Blogging 201: The Buddy System

Today’s assignment:

Find a blogging buddy. If appropriate, plan to publish guest posts on one another’s blogs.

A huge shout-out to everyone who puts up with me and continues to.

I’m not always the best blogging buddy, but I’m doing what I can when I can.

Although I haven’t written for someone else’s WordPress blog or let someone publish a post on mine, maybe that’ll change in the future. I don’t know.

If you asked me two years ago whether I’d still be blogging today, I would have laughed in your face. Okay, maybe not. But the idea of someone actually wanting to guest post on here is almost unimaginable.

I don’t have anything against it. In fact, I love reading guest posts. It beats reading my own.


Something I Need To Say

I have the best blogging buddies ever.

That is all.

I refuse to use up any more of your precious time.

Instead you should be blogging so I can have more fabulous posts to read.

Be gone.


8 Traits Writers Look For When Choosing Their Friends

If you ever want to be best buddies with a writer, you need to acquire a few, preferably all, of the traits listed below.

These are personally my top eight traits I look for when choosing my friends. Of course, I look for other characteristics and consider different factors when picking my company but these are the ones I tend to care most about.

I gravitate towards people who are humble, ambitious, supportive, understanding, independent, well-rounded, and funny. Below I explain why.


Condescension will not help you in befriending a writer. Why? It just won’t. So deal with it.


Have goals and make plans for your future because this is what a writer does best.


Writers will support you if you support them through everything. Rejection, burnout, everything.


You need to accept and understand a writer’s quirks, idiosyncrasies, and characteristics. At least try to.


You must be reliant on yourself if you plan to impress the almighty writer. You don’t see them asking someone else to write their novels for them, do you? That’s what I thought.


The more you know, the better off you are making friends with the pen-wielding, word-savvy individual. Smart individuals make for intelligent conversation, which contributes to better writing.


You need to have a sense of humor and an ability to provide amusement. This makes for great stories, characters, and dialogue.

Don’t say I never told you so.

Creative Writing · Personal Reflection

Happy Birthday Poem For Her (To A Friend With Rhyme)

I know I have written plenty of happy birthday poems already. See list below to understand what I mean. However, today is an extremely special birthday. This one goes out to an awesome buddy of mine who’s everything you could ever ask for in a friend. I just had to pen another happy birthday poem, especially for her.

Happy Birthday With Balloons

To the best girl on earth

I hope you understand your self-worth

You’re sweet, funny, and so kind

Better yet you have an open mind


You made me laugh when I wanted to cry

Not every hello has to end with goodbye

I know we’ll stay friends forever

Because I’ll support you in every endeavour


Cheers to you, seize this time

Everything you do is always sublime

I waited so long to finally say

Happy seventeenth birthday

Happy Birthday Candles

Here is the list of older poems:

Happy Birthday Poem (For Her With Rhyme)

Happy Birthday Poem (For Him With Rhyme)

Happy Birthday Poem (For Cousin With Rhyme)

Happy Birthday Poem (For Mother With Rhyme)

Happy Birthday Poem With Rhyme (For Fan/Friend/Family)

Happy Birthday Poem (To All With Rhyme)