Friday, April 24, 2009

What a Week!

Talk about ups and downs.... This week has been a rollercoaster in Blogland. The week started with nerves and nausea over filming my first video-log. The excitement and laughter as I edited it together and the challenge of cutting it down to the right length and achieving some sort of comedic timing. And then so many wonderful comments and new followers on Wednesday, when I put it up. (Thank you, new blogging friends!).

Yesterday was a joy, as I got to spend time with my "oldest" blogging buddy in the morning and then this amazing gal in the afternoon. Joy tinged with sadness, as I feel like I just found these new friends and now I'll be leaving them so soon when we move to England in August. The blog phenomenon of feeling like you really know someone or have a connection with "blog-friends" is not an illusory closeness. I won't be so naive as to assume that I will be best friends with every blogger that I love, but anecdotal evidence (in the form of these two) would sugges that chances are good that I could become great friends with most of them. Because of our common interest in writing and insight into each other through reading each others' writing, it makes it seem like we've been friends for a much longer time than has actually passed.

And this brings me to the sadness of finding this post last night. A friend, not yet met in person, but someone who I and so many, many people have connected with through her blog. I don't know if she is taking a break or out for good.... but I am hopeful that Vodka Mom will be back soon to share her child-centric hilarity soon. Until then, I guess I'll have to turn my Mimosa specialty into a screwdriver. ;-)

And to end this scattered post, a link to a great article that was in the New York Times this week. It is all about the importance of friendship as a factor to your physical and mental health. It is called What are Friends For? A Longer Life. One of my favorite points of the study is that proximity doesn't affect the positive effects of friendship on your life. So even though we may not have met our blogging friends in person, their friendship is just as real as your friend who lives across the street.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Amy- VM will be back and she will back with a vengeance!

    I agree with you about being friends with fellow bloggers. It's so EASY! I love my peeps. I can't wait for Blogher so I can love on even more real life friends I haven't yet met in real life. Did that make sense?

  2. I had no idea about VM! I wonder what happened.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. I was with you this entire week and you did a great job. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. If the NY Times article is right, I am gonna live forever. I love all my bloggy friends and know I can count on them in a pinch.

    Oh, and your Vlog, I am still laughing.

  5. Thanks, friend. Ditto.

    Nice shout out for VM.

    Hey, congrats on almost 200! We love you!

  6. I totally agree. I find that you can make friends in any place so long as you are honest and open. I am so glad that I can connect with others even though I have not met them in person.

    I think a lot of people are taking time off from blogging these days. It may just be the weather.

  7. I loved your Vlog and this post is fantastic. It must be hard to be leaving, but with blogospovakia, you never really get away. We'll follow you! In a totally normal, non-creepy, stalky way, of course!

  8. I saw your vlog, but I didn't hear it. My laptop is having audio issues, and is being snarky with me to boot.

    I read about Vodka Mom too, and I hope she's okay.

    And I will always follow you, dear, no matter where in the world you roam.

  9. Well you DO make a mean mimosa.

    I am so freaked out about VM. I hope all is well.

    Thank you, as usual, for sharing your sweet, fun self with me.

    And I don't know why you're worried about England, since I'll be visiting, like, every other month. I take my sheets 300+ thread count, FYI.

    (p.s. Can you believe I'm up past 9pm??)


  10. VM will be back...did a post today inspired by her...all is good...xx

  11. Strong work Amy. I could not agree more with your sentiments about making and building friendships in this blogiverse.

    You have been a pleasure to get to know and a very wonderful friend to me. I thank you for that an only hope I can reciprocate in the like. I feel like I have found a true treasure on St. John.

  12. I couldn't agree more with your comment on friendships! I also loved your vlog and am now a dedicated stalker!

  13. It is true. Some of my closest friends, are my bloggy friends. And my bloggy friends are as real as real can get.


  14. Hey Lady. Stoppin in on this lovely Sunday afternoon to show some bloggy love. The weather couldn't be more perfect here in New England. It's 85, no humidity my ceiling fans are on and it's simply heaven. Hope you are having a great weekend and back to the grind tomorrow.

  15. So true about our blogging buddies...when I'm having a crappy day, I can long onto my blog, see a friendly comment and perk right up. The connection feels just as close as with my IRL friends. Been wanting to use that acronym for a long time now ;-)
    excellent post!


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