the Outback for dessert.  When we are done she says "Oh, I got to try this thing for a review" and busts out some crazy little not a toothpick- toothpick thing and gets to 'work'. What the??!.....My reaction went like this: head slightly tilted, jaw dropped and I think I said something along the lines of "Come on Kim not at the table! But wait, that little thing is interesting. What is it?" 

(Hey Renee - you should feel lucky that I didn't ask you to take pictures of me picking my teeth!  Sorry I couldn't help but add my two cents!)

On the personal side of her blog I love to see pics of the boys especially since I'm not on facebook (GASP! yeah, even your granny is on Facebook I know). I've seen what a crashed computer can do to a blogger. "OH NO you lost a few posts! that you've worked on how long?!" And I've seen how a stolen laptop can and set back a deadline or two.

Mostly I feel proud of my BFF. She jumped in without hesitation and learned how planet Bloggerville functioned on her own, and built her blog from the ground up with a little help from the friendly blog community. I should mention too that her writing is very much her voice and just like 'real' life she is friends with not just one select group of people ( Love, Love, Love that about you Kim). While at times I think she loses a few too many winks of sleep and short changes her 'play' time, its been great to see her make some new friends and get to check out a cool product or two for review.

It's kinda fun/interesting/weird having a best friend who blogs. For anyone else who has a best friend who blogs maybe we could get together to form our own group. Friends of Bloggers Unite. FBU? anyone?  All kidding aside, I'm ok with being a sidekick to a really great person- who happens to blog.


Thanks Renee for that really awesome post!  I know it can be hard sometimes being friends with a blogger, especially one as crazy as I am, I love hearing things from your perspective.  I always enjoy and appreciate your non-blogger perspective on my posts.

Now Its Your Turn!

Link up your posts below and hop around and meet some new friends! Maybe the blog you land on will be a new one for you or maybe their guest poster will be. It's all about making new friends!



Daffy said…
Ha! I love it! Pulling in a non blogger is a great idea! You will convert her yet! It is funny how blogging is always on the brain and how 'odd' it seems to others. I bet your girls 'just wanna have fun' night was a blast!
Shell said…
Great post! Maybe you'll get sucked into blogging, too. My BFF was!
That One Mom said…
I wish I could get my BFF to write a post. That is so outside of her comfort zone, I'm confient it would never happen.
adrienzgirl said…
I think it's been really fun to see both sided of the BFF perspective!
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Aw! I talked my bestie into blogging! LOL
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