Lynn Hudson died suddenly of a heart attack on her 49th birthday leaving behind a husband and children and millions of loyal internet friends, including all the girls of the Real Housewives franchises and Andy Cohen, who all read her blog. She was delighted to be such a significant blogger in the Real Housewives world and we will not be the same without her.
She single-handedly launched my blogging career by accidentally stumbling upon my very first Jill Zarin blogpost and recommending my blog to her readers. Before I blogged about Jill Zarin, my readers could be counted on one hand. Then, suddenly, I had thousands of readers.
My point…Lynn had an impact.
Within just 3 days I was involved in a twitter war with Jill Zarin’s assistant and the rest was history. For the first time in my life I was involved in real-life drama and it was more fun than I had ever imagined drama could be. I realised for the first time why people engaged in drama and why there were drama queens. In its unique way being involved in drama had its rewards.
Lynn and I became fast friends. We would commiserate back-and-forth via email…she, with her busy schedule always finding time to respond with a thought and, me, just tickled-pink that she would do so. Over the weeks and months she invited me to participate in numerous joint endeavors.
Constantly offering her friendship and encouragement to me, I began to come out of my shell with Lynn. She became my staunchest internet ally and supporter through all the twitter wars and defended me even when I felt I was indefensible. Lynn Hudson loved reading my blog. Though she didn’t always agree with me, she found the content always changing and often thought-provoking.
When discouraged, she picked me up. When engaged in internet drama she egged me on.
My biggest regret? That I didn’t have the opportunity to do the same for her. It seems that in the end she, too, had moments of doubt and discouragement. Please read Carly Hall’s very moving tribute to our dear lost friend, LynnNChicago. http://lynnnchicago.com
In the future, as I go through more blogging and twitter challenges, I will find myself asking “What would Lynn say?”…and, with that, I’ll be able to forge ahead with confidence and enthusiasm.
Thank you, Lynn.
Our world has been shaken by her sudden passing. In the coming days Carly Hall will be setting up a fund for Lynn’s family. If you enjoyed her blog and appreciated the camaraderie, contribute to this fund as an affirmation to Lynn that she made a joyful difference in your life.