I started blogging in February of this year. And I had no idea that this little blog. With the tongue in cheek name. Would become what it has.
I had no idea that I would become obsessed with my sitemeter. Or my map of visitors. Or what google searches led people to this page.
I had no idea that I would come to crave comments. Or that I would have to create events for the weekends because my comments were a bit low then. I had no idea that I would get a sense of validation from blogging.
I had no idea that I would make friends. Real friends. Friends that I would drive hours to see. Friends that I would actually contemplate buying a $700 plane ticket so that I could spend the weekend with them. Laughing. And talking. And laughing some more. As if we have known each other for forever.
And I had no idea that I would actually meet these friends inside my computer.
But I have.
I met Nissa.
And then Angie.
And Angie and Shannon. (How many times do you think I might post this picture?)
And Lizzy and Kori.
And then there was the surprise summit with Angie, Shannon, Kori, Lizzy, and Lula.
Followed by a mini summit with Lula and her girls.
And followed by another mini summit with Lizzy and HER girls. This time on Lizzy's stomping grounds.
I had no idea that I would actually work on planning a HUGE Blog party. But. I am.
Mark your calendars. Save your pennies. Oxygenate yourself. Stock up on depends. And plan to join me at the Chicago Sheraton and Towers July 23-26!
So...how long have you been blogging? Is blogging what you thought it would be? Or has your original intention morphed into something else? Have you met the friends inside of your computer? Are you going to Chicago in July?
Theme song: Chicago - Saturday in the Park. Because it has ALL the elements. Chicago. Saturday. July. People laughing. Dancing. And I even think there was a mention of ice cream. And I have been waiting such a long time to meet ALL of you!