Another Reason I Blog

One thing was very clear, we both desperately love our families, and our blogs are the extention and evidence of that love. Here I am in Chicago with Himself, he in a confernce, I doing a little blog work and seeing the sights. But another reason for choosing Chicago out of all the destinations he has this year, I wanted to meet Biz. We have been following eachother for about three years now and over that three years it has turned into a friendship. You know you are friends with someone, when one day you open their blog and see the headlines that her husband has cancer, and you cry too, and pray like it were your own family.

Neither of us shied away from pulling out our cameras and taking pictures of the food or eachother. We laughed how we make our families wait until we are done taking pictures of our meals before they could dig in. We both blog for the same reasons, to get our recipes down, we wish that someday our children and grandchildren would read our blogs and understand our daily lives, to share with others a little piece of our world, and our blogs are a huge creative outlet for us.

Biz shares her daily meals and recipes on her blog, bits about her family, job, workouts, and living with diabetes. She has encouraged and helped hundreds of men and women over the years to lose weight and get healthy. During the summer of 2010 I joined Biz with her 100 Days of Summer Challenge where she encouraged us to set up goals to get healthy over the summer. That summer I lost the rest of those inches on my body that were holding on for dear life. She is a fantastic cheerleader!

Biz and I discovered that we blog for much of the same resason, but agreed that one of the most satisfying reasons for blogging was the friendships we have made along the way. Thanks Biz, talk to you soon girl!

BRK is one of my biggest dreams. This little place I have cut out for me has been a place of healing, creativity, fun, and sharing. When I started blogging over three years ago, I had no idea I would make friends through it, I had no idea that there would be fan mail (love and hate), I had no idea other doors would open for me, and I had no idea I would still be at it. If you are living your dreams, what are some benefits you did not expect?


  1. Biz
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM | Permalink

    You beat me to it!! Just writing my blog post now – had such a great time with you!

    Enjoy your day in Chicago today – its a gorgeous day!

  2. Anonymous
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    So, what were those luscious meals you and Biz were partaking of?

  3. Fallon
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    How nice!!! Blogging is so exciting and makes life much more interesting. I hope you are tasting some yummy things in Chicago!

  4. Robin Sue
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

    Biz- haha! Chicago was great today- had the best day on the boat tour!

    Anon- we had pizza, baked pasta, and tuna bruschetta at Carlucci's

  5. Patsyk
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    I have to say that the friendships I've made through my blog have been amazing! I love that when we meet in person – its like meeting up with a close friend and picking up where we left off… know what I mean?

    Looks like you had a wonderful time in Chicago… I haven't been in years and hope to make it back there one day.

  6. Big Dude
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:29 AM | Permalink

    I think it's a blast to be able to meet blogger buddies and glad you got to.

  7. Sweet and Savory Eats
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM | Permalink

    Just found your blog courtesy of Biz. Agree, she is a great blog friend! Now, I'm bookmarking your blog as well!

  8. Just a Fan of the Show
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    What a great post… I just had my first meaningful blogger get together with a buddy in Phoenix. It was like we were lifelong friends from minute one! Lov biz, she is on my list of one day to meet up.

  9. buy essay
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM | Permalink

    all bloggers of the world – unite))) and went to descend on a pizza)

  10. Charlie Hills
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:07 PM | Permalink

    I never really thought about it in these terms before, but your statement about how "someday our children and grandchildren would read our blogs and understand our daily lives" is really true, isn't it?

    (Well, as long as I keep paying for my domain name. Better write that into my will!)

    Glad you two had a great day.

  11. Robin Sue
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM | Permalink

    Charlie- yeah your sister is pretty cool!

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