5 Reasons Blogging Is A Funny Thing

obviously i do a lot each day with this little space.  and i talk about it of course - i gchat with betsy, i email with helene.  we talk about blog design, post ideas, upcoming outings and crafts to feature on our blogs.  and i do so love blog talk so it can be so hard to switch gears and talk to non-bloggers because i feel and hear myself jumping in with things they just don't understand.

i have friends i've never met.  with john, he's gotten on board with the whole blogging thing but at first he was very confused.  he has a pug, so i was telling him about 'my friend stephanie' who had two pugs and then adopted a 3rd a little black one.  he was so confused.  my friend?  how did i know her?  but... she doesn't live here?  but you've never been to philly?  you've never met her?  all true john, but she's still my friend (he laughed when i got her christmas card, but he loved the pug photos.)  i do understand the confusion though.

i use words others don't know.  blogger, pinteresting, link up, gomi, blate, bloglovin, no reply blogger.  i think i also overuse the phrase 'i have to take a photo of this, it's for the blog.'

i have a 101 in 1001 list.  sure, this isn't exclusive to blogging.  but... isn't it?  i know a few nonbloggers who have one, but most have bucket lists or another way of keeping track.  or they don't keep track at all and instead say 'one day i'll visit paris.'  101 in 1001 is just so blog.  tara even made a list, then made a blog to keep track of her list (she doesn't ever update it though... ahem.)

i convince people to start blogs.  i think that's true of most hobbies - if you love it, you try to make other people love it.  i got betsy, tara, and now natalie on board.  megan is almost there.

i speak tumblr.  tumblr is a form of blogging for sure, but just having any type of blog means you spend way too much time on tumblr (gif collecting of course.)  natalie gchatted me "so busy" and i responded with "such important."  you'd only get it if you spent way too much time on tumblr and know exactly what doge is.

what else is my list missing?  do your non-blogger friends look at you strangely when you start speaking 'blog'?

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  1. i'm going to pretend you were talking about me as your blogging friend. and yes we definitely speak blog. I need to convince more people to start blogs.

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  2. Yes to all of these. I've tried to convince so many people to start a blog. :)

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  3. Also, I think of everything in blog perspective, like if a friend wants to go to an event or trade show, I think of it in terms of a blog.

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    1. Oh yeah that's a good one! Any time it's a fun new event, I'm like hmmm how can I work this into a blog post?! And I want everyone to start blogs, I love reading them!

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  4. I don't use Tumblr but I'm on board with the rest of these. My friend just bought a house that needs work and I immediately told her she needs to start a blog.

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  5. Steve was very confused at all the Christmas cards on the fridge... " But you've never met her? And she's hanging on our fridge?"

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  6. I don't use Tumblr but I definitely try to to convert my friends to become bloggers :) To non-bloggers it really is another language. I'm constantly trying to explain what linkups and whatnot mean. It's actually nice to have a group of local friends who happen to all blog to not feel so strange!!
    Eva Marie

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  7. Things only a blogger would understand! hahahaha :D

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  8. People in real life don't understand me and my blog talk. (I feel that's the most emo statement I've ever made).

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  9. I love all of the blogging friends that I have "met." Everyone is amazing!

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  10. Haha the blogging friends is so true. I am always referencing "my friends", bloggers are friends!

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    1. They are! I mean, I talk to them every day! And know so much about their lives. That's friendship!

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  11. It's weird when I think of my irl friends, they really don't know about internet speak!

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  12. I do get a lot of that weird "friend" thing when I talk about a blogger. Anytime I say oh a friend told me about this or I saw she got this...The Boy is like ummmm who?? Why haven't I met them...I'm all like well...she lives in Florida. haha

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  13. My husband was a little weirded out at first, but he totally gets it now. Trying to explain it to people is almost comical.

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  14. hahhaa! John and you can come and meet the pugs any time!

    My brother is always like JESUS CHRIST WITH THE PHOTOS ALL THE TIME and pokes fun at me. I don't mind.

    MFD rolls with it. He would never understand no reply blogger or anything like that though.

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  15. Things only a blogger can understand!! I love it!!

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  16. I've kept mine a secret because I don't want to deal with all the questions! But I'm sure the "picture, for my blog" will slip out one day and then I'll have to explain!

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  17. Haha people in real life look at me like I'm crazy when I "speak blog". Oh well they're missing out :-P

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  18. My husband has gotten to the point where he just says, "Do you want me to take a picture of this for your blog?" But I don't have many blogging friends in my day-to-day "real world" life, so most don't really get it.

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  19. This is so funny and so true!! We have our own speak! My IRL friends role with it. I totally talk to my blogger friends more than my IRL friends so they are like family!

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  20. Love this list! So true! I refer to a lot of my blog friends as friends and it does get weird every now and then explaining how I know them, no we haven't met yet, etc. :)
    And I totally think about our week and weekends in how I can apply it to the blog! lol!

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  21. Kory doesn't get why I spend so much time commenting on blogs and responding to comments on my blog.

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  22. The "friends" one is so true! Also, taking pictures has a whole new meaning now. A few days ago my husband and I were out to eat and I went to take the first bite out of my dinner and he was like "wait, don't you need to take a picture of that first?" haha!

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  23. i don't talk about blogging to my friends; in fact, i avoid the subject all together. i just feel weird talking about it but that doesn't stop me from talking about it with my husband. he doesn't understand that there are people in the community i consider actual friends of mine because he's the same: you've never met? how can you be friends? how do you know so much about them? you mean you can ship that to your blog friend and they'll ship it to you? aren't they strangers? NO, STFU! haha. i ship so much stuff to stephanie that i should be paying her a commission.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  24. The taking pictures of everything! I have so many pictures of random things that I want to write about or use in a post in my phone. I know my friends look at me funny sometimes when I'm like "Wait, I want to take a picture of that!"

    Danielle @ Allusional

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  25. My boyfriend thinks I'm a weirdo for having friends across the country whom I've never met. I tried to explain to him it's like playing Xbox Live with complete strangers except instead of playing a game, we share posts and pictures and gmail regularly. Still doesn't get it.

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  26. My husband decided to start a blog for Houston food and had his first post and he was all "why don't I get comments? How come that guy has a million followers? He sucks and can barely write a sentence.." And I was like "SEEEEE this is why I turned crazy when I started a blog!" But until you experience the crazy for yourself, it sounds like ramblings of an insane person...

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  27. My friends will roll their eyes, but i think they secretly love my blog and what i write...matt on the other hand gets annoyed sometimes with the pictures hahahah

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  28. Hahaha, I love all of these. I was forced into admitting to a coworker a while back that I have a blog and now I try to pull it into regular conversation and I feel so stupid when I do. She probably thinks I'm nuts.

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  29. I don't really talk about my blog with my IRL friends. I do with my husband, I think he gets tired of me taking photos of our food and such "for the blog" and one time he asked me if I bought a bottle of specific wine just so I could take a picture of it for my blog and I was all NO real quick...and then I realized the only reason I had the specific kind in my head is because someone mentioned...on a blog once....good grief!

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  30. I dont talk blog ever! I keep mine secret :)

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  31. Oh my gosh, this is all so true! Sometimes I think my friends and family think I am crazy when I start talking blog (basically all the time). Bryan always calls me out when I say "my friend" and I've never technically met the person, blogging is really an amazing thing that you can't quite understand if you don't do it.

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  32. MY INTERNET FRIENDS. This is all so true...much true. Can you please turn Hawkeye into doge? Pretty please? MUCH FLUFF.

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  33. haha. I'm totally guilty of trying to convince my friends to start blogs. I may just have my first success story, though! haha.

    Michael has been great about trying to keep up and help out, but I still have to explain about my blogging friends. "You know, that one with the blog about such that I show you all the time."

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  34. Abbey has a tumblr and I swear she uses the word tumblr has a verb, adjective and noun. Its hilarious. I talk about you all the time, and Em is like how do you know she isn't some crazy guy stalking us.

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  35. ohh little blogland, such a weird, special place!!

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  36. People look at me funny when I talk about my friends in other places. I just wanna tell them that "They're cooler than you are!" but I don't. I just roll my eyes at their stupid comments.

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  37. Haha this is all so true! Especially the friends I've never met! One day!

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  38. I was going to comment on this post, but then I clicked on "what dodge is"... and then got lost in that site Know Your Meme. I think it's hilarious how deadpan and factually they explain the memes, lol! So I'm back here today for the second time to tell you this is an awesome post :)

    www.Desgettier.com

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    1. Aw thanks! Yes, that site is seriously hilarious, they are so dedicated in researching the meme history. Doge is especially detailed and I love it!

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  39. The friends I've never met one is the most true! I have tons of friends I've never met, even I think it's a little weird.

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  40. Amen to all of this - I love my friends I've never met!

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  41. The friends thing makes me laugh because I totally talk about other blogger like they are my friends. Kinda makes me feel pathetic, and kinda like I'm not alone in this crazy blog land!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  42. haha this definitely made me laugh. For a long time I didn't know what blate was- I've still never had a blate! :P

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    1. The word blate is just so hilarious, I love it. I've been on a few, it's fun!

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