I started this little blog five years ago this week. 5 years! Half a decade! Half of my thirties! Nine half marathons! 10K’s, 5’s, and other races too! All documented here!
What is there really to say about five years of blogging? I mean, I’ve been saying it just by writing on a daily basis almost every day now for five years.
Clearly I enjoy writing. Clearly I enjoy chatting with you every day and I so appreciate the blogging/running community for everything it continues to add to our lives.
Did I ever think I would keep up such a consistent blog? I don’t really know the answer to that if you want to know the truth.
I’m not the type of person to start and stop things (except Pampered Chef. I once did that and gave it up fairly quickly) but I also don’t think I thought ahead five years to even consider that I would still be writing every morning!
^My first blogging event – The Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet back in 2013!
I started this blog simply because I was already a blog reader, so why couldn’t I be a blog writer too? In that process, I developed my voice and created a career for myself that allows me to do something I love while expanding my horizons, knowledge, friendships and opportunities. My blog became not only my space for writing and sharing, it became an online resume for me to showcase what I can do. It paved the way for the writing I’ve been doing in the event industry these last few years now while also giving me something that is my own space and really, my own brand.
I didn’t even know that I loved to write, that’s what’s so funny here. It comes naturally but I never dreamed I would venture in this direction following my divorce. Like, I honestly never thought I was going to work another day in my life when I had my son (true statement) but writing doesn’t feel like working. My blog certainly doesn’t feel like a job even though it makes money.
I’ve learned so much by running my own blog. Sometimes I still don’t feel tech savvy but my blogging skills, ability to speak plug-in’s and wordpress, plus the modern-day marketing skills I’ve adapted actually help me to do the work that I do in the event industry. It’s kind of cool when I think about it!
So much of my life has been shared here and having memorable life moments (like the Bar Mitzvah!) documented means so very much to me. I look back to see that my son was in the fourth grade when I started this blog and now he’s in high school. How did that happen so quickly?
Obviously as a blogger it can be challenging to keep certain things private while still sharing so much but I’ve figured out how to do that while always speaking my truth and revealing as much as possible.
I write how I speak so if you know me personally, you can literally hear my voice and personality as I write. If I ever became a vlogger, you would
enjoy mock my New York accent.
I started out writing more about divorce and sharing lots of recipes but as with everything in life, that slowly changed. My divorce is more behind me every day and with that comes an inability to write about the topic often because it’s not something I think about regularly anymore.
Recipes are few and really far between as well but maybe that will change at some point. Life doesn’t stay the same day after day which means my blog can’t really stay the same either!
^This top 5 most view blog recipes post is still extremely accurate!
I don’t overanalyze my blog or plan much in advance. In some ways maybe that’s bad but in others, it’s just more natural.
I can’t really say what’s in store for this space going forward because that all depends upon the day, what I’m currently eating, what makeup I’m wearing, and what I feel like talking about. I am slowly going through the process of redesigning the layout here though! Stay tuned for that. 🙂
Thank you for reading every day and sharing along with me! It’s been a fun five years!
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If you are a blogger, how long have you been blogging? What made you start your blog?
How old were you 5 years ago?
What’s for lunch today?