DC Blogger ConnectionPosted: November 29, 2011
I left the house this morning at exactly 4:42 and was greeted by sight of wet pavement and drizzle as my garage door lifted up. Ugh. Not the cheery view I want to start my day.
But, all was forgotten after a great, high-energy spin class filled with rock from the 90s! I went overboard with the cheesy pop music last week (according to me), so I decided to dedicate this morning to rock. And ya know what? By the time I got out of the gym, the rain was gone and the sun was peeking out of the clouds! Yay! I’m not quite sure what it’s doing now, because I don’t get to see a window between the hours of 7:00- 2:45.
Rewind for a sec: I planned to do yoga in my classroom after the kids left yesterday, but had completely forgotten that we had a staff meeting after school (which last about an hour). I figured I could do it when I got home, but as soon as I walked out the door, I was hugged by sunshine and warm weather. So, I grabbed Jackson as soon as I got home and took a nice 4-mile walk instead. I guess things happen for a reason sometimes- our walk was just what I needed to get some energy for the rest of the day.
Back to today. As you might notice, I’m experimenting with some different “looks” for my blog. I have never really taken the time to sit down and design a perfect header or play around too much with the themes, but plan to do that very soon (look out for my December goals!).
I want to take some time to acknowledge some of my fellow DC Metro area (I’m going to refer to this “DCMA”) Bloggers! There are quite a few blogs that I follow, and some that I read every single day. It just so happens that a big handful of those bloggers live in the DC area- which is just an added bonus to their already interesting blog content.
The very first DCMA blogger that I started following was Allie.
I loved her blog immediately! It’s very bright and cheery- everything from the color scheme to her amazing photos to her wonderful attitude. I’ll admit that sometimes I complain a little bit too much, and sometimes it’s nice to go look into a bit of someone’s life that is almost always positive. She’s young and is taking full-advantage of where she’s at (not too far out of college, has the flexibility to travel and do fun things). Plus, she’s just so darn cute!
Each of these three gals have used the WW program and often write about their experiences with weight loss, exercise and healthy eating. They all have very interesting backgrounds and have taken quite a journey to get where they are today. I love their blogs because I identify with each of them in different ways.
In the last month or two, I discovered the best-kept secret in blog-land: Jenny!
If you haven’t gathered from her blog header alone, this girl is hilarious. She’s currently on a weight-loss mission and updates her progress every Wednesday. I literally get excited when I see that she has a new post, because I LAUGH OUT LOUD (really) when I read through each one. She is candid, and she is real. Seriously- check out her blog, and start back at the beginning!
And one more blog that is new-to-me: Gretchen!
Gretchen is a transplant from Canada and is also on a weight-loss journey. She has seriously kicked butt so far- just check out her before-and-after photos! And speaking of photos- all of hers are stunning. And I’m not sure which of her photos I enjoy looking at more: the ones of her recipes or her dogs!
I look forward to discovering more bloggers in the DCMA and would love to do a meet-up sometime. Though I’ve never met any of these girls in person, I feel like I know them all pretty well! (And that will change- Ashley and I have a double-date later this week!)
I’ve never been to any type of nationwide blogger meet-up, but definitely look forward to getting in on that action in 2012 (well, if the world doesn’t end, that is).
Have you ever met bloggers that live in your hometown? Are you at all interested in turning “blog friends” into “real life friends?”