When we met Kristin at BlogHer last month and she told us all about her Friends You Love blogging event, we knew we wanted to be involved. Her enthusiasm and dedication were infectious as she spoke about what the event had meant to her last year and the new and old friends that came together to make it a success. Kristin blogs at Only Parent Chronicles and founded the annual Friends You Love event. Kristin is the mother of two kids, she prefers ice cream, dark chocolate and her favorite TV show is Burn Notice. She’s an unabashed Minnesota Twins and New England Patriots fan.
In addition to our round of fun, open-ended interview questions, we asked Kristin a couple of questions related to Friends You Love and friendship!
What’s the story behind the idea for Friends You Love?
Friends You Love started last year as an effort to work together with a group of women my tribe didn’t know so well. It turned out to be more fun than I ever imagined, and I made some great connections with women I didn’t know very well beforehand!
Tell us one of your favorite friendship moments.
It was so awesome going to BlogHer this summer and meeting many of the women I connect with daily via Twitter and blogging!
I’m known for…being a widow with tweens.
I’m working on…my bachelors degree, a coat drive for the Twin Cities, developing a social media marketing company, and surviving motherhood!
I’m currently addicted to…my Blackberry (it’s no secret I’m a crackberry junkie), Twitter, social media.
It really annoys me when…people act like blog friends aren’t real.
I find joy…in my family.
My secret ambition…to be fruitfully self-employed.
I can’t do without…coffee.
I’m most creative…at night.
I admire…my daughter – she struggles daily with mental health issues and gets through each day with God’s grace; my son – he endures life with his sister’s challenging needs and often finds himself having to wait to has his needs met; my boyfriend – for jumping right in and taking on parenthood like my kids were his own.
When I grow up…Do I really have to grow up?
Coffee or tea? COFFEE!!!!!
PC or Mac? I’ve always used a PC, but I’m becoming a big fan of Mac
iPhone or Droid? I’m a crackberry junkie, but will probably make the switch to iPhone one day soon.
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter!
Pickles – sweet or dill? EW! Pickles are cucumbers soaked in evil…
But most importantly – go RSVP for the Friends You Love Kick-Off Twitter Party! It’s on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:30PM CT. That’s next week friends! One2One Network is sponsoring the party and we have some friendly prizes lined up that you don’t want to miss out on! See you there!