Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Guest Post Tuesday: My Cheerleader, Julie!

I have said it before, and I will say it again.  For the last year, my amazing e-friend Julie has been the biggest cheerleader when it comes to my photography.  From her occasional short & sweet comments to allowing me to guest post for her on a monthly basis, she is just wonderful.  Not too long ago, Julie got a "fancy" camera of her own and I have been WAITING to see what she does with it.  I am so excited to return the favor and encourage her to experiment and find her own style.  Hopefully we will get to see some of her work soon!

Hi!  I am Julie and I blog over at A Beautiful Day.

I am excited to be taking over Kaeley's blog today for Guest Post Tuesday.  Kaeley has been a contributor on my blog for the past year and I really look forward to her posts each month and seeing what beautiful photography or helpful camera tips she has to share.


People ask me all the time...."Why do you blog?"  You either blog or you don't.....you either get it or you don't.  Sometimes, I blog more frequently....sometimes, not so much.  But in all honesty, what keeps me blogging...what keeps me staying caught up on other people's blogs, is simple.  Connections.  I have never been one of those people that has oodles of friends...I choose carefully and the friendships that I do have, count. I never imagined when I started blogging that I would meet such incredible women.  Ladies that I would connect with...both near and far.

I have been lucky to help coordinate two blogger meet ups...
Paint and wine at A Piece of Work - September 2012
DFW Bloggers Ornament Exchange - December 2012
And attended another:
Bowling and dinner: April 2013 (Photo credit on all three photos to Nicole @ Three 31)
I met and connected with quite a few great and really talented ladies....but one, I really clicked with...funny how that happens.  Part if of it may have been the fact that most of the ladies in this group are in their twenties and early thirties.  Holli (Holli's Hoots and Hollers) and I are on the more "mature" side, if you know what I mean (**wink**).  At any rate,  she is one of the sweetest, kindest and most caring ladies that I have ever met and I feel truly blessed to call her my friend.  I helped her with her recent wedding to the love of her life and I can honestly say that both she and Todd have been a Godsend to me in the last week or so...their love and support has kept me sane when it would have been just as easy to crumble.  I have blogging (and God) to thank for those two!

Holli and I at her bridal shower in July
 And then there is this sweet lady.

Katie and I at Billy Bob's in the Fort Worth Stockyards (the world's largest honkey tonk)
Katie from Katie Stories and I started communicating via our blogs well over a year ago.  I was instantly drawn to her blog because she is what I like to call a "power scrapper".  More often than not you can find her scrapping, crafting or staying up to date on her Project Life. We quickly became regular commenters on each others blogs and we also started communicating via email.  In October of last year, I asked her to be a monthly contributor to my blog and as they say, the rest is history.  A couple of weeks ago, with her wedding just about a month away....she made the plane ride from Baton Rouge to  DFW, so that we could finally meet in person!  It was a quick, but great visit and we were both so excited to meet in person!    

Two friendships that I treasure, for different reasons, but neither would have been possible without blogging.

In case you are wondering, I do have a few bloggers that are at the very top of my list of ladies that I am dying to meet in person, and I am fairly certain that they know exactly who they are.  I will eventually get to Seattle and a certain up and coming photographer better meet me with bells on!!!! ; )

**A Quick Interjection from K: Julie - you know I will be there in a heartbeat!  Just give me a day and time and you will be the top priority on my calendar!**

What about you?  Have you been able to meet any of your favorite bloggers in person and/or built lasting friendships?  I would love to hear about them.  Please drop by and visit me at A Beautiful Day, I love visitors and would like to visit your blog as well, so drop me a note and let me know where to find you....Happy Tuesday!


If you are interested in participating in Guest Post Tuesday, please send me an email at 
kaeley *dot* a *dot* mull *at* gmail *dot* com
 {or click the envelope icon in the sidebar}.  Please include the URL for your blog, and what you are interested in sharing about.  I will get back to you with a choice of dates.  

post signature


  1. Thanks for letting me take over today, Kaeley! Just so you know, I am working on the Florida post, but it is a photo dump of epic proportion and it is taking me some time.

  2. Blogging is great for connections! I haven't met anyone in person yet but looking forward to it!

  3. Kaeley, if you're a friend of Julies then you're a friend of mine! I enjoy your blog and guest spots on Jules blog. I am so Blessed to have met some true dear friends through blogging.

  4. So true, it is all about the connections! Julie is on my list...

  5. You so right, blogging is all about the connections!

    I am so glad that we got to meet up (was it really almost a month ago! Craziness!)

    But I am so grateful for blogging because of all of the awesome connections and friends I have made :)


Thanks for taking time to visit me! I'd love to hear from you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...