As a blogger, it is so exciting to get people commenting on your blog. It feels as if you’ve been heard and you all know it’s a pretty crowded place in the blogosphere.
Before moving to Tatter Scoops, my blog has gotten some regular readers mostly coming from real life friends so to venture to the world of WordPress was a bit intimidating.
Tatter Scoops is almost a year old, which by the way, I had completely forgotten about until Maryline asked!
Joining SITS was one of the best things I ever did as it opens up a whole new world, blogging land! In almost a year, I’ve visited a lot of blogs, leaving comments. Most are kind enough to visit me back but there’s some who didn’t – which is okay.
As time goes by, some of the blogs I love turned into more than just blogs. They become friends – we visited one another blogs, we leave comments that support one another, laugh with one another, even sending out virtual hugs, we chatted on Twitter and so on.
The friendships are real even when it springs out of a virtual world – the blog world…
Some of these people have been pretty much with me since my blog started, and I want to thank them for their friendships.
Gigi from Kludgy Mom. She’s one of my first blog crush that returns the feelings. Her snarky words always entertain me and keeps me coming back for more. You will love her blog, I promise you. Her Unrequited Love post is one of my all time favorite also her Why Blogging Is Good for You piece. Her brain-child of a meme is one of my all time favorite. Who wouldn’t love to flip things off once a week?!
Kerry and Paul from The Buttler Way. They are one of the coolest, hippest couple I have ever met! Seriously…I am so jealous that these two love birds can blog together. They inspired me with so many of their posts like Embrace The Hip Mom. Kerry’s weight loss journey is super inspiring and she’s working on her book about it. Can’t wait to read it, girl!
Sian from Pumpkin and Piglet is one of my favorite girl too. This first time mum from England have a killer talent for baking and I always find myself salivating reading her recipes like Berry Shortbread Cheesecake slice. Oh and who can’t relate to her Supermarket Hell piece?
Natalie from Mommy of A Monster. I just love her blog and her honest take on raising cute twin girls and a toddler. With so many followers, busy blogging life and definitely busy life with her kids, I am fortunate to call her a friend she just have the super power ability to visit her online friends and leave comments love. Her Mommy Needs A Time Out will make you laugh, I swear! Having three kids under 5, she had enough experience of vacation from hell that will make you nodded.
Kate from Mommy Monologues. This girl writes beautifully with awesome drops of humor about her family and about life like her post about The Only Constant In Life Is Change. My favorite post of all time from her gotta be her love letter to the Jackhole at the restaurant that hates her baby.
Katie from Sluiter Nation. She’s a PPD warrior and survivor with a heart of gold. Her piece about being a mother to her handsome little boy and how PPD came after will put tears in your eyes. Her positivity in life is infectious.
Alicia from A Beautiful Mess. Her photography skills are super awesomeness! On one of her posts which I love, she sums motherhood perfectly with these words: “Motherhood is really the epitome of the agony and the ecstasy. There is nothing more difficult or more rewarding that you will ever experience in this life.” Another favorite that caused so much stirs and giggles among serious discussions of course was The Controversial Wax.
Anita from Finally Woken. Her blog documented not only her journeys of living in Aberdeen, Scotland and now Perth, Australia but also other more serious like the one that she claimed to landed her in hot water, Caucasian vs Indonesian Men post. This world traveler shared her tips on Travel With Dignity which I love. She has become such a great friend in my real life too – we have met twice.
From doing 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge I got to discover fantastic new blogs too and I’m so happy I joined the challenge as it expands my blogsphere tremendously. Not only I got to learn a lot of more technical stuffs to do behind the screen to pump up my blog but I got to connect with these great bloggers:
Maryline from Franco American Dream. She’s my blog buddy from the challenge but it’s the similarities that pulled me to her blog. She’s a French girl married to her American husband, an expat with one cute baby boy in tow. See the pattern? She got to dealt with USCIS the way I did and her post about What the American Dreams means when you’re not American is something worth reading as you will see what it’s like to be an immigrant. Not only that, she wrote about the career world as well.
Gemma from Travel Diaries. This girl writes about her travel too and I’ve been enjoying my virtual trip to explore London through her posts. She introduced me to something that will comes in handy for all traveler, The Universal Packing List.I just love her blog!
Melissa from Adventuroo. Mommy to two handsome boys, this girl is the closest I ever get to an SEO expert besides her obvious photography talent! Her Momcomm Monday is a must read for bloggers – especially mommy bloggers. She gives out awesome tips like How To Improve Your Writing that’s not only helpful but in terms that I can easily digest. For some laugh go read 100 things she have learned about blogging.
Lynda from Daily Window. Her photography skills are to die for! Seriously, if you’re into photography go check out her blog plus she’s also one of SITS Community Leader. Besides sharing her photography skills knowledge, she’s also very computer savvy. Did you check out her 12 WordPress Plug-ins she can’t live without yet?
Andree from On Linden Way. NYC native now living in Europe and traveling all over the continent and Africa, she got really awesome pictures from her travels and adventures that she shares on her blog. Not only that she also shared tips on 10 Must Have Items for Living On The Road.
These are just a few and I will share more later – so stay tuned for the second batch coming next week.
Thank you for all your support and bloggy friendships. Really, I appreciate them 🙂