Byerly’s & Blogging
Since I’ve started blogging over a year ago, I’ve really learned about an entirely different side of me that loves writing and another side of me that learned to love networking.
Don’t get me wrong, I love meeting new people; but I really didn’t like the idea of talking and networking with people about their interests that certainly didn’t interest me.
But now that I have blogging, that has changed. Bloggers have their own network within a network to connect with; both online and in real life. I love connecting with other bloggers through their own blogs, through Twitter and now, friends.
My best friend’s (now) husband started blogging at the beginning of this year. He’s always been a good friend of mine and is actually probably the first “significant other” of a friend of mine that I consider my own friend as well. He’s the only significant other of a friend of mine that I’ve hung out with without my friend! Long-story-short, he’s my friend too.
Now that he’s started blogging, we’ve gotten a chance to bounce ideas back-and-forth and find a new niche for us to connect on (we also share an interest in Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Horror films where his wife/my friend and Bill the Betrothed are not that interested in).
We decided to head to the local Byerly’s (the only grocery store that has carpeting that I’m aware of), grab some hot chocolate and dicuss our blogs.
We both got into discussing what we were doing, what we wanted to do and of course; what we thought each other should do. Though we probably could’ve kept talking and talking about blogs, we eventually needed to both get home. Besides seeing my friend (and opening up a lovely engagement gift from his wife and him), the best part was that we left the conversation each with a specific goal we wanted to work towards for our blogs.
Though we don’t know when we’re going to meet next, we both agreed that we needed to try to at least meet monthly to discuss our progress toward our goals.
He also brought a few good books for me (he hadn’t steered me wrong in the past!) to read for my monthly goals.
It just goes to show you how a friendship can evolve at anytime and with any person. Who knew that my friend, John and I would connect on blogging when we first met? And here we are…
Check out his blog here. He’s shown me his ideas for what he wants to do for the month of October and it’s certainly something I won’t want to miss!