Meeting a Blogger Friend


Recently a couple of bloggers had written about their meetings with other bloggers they met online. Each encounter sounded wonderful and fun. I was a little jealous. 😉 Since Oregon (Cee), Texas (Amy), Florida (Lois), Melbourne, Sydney, Africa, Taiwan… is too far; I emailed Yan at From Hiding to Blogging asking her if she would like to meet for a cup of coffee. She said yes… I was delighted. So… this raining morning, I drove 1.5 hours to Mall of American to see Yan.

My impression of Yan, other than nice and beautiful, was that she was a business woman. Even when she wrote about her personal story, somehow, I could sense a little business-writing flavor in it. I expected to see a tough, no-nonsense woman 😉 But that impression/expectation was changed before I even left the house when I received a text message from her saying “It’s raining. Drive carefully.”

We drank coffee; we ate lunch; we shopped for a while. I enjoyed our time together and we planned to meet again.

Wish all my blogger friends live around here. 😉

Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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29 Responses to Meeting a Blogger Friend

  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    It is so cool that you got to meet Yan. That is such a lovely photo of the two of you together, and glad to hear the two of you had a good day. Yan has such a great blog (and you too, Helen!), and I’ve also always imagined her to be a businesswoman. But from what you’ve shared, she has such a heart and is not afraid to share it. I hope the two of you can meet up again soon. Take care 🙂

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  2. mspau says:

    I really liked this post – it is interesting getting to meet people after you have read their blogs!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks for your comment. It is vey interesting to meet bloggers that I follow. For some reason, I always have a picture of the person and feel like I know him/her. Of course, quite often, I totally got it wrong. Ha.


  3. pike says:

    It’s so nice story and a beautiful photo!

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  4. rommel says:

    Meeting other bloggers is an unforgettable experience. You’ll remember her for awhile.

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  5. Anabel Marsh says:

    That’s lovely! I met my two Toronto friends, as you know, and last year I met another two when they visited Glasgow. It’s great to find people are just as nice in real life as they are online.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Anabel. When I read your post on meeting other bloggers, I was very happy for you. And of course, I wish I could do the same. 😉 Now I have met one; I still have many on my list that I want to meet. 😉

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  6. Reblogged this on From Hiding to Blogging and commented:
    It was my very first time for me to meet with a person I know online.

    It is very interesting to see myself from others’ eyes.

    Thanks, Helen!

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  7. loisajay says:

    How wonderful is this to meet an online friend! Great photo, too.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lois. Yan took the photo — I forgot to say 😉 There are so many online friends that I would like to meet. Do you think I will be able to meet all? I wish…


  8. Cee Neuner says:

    I adore happy meetings. I had tears in my eyes of joy for you two You both look awesome together. I’m glad you two will get together again. I like Yan’s blog a lot too. 😀

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  9. joannesisco says:

    This is an example of what’s so wonderful about this blogging community. Friendships are developed with a desire to take it into the *real* world. I celebrate every time I hear about another set of bloggers actually meeting face to face. It seems to take the friendship to a new level 🙂

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  10. Amy says:

    What a wonderful meet up, Helen! The photo of you and Yan made me smile. So glad both of you had an enjoyable time together! 🙂

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  11. I’ve thought of doing the same. Glad it worked out well for you.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Joyce. I highly recommend it. 😉 Even though Yan and I didn’t talk anything special, I feel that I had known her a lot just because we met…


  12. Pilgrim says:

    Wonderful. It is easier to see bloggers that lives away rather than neighboured. Talking through experience. Gosh the two of you could be related. Beautiful.

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  13. What a wonderful story and equally fabulous picture of the two of you! I have been fortunate to experience the joy that comes from meeting fellow bloggers and certainly understand what the day was like for the two of you. So happy for you both!

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