Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting "Blogged"

We were warned.

So, when you have a blog, especially one with you mug plastered in the left-hand column, you may get recognized in the "real world". When you're a part of a community like the Northern Bloggers, you automatically become a part of the incredibly resourceful group of people who have shared with the rest of the world their struggles, findings, journeys and insights into a world not many see. So, needless to say, if you blog, you're gonna get "blogged".

How does one get "blogged"? It's Easy.

When someone stops you and says "Hey, are you Jordan from the Blog?" . . . you've been blogged.

If someone asks your name and you say "Jordan" and they say "Jordan? The Jordan from the blog?" . . . you've been blogged.

If you're in the middle of the busiest lunch rush of your life and you're walking through the bar doors with 4 hot plates (if you're a server, or have ever been, you know how hard that is!) and someone passes by you and says "I love your blog" . . . you've been blogged.

I've been blogged 4 times. Yes, the above 3 and once last night. Last night however, it was an altogether new experience. Without a lenghthy story, let's just say that a wonderfully charming couple from Steph's home town stopped me and thanked the both of us for helping them through their journey to get up here. They told me that some posts helped them decide to make the trip and others were just the information they were looking for. As red-faced and blushing as I was, I really felt something fullfilling. This whole adventure came full circle with a bullet.

We're so glad to have assisted anyone with even the slightest bit of information. We don't write as much as we'd like but, we do make a big effort to provide a somewhat un-bias side to being here and/or getting here.

We wish C.&S., the Whitby Northern Newbies all the best of luck, and to anyone out there who may be on the fence. Get off it and get up here . . . don't hesitate, just diligently prepare. It's an experience like no other and one that you'll regret not trying.


Tara Muise said...

hey you guys,

i heard Newbie blogged you about a month ago and all she got was a blank stare. perhaps you've been blogged bunches and you don't even know it! that's what i tell myself...'cause i've never been blogged. boo. anyone out there?

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I run into a lot of bloggers!! It is such a hoot!

towniebastard said...

Once you've had people come up to you in a bar and refer to you as "Mr. Bastard" or when you're wife is getting a pedicure and the woman doing it goes "Hey, you're Mrs. Bastard!"

....then you're been blogged.

And it really is nice when people tell you how helpful you've been in their move. It happened again a few weeks ago at curling.

Melissa said...

Even though I'm from Newfoundland, we lived in Whitby for 4 years before we decided to move to Nunavut. Small world!

Jordan~Stephanie said...

To Melissa: Yes, that is a very very vivid example of how small this world really is!

To Tara: Hang in there Champ ... You're "Blogged!" moment is just around the corner, I'm sure. . . Like Christmas!

To "Mr. Bastard": Considering how great your blog is, I'm surprised you don't get "Blogged!" more often!