Thursday, June 04, 2009

Lasting Impressions, Final Thoughts

Back in January I had the idea of doing a few posts on the blog about friendships, written by you. I had absolutely no idea if anyone would want to contribute or how it would be received. I thought if I was lucky I could get three or four people, that maybe the series would go into March.

For the past four months, every Friday, another blogger would contribute a story about one (sometimes more than one) of their friendships. No two stories were the same, I could relate to almost every one. You wrote about how your friendships touched your life, how you became friends, how friends changed your life, and how much your friends mean to you. You wrote about childhood friends, siblings, college friends, and soon to be spouses. Some of these posts made me smile at the fun memories, brought tears to my eyes at the depth of the friendship, and broke my heart when you realized it was time to move on.

I am truly honored that you all took time to share your stories with me and those who read this blog. Thank you to those of you who contributed, commented, and read. Often when I received a new post, I had the overwhelming urge to pick up the phone and call my closest friends if for no other reason to tell them I loved and missed them. I hope this series left you with a similar feeling, perhaps a lasting impression.

15 comments:

♥ Tiffany ♥ said...

why final??

amanda said...

it's all over? sad face! i love these little friday posts.

Ohmygoshi said...

aw this makes me sad. i always enjoyed these posts! (not that i don't enjoy all your other ones!)

Katie said...

I've loved these entries. It was such a fabulous idea, Mandy! Thank you for organizing it and sharing it!

michellewoo said...

Beautiful series, Mandy.

AntonucciFamily said...

Thanks for the great series! It was very inspiring!

Frank said...

Go for a book deal!

If "thisiswhyyourefat.com" can get a book deal, "Lasting Impressions" totally could too :)

MeLaNiE said...

now what do I have to look forward to on Fridays? haha :) I definitely loved the series!

Vanessa said...

I'm with Frank, go for a book deal. Keep asking people to write and see if you can get it published.

Amy said...

I sure enjoyed reading those inspiring stories, no one else's blog is as neat and true as yours!

Auburn Kat said...

It was a great idea for a series! =)

Bayjb said...

This was a great idea for the series and I'm so thrilled that I got to participate. Nice job! The stories on here were really amazing and very relatable.

nory said...

oh, sad that it's over but hopefully this isn't an ending to your entire blog, right?

=)

Kat said...

I'm so bummed that I missed out on my chance to write a post. Damn school!!!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

you're not done with your blog though right?!?!