One of the coolest, amazing, uplifting things about blogging is that you get to meet people who you were always destined to be friends with. I could devote pages to it really, reams. And it still would not do it justice.
They are the people who hold your hand, inspire you, tell you the cold hard truth all the while maintaining the love in their words, make you laugh even when you are crying and in general just bring the kind of meaning into your life that you need.
AllConsuming we share a love of cinnamon scrolls and squishy babies. Not necessarily in that order. But maybe in that order. We take everything personally. And she’s talked me down off the ledge more times than I’d like to remember.
Be a Fun Mum Kel is awesome. She was my roomie at AusBlogCon and I have loved her wholeheartedly ever since. I love the way she parents her beautiful children and she inspires me to be the kind of mother I want to be. She loves shoes as much as I do. This is not a minor thing.
Backwards Life Amber’s site is under maintenance at the moment. But you can catch up with her on Facebook. She and I started our blogs almost at the same time, have gone through so many things around the same time and I love everything about her. I can feel my heart open a little bit more when we talk. It’s subtle but it’s there. I get to meet her soon. And I am beyond thrilled.
Big Words Blog Bianca is a bright, beautiful force of nature. In person and on the page.
Fat Mum Slim Chantelle and I met when we were doing the 31 days to a better blog challenge and were both posting in the forum ages ago. I had to go to her site and say what impression it gave as a first time user and all I could think was of how it reminded me of the magazine – Notebook (my favourite magazine). At times I’ve worked for her and she’s been a great boss, but she’s an even more awesome friend. And has more empathy and understanding in her pinky finger than most people have in their entire body.
The Flying Drunken Monkey Cassie is the awesome. She’s possibly the warmest person I know. And it radiates from her. Seriously. It does. You cannot help but smile around her. Also, unlike my blog her blog is actually helpful to people.
Free Range in Suburbia Shae and I are soul sisters. In a more just world we would be neighbours. She is one of the few people who makes me feel completely understood. No mean feat. Most of the time I feel weird.
Frog Ponds Rock Kim is an artist. She is an artist with ceramics. She is an artist with photos. She is an artist in the way she dresses. She is an artist with her words. She is even an artist with how she uses social media. She gives me more strength than she will ever know.
Kate Says Stuff Kate is one of the most hilarious people I know. Even if I’m really sad she can make me laugh. If she ever decided to write a humour blog I’m pretty sure she would take over the blogging world. I remember hanging out with her at last year’s Blogopolis as she wrangled a crawly baby and I still had a snoozy one and I was slightly overawed by how contained and beautiful she was (and is!) And I had no concept back then of where we would be a year later. And that at my lowest point she would find a way to lift me up again.
Magneto Bold Too I probably don’t need to detail the awesomeness. Because you are obviously already aware. I am firmly and securely under Kelley’s wing and I like it that way. She is hands down the most inclusive person in the blogosphere, she is a fellow softie mama, she is brazen and she is beyond strong, especially at her most vulnerable.
My Three Ring Circus Everything about Tiff is amazing. She is an amazing mama. She is an amazing advocate. She is an amazing photographer. She is an amazing writer. She glows. And everyone can see it. She is more gentle than anyone realises and most days I feel like driving to wherever she is and making her tea and brownies.
Picklebums Kate created my tree. She is possibly the most generous person on the planet. She encourages me to have more babies, which I enjoy immensely. She has an absolutely awesome sense of humour. And there is so much beauty in her honesty and in who she is it just kind of takes my breath away.
Sleepless Nights I am in awe of Veronica. Who isn’t, really? We’ve shared the fact that TTC makes us freaking crazy mad women, a certain weirdness that we somehow embrace and being unable to keep our opinionated traps shut. But more than that, she’s been a good friend to me for a long time now. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we disagree. But it doesn’t change anything. She’s held my hand a whole lot. And it’s worked.
Where’s My Glow? Glowless has a problem with jokes. She makes fun of serious things and you forget it’s supposed to be serious. I have a problem with how far away she is. And I have a problem with the fact that she isn’t coming to Blogopolis. I’m about to quote a cheesy movie. Oh yes, I’m going there. In Meet Joe Black, somebody was explaining what love is to death. And he said ‘it’s when somebody knows the worst thing about you and it’s still ok’. I always know that me and her are ok. And it’s not a small thing. It’s kind of a bit thing actually.
Wouldn’t It Beloverly You might fall in love with Cat’s cooking, or with her beautiful craft, or the way she mothers her beautiful boys or how you can hear every single emotion she has when she talks. But one way or another you will fall in love with her. Sometimes slow, sometimes fast. But it will happen. And even when I’m talking to her online, I miss her physical presence.
And for me that’s the best thing about blogging. Want to share your favourite blogging people? Do it in the comments. I’d love to hear about it!