Thursday, June 14, 2012

From Blog Life to Real Life

Once upon a time, my readers consisted of 13 friends and family members.  That has definitely changed since February, and I'm positive that most of my regular readers are other bloggers.  Today, I'm joining my friends Jessica and Britt for some blogger Q&A for "From Blog Life to Real Life"!

1. Do you have any real life blog friends? 
I have met some fellow bloggers in real life a time or two!  I happened to meet Meg from Sweetly Complicated at the spur of the moment in April.  Also, I met other bloggers at the H-town Blogger March meet-up and then again this past Sunday for a really fun meet-up at Pinot's Palette.  

Although I haven't seen her in eons, I grew up in theatre with Anna from Rambly Blog.  (This girl can cook and craft, and she has such a pure and good heart!)  At one of my best friends' weddings, I also met Jayme from Wedding Voices and Lindsay from The Delicious Domestic!

2. Which blogger are you just dying to meet?
It goes without saying that, one day, I will meet Emily from Emmy June {Born in May} and Jessica from Lovely Little Things.

I'd also love to meet Kim from The Kim ChallengeJess from Makeunder My Life, and Alicia from The Kind Life (total long shot, I know).

3. Which blogger's closet do you want to raid? 
Too easy.  I want the wardrobe (accessories and all) of Lauren from From My Grey Desk.  It may be different from my style, but the more I fall in love with her clothes, the more I'm beginning to think that I've never known what my actual style is!

4. You are stuck on an island. Which blogger would you want with you to help you survive? 
I would want it to be Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point!  This woman is fit and adventurous, and I am always really impressed by how thorough her personal research is, whether out of interest or necessity.  I've always wanted to do The Amazing Race with either my friend Caitlin (a different Caitlin) or my husband.  They're competitive, athletic, rational, respectful, and fun solution-thinkers.  Blogger Caitlin seems to be the same way.

5. The first blogger you remember "meeting" and connecting with? 
I e-mailed Jessica (listed above) back in February when I made my blog public.  I started reading her blog months earlier when she started, and I liked where her blog was headed and loved seeing it grow.  She was so gracious with her e-mail responses to me, and now, we're crazy close.

6. Any blogger that you admire and look up to? 
I really admire Jenni from Story of My Life.  She is a brilliant writer!  She works hard to build her readership through fresh content and stunning photos.  She gains genuine readers, not just "followers" pictured in a box on her sidebar.  She's authentic, and I always leave her blog wanting to be her new best friend!

7. Who is the craziest/funniest blogger? 
I share a love of wit and sarcasm with Bobbi from Today, I'm Bobbi and Michelle from Shell Bell.  I wouldn't call them crazy, unless they hide it really well on their blogs (!), but they're funny.  I love their understated writing styles!  A balls-out crazy crowd favorite is Erin at Living In Yellow.  She's a fireball!  

8. There's a reality television show for bloggers, who would you want to be casted with you? 
Everyone linked in this post (and then about 20 other of my favorite bloggers).  I don't know that we'd be a very dramatic bunch, but it sure would be fun!

9. Some bloggers have really cool jobs.  Anybody you'd like to swap careers with? 
I love everything about the sisters from The Letter 4!  They are talented, and they have used their blog for so much good!  Their blog landed them on The Martha Stewart Show to share their crafty projects.  They co-founded The Letter 4 + 1.  And now, Jamie and Janae have started bop & bod.  I wouldn't want to swap careers with them because I'm not as creative as them, but I'd love to be the operational arm of their team!  They're oozing with creativity!  

10. Favorite blog design? 
I can't lie.  I'm still pretty obsessed with my own!  (Thank you, Bobbi!)

I probably shouldn't ask this since I already read a gazillion blogs, but...
what are you favorite blogs?


Clare said...

This linkup was such a cute idea!

Unknown said...

I think I started following "Living In Yellow" after I saw a comment on your blog from her.

I love this link up - there are so many amazing bloggers who bring so much to our lives (yours included!)


Jess said...

OHHH HAAAAAY my blog big sister :)
I just adore you.
In case I haven't made that clear by now...

I second the fact that we WILL meet.
No question about it.
I was meant to go visit Texas...I mean you AND Meg both live there!

And I am extremely grateful that you went out on a whim and emailed me. I WOULD BE SISTER-LESS IF YOU DIDN'T!

Love you!


Emily @ Emmy June said...

Woop woop. Cannot wait for the day :)

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm in Houston too! I really loved this link-up and I'm really looking forward to reading more from you! Nice to meet you Lindsay!

xo Kayla

Unknown said...

yay thanks for linking up with us !! We have some of the same answers! Great minds think alike :)

Lauren said...

oh, girl, you can feel free to come raid my closet any time :)

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Ooooh new blogs to stalk! Blog friends are the best :)

Erin @ Living In Yellow said...

Thanks so much for the shout out pretty lady :) I love that you call me a fireball. I always think of fiesty old 80 yr women as fireballs and think to myself that I want to be one. This is such a great link up idea--love it. Thanks again! Maybe someday we can meet in real life :)

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said...

Ha I love your list of bloggers! I totally agree with all of them! I hope one day we get to meet in real life cause I know I'd just squeeeeeeze your cute little self!! ;)

Emily said...

There are a few bloggers on this list that I haven't come across. I love this link up idea. It's a great way to sing praises about some awesome people.

Lindsay said...

heading over from aunie sauce - i'm your newest follower :) xox, Lindsay(too!)

Lauren // Pink on the Cheek said...

Great Idea, I just might have to link up with you ladies! I love Bobbi as well, possibly because she did my blog design as well!! Have a great thursday!! xoxo

Kaitlyn B said...

I just found your blog from the link up and it is so fun! I'm going to have to check out your suggestions on good reads :)

Morgan said...

love this post idea! wish i saw it sooner -- gotta jump on it next time .. there will be a next time right? haha

Unknown said...

So glad to have found your lovely little blog as Jessica's blog big sister! I believe I'm gonna stick around :)

xo Shane

Kathleen said...

Found you over on Busy as a Honeybee! Yay!

ms.composure said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these kind of post! love the idea/concept and it allows us to get to know other bloggers!!

Anna {} said...

This is an adorable post :)

I am so grateful that you've joined the blogging world and that I get to see bits and pieces of your life now! It's so neat that we share a common past, are able to connect in the present and hopefully more in the future :)

Have a beautiful week friend!

love, Anna

Anna {} said...

This is an adorable post :)

I am so grateful that you've joined the blogging world and that I get to see bits and pieces of your life now! It's so neat that we share a common past, are able to connect in the present and hopefully more in the future :)

Have a beautiful week friend!

love, Anna

Artista said...

Hi Lindsay! I am a fellow houston blogger. I love your blog. Look fwd to meeting you at the next bloggers event! ps your #1 is so me right now!