For probably close to a month now Strawberry Singh and I have been trying to make plans to blog together. We’d both forget, and then I’d see her name pop up in a plurk, or we would be in IM talking about something unrelated and I’d say “Oh, god, we are supposed to blog together”… Well, we’ve finally made it happen.
I’ve known Berry longer then just about anyone else on my friend’s list in world. We’ve been friends for an SLife eternity now I guess. I can’t really recall the first time we met, but I know generally when we’ve spent time together it has involved a lot of laughter. Which is what the best friendships are made of.
In the time we’ve know each other she has become one of the best bloggers out there, imho. She has honed her photography, and is extremely sought after for her keen eye and photoshop skills. She has also produced numerous tutorials, all of which you can find on her blog, and if you haven’t already, you most definitely should.
When I am looking for honest advice, from someone I feel I can trust, who won’t sugar coat things or baby me, I often seek Berry out. We don’t talk daily, actually sometimes weeks go by that we don’t say a word, but it is comforting to know she is always just an IM away. And on top of that, any time we’ve worked together professionally, I’ve felt so at ease knowing I could rest assured she would go above and beyond to meet my expectations.
So it happens this week Harlow Heslop put for a blogger’s challenge - Inspire Challenge, which basically is created for bloggers to reach out to another blogger who inspires them. There is no one who inspires me more than Berry, I look forward to every one of her blog posts, and I measure most of my own photography against hers. (which of course I cannot possibly compete with)… And I forgive her for her social network obsessions, which as much as I try to resist, I am always lured in.
Anyway, I know she will be embarrassed about the way I’ve gushed, she surprisingly enough doesn’t like the spotlight to be put on her, imagine that! But I just wanted her to know how much I do value her friendship, how she truly is an inspiration to me, and probably dozens of other bloggers out there.
People don’t tell you the nice things nearly enough in life. <3