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How To Pick Blogging Friends {Guest Post}

Hey guys!  I am Jenn and I blog over at Bad Luck Jenn!  While Kate is getting shot up with good drugs to make her feel better, I thought I would say hey to all of her readers!

Kate & I hit it off right off when we first started emailing.  I instantly felt a connection with her because of the things we had in common. So I wanted to share with everyone how I pick my blogging friends.

1. Common Interests

When I check out a new blog, I immediately head over to the About Me page. If we have anything in common, I immediately start further stalking.

Kate lives in Nashville.  I just quit my job of 3 years in Nashville to move to grad school.
Kate loves to Boston Red Sox.  While I am not a huge baseball fan, I love sports and love a chick that can get obsessed with a team (and smack talk).

Kate has rheumatoid arthritis & has been fighting for 13 years as a patient for proper treatment.  I am still fighting for my diagnosis right now, but my symptoms are in the same ballpark as hers.  Which means we take some of the same meds and fight the same fight to get out of bed each day.  If that doesn’t bond you, I don’t know what else does!

2.  Good Writing

I check out the writing, duh.  A good place to start this one is heading over to a Popular Posts page.  Or start from the most recent and see how much time you waste on their page.

I mean, Kate is an author!  And she gives all these great tips in her blog posts!

3. Availability

I know each and every one of us have something going on in our lives.  But the easiest way to make friends is to actually communicate.  So when bloggers respond to my comments, my emails, and social media posts, I am an instant fan!

Well Kate is addicted to social media and we exchange novel like emails, so check!

So I definitely recommend becoming blogging friends with Kate.  And of course, I think you should stalk me too!  Make sure to check out Bad Luck Jenn and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

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  • Cute post! Love finding new blog friends!

  • This is so cute! Ya'll are doing like a modern day style of "pen pals" through email!!! How fun! 🙂

    Lindi
    Sweet Southern Sparkle
    http://www.sweetsouthernsparkle.blogspot.com

  • I loved reading this post! Lol… maybe the reason why I don't have any blogger buddies is because I don't have a about me page?
    Mental note. Add that to my blog 🙂
    xoxo
    – Sierra Calah ♡ Berry Stylish  

    Giveaway going on now!(: 

  • Ha! This is too cute, I have the same stalking tactics when looking for new blog friends!

  • This is adorable! You guys are too cute for me to handle.

  • Great post! I have been timid when it comes to reaching out to other bloggers, but I want blogger friends! Just didn't know where/how to start. Thanks for the pointers!

  • I have made some amazing friends blogging. I love it.

  • It's easy to find friends, but keeping them is the thing. We all get so busy, too busy and lose touch. I've had several great blog friends that I've lost communication with. Stay close and enjoy! Sweet post. My daughter went through all of this in the 9th grade. Her diagnosis was always "suggestive of, but not conclusive to, RA and Lupus." In the midst of seeing a rheumatologist and endocrinologist, thyroid disease popped up. After finding and treating it, she got better. Under stress, she presents the same symptoms so I wonder if they really have found the problem. So hard to get a diagnosis. She's 31 now. Prayers for you both.

    Bonnie

  • yay Jenn! this is an awesome guest post. I so far am loving Kate's blog 🙂

  • I totally agree that availability is a big one! When someone responds to me I'm an instant fan as well. by the way, I'm Whitney! Just found your blog from over at Hooah and Hiccups 🙂 glad I did! I'm excited to be following along now and reading more posts. Come say hi if you get a chance, I love making new blogging buddies!