Meeting online friends IRL

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Here’s the thing. I’ve mentioned my bloggy bestie approximately 1001 times on this blog. You may know her: Starr from The Insomniac’s Dream. Our friendship started, because we randomly met in an online blogging group. We laughed, so hard at each other’s shenanigans and antics. We’ve been angry together, shared our triumphs and heartbreaks. Through it all, we’d only seen each other through either our awesome profile pics or Google Hangouts.

Until my summer in West Virginia when I finally invaded her space. We did the girl thing of squeeing and laughing and making public spectacles of ourselves.

I only stayed for a few short nights, but before I left, we had to do something for prosperity sake. And a special treat for you guys, our readers.

We made this short guide about meeting online friends in real life, and how we failed pretty brilliantly at it. *Spoiler Alert: We still had a kickass time.*

Oh and be on the look at for the second part to this series, where we tell you about friendly omissions. It’ll be over at the Insomniac’s Dream, but don’t worry. I’ll send you over when she’s ready for ya.

Aloha y’all!

 

 

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23 Responses to Meeting online friends IRL

  1. Without doubt a career in television awaits you both.
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thank ya, thank ya. I’ll stick to writing and making short, poorly directed vlogs. This way I can pretend to be an actor without actually learning how to act. lol.

  2. I laughed at how you guys tossed the itinerary out because it was too hot – very funny. Glad you were able to connect!
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks John! Sometimes it’s the temperature calls for just drinking a lot of water and grumbling. lol.

  3. Stephanie L.

    This is fantastic info…the video is hilarious! I might be meeting up with a couple of my writer peeps and so on soon…I wonder how much of this we’ll fail at too! lol

    • Tamara Woods

      I was bummed that we hadn’t taken photos, but we were sweaty messes. And we made videos… so it all worked out in the end.

  4. Kim

    Two of my favorite bloggy friends in one video?! OMG. So. Much. Awesomeness.

    One of these days I NEED to meet you ladies. Okay, shit. That seemed a bit stalkerish. Whatevs. Party in Vegas!
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  5. You gals are TOO funny!!! I love your love for each other and the hilariousness that is YOU!!! “Cute as fuck” Tamara… nice! I literally LOL’d on that one comment alone. And Starr- you DO make gorgeous babies!!!

    SO glad you FINALLY met in REAL life… so you could sit at a table and fb each other. That is just awesome. πŸ˜‰
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  6. I think it’s so awesome to see online friends finally get a chance to meet up!

    • Tamara Woods

      It was definitely one of my high points of my West Virginia visit–though she’s in PA. Ya know what I mean.

  7. Oh balls, y’all are so cute! Ha. I’m looking forward to the next one.
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    • Tamara Woods

      Cary, I had no idea young boys talked about balls so much! Of course, I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy, so I was laughing every time.

  8. Jen

    Hahahaha! I loved this! I’m so glad you ladies finally got to hang out and had an awesome time. Most of all, I’m glad the world didn’t actually explode or come to an end like we were all expecting.

    • Tamara Woods

      I think that may have been the cause of the atmospheric heat in her apartment. Two much awesome in one space. πŸ˜‰

  9. Oh my god this is so f*cking hilarious…facebook even in the same room.
    You both just made my day.
    And how about meeting your blog love at their wedding?
    Yup
    Happened.
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  10. I’m going to whore this bitch out everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

    Love you!
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