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When Blogging Acquaintances Become Real Life Friends

Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish!

There are many people with whom I interact with daily on the internet and I consider them my blogging friends.  But then there are people who have actually taken the time to get to know me and we’ve become real life friends! Some people say that blogging relationships aren’t real, but I know first hand that they are.  This post is dedicated to five individuals who I admire, I look up to and who I consider to be a friend.

Lorie is such a sweet lady and meeting her in person was an absolute delight. She’s an amazing woman and I’m happy to be her friend.  She blogs about living in Celebration, Florida and I’m totally jealous she gets to visit Disney World as often as she wants.

Louise is as sweet as can be.  I first met her at BlogHer New York and since then we’ve become great friends.  We’ve been invited on several trips together and I look forward to seeing her each time.  What I like most about Louise is that she’s real, like me.  I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not, and neither does she.  She has a fabulous blog and I absolutely love reading about her two adorable children.

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Kasandria is my kind of gal and we share a southern accent, although I think hers is much stronger than mine.  She’s fun, she’s quirky and most of all we always share such great conversation, uncontrollable laughter and her blog helps me save a ton of money.

Emilie is such a sweet person.  I’ve only met her once at an event and we were fast friends.  We’ve talked online for a couple of years so meeting her was just icing on the cake.  Oh, talking about icing on the cake, she is co-author of a wonderful food blog.  I’m totally sad that I don’t have a better picture of us together, so this one will have to do.

And last but certainly not least is Tiffany!  Like Emilie, I’ve only met her once in person, but we were also fast friends.  She’s incredibly adorable and such a sweet lady.  I admire her determination and don’t know how she does it all. She’s a mommy to two adorable little boys and she is going to school to become a nurse plus she has her blog.  She is an amazing gal.

Each of these women are absolutely fabulous and I consider them great friends.  They inspire me with their intelligence, their kindness to others and how easily they accepted me into their hearts.  I will be forever greater for these fabulous bloggers who I call friends.

Don’t forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to support a friend’s wish. I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Awww, thank you so much Crystal! I was stopping by to see what new blogs I could go read and was completely and so very pleasantly surprised to see myself listed! 🙂 I think you are pretty darn awesome yourself and so thrilled we finally had the chance to meet in person. I so hope we have the chance to hang out again soon!

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    OMG Thank you! We did have SUCH a fun time. I can’t to hang out with you again. I am honored to call you a friend. 🙂

  3. 5

    Wow, a great group of ladies!! Thanks for sharing your events and the fun times that you all had.

  4. 6

    You are too kind, thank you so much for saying such nice things about me.
    I think that you meet these people because YOU are such a wonderful, sweet, adorable woman and so easy to be friends with. You are the kind of person everyone wants to have as a friend.
    I consider myself very lucky to have met you and your family and become your friend. I look forward to getting emails from you and talking with you on Twitter every day. HUGS to you, and thank you again. 🙂

  5. 8

    What a great group of ladies!!!

  6. 9

    Thats a great list, I am a fan of some of them as well, and will check out the couple I have not been to before.

  7. 10

    How special to be given the opportunity to make real connections with other bloggers! Sounds like you had a great time!

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    You SWEET thing! Yes, you are so easy to get along with and it was so awesome to meet you in person. Hopefully it will happen again soon. 🙂

  9. 13

    That is so cool!! I would love to meet so many other bloggers- ooh, jealous (but not in a bad way, lol)…maybe one day I’ll meet you too 🙂

  10. 14

    I am getting to know Emilie and Louise by reading their blogs and they are WONDERFUL “girls”. A reader really can get a feel for blogger’s personality and you really nailed it on theirs. I will be sure to check out the other ones too! How great to form friendships and comrraderie that might last a lifetime!

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    I’ve been looking for this post and somehow I missed it. You were very sweet in it. Thank you! I think you are such a great person too and I love keeping up with you and what you’ve got goin on. I hope we can find someway to work together in the future!

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