Date a girl who blogs. Find her that new restaurant and wait for her, patiently, as she skims through the menu, to cherish the Serifs and italics of the posh, and the Arials and doodles of the diner. Watch her order, and question the waiter, and then the head chef to hear a story you’ve never cared to hear before. You will learn. Watch her envelop her tongue at the morsel awaiting judgement, then chew, her face barely betraying a smile as she takes down notes on a torn paper napkin. She forgot her notebook. Buy her one. And seal it with the URL of your new blog.
Today she’s doing more than just writing. She’s moving the widgets, repositioning the ads and maybe doing a bit of SEO. Help her. Buy her a new domain — buy it for 3 years with a promo code — and then maybe configure a forwarding email address, because you know deep down that self-hosted email servers are a thing of the past.
Share her posts on Facebook. Like them. Create a hashtag for your affection to her and let her come to this knowledge through the Internet, but follow through in real life. Your story deserves to be written down.
Suggest her for #FollowFriday.
Go out on dates. Let her heart open up to you and digest these memories into a single post which will be remembered in the archives of our search engines. Kiss. Change your relationship status. Kiss some more. Add her friends. You now have more mutual friends. Tag your photos together. Add her on Farmville. Harvest her farm. Poke her.
You are no longer forever alone.
Marry a girl who blogs. Propose to her by making a website with animated gifs and MIDI background music; she will show you the secret journal she’s been writing for years for you, and you alone. You will find that it comes with no ads, no links, no page rank. Only her trust rank. You will be overjoyed to read the fondness she has had of you, and realize that this, and this alone is the memory she chose to keep from her readers.
Have kids with a girl who blogs. Let her post photos and status updates about your children. Share them with your friends. You will see that she has saved everything onto a USB drive and printed the most fond ones for a real family album because the grandparents are not on the Internet.
Date a girl who blogs because she will find interestingness in the most uninteresting of things. You deserve to be interesting and that this life you live, though monotonous in its day to day is the perfect testament to why she loves you."
-Jayvee Fernandez, source
Have you guys read this before? My sister sent it to me the other day via Facebook, and I knew I had to share it. Isn't it just so perfect? The Farmville references don't necessarily relate to me, but as a blogging gal/internet fiend I still totally appreciate it. Reading this sparked a little self-revelation, that I'd love to share (because I'm a blogger and that's what I do, duh).
As joyous as the holiday season can be, I think we all know it can also be a tad bit lonesome at times. While everyone else is running around frantically trying to find the perfect gift for their significant other, you're at home online shopping.....for yourself....while watching Toddlers and Tiaras....and eating cookie dough ice cream. Don't judge! We've all dealt with it, and it's not always the easiest thing. Coming home for winter break, the most frequently asked question has been "So Karla, do you have a boyfriend?" I always force a smile and give typical responses that range from "No way, I don't have the time for a silly boy"or "Who needs just one?! I've got three or four boys lined up!" which could all be true and which almost always seems to please the asker. But a girl can only take it for so long until her independent woman breaking point is reached! Having to vent my single girl frustrations to someone, I turned to my wonderful friend/roommate/homegirl Hollie. She gave me some terrific advice that I'd like to pass along to any other girl (or guy) possibly dealing with the lonely holiday blues:
As simple as it may be, I must say that's some pretty great stuff right there. Like Hollie said, I'm going to totally embrace the season for what it's for- a time to appreciate all those wonderful people in your life, whether that includes a significant other or not.
Don't you worry though, I'll still be watching Love Actually and desperately wishing I was Keira Knightley so I could have a handsome Brit come up to my door with this sign whilst pretending to be a group of carolers because I'm a girl and I want these things to happen in real life despite what I ever say!