How exciting is this?! Yesterday I was nominated for this “award” by Elizabeth Fredrickson!! Thank you Elizabeth, I really appreciate it! 🙂 You should definitely go check out her blog if you’re at all interested in some hardcore looking workouts or a health coach. Her coaching packages look pretty awesome!
RULES OF THE AWARD:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated
them and provide the link to the post you created.
How My Blog Started:
I just wanted a place where I could talk about running, fitness, food, and other various and random aspects of my life, and a blog seemed like a good place to do it! I did a bit of research and decided that WordPress would be a good place for me to start. And now here I am a little more than a year later, with my own domain name which I think is just so super duper neat, and still sharing all of my fun stories and random ramblings.
One thing I didn’t expect when I started this blog but am so super grateful for, is all of the connections and great conversations I’ve had with some really awesome people. To be honest, I thought most of my blogging adventures would just be me talking to myself,and while that does happen sometimes, it’s definitely not always the case. All of the wonderful people I’ve met and befriended through this blog, WordPress, and even Instagram has definitely made this whole blogging totally worthwhile. 🙂 🙂 🙂
My Advice For New Blogger
1). Don’t only share the “good stuff”
In my experience, a lot of bloggers, Instagramers, Twitterers, etc, only share the “good stuff”. Good workouts, great races, fun adventures, perfect food, stuff like that. Honestly I think that’s kinda boring and it feels sorta fake to me. No one has amazing workouts all of the time, or has time everyday to make their breakfast perfectly presentable for an Instagram photo or a pintrest post, or can go on amazing adventures everyday, ya know? Life happens and it’s messy. Sometimes I have terrible running days, weeks, even months. Sometimes I want to quite this sport for good and never lace up another pair of running shoes again. 90% of the time my food isn’t “Instagram worthy” and most of my blog posts are about my sometimes boring everyday life. Does that make me any less of of running/fitness blogger? No! If anything I think it makes me more relatable! And personally, I’m much more likely to read/comment/follow a blog that shares everyday life stuff and talks about when things get tough, versus a blog who pretends that everything is sunshine and rainbows all of the time.
2). Write like you’re having a conversation with the person reading your post
Because when you get right down to it, that’s exactly what you’re doing! If you’ve been following me for a while, you many have notice that I tend to say that I’m “talking” about stuff instead if “writing”. That’s because I honestly feel like I’m talking to people on here and not writing an essay or book report or something like that. That’s just boring. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather read a post with real human emotion than a post that sounds almost like it was written by a robot.
So I guess summed up my advice is be real and talk to people. 🙂
I just thought this was a fun little thing to do, no pressure to do it if you don’t want to participate! 🙂