Blogging because you want to, about what you want to.
What sort of blogs do you read? I’m starting to realize there are more and more blogs out there that extend beyond the food blogs that I started reading more than a year ago. People blog about all sorts of things! So, what do you read and WHY?
I’ve been thinking a lot about what my blog is and why I write it. First and foremost I write because I enjoy it. It’s sort of a fun outlet for me. Secondly, I write to remember some fun things that have happened in my life… most recently being our wedding and the events that lead up to it. Whenever I’ve thought of giving up blogging, I started to get sad for the fact that i’d lose the posts that I wrote some of the biggest moments on. Like my first half marathon, my trips to Canada, the events of our wedding (like my bridal shower, bachelorette parties) etc. Surely, I could back those up or even print them out to keep them- but it’s fun to write about life’s big moments. Thirdly, I write to keep in touch with my family/friends who live in Canada. I know specifically that my Mom and Sister love reading to see what i’m up to- so it’s for them too!
Then there is the content. When I first started this blog, I wanted to be like the other food bloggers out there – and I often blogged about what I ate and how much I exercised. I think more and more I am straying away from that and I’m realizing that it’s not really for me. As someone who struggled with a food, exercise and weight obsession for a long time, it’s not practical for me to photograph everything I eat. Food to me, nowadays is just that. Food. It’s not something that I focus all of my energy on anymore, thinking about it, photographing it, researching it.
For the record – I am at a more stable place than I’ve ever been regarding those struggles that I went through, just incase anyone is wondering. Yea I have my days or even weeks, but eventually I come out on the other side.
So what’s up with simply fabulous then? I want this to become more of a lifestyle blog. I don’t want it to be just about the food, or just about the exercise or just about all things health. I want it to be an anything goes sort of place. In my opinion, being happy in life involves everything about life. Work, friends, relationship, your home, food, exercise, entertainment – you name it. So, if you see posts about a wicked book i’m reading, or a movie Steve and I saw – without a photo of what we had for dinner, don’t be alarmed. If you see a photo of a cute dress or some new make up i’m using without a photo of breakfast – it’s ok! I’m just moving away from the ‘photograph tons of food’ theme. Yea I love to cook & bake… it’s something I LOVE to do. So expect to see some kickass recipes or a batch of vegan cookies I made from ED&BV (Friday night, soooo good- Steve ate 7 of 9 of them lol). Sure I love to exercise, but what i’m trying to say is this blog is moving in the direction where it will focus on more than just food & exercise. And I hope that’s ok!
Another thing, I mentioned in last nights posts…. less is more.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with being so busy that I can’t get online to post. But I want to. But once in a while I feel that I have to have a super long, informative, bla bla bla kind of post- and let’s face it- sometimes I just don’t have time for that. But, i’d rather post little tidbits than none at all because I enjoy it.
Yea this post is getting long, but hey I felt the need to explain!
I have a less is more outlook on a few other things lately…
2) HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (hello, clean out!!).
I’ll be back hopefully later to talk about those things!!
Thanks for your advice on indoor vs’ outdoor cats. You guys have given us a lot to think about. Yes we’re thinking of getting a cat. I always thought it should be an indoor cat, but Steve disagrees. He said he never heard of indoor cats until going to Canada. Apparently all he has ever known is allowing cats to run freely outdoors and coming inside as they please. I just have a fear of it getting hit by a car or some sort of disease. But, your advice was really great and the neighbourhood we live in is quite quiet so I think it’d be ok. We’d never get our cat declawed and would definitely make sure it had tags and flea prevention. We have some more thinking to do!
My cousin Dannielle is running her first half marathon today. GOOD LUCK DANNIELLE!!
Here we are at my wedding with my Sister!
ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY!