Life Cycle of a Blog
|May 20, 2014||Posted by Carrie under bloggers, body image, injury|
I’ve seen a lot of blogs come and go since I started blogging almost 4 years ago. With the changes in social media platforms over the years, I’ve seen bloggers who change from a full blog to more micro blogging sites and everything in between. While others disappear completely which makes me sad.
I do think there’s a life cycle of a blog.
Or at least there is for me. But, I’ll say here that I’m not at the end of it… just a new phase.
I started blogging because I wanted to share my story. I thought I’d learned so much in the year and a half prior to that first day of blogging when I started to make my health I priority. I lost weight and naively thought I could help others. Read more about those days here.
I’ve since learned that my story isn’t that much different from many other people. Although I’m still working on the ‘learning’ part as in that post I linked to above (some of the thoughts in this post are similar to that post – so clearly, I’m kind of stuck in a spot of learning).
I’m just a regular person. I’m a wife and mom. I work in an office almost full time. I get up at dark o’clock most days so I can work out. I battle injuries, so I’d love to run more often, but I can’t. Actually, right now I’m battling a bruised foot and can’t really walk well. So, I’m doing yoga and strength workouts the best I can.
I guess you can say I’m doing the best I can all around. I’ve been trying to pay more attention to my food choices since my workouts are light lately. But, I’m far from perfect there too. I’m pretty good planning for workdays, and then slack off on the weekends.
I’m surprisingly comfortable where I am health-wise these days. I weigh more (actually a lot more) than I did at my lowest. But, I’m fit and not letting myself judge myself on someone else’s definition of fit, thin, healthy or whatever. In this regard, I’m just trying to be a good role model for my teenage daughter as she navigates the world and I just want her to have a kind inner voice and not let others dictate how she feels when she looks in the mirror. This is NOT easy.
Back to that Blog Life Cycle thing. I started out thinking I know a lot. Then I learned that I had a lot to learn. Now, I just know I’m just like everyone else. We do the best we can.
I blog because it’s fun for me and because I love the network blogging has given me. It’s therapeutic for me. Sometimes I think I should write about deeper issues in my life, but that typically involves other people’s private lives and I’m not going to do that.
So, a typically long and rambling post to say that I’m still here. I’m doing the best I can to keep my own health a priority and I look forward to sharing my unglamorous and very typical life with all of you. While I may not post all that often, you can find me pretty busy on Instagram and I’ll be here when I have something mildly interesting to share. Me and my little blog aren’t going anywhere, just moving into the next phase of blogging – making it work for me and doing the best I can.
I can tell you that I’m going to the Orthopedist on Friday to see if I really did bruise the bottom of my foot. I’m also going to see if we can get a little update on my bone spur. Yes, it’s the same foot. Awesome, huh?
Oh, and I’m going to break the cardinal rule of blogging and not include even one single picture in this post. That’s because this is my blog and my rules and that’s just how it goes