My 3 boys and I

January 9, 2009

Who was your first bloggy friend? How did you find each other? Do you still correspond?

Filed under: Uncategorized — by my3boysandi @ 11:37 am

This morning I found an interesting new writers meme.

One of her writing prompts that interested me is the title to this post.

This had me going back to my very first blog.  Which took some doing.  Ive had several blogs over the last 3.5 years.  My first friend and I dont blog to each other regularly anymore.  In fact I dont think she is blogging anymore.  However, we do say hi now and then on Facebook.

I sometimes visit the 2nd friend I had.  She doesnt seem to answer my comments or visit me.  Doesnt do much for a friendship.

I  “meet” these friends though a Christian website we all were on.  Its interesting looking back to my first blog.  I was preggy with Our Little Man and finishing off my bachelor of early childhood education.

During the transition from my first blog to my 2nd one there seems to be a few months of posts missing.  To the best of my knowledge I dont think Ive ever stopped blogging though.  My 2nd blog seemed to allow me to make new friends.  Not sure why or how.  It was a bit more popular blog host.  One explaination could be that over the years I  have gone looking for more people to blog with.

The first 2 friends that Ive had since approx May 2006 are Amy and Melany.

Amy is a fellow New Zealander and we both blog and email regularly.  She has 3 children, 1 being quite close in age to My Home Schooler. I find it interesting being her friend.  Shes into retro things and she also blogs about places I know about like Auckland sometimes.  These bring back memories of when I grew up there 🙂

Melany is from South Africa. I read her blog regularly.  Her youngest is 2 months younger than Our Little Man.  Its been interesting watching him growing up.  I also enjoy reading about her older 2 boys and the achievements theyve had over the years. Melany is a keen photographer and I love looking at her photos 🙂

I am blessed to have these 2 wonderful bloggy friends and I look forward to many more years corresponding with them.  I also value all the newer (prior to May 2006) friends I have made.  I get such wonderful support, love and friendship from you all.



  1. Those are good questions! I think the first blog I read consistently was SuzyQ’s Rabbit Run. And I consider us friends.

    I don’t remember how I found her, except that I like rabbits.

    We sometimes email back and forth, and we exchange Christmas cards.

    we use to have rabbits back in Auckland 🙂

    Comment by gretchen — January 9, 2009 @ 1:16 pm |Reply

  2. I think that you have more bloggy friends because you’re a sweetheart and reach out to others. You offer support to others and I know that it means a great deal. (((hugs)))

    aww thanks and bless you(((hugs)))

    Comment by Devildogwife — January 9, 2009 @ 1:30 pm |Reply

  3. I’m glad you’re my bloggy friend, Jen! That’s a very sweet note you have for Amy and Melany. God bless you!

    Im glad were friends too 🙂

    Comment by Alice Teh — January 9, 2009 @ 1:43 pm |Reply

  4. That’s so sweet! I’m not surprised that you have bloggy friendships that have lasted.


    Comment by Elizabeth — January 9, 2009 @ 2:29 pm |Reply

  5. hey Jen, thanks so much for your kind words 🙂

    no problem your special 🙂

    Comment by Amy — January 9, 2009 @ 2:42 pm |Reply

  6. hi there jen!
    OMG, it’s been ages since i’ve last checked u here. i have been caught up with my entrecard dropping and with a lot of breaks that i took. but it’s very good to be back. 🙂

    your message of me winning was very surprising. can you give me the link of your giveaway which made me won? :d and also, where can i e-mail may address? 🙂

    thank you very much!

    it was ages ago 🙂

    Comment by recel — January 10, 2009 @ 4:41 am |Reply

  7. What a good topic, I enjoyed hearing about your blogging history and friendships. The first blogger to really reach out and encourage me to join a blogging group of dedicated writers was MInTheGap. I was really impressed that he felt like blogging was more of a ministry than a diary type project. I was brand new to blogging and didn’t really have a “theme” for my blog. Still don’t really, with my varying interests! Oh well. MInTheGap intro’d me to Leticia, and her blog led me to Amy, which led me to you! MInTheGap has pretty much been my source for great reads, whether I accessed them from his blogroll or from his friend’s blogrolls as in the case of Leticia.

    Those were great times. I really made blogging a priority back then, hating to miss a day…now I’m struggling to find brain-power leftover to figure out a post, much less getting to visit my bloggy friends like I would like to…

    Keep up the great work here, Jen. I appreciate your warmth and encouragement. Thanks for praying for my mom, too!

    awww thanks I like reading your blog 🙂

    Comment by Mary — January 10, 2009 @ 9:11 am |Reply

  8. Wow, has it been since 2006! Time flies and it’s been an honour calling you my friend

    Comment by supermom — January 10, 2009 @ 7:30 pm |Reply

  9. Blogging is a wonderful way of making new friends even if you don’t ever meet them in person! I value my blog friendships with you and Amy, my two Kiwi bloggers! Rachaelxo

    Comment by Rachael — January 13, 2009 @ 7:36 pm |Reply

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