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The best bit about blogging

Nobody starts a blog with the explicit goal to make real life friends. You don’t really set up a blog and follow other blogs you like, thinking ‘one day this woman and I will be having coffee together, crying tears of laughter into our lunches’. That would be slightly creepy. However, if you stick to blogging for a while, show up here and there at PR events and conferences, chances are that you meet other bloggers and that you really do connect. And that over time, you start meeting them outside of the blogging world, and that you really do become friends.

The first time I met Peggy from Perfectly Happy Mum must have been roughly three years ago, at the first ever Brit Mums get together. A rather intimate lunch with about 30 excited and a little timid mummy bloggers, husbands and babies included. Brit Mums counted little more than a hundred members, and it was easy to spot your fellow online friends and get talking. By the way, if you are going to be at BritMums Live! this year, please say hello if you see and recognise me. I will do the same.

Where we went Cuisine de Bar by Poilâne, 39 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3

What we ate Peggy: Salad with salmon and crème fraiche, cappuccino, brownies; Deborah: eggs and soldiers with parma ham, Earl Grey tea, lemon and poppy seed cake

Today until 5pm is the last chance to vote in the Brit Mums Brilliance in Blogging Awards, for which I have been shortlisted in the Style category. Please vote here for me and/or any other favourite blog in as many or as little different categories as you like.

12 Comments

  1. It is really nice when you meet with like minded individuals and really hit it off! I’ll raise a cup of tea (its too early for bubbles) to your friendship and long may it continue. x

  2. I MUST get my bum back into London sometime soon for a coffee. Must must must! xx

  3. That bakery looks absolutely delish! Great you have connected with a new friend in the blogosphere too.

  4. And you forget to mention the second time we met, by pure luck on a French island when we sat right next to each other at the terrace of a cafe in the marina… 🙂
    It was brilliant seeing you yesterday, and you look amazing! can’t wait to see again at Britmums xxx

  5. That is really cool about a URL friend becoming an IRL friend, as they say in bloggy land. Also good luck in the awards…

  6. Sweet 🙂 I’m totally with you, loving that I’ve made some real friends through blogging.

  7. Kelleyn says

    So true, but it is so fun where this world of blogging leads us. To those who don’t understand it I tell them it is like having pen pals all around the globe. Hope London has some sunny weather in store for me when I come in two weeks. You wouldn’t beleive how amazing the weather has been here in Germany. So gorgeous with all the Rapeseed fields in full bloom.

  8. What a lovely sentiment! You’re SO right – chatting to like-minded people and potentially making new friends is a totally unexpected delight to come out of blogging. BTW I didn’t know anything about Brit Mums – I’m going over to check it out now – thanks for the tip! p.s. Great Blog!

  9. Such a lovely post. So true that we’ve found lovely friends from blogging-there are some wonderfully supportive ladies out there! Hope to meet you one day too x

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