As part of the August Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge, this is the twenty-first post in a month long series of posts.
Today’s post is why do you blog.
I’ve been blogging (or online journaling) since I could code basic HTML, so I suppose since around 1995? I have had various accounts on livejournal, blogspot, and I even owned neophytegirl about 10 years ago. Too bad I don’t have the backups to those journals. (My bad!)
So why do I blog now? I had started blogging more regularly (and seriously) when I moved to Glasgow in 2010 and blogged as A Boston Girl in Glasgow talking about my experiences as a post-grad student at the University of Glasgow. I also had a healthy living/fitness blog, but trying to manage 2 blogs and my school work was a bit of a stretch, so I combined the 2, and began blogging as neophytegirl again.
I blog as a person. I have many interests, ideas, and thoughts. Right now my primary blogging platform is healthy living and regaining my health through better (healthy) food and more exercise (spinning, running, and weight lifting). I’m trying to better myself and inspire others to be the best they can be. I know I can come off as melancholy and self-depreciating at times, but I really am not that bad (all the time).
Right now I am working to find a good balance between eating well, getting enough protein, eating the right amount of good carbs to fuel my workouts, and making sure I have time to get my research done, and making sure I have some fun.
I write for me, but I would be lying if I said that I love to have readers and commenters and new blogging friends! I am so grateful to Janice at Fitness Cheerleader for this writing challenge that’s brought new followers and hopefully future friends! 🙂