I have no clue how I missed this but last week my little wordpress fitness site, this one, turned a year old. It is hard to believe that I have maintained this blog for as long as I have. I have seen so many fitness blogs die after a few months, unfortunately some of them were blogging friends (IChoosetolivestronger where are you?). But, I have managed to keep this blog running and adding content for a year now, for me that is a major accomplishment.
Of course the realization forced me to spend a moment reading and looking at some older posts, back when I had a few followers. Crazy thing is the blogger of a year ago seems almost alien to me now. That person was so unsure of everything and was afraid of failure in every little milestone. I poured and blogged hours about those first few miles of running and swimming and biking. Somewhere a transformation happened in my fitness and my blogging, I became more confident and assured of myself and my writing followed suite.
My favorite thing with looking back is seeing the blogging community friendships form. The first time IowaTriBob and BigdaddyJim, grandmadog and TriKatyKid (to name a few) pop up in my comments and how much so many people pushed me on in the comments of my blog. Sometimes I think they gave me that extra push, motivated me and inspired me so much.
Part of this blogging’s goal was to inspire me and to keep me accountable. I have found that accountability starts inside and this blog has become a wonderful way to share my story and my adventure and to celebrate my accomplishments. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey so far and to everyone who has made this first year so awesome. As I have said in almost 300 posts… til next time.
- Happy To Say I’m In The Top 100 Running Blogs of 2013! (yousignedupforwhat.com)