The L Appreciation Post

It’s rare that I gush about bloggers and fangirl about them publicly, dedicating a post to them – but this guy deserves it.

It’s L‘s 6 month anniversary for blogging today – he said I could tell you and that it’s totally cool, and he’s fine with me writing this post. YES, I checked. About twenty times.

You might drive me insane sometimes, but you’re one of my best friends. And NO, I’m not just saying that and being all sappy (except I AM being the last one). I do mean it.

This might sound weird, but I am so proud of you. You took the step to start a blog – I remember us being on the phone, and you saying the words “What about Consider Yourself Warned…?” And from then on you’ve achieved a HELL of a lot. You’ve got more confident – I can tell – you get yourself out there and I know that this wasn’t related, but all that TV stuff you did? I could hear your inner L coming out and that just shows what writing your thoughts, and making friends all over the world, does.

You are so much more confident than me. And independent. But you’re such a great writer and yes, I’m jealous of your blog, but it’s a good jealousy because you write fluidly and can actually be funny, but then you write a post that slaps you in the face with it’s realness.

There aren’t many friends of mine, from real life, who understand blogging like you do. I can talk to you about it, and you share my experiences – we know the same people, and we understand what it’s like to be terrified someone will find your blog. I’m so happy that you and I can talk about that, because it feels like we’ve got closer through it. (Is it just my imagination I DON’T KNOW)

You’re probably vomitting right now, but I just need to say well done. Well done for sticking with blogging for 6 months, getting your confidence up, and for trusting your blog readers. I know that we all find you funny and thoughtful and kind, because everyone says it. Don’t doubt yourself when it comes to blogging, because NONE of us do.

It might not seem like much, but in 6 months you’ve achieved shitloads and that’s amazing. I could talk about this for hours, but I KNOW you won’t want that so I’ll shut up soon. I said I’d write this post, because I do mean every word – it’s just going out to a wider audience than just you.

Blogging makes me happy and I hope it does that for you. It’s weird to think that a year ago, you didn’t HAVE a blog and I’d just started this one, and now we’re here. It’s a great thing, though. I can’t imagine L NOT having a blog.

Always keep writing because you have creativity, and don’t even tell me you don’t. Who came up with the word blogospherians? EXACTLY.

I hope you don’t find this a boring as hell post, and I hope I’ve managed to express my thoughts in an order that doesn’t sound as moronic as usual. Knowing me, though, I’ll read back on this and think, “WHAT?! I could have put THAT point in!”

People appreciate you. Whilst you’re shrieking at me for embarrassing you, remember that.

From Elm πŸ™‚

60 thoughts on “The L Appreciation Post

    • That genuinely does mean so much to me. I attempt to write a variety of posts, both upbeat and serious, because I think it’s important that I say what I want to say, and not what people expect me to say. I can’t be positive all the time, and I can’t be serious all the time – Elm will confirm that latter point for you with no hesitation!!! But regardless, I try to make my blog a place where people can come for a laugh, or a thought-provoking discussion, or an insight into the twists and turns of my teenage life. I’m so glad that you enjoy it, and that you don’t find me boring πŸ˜› XXX

  1. That, I swear, is the sweetest, cutest, most kind thing someone has ever said to me. I mean it – thank you so much. Yes, I was kind of cringing inside because attention is scary ahhh, but you made me smile so much because you’re right: blogging has not only brought us closer to the rest of the world, but it has brought us two closer too, and that’s so powerful and wonderful and such a positive message, if nothing else. It’s hard to imagine myself without a blog these days – I think that my blog is so important to me, I just couldn’t let it go. Thank you, again; I mean it XXXXX

    • Aww, thank you so much! i’m glad we can all drink tea together, in a happy tea-drinking community… Maybe that should be the next thing: we have book bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, but where are all the tea bloggers? πŸ˜›

  2. This is one of the most cutest posts I’ve read, you are such a great friend Elm. L and you are both great bloggers here and I’m glad I’ve read both of your blogs, they give me inspiration and in all general happy. Thank you both. — Sorry I haven’t been on in a while!

  3. This is so adorable! Everything in this post is totally on the point. You Elm, and L are two of the most nicest, friendliest, bestest, and ridiculously kindest bloggers I have ever known. So glad! ☺ #FriendshipGoals πŸ’œ

  4. This is so damn sweet, awwh πŸ™‚ Congratulations to you L, on 6 months of blogging, you’re awesome πŸ™‚ (i got the nose in there)

    • I feel like the nosed smiley is my mark on the Bloggosphere… Thanks for your amazingness, your friendship and your amazing comments both on my blog, your blog [well, they’re posts not comments but shhhh], and on Twitter – you’re more amazing than I’ll ever be XXX

    • Aww that’s so sweet of you to say – thank you! it means a lot to me that you guys like what I do, aso thanks XXX

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