8 Insanely Nice Things To Say To a Friend

By Sep 11, 201323 Comments

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Looking for some easy ways to absolutely make someone’s day? Especially when it comes to nice things to say to a friend?

Here are 8 insanely nice, no-fail compliments, guaranteed to brighten the mood of your favorite writer/blogger/Internet pal.

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Nice Things To Say To a Friend To Brighten Their Day!

8. That post of yours was brilliant.
There isn’t anyone  in the whole world who doesn’t like being called brilliant. Same goes for “timely,” “hilarious,” and “why aren’t you famous?”

7. I just forwarded your post to everyone I know. And they totally did the same.
Double points if you use the word “brilliant” in your assessment of the article in question.

6. I want to be you when I grow up.
Even if it’s a bold-faced lie. Even if you wonder how that woman gets out of the house each day with only body part per pant leg, it’s so utterly flattering to be thought of as someone’s adulthood/professional/craftacular hero.

5. You should be a spokesmodel.
As long as you leave out the latter part of “…for Yoga Pants Weekly” or “…for Lazy Blogger Quarterly.”

4. I can’t stop thinking about that thing you wrote.
This, in a nutshell, is why so many of us write. The idea that something you penned- especially if it was a while ago- has resonated with someone? Balm to a creative person’s soul.

3. You’re always so together!
‘Cause it’s guaranteed that the gal in question is not feeling that way at the time of the praise. Perhaps not ever.

2. I love how you did that. Could you give me a quick tutorial?
Being seen as an expert makes the ol’ heart swell.

1. I’m going to pay you gobs of money for your work. (Sigh.)
How many of these can you pepper into convos this week? How about today? Pay it forward, ladies, and it’ll be sure to come back to you.

(Hopefully it’ll even be the “money” one.)

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About Keely

Keely, a playwright and blogger in Chicago, resides with her husband and three young kiddos in a home held together primarily with duct tape. Follow her constant reality slaps at Lollygag Blog, Facebook, @LollygagBlog on Twitter and Pinterest, or at the tamale stand on the corner.


  • Clare says:

    I’d love to hear any of those things!

  • Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the awesome. This is all music to my ears. Oh, that wasn’t directed to me? 🙂 Yes, yes, and yes…. I WILL absolutely pay it forward today.

    We all need to hear a nice, thoughtful compliment every now and then!

  • Andrea says:

    A “You’re adorable!” always makes my day. Let’s see how it works for you:

    You’re adorable!

    There, now, how do you feel? 😉

  • I love seeing a positive list! #9. How can I help today?

  • Love all of these, Keely, so nice! And I’d add: if you are getting these awesome compliments, accept them with an open heart, because this is how they were given to you by the person who shared them with you.

    I have so many things to be grateful for recently from my blogging friends. Just today, she told me: “I appreciate your practical, reasonable approach to training . . . with a heart!” that really warmed my heart 🙂

  • I don’t have any blogging Internet friends yet. Any takers?! Lol

  • “Your latest post has helped me a lot!” was one of the nicest compliments I heard about my blog. This should be added to the list!

  • Alison says:

    “I adore you” works to make one’s day too!

    PS: I adore you 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    These would make my day too!! Really, I think this is actually a good reminder to pay it forward in a way…being nice is always the best way to be, and even the littlest thing can make someone’s day!

  • I know any one of these comments would make my day! I do believe your post was brilliant…it could be like pay it forward and as a result, make the compliment receiver write more great posts. Then he or she may encourage others to do the same!

  • becca says:

    these are wonderful must write them down to tell myself as i’m my own best friend

  • Seana Turner says:

    This post is a big hug! The power of encouraging words can’t be overstated. I love when someone says “What you said really helped me!”

  • Lindy says:

    What a Fabulous Idea!!!
    I think I’ll have to steal a few 🙂

  • Tanya says:

    My friend once told me that have always looks so put together. It made my day 🙂 I have 2 toddlers running around all day making messes so it was really nice to hear.

  • Alison says:

    Love them all, but especially #3. Because I know I’m probably a hot mess at that time. LOL!

  • Amy says:

    The only way I would EVER use #4 is if the post contained pictures of FOOD. LOL, every time I check out the featured blogger I find food recipes or see amazing pics of super delicious looking food and it makes me hungry. Im beginning to think that checking featured bloggers everyday is going to make me bigger, lol jk. But seriously, i’m hungry daily looking at these blogs 🙂

  • These are really wonderful! They would make someone’s day.

  • Great article! And it takes so little time and effort to make someone’s day.

  • ronnie says:

    These are awesome!
    Thanks for the ideas…you know, I want to be you when I grow up!!

  • Hayley says:

    Wow! What an amazingly well written post!! It was brilliant! I so totally forwarded that on to my friends!!

    Na, seriously, what a wake up call! Of course I would love to hear this sort of feedback, so as you said, pay it forward and reap the rewards!! Thank you xx

  • Felicia says:

    I know that if I heard any of these things, it would certainly make my day. Love this post, Keely!