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 🙂