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I’m so excited to be teaming up with Taylor from The Daily Tay to answer questions on blogging, life, and of course, our pups. Enjoy!

Do people in your real life know about your blog? What do they say?


Taylor: Yes, they do! My friends and family knew about my blog long before any “bloggy” type people knew about it. To be honest, I’m pretty sure my family still doesn’t really believe me that people who don’t actually know me read it.
 
Nadine: Hardly anyone in my real life knows that I have a blog! My immediate family knows but that’s about it. They keep me in check because I’ll go to them like “ohmygawd I just hit a thousand followers!” and they’re like, cool, there are 7 billion people in the world…will you help with the yard sale this weekend?

 
Do you ever feel weird about exposing so much of yourself in such a public place like a blog?

Taylor: Nope. Well kinda… But I’ve gotten better about not sharing so much, hearing your grandma reads will help to change the tone of your blog a bit.
 
Nadine: Yes and no. I feel fine about it until the moment that I find out that someone that I know in real life reads my blog and I have zero idea how they found it. Then I’m horrified and spend hours going over what embarrassing things I’ve said that I really just wanted my lady friends in blog land to know. I also worry a little too frequently about becoming the dateline special about the blogger who got murdered because she shared her whole life on the internet. [Whoa. Too far.]
 

What is your favorite post you’ve ever written?
 
Taylor: I would have to say The Most Indistinguishable Girl In The World
only because it still remains true to this day.
 
Nadine: Probably my open letter to Baby Kimye. Someone needed to warn the kid how effing crazy her upbringing would be. 
What is your best advice about living with a boyfriend?

Taylor: Oh man, where do I even start? I advise you just accept the fact that he’s going to be a little messier than you, and he’s going to be able to eat a lot more better tasting food than you- and usually during the hours of the night when you know you’re not supposed to be snacking on frozen pizza or Doritos. Choose your battles. Would you rather be a nag because the bathroom is filthy, or just take the two minutes to clean it up? I’m still working on this one…


Nadine: Don’t think for a second that he gives a crap what color the throw pillows are. Let him have time to play video games. If your boyfriend plays fantasy football, have two TV’s so you don’t have to watch football all day on Sunday’s. And if they come in late and leave the front door open all night (Tay knows what I’m tallking about with this one), do completely lose it. The flat screen could have been gone! What about your safety?! Sometimes you just gotta lay down the line.

Life Parallel: The dogs probably get more attention then we do.

Would Archie and Harlow be friends if they met?


Taylor: Definitely. Permitted Archie will wrestle with Harlow for hours on end and not mind if Harlow tries to steal all of his toy, and then tear them to the shreds.

Nadine: Archie would attack Harlow with love. And Harlow, I’d imagine, would be flattered momentarily and then find him annoying. It’s okay, he doesn’t get his feelings hurt easily.
 
 
If you could plan it out exactly how you want, where would you be in 5 years?


Taylor: I’m too shy to say because I’m such a dreamer I realize most people think I’m just being ridiculous… But ideally, Chris and I will be living in Chicago, or possibly NYC. Hopefully I’ll be making a full time living in the entertainment business, think something along the lines of writing and comedy. And since the question technically says “exactly how I want,” I’ll be a millionaire who can afford to live in a city with five Vizslas.


Nadine: Woof. Tough question but definitely something I ponder all the freaking time. I’d like to be living in DC with my boyfriend (husband?) and Archie (duh). I’ll be 30 so maybe I’ll have a kid by then? But based on the mini-freak out as I just had as I typed that, maybe the kids are a few more years off.

What do you do when you get writer’s block?


Taylor: I usually pout. I’ll stare at my computer screen and type and delete twenty different starter sentences. Then I mess around on BuzzFeed until something comes to me.


Nadine: Procrastinate, obviously. I wait it out until I have a good idea. While I procrastinate, I blog jump like crazy, commenting up a storm until I read something that sparks an idea or get tired and take a nap. When I’m still stuck, I go to Barnes and Noble and read the first chapters of like 20 books and add notes to my iphone with ideas. But usually I just procrastinate.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging in general?
Taylor: Read Nadine’s comment because I agree with everything she said. Especially the part about referring to blog friends in real life. I usually call them my online pen-pals, but this usually doesn’t really help the situation any.
 
Nadine: I like that the more that I blog, the more my writing sounds like me. A real writer would call it “finding your voice” which sounds so cheesy to me but seriously, it takes a lot of effort to unlearn everything that 16 years of schooling taught you! So I guess the evolution of my writing has been my favorite part.  I also creepily love feeling like I have all these “friends” all across the world. Then when I talk about them in real life it goes a little something like this: “Oh my friend…uh…this girl I know…I read her blog….well she lives in Chicago and the studies at the Second City.” Awkward.


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  • HA the “my friend…uh this blogger I know” is SO true. It’s embarrassing. But really, reading someone’s blog daily and interacting with them online gives you much more insight about then than half the people I’m acquainted with in real life! Also, Archie is too stinkin cute. It kills me, he looks like a cartoon for pete’s sake.

  • Yeah My husband is always like these girls are not your friends and I’m like ya-ha I know their daily lives, duh

  • i just had a mini-panic attack reading your ‘in 5 years’ answer…thinkin i won’t be ready for kids by then either. hmm…

  • Two of my favorite bloggers in one post? I thought it was too good to be true 🙂 Personally, I don’t think anything can prepare you for living with a boyfriend. I’m convinced anyone who makes this transition without going crazy has supernatural abilities.

  • Love this post guys!!!!!! you two are fan-tabulous and I love reading ya’ll stuff!!!! I agree with the “bloggy friends” thing! I love meeting all of you up here and counting all as new friends!

  • This was such a fun post to read. It’s funny how different everyone is when it comes to their blog.

    Only a handful of people know about my blog and I honestly would be mortified, for no particular reason, if other people found out. It’s more my safe haven where I can bitch if I want to bitch, rave if I want to rave and not have to hear anything about it from anyone 🙂

  • only like 4 people in the real life know i have a blog and none of them understand it.

  • Loved this post. I’m just starting out in the blog world and it was really interesting to hear your candid opinions on blog life. Nice to know that you kept your blog semi private from everyone you know. That’s sort of what I want to do, but I didn’t know if that was strange of me! Haha.

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

  • I loved this post!! I thought it was cool how you two teamed up and how similar you are!!

  • YFG

    Nadine, thanks for introducing me to Taylor! I think I’ve found another friend… uh, blog friend… i mean, girl whose blog I read.. totally feel ya on that one! And the mini-freak out with kids? I’m right there with you 🙂

  • How fun, I love both of you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • love the talking about bloggy friends in real life answer. SO true. Tom knows all about it, He knows a select few names so well I don’t have to explain they are fellow bloggers!

  • I’ve had the same encounter with referring to blogger friends as friends! It’s so uncomfortable… This girl, I read her blog, well…. ha!

  • love this. The blogger friend part – so true! I was just talking to my husband last night about my blog friends. However, back in the day I used XANGA and met so many military friends and eventually over the last 5-10 years we have met in real life and some of them are, to this day, some of our closest friends! But it does get akward when my family would be like ” and now where did you meet them?” — oh online. lol. They would freak, no mom I won’t get murdered.

    – Bethany

  • this was great! y’all are the cutest!

  • Its so awkward trying to explain “blogger friends” to people who aren’t bloggers. They’re like, how do you know them? You don’t think its weird that you know so much about a person that you’ve never met? What if they’re not even real? And then I just don’t bring blogging up around that person again.

    Also I just found out that a high school friend of mine reads my blog…. I think my mom spilled the beans about it but it was still really weird/flattering/weird when she mentioned it to me.

  • Two of my favorites in one post! Loved it!

  • You always write the truth! Love it. I do the same thing with the blogs I read…my friend…um so someone I know…
    haha it’s awkward, true.

  • I cannot wait until we have two TVs. He is always watching sports or playing games so I am stuck with the computer.

    And I could not agree more with the comment about describing your blog friends to IRL friends. I run into this situation far too often.

  • Talking about blog friends is sooo awkward. I’m always like “oh my friend… well, kind of my friend. We blog.”

  • hahaha non-bloggers just don’t understand our blogger love connections!

  • Love this! Explaining blog friends is so awkward but I don’t care, my bf thinks I’m whacked already. And he really left the front door wide open?!?!

  • HAHA love all of this, esp the dog parallels and weirdness of blogging in real life! I find it soo uncomfortable when someone I know brings up something personal I shared on my blog. Like, oh, I read that you were having a stressful week, is there anything I can do? Yeah thanks, my stress just went up another notch. Lol.

  • This was so fun to read! I am always talking about my blog friends 😀

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