Last week I talked about how hard it is to make friends as an adult, and there was an amazing response from other bloggers who feel the same way. I can't even explain how awesome that was for me, to write a open and honest post and find that other people felt the same way! If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, there are some great ideas in the comments.
One of the greatest things that has come from blogging for me, is the friends. Yes it sucks that they don't live in the same state as me, but they are always there via text, gchat, skype or snapchat and I'm thankful for them everyday. They make that difficulty of finding friends in Denver feel way less terrible!
Today though.. I want to talk about traveling, and how if you get the chance to meet a blog friend you better say yes so fast that it makes your head spin. I've been on three out of the state trips since I started blogging and on all three I was able to meet (or stay in a Chicago mansion) with bloggers I had previously only interacted with via the computer or the phone! Not only do I not have a single regret from those meet ups, but now I'm obsessed and wanting to plan trips to meet as many of my blog friends as I can.
In October, I took a trip to see my BFF's in Oklahoma and to go back to our alma mater for a football game. While we were tailgating before the game, Lyndse from Blonde Oklahoma Girl and I were able to meet up and hug, laugh, and most importantly talk blogging. If you've met a blogger, you know that its just not the same to talk anyone else about blogging. They just get it. Unfortunately, Lyndse hasn't blogged in a few months but I hope she's back soon!
The first time that I planned a trip solely around meeting and staying with people I had never met in real life. Dana from Bloom and Inspire (formally five30three) was my first real blog friend and this meet up was months in the making. We finally planned a trip for the last weekend in November and to say it was fun is an understatement! I was also able to meet and spend time with Chris, Paige, and Mary. I'm already thinking about planning my next trip, but I think that this time it will be in Summer when it's warm, although also humid.
Just about a month ago I planned a trip to see my best friend Jen in Dallas. I knew that while I was there I had to hang with Helene (of course we hit it off and of course I love her to death), but I also decided to throw together a brunch so that I could meet some other bloggers as well! It was a blast and I was so glad that it worked out. The best part is that Max, who doesn't even live in Dallas happened to be in town and was able to come. Now I consider her one of my great friends. It's the crazy things like that that make blogging and meeting bloggers so worth it!
Next on my list is a BFF trip with Whitty, Brookie, and Ty Face because if it doesn't happen soon than I'll cry and also be convinced that they are catfishing me. Just kidding, I've Skyped/FaceTimed/Snapchatted with all of them so I know they are real!
I know I'm not the only one who feels this way because I've seen other bloggers plan trips to see their blogging friends and love it just as much as I have. Cough* Katie and Steph or Kait and Sarah *Cough and I think they would all vouch for me when I say that if you get the chance, do it!
Have you ever traveled to meet a blogger or would you?