April over at Good Books and Good Wine is hosting a 15 day Book Blogger Challenge, which you can read all about here. It seems like a great idea, and I’m loving the idea of putting something random and exciting into my blog at a time when my real life makes me want to sleep rather than blog!
Today we’re talking about our blogging BFFs. Embarrassing confession time? I’m much more likely to lurk than actually get involved!
My friends and family are all convinced I’m a people person (even though I feel more like Sheldon Cooper on the inside), but that just doesn’t translate online! I think probably because in real life the choices are sort of bite the bullet and make conversation or stand in awkward silence, whereas online I can just lurk and read without any awkwardness!
Here are three bloggers (in no particular order!) who have made me feel welcome, and who I love reaching out to (on the days I feel brave enough to say anything!).
These three girls are all absolutely lovely. Our reading habits don’t always match, but I love all of their blogs – you can virtually guarantee I’ll have at least one of these open in a tab when I’m online. They’re friendly, welcoming and always ready with an insightful comment (I got some great thoughts from them on my June Project!). Their twitter statuses make me smile, and if I was having a crisis or a crappy day, these are definitely the girls I’d go to!
I haven’t yet met any of these girls (though I did buy a t-shirt off Ellie which has ended up being one of my favourites) but maybe we’ll one day figure out the logistics of a road trip!
Any tips for being less of a wimp and reaching out more, for getting more involved in our wonderful community of bloggers? I’d love to hear your ideas! I’m thinking I may make a challenge out of it, because I like having goals and checklists etc (Yes, I am a geek).