Let’s Talk Blogging!
I promised you I would be back once I got caught up on “real life” right? So here we are with a random afternoon post from yours truly! Prepare for some random thoughts…
Since I have not been sharing my food, partly because I feel I am overly repetitive lately with eating… here is my lunch that was surprisingly satisfying. (Yes, seriously…..another egg and jelly sandwich).
I know the real reason guys always come here is for my amazing pictures of food, on my foil and napkin plates at my desk, haha. I wish my egg sandwiches would fit in my bento box. I tried, and it was a mess.
But on my way back to work from lunch, I couldnt help but admire the nice scenery and fall colors. I am still not used to that! (We will pretend I pulled over to take this picture, rather than while I was driving/moving).
My friend sent me this picture from Alaska on his way to work the other morning:
He is obviously as safe as me and takes pictures while driving as well. But yes that is icy roads after the first snow. I cant say I miss that part.
So, most of you are blog writers yourself (besides my friends Melissa and Kayla… hi guys) so you have probably been around a little while and read a plethora (word of the day) of other blogs like myself. I figured I would share more about my recent love for blogs (and blogging myself!) and all that fun stuff. The short synopsis of my blog is here.
I started following blogs only about a year ago. The first ever blog I really discovered was Keeping Up With Katie. I found her actually through a Yahoo! link for “notable” bloggers. I was intrigued and actually by sheer coincidence my interest sparked even more once I learned she was in North Carolina because at the time, we had just decided to move here. So I fell in love with her pictures and stories about my soon-to-be home, along with her personal journey and stories.
From there I discovered that there was a huge world of blogs out there (who knew?) and realized I truly loved reading them – particularly the “healthy living genre.” I think I have always been attracted to that genre because it really is interesting to me. I ended up finding tons of other blogs I fell in love with and was almost overwhelmed with ones I read on a daily basis, it was like I met a bunch of new “friends” and was meeting and learning about all of them.
I fell in love with Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers, Courtney at Sweet Tooth Sweet Life, Janae at Hungry Runner Girl, and tons more (hi Dawn, GWWF, Mallory, Sarah, Shayla, Bess, and Brittany! There are tons more of you I love, please dont feel left out!
My favorite part of reading blogs? I love getting a glimpse into the bloggers life because it makes me feel like I truly know them, and I also try to maintain that feel on my own blog (maybe too much, I tend to get way off subject sometimes…) Other than entertainment purposes, I also learn a lot about fitness, new exercise moves, new gear, recipes (tons of recipes), motivation, support, and inspiration. One of my favorite parts definitely has to be the recipes – really, I love you all but mostly I just want your food.
Types of blogs I am attracted to? I have realized that any I read are in the general healthy living category, but I tend to fall for the ones that are regularly updated (at least 2-3 times per week), ones that flow nicely and are somewhat organized (mine may not fall into this category haha but I am working on it!), or those I can identify with somehow. I think it goes back to that personal feeling.
My favorite part of writing a blog? I dont know honestly. It just sort of happened. My blog is new (started Aug 2011) so I am still learning the ropes, but I really love it. I like entertaining other people, and I figure if you are here, you are somewhat interested right? I know a lot of people get into blogging because they love writing, etc. Which I do, but I enjoy the social part of it and sharing. I have always been an open person so why not share everything with everyone in the world on the Internet (KIDDING, well obviously it is semi-true because here I am). That is not really the reason though – I started out because I wanted a hobby and I absolutely adore food – cooking it, eating it, looking at it, etc. The fitness thing is coming along… blogging also holds me semi accountable and maybe one day I will run a marathon (highly unlikely).
I feel a lot of people dont really understand blogging to be honest with you, and I was definitely one of those people before I started reading some of them daily. But I also think it was partly because I had never really came across any I was truly interested in.
There you have it, my random thoughts on the subject in a nutshell and I figured I would share and curious on your input about the blogging world as well!
What is your favorite part about reading blogs? (recipes, getting to know the blogger, etc)
If you write a blog, how did you get started? And how long have you had your blog?
What/who is one of the first “healthy living” blogs you discovered?