In honor of my ‘blogging’ related post I’m linking up with Amanda, another fun/beautiful blogger, who is definitely one of my favorites! 🙂
Blogging is an interesting atmosphere. People who don’t blog sometimes don’t understand it, because it just seems kind of weird. I mean, ‘Why would you just write to write?’ I’m not really famous. I’m not anyone that has an opinion that’s highly prized among popular circles, so why would I blog?
Before January, I’m not sure I would have had the answer to that question, but as I’ve been learning and developing a voice of my own through blogging, networking with other bloggers, finding some amazing recovery blogs, fitness blogs, and foodie blogs, I’ve realized just how important and powerful blogging can be.
Why have I come to love blogging so much and what has it taught me over these past 6 months?
1. Blogging has kept me accountable. Especially in the recovery journey, if you’re just trying to walk it alone, it is tough not reverting to old habits and mindsets. Blogging has been an outlet for not only me, but I know, many others, to share their stories, their struggles, and victories. The recovery, fitness, and foodie community is incredibly encouraging in the fight. It’s not a game of seeing who can be the most ‘healthy’ or ‘judgmental.’ Instead it’s a group of online friends that encourage each other, share stories, and rejoice in each other’s victories.
2. Blogging has me striving for more excellence. I tend to be a girl who JUMPS into thinks, headfirst, without a whole lot of thought, but I’ve realized just how much thought it takes to put a blog post together. I love to write. I often have so many ideas in my head that it feels a bit like a factory of land minds going off inside. I have discovered that ‘land mines’ are not extremely organized, but when you turn the ideas into working, organized, thoughtful blog posts, they can be much more helpful and encouraging.
And those are my thoughts on a few of the things blogging has taught me over the past 6 months! I hope to keep sharing more with you over the coming months and hopefully.. years! 🙂
If you’re a blogger, how has blogging helped grow and develop you as a person?
Would you say that blogging is a good way to stay accountable?