I've mentioned (and taken part in) Mama Kat's writing challenge before, but it seems to have dropped off my radar recently - blame it on Christmas! Anyway, this week the prompts include "Who was your first bloggy friend? How did you find each other? Do you still correspond?"
This, I thought, was quite open to interpretation and it made me go back and have a serious look at my earlier blog posts all those years (!) ago. Which was actually quite interesting because I noticed that my first few commentators were mostly friends and family, all of whom now very rarely comment (hint!).
Back to the interpretation bit though - the reason I say that is because I have one or two commentators that appear on my blog before the one that I consider my first bloggy friend eventually arrived. So, I would argue that as the other bloggers don't comment on my blog any more as I must have scared them away and so I don't consider them my bloggy friend in quite the way that I do Alice!
Alice first commented on a post about Christmas Trees just over a year ago and much to my surprise she still comments!! Hi Alice! If I remember correctly we first found each other's blog through blogs that focused more on books and reading than anything else, although I am sure that Alice will correct me!
A teeny weeny bit more about Alice though - she eats out at restaurants a lot with a great bunch of people! This I can tell because she always has great foodie photographs along with photos of happy, smiley, friendly people who I must meet one day! Incidentally Alice has also just started a photographic blog, in fact, it is so new that there are only two photographs on it - the second one is an incredibly beautiful photograph of a water lily - the colours just pop!
All in all, she is definitely a blogger friend and I really should add myself to her list of followers, which I am off to do now! ;-)