Last night I stumbled on some of my favorite new blogs.
And something hit me.
The blog world is eerily similar to college greek life.
Now, I wasn't in a sorority myself, but many of my biffles were and I was cheated out of being a fraternity's sweetheart one year, so I'm VERY familiar with how everything goes.
I guess you could also compare the blog world to your high school class, but I didn't have the bond with my high school class like a sorority class does.
So here's what I noticed.
You come into the blog world, an itsy, bitsy no one with ZERO followers.
The obvious thing to do is find other girls in the same boat.
These girls aren't "too cool" for you.
They also have no followers.
Maybe you can learn from each other.
And then you start to bond.
Your blogs grow together, side by side.
You share the ups and downs of life, from both the virtual world and your real, everyday one.
You laugh, you cry, you send crazy text messages to each other at 3am.
You email or IM each other just out of encouragement.
You become true friends, and it feels, at times, that they get you better than most people ever have.
I sit here, dumbfounded that I am about to hit 400 followers.
And then I go and see that all of my "blogging sorority sisters" have rapidly grown too.
We helped each other get to where we are, and I'll forever be grateful to them.
But how this post came to be, was by seeing the new little class of "sorority blogging friends".
Our "littles", if you will.
The new girls on the block.
I've worked the past few weeks with some sweet girls who are just starting out.
Just handfuls of followers and positive attitudes.
And they made me smile.
I've seen them start to become bff's with each other.
Tweeting each other and promoting one another.
And I realized it's a cycle.
Those girlfriends you make when you come into this world will stick with you forever.
The girls who came before you, mentor you, love on you, encourage you to keep going.
The girls who started with you will hold your hand, understand where you are, and have your back from here on out.
And the girls who come after you, YOU encourage, YOU mentor, YOU help out....because other girls did that for you.
And so, with that, here's to
The Girls That Came Before
The Girls That Have My Back
The Girls That Are To Come
I love you all & you mean the world to me!