Before I was a blogger myself, I was an avid blog reader. I spent hours upon hours on blogs from all over the world, covering all different topics. I would jump from blog to blog, wishing that in this little city of Akron I could have a blog. I can not for the life of me remember how I first stumbled upon AK2NY, which would eventually turn into Sarah's Laundry, but when I did it changed my little blog world. Before AK2NY I had never even imagined an Akron girl could have her own blog and people would read it. But there I was spending hours doing that very thing, and loving it! I started at Sarah's very first post, and day by day worked my way forward.
I will never forget the day I was at work and I walked out and Sarah Stannard was sitting at my table. Of course she looked stunning and I was in my greasy work clothes. I was so nervous the whole time and couldn't make up my mind whether I should tell her I was a reader or not. Finally at the end of her meal I told her. Little did I know it made her whole day because that was the first time she had ever been recognized.
What this sappy little blogger story comes down to is that it was Sarah who really inspired me to start my own blog. Of course I had wanted to before I even knew of AK2NY, but it was her little blog that made my lovely little blog not seem like such a crazy idea.
Once I started my blog and the 330 Blogger Collective was founded, Sarah quickly became one of my good friends. She was my ultimate blogger BFF and I have truly enjoyed getting to know her. She is a true one-of-a-kind lady and I will miss her dearly as she moves into the next chapter of her life, NYC!
Thank you for welcoming another Akron blogger so warmly and kindly and showing me the ropes. You are so very talented and creative, and I can not wait to see what your future holds. New York has no idea what it has coming!
Best wishes and much love from your blogger BFF,