Editor’s note: A few days ago I was catching up on one of my favorite blogs, Blonde Ambition, and came across today’s link-up. Leslie’s blog was one of the first I started reading and influenced my decision to start my blog. I thought this would be the perfect time to reflect on what this blog is and why I write it. Enjoy.
Let me be honest. Prior to sitting down to write this post, I hadn’t given much thought to why I really blog. To answer simply and without much thought, I’d say I blog because I love to write, but now looking back, I’d just say that’s why I began blogging.
Like many others, I became hooked on the blogging world by reading other people’s blogs. To me, they were like miniature versions of the stacks and stacks of magazines I constantly hoarded. Small parts of the web where I could go read about whatever topic I wanted – fashion, food, career, etc.
In the time I spent as a reader, I grew more and more interested in the topics of healthy eating and fitness. I learned a lot by following the posts of others and grew to want to add my own opinions to my own piece of the web. As a bonus, writing for the blog would strengthen the skills I was already using in my professional life.
After some thought, I decided I would write about food/health. I chose those topics mostly because I found myself talking about them a lot. Since this blog start a little over a year ago, I definitely say that’s evolved and is still evolving. However, I’ve made some wonderful blog friends and connections through this little healthy living blogs community and I can’t imagine blogging without them.
If I were to say why I continue blogging, it’s the community. It’s the readers (thank you). I enjoy connecting with others, sharing recipes, sharing fun events in our lives. I’m always learning from my peers in the blogging world and while I don’t think it’s wise to compare myself to others, seeing what others are doing inspires me to keep growing and striving to do all the things I want to do.
Blogging has helped me grow in so many ways and I’m grateful to everyone who continues to read, who tries a restaurant or recipe I suggest and I absolutely love reading all the comments.
Now a treat for all of you: I can’t share all the details just yet, but Conscious Kitchen is getting a remodel! I’ve been working with one of my best friends (she’s so talented!) on some new branding/design and it is just fabulous. Since I love y’all so much, here’s a little sneak peek.
I sincerely appreciate you stopping by today and have a great weekend!