I wrote my very first blog back in 1/1/08
A week before that I had no idea what a blog was.
994 post later, here I am today.
Funny how the years just fly past and the friendships grow!
Through blogging, I have met some awesome and talented women.
Above is a picture of Ana White and I.
This girl has some pretty mad building skills!
Back then it was a shocker telling friends and family that you were meeting strangers off the Internet.
My mom about died!
I didn't fear that impostor dressed like a DIY blogger driving a mini van.
I feared what to wear and say.
My advise now... BE YOURSELF!
You don't have to have a business plan nor fancy cards.
I made 300 handmade cards from scraps around the house.
Put your heart into it. Be YOU!
My first blog meet up was the second yr Blissdom.
Bless my heart.
I think my belly hurt the entire time.
Some of my sweetest memories are now my best friends!
Rhoda and I the first time we met in person.
She was always there to answer any blogging questions I had... and there were many lol..
She also introduced me to this sweet girl we have all grown to know and love.
The three of us hit the road for the longest yard sale.
I still look back and laugh at the video.
And yes, I'm still called Susie Bloop.
You have to watch till the very end to find out why :)
My second bit of advise...
Don't worry about what you will wear.
Although I know you will but trust me, it won't mater years later.
On this trip we were such a hot mess It didn't mater what we wore.
Band aids.. bring em if you plan on walking lol
Fast forward about 4 years and Rhoda put on this little party with a few close friends..
Some of you may have heard about it... Haven?
Oh my word!
It was so great, she and some friends are doing it again this weekend!
Last year I met up with these two girlie's!
And these chickies below...
I now call friends and they make me laugh daily!
I have to tell you, never in a million years did I think a year later I would join up and put on a shin dig too.
We have a little party planned ourselves.
I can't wait to share more as the weekend kicks off.
If you have been blogging for years or just getting started, I hope take time to reach out.
Friendships are the best part.