Over the weekend, it was my great pleasure to host fellow blogger, Reggie Darling and his partner, Boy Fenwick at a small drinks party. If you’re not reading Reggie’s funny and informative blog, you should. You will learn a lot from what he has to say, whether it be about the use of salt cellars, finding vintage Christmas ornaments, or the correct size of spoon you should use for dessert (hint: not a teaspoon!).When I met Reggie and Boy, I felt like I’d known them for years and that I was seeing old friends again. In a way, I have known them for years, ever since 2009 when Reggie launched his blog. Reggie and Boy’s adventures in restoring a Federal-era house provide interesting tidbits on cleaning, decorating and entertaining, as well as collecting all sorts of antiques.
I am so delighted to count Reggie and Boy amongst my new friends!
It has been the same when I’ve met so many other bloggers. There’s no awkward “getting to know you” conversation, rather an immediate launch into some post or another that caught your fancy, and off you go, talking a mile a minute.You have an instant starting point because you know the common reference – your blogs. Even they are on totally different topics, you can find commonality in the act of blogging, why and how you started, and those pesky snarky comments that everyone receives. Each and every other blogger I’ve met has enriched my life in some way, and in most cases, without the blogs, I never, ever would have had the opportunity to get to know, and eventually become friends with many of these people.
As I get ready to embark on a new chapter in my life, I know that one thing will remain consistent – my time spent writing Pigtown*Design. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.