I waffled about joining this blog hop, because the reality is I’d be happy to meet so many of you bloggers out there! Seriously… we enjoy writing and the internet and our horses, those are three giant common interests right there so basically we’re sure to be best friends, right?
So I decided to put my own spin on things and tell you who I do know and some fun “stalker” experiences I have had through blogging.
As many of you know/have read, I live really close to Jen of Wyvern Oaks. This means I get to oogle over Paddington a lot, which is basically one of my favorite things about Jen! Jk 😀 She is a great person and a genuine friend whom I’ve met through blogging!
Through Jen, I also got to meet and school cross country with Andrea of The Reeling. She is just as fun as you can guess, and a fantastic rider.
I also know Amanda from the $900 Facebook Pony from when we (used to… sniff sniff) boarded together. Our OTTBs are best friends forever when they show together… just ask Henry when Simon goes away!
Another former boarder at my barn is the Working Rider, and I occasionally still see her at local shows around the area.
More recently, I met Emily of Wilbur, Ellie & Emily when she was in town for a work event. I think Emily should just move to Austin where her ponies can get lots of turnout and she can be my new best friend 😉
Even though this wasn’t an in-person encounter, one time I was chatting with Dover customer support when someone asked… “Is this Lauren from She Moved to Texas?” Eeep! That person was Amanda from Chasing the Sun. How cool!
Finally, I’ve been at a few horse shows locally where someone has ridden by and said, “Love your blog!” or someone came up to me and asked if I was She Moved to Texas. I tell you what, that’s both fantastic and nerve wracking! Definitely puts on a little pressure to try and have decent content here for y’all to read.
So those are my stalker moments 🙂 Please drop me a line if any of y’all are ever visiting in the Austin area (or if you’re near the surrounding cities… sometimes I go horse show and/or visit there). I’d love to meet more people!
Have you ever had someone recognize you from your blog?