One of the new blogs I discovered in 2010 was MWF Seeking BFF. She didn’t end up on my best of list for 2010 because she gets her own post. I think that’s fair. 😉
Rachel moved to Chicago recently from another city, finding herself friendless. Not that she didn’t have friends she’d left behind, but friends you leave behind when you go to a new city aren’t exactly the people you call up to do a TV marathon with on a lazy Sunday. You need new friends for that. So Rachel decided to get some new friends, and that’s what this blog is all about.
The great thing is that Rachel explores all aspects of friendship, from disappearing friends to work friends to having a famous friend. I don’t think there’s a rock she hasn’t looked under when it comes to friendship.
Here’s some of my favorite posts of hers:
- She paid someone to spend time with her.
- She talks about friendship chemistry.
- An ode to book clubs! With a limerick!
- A post about online friendships, which made me think of quite a few bloggers I’d love to live closer to.
- How babies change friendships (oh, boy, do I know this all too well).
- Would-be friends.
In addition to making me think about nurturing the friendships I have, she’s inspired me to be on the lookout for new friendships. I’m hoping with to make some new mommy friends so I can have play dates for my baby and mommies to commiserate with. But it’s going to take some work, and putting myself out there, but reading Rachel’s stories make it seem a lot less daunting.
Rachel’s got a book coming out in 2012 called MWF Seeking BFF, which will be published by Ballantine. In the meantime, I encourage you to follow her on her journey as she finds a new BFF. Be sure to subscribe to her blog, follow her on Twitter, and friend her on Facebook. I have!
In the meantime, why don’t you tell me about your BFF? I recently reconnected with an old BFF and it’s like the years melted away. It’s too bad we were out of touch for so long, but we picked up right where we left off. I think those are some of the best friendships you can have.
This post was written at the request of Booklicity, which I was happy to do because I’ve been a fan of MWF Seeking BFF since early 2010.