12 Blatant Things You Do When You Love Your Blogger Friends

You comment on their post and share their content, sign up to their newsletter, compliment their work, write Guest posts, use their affiliate links, follow them on social media, try their recipes, buy their books and t-shirts… These are a few ways you support your best blog buddies (BBB) and show your love. But are these “Internet Friends” real friends? Well, honestly, I never thought that genuine and positive friendship can be formed online… Until I started collaborating with two of them and exchanging emails with others. Then I had the chance to meet three of my WordPress pals face-to-face. Let me tell you —yeah, it is darn possible!
I’m not naive to believe that this is the case with all of my followers, but it certainly holds true for many of them. Some I have not even met yet, but feel we are so aligned that it’s like they are part of my family.
To celebrate my three years of Blogging with my BBB, and the many (at times silly) ways we show our love to each other, I bring you 12 blatant things you do when you love your WordPress friends more than your clothing —which, BTW, is perfectly alright… even if you are a fashion blogger.

1. You Pushed Respect Their Limits 

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Not everyone has a rebellious attitude. Some people see a barrier and respect the off limit zone. Yet when YOU are in the same situation, you can’t help but wonder what’s on the other side. And, of course, you have to find out. Your friend might be very respectful of the law but it doesn’t mean you have to restrain yourself from exploring, right? Even if it means being caught by the security guy who thankfully understand that all you wanted was the perfect ‘GRAM.

2. You Let Them Photograph You In Compromising Situations

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It’s not stylish to be laying on the sidewalk. But when it comes to keeping your friend laughing, you’d gladly do it so she has a blast and a photo to blackmail you with whenever she wants something else.

Photo to add – Unfortunately, we are still looking for this pic!

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Worst nightmare for a fashionista —be caught wearing the SAME outfit as someone else. So you can imagine how embarrassing it is when it’s not ONE but TWO other people who unintentionally showed up on the corner of the street wearing the same T-shirt as yours. Of course, your friend wants to capture your awkward fashion encounter. And you just couldn’t say no —because you love her and, admit it, you thought it was funny too.
Have you ever been there?

3. You Accept The Lying And Pushing

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Being an hostess to a bunch of visiting friends from other countries means doing lots of sightseeing tours around the city, and activities you wouldn’t normally do. But when it comes to pleasing your friends, especially the climbing and hyperactive one, you’ll make a special effort —even if it means:
  • sweating your way to the top of the Mont-Tremblant (the summit is at an elevation of 875 m – 2,871 ft);
  • being lied to: “It’s just over the next hill!”;
  • and being pushed forward so you won’t let yourself roll down the mountain. Note: In case you are wondering… Yes, the thought really crossed my mind.

4. You Admit Being A Coward

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When your friend needs to relax, you take him to a Spa where he can have a restorative sensory bliss, a thermal experience your “Spa Virgin” pal won’t ever forget. And since it is customary to give your buddies priority, you insist he goes first into that FREEZING Nordic Bath —just being polite. But when comes your turn, and after seeing the expression on his face… Well, you just go back into the steam bath where it’s warm and nice. He’ll forgive THANK you, eventually. Because the chilling cold water provides health benefits for the skin, body and mind. And, of course, you knew the good effects of hydrotherapy.

 5. You Always Satisfy Their Thirst

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Window shopping for hours without complaining is only one of the things a male friend would do to please his female blog buddy. But when he says he needs to sit down and have a drink, you oblige right away. And you take him to a nice and comfy pub where he can try local Quebec beers. Watching him “feeling his beer” is priceless. For the record, a smile speaks louder after two pints. Now, that’s an experience worth making a video of! See it, HERE

6. You Laugh And Cry With Them

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As busy as we all are, we always make time for our Best Blog Buddies. You stay up all night writing each other emails (and leaving ever-lengthening emails thread to your other partner in crime) or chat for hours on Skype, even if you have nothing special to say. Time flies when you are in company of friends. And you can’t help it but cry a little when it’s time to let go —only because it’s getting very late. Or is it because you’ve got to work the next day?

7. You Go To Great Extend For The Perfect Hug

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Some see a snake and think about fashion accessories, such as beautiful handbags and feather boas. But for others, snakes are just one more critter to love —no judging! If your friend feels like the latter, and dreams of holding a boa ever since he’s a child, you make sure he gets that PERFECT hug. Hey, there might be health benefits of hugging a reptile too?

8. You Never Deny Their Needs For A Good Laugh 

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Friends will make their best effort to bring a smile on your face and get you to laugh. Some mischievous ones will playfully mock you in awkward situations too. It’s OK. They are not laughing at you, they are laughing WITH you. So when an ostrich keeps pulling out your hair and your pal giggles, you let him. You know that laughter is the best medicine. But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. No, you DID NOT, ahem, plan a revenge when you asked for that picture of him with the evil big chicken. And seeing your friend get pinched buttocks by the feathery beast (descendant of dinosaurs) was not funny —It was HILARIOUS! You only wish you had captured this moment on video.

9. You Save Them The Embarrassment Or Sacrifice Yourself

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As a blogger, you know your WordPress friends will take an enormous amount of pics while they visit you. As annoying as it is (sometimes), you understand because you do that too. But when it comes to taking a selfie, you are in way over your head. And your buddies know that. They will save you the embarrassment and desperately gladly give you a hand, so you can have that Instagram worthy photo.
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A kind-hearted friend will always come to the rescue and snap a portrait of you with your chums. Even if her selfie skills are obviously limited too. Or perhaps she is just willing to sacrifice herself for the greater of all. Lol 

10. You Constantly Encourage their Efforts

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Most of us can’t resist seeing an adorable animal, along with hilarious or cute captions. So when your friend shows you his latest video featuring a raccoon that frankly doesn’t do anything special, you still think it’s cuteness overload, and you acknowledge his efforts. You even outperform yourself and find the perfect raccoon to deliver him pep “talks”/claps of encouragement. What else are friends for?

11. You’d Move Mountains For Them 

IMG_2657Photography by 3C Style’s Husband (who BTW thinks his wife is having a mid-life crisis)
Climbing mountains makes us all sweaty, not to mention smelly. For the record, It’s not something we fashionistas appreciate much. But making sure your gal pal gets votes for a feature spot in a health and fitness magazine will motivate you to climb anything —even your father’s house! Hey, you’d move mountains to get people throw a vote her way.

12. You Go The Extra Mile

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As a huge fan of critters of all kind, you can relate to your friends’ love of canines and, if one of them regrets not taking that picture of the golden Great Dane on her last visit, you make it your mission to find the precious dog. Because when it comes to the happiness of our friends, there’s not much we won’t do… even if it means driving around the city for a while trying to remember where it was, and having our clothes wrinkle. Hey, we always go the extra mile for our buddies.

Note: I am looking forward to meeting up with my dear friend Lisa so I can generate some more amusing stories.
Don’t miss our 17th Edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Mark your calendars, it’s on August 21st. Hope you’ll come laugh, love and embrace life with us!
Until then you can read the funny posts my friends wrote about their visit to Montreal: Behind the scenes with 3C Style!Meeting my Blog Buddies in Montreal Part One! – Meeting my Blog Buddies in Montreal Part Deux! – Maybe we could meet at the beach.
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103 Comments

  1. Can I say this is my favorite post EVER! 😍 Blogging buddies are the best! I love you to the moon and stars sis! All of these pictures made me smile like a little kid at Christmas. I cannot wait for the word when we are meeting, my bags will be packed in seconds. I know with all of us together we will have an endless amount of amusing stories 😂 If only people could see behind the scenes of WFNC 😊💗😂 You, Darren, Linda, Dee-Dee are the greatest! Love you sis! Big hugs!!

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    1. You know that I feel the same about you Lisa. Oh my, if people could see behind the scenes of WFNC we would be in trouble… Just think about our ‘Cauliflower’ idea. Lol 😊 Can’t wait to give you a real hug sis. Much love!

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    1. What a beautiful and kind thing to say Angie. You are so sweet. Glad you enjoyed the post! BTW Your last IG post was pure delight. THAT skirt you made is sooo pretty and elegant. Like you dear friend. xoxo

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    1. Oh, that Nordic bath was evil, too. I put a foot in the water and immediately changed my mind. Darren is very brave! I will be visiting your blog shortly Alan. I have lots of catching up to do with my blog reading. I took a break from social media for a few weeks. I needed to recharge my batteries. Hugs.

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    1. I had lots of fun writing this post and kept laughing while doing it… So many precious memories! It would be so nice to find a moment where all five of us are available. Looking forward to seeing you again Dee-Dee, and go climbing with you. xoxo

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  2. I just loved this post and the memories it brings. Thank you Dominique. Your friendship is worth a million and more freezing dips in a Nordic Bath! I echo the comments made by Lisa and Dee Dee. You are such fun to be with that even I can’t resist doing crazy things. Can’t wait to have another opportunity to be with you and the others. Sending love and hugs!

    p.s. I now have a craving for beer and it is only breakfast time here….

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    1. You and Lisa bring the best out of me! I especially enjoy doing crazy things with you… I forgot to mention the time when I got stuck on the forbidden floor of the hotel. Lol Next time, we will go climbing with Dee-Dee and visit the tea room with Lisa and Linda. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Much love! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Megala. It makes me happy to hear that I brought a smile to your face. I will visit your blog shortly. I took a social media break and spent some time with my family during Summer. Keep well my friend. ❤️

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    1. Thank you Sheree for stopping by. Ha, the snake… Looks evil but this one was like a Teddy bear. Can’t say the same about the ostriches though. These are truly evil big chicken!

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  3. This is an incredible amazing post! I rely on my blogging friends, I’ve never had an opportunity to meet any other than via Skype or face time and snail mail, but they help me in so many ways! I’m glad you had a great visit. I’m thankful you shared. 💕💕💕

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    1. Hey, hello Kris! Hope you are doing well and enjoying your beautiful garden. Yes, the blogging friends can be an incredible support. I had great and rewarding encounters, and developed precious friendships with many. I only have positive things to say about the WordPress community. Thank you for your lovely comment. Cheers!

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  4. I am lucky to have excellent WP friends and to date it has always been a real pleasure to meet them in person. There are several others I would like to meet as well. Who knows, maybe one day? Thank you Otto for your visit. After this little Summer break, it’s nice to start blogging again. I’ll visit you soon!

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    1. Thanks Latoya. The WP community is wonderful indeed. When I started blogging I was a little scared because I had heard stories where people left unpleasant and nasty comments, but I’ve been blogging for three years now and I received only one comment of the kind. Happy to hear that you also have a positive experience with WP. Keep well my friend. xoxo

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    1. Hey, hello Tracy! Hope you are doing well. Yes, you are right. We need midlife crises! I have now the perfect excuse to do all the crazy things that go through my head… Well, almost. Hope you had a good day. Speak with you soon. Cheers!

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    1. Hello dear friend. So nice to see you here. I took a social media break during Summer and that’s why you have not heard from me. I’m trying to catch up with everyone. Hope you had a good time in Italy! xoxo

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  5. 3C you are really an amazing woman and you have a good heart. Your blog is amazing. To be honest I fell in love with your blog the first time I read it. Thank you for sharing this amazing post. Once again keep up the good work. Have a lovely blessed day

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    1. Thank you sooo much for your lovely comment! I am always so happy to see you around here. Wish you a very gorgeous weekend, dear Tashnee and hope everything is fine with you. xoxo

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    2. Hi 3C I am fine, thank you for asking. I have been away from blogging because I was very sick for past 3 months now. I nearly lost my life but God gave me a second chance. It was nice hearing from you. Have a lovely blessed day

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    3. Hello Tashnee,
      I am in shock! I do not know the nature of your illness, but I’m glad to hear that you’re better. I hope that the future will be more lenient to you and that you will be able to fully enjoy life and use all your talents. Take care dear friend. Hugs and love. 💗

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  6. You brought tears to my eyes I am sorry I have not been much of a friend but I am working 7 days 11 hours pretty much and hoping to get my life in a more harmonious peaceful mode then I might catch a plane just to meet you I mean it or if you want to come over please do so you will be most welcome I can show you around but if you come in summer be super ready for humidity and 40 degrees heat I say that because people underestimate the heat in Qld (this part of Australia can be unbearable in summer) but I love summer. Anyway I know I will meet you one day and I totally relate to online friends I have come across the most amazing kind people when I was almost giving up in believing that people were genuine and nice Suddenly I found my strength in them in all of you who were there with amazing words and encouragement and I thought wow there are gorgeous people out there and I need to let them back in my life. Thank you for being you and for being my friend. Much love cris

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    1. I know that you are working very hard Cris and no worries my friend. We all do what we have to do. It is not always easy as a working mom but you are strong and doing so great. Keep up the good work. I would love one day to meet you, too. Perhaps when our kids are a little older it would be easier for us to travel. Sending huge hugs your way. xoxo

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  7. This is just one perfect post, Dominique!!! 😄 I so enjoyed reading about all your little adventures – and I can’t decide what’s worse: having to climb that mountain or hugging a snake! 😂 And the photos are all priceless – it’s as if we were there too and laughing our heads of with you! 😄 ❤

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    1. What’s worse? Definitely climbing the mountain! Although, we did laughed a lot. So glad you enjoyed the read. It was fun writing this post – so many good memories. Can’t wait to do fun things with you too Sarah! ❤

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  8. What an absolutely fabulous post Dominique and such a wonderful tribute to your blogging buddies. I can totally relate because I’ve met a number of bloggers over my five years of blogging and most of them have become dear friends who we visit regularly. Awesome pics and captions. That photo of Darren and the emus brought back such fun memories of my other half getting pecked by a mob of emus (and he had way less hair than Darren!!) Thanks for sharing this post and all your fun experiences. Reading it I had a smile on my face from ear to ear. xx 🙂

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    1. Ooh I do have a really fun time with them. It’s like I have known them all my life. They are kind, smart and funny, and a little bit silly… Just the way I like my friends to be. Thanks for stopping by Chris.

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  9. What a great post Dominique! I love WP just for this amazing opportunity that give us: to know wonderful people from all around the world! And then having also the possibility to really meet them, is really awesome!
    What a great time! 😉

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    1. Howdy Alan,
      Feeling folksy because I just read your lovely review. Thank you for your BEAUTIFUL and HEARTFELT words. This is really awesome but that’s what you always crank out my friends. I am truly honored. Thanks again for your compliments, wow… You are sooo kind. Much love and hugs!

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  10. I can’t believe that I am just catching up on this one! I feel very guilty but I know you will forgive me because you are just so sweet. I had to laugh at every picture and it was such a warm and wonderful feeling reminiscing about my trip there. I’m still dying laughing at the pic I took of you on the sidewalk. I can’t believe you let me do that, and yes, I have it for blackmail should I ever need it! I also can’t believe that you and Darren searched the old city forever trying to find that Great Dane statue. I just love you two so very much. I don’t know what I would do without you, Darren, Dee Dee, and Lisa. I really must meet Lisa. I was so sorry that we couldn’t connect this year, but there is always next year! Hugs and love, my friend! 🤗💕🤗💕🤗

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    1. Do not worry. If I remember correctly, I owe you an email! I am also late in reading several blog posts. I took a break this summer. I really needed to step back because there are a lot of projects in the works. I had a lot of fun writing this post and it brought back so many nice memories. Thank you for sending me your photos by the way. I can not wait to see you and Bill again. Tomorrow, we publish our August edition of WFNC. I’m pretty proud of this issue. I hope you will like it too! Hugs dear friend.

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    1. Thank you Margit for visiting. It’s always nice to see you here. Missed you. I imagine that you are as busy as I am. It’s a little crazy around here actually. Lots of beautiful things happening but little time to blog. It should calm down in a week or two. Will visit you soon. Cheers!

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  11. Such a fun post to read, Dominque. Congrats on 3 years of blogging! Blogging can be so fun and we make blogging friends a long the way, or friends who have to put up with our blogging and taking photos for our blog lol. Hahaha, you are very nice to sit with your friend when they say they want to go for a drink halfway during shopping 😀 Usually when I’m out I’m not ashamed of wanting to stop for photos so I can use them for my blog, and some of my friends were not used to tat at first 🙂

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