I started my blog close to 2 years ago. When I look back it feels just like yesterday and yet to date I have written 278 posts and counting… It’s an interesting journey for me mainly because there is always something new to look forward to writing or reading. I always had a thing for writing; I kept journals from age 14 all the way up till I was about 26. I gave up on that hobby because I had life to deal with and I never really got time. A friend of mine told me about blogging and insisted I try it out and I can safely say it was the best decision I ever made considering the things I was going through back then.
When I started blogging I was still hurting over past relationships. I was in an a very bad space. I needed somewhere to bleed out my emotions. I had no idea putting my thoughts on my blog would actually help me heal. It was a tough journey but when I wrote about my experiences and I read through comments I realised that I was not alone when it came to some of the things I had been through. A problem shared really is a problem halved. When I look through my posts now I realise I have really come a long way and I can safely say I am happy and I let go of all the things that used to steal my joy. It’s a great space to be in.
The same time I started blogging was the same time I started my health and fitness journey. There is nothing that puts you under pressure as much as documenting an activity because now you have to actually show some results! However, it was a great move because if I had not done so I probably would not have lost 10 kgs in a year! The toughest year of my life if you ask me. It’s really easy to gain weight, it can happen in a space of days, losing weight on the other hand is a real mission! I made new friends through the challenges I would set up. I got that extra drive because after initiating a challenge you have to stick to it otherwise what kind of Team Leader would that make you? Now I have the body I always wanted and I feel fantastic! I will tell you this for free…maintaining your weight is the hardest of the journey.
There have been occasions I have been upset about something and all I want to do is rant about it on a blog post. The ironic thing is after a few sentences into the post I actually find that I am being petty but continue to write about it all the same. You see, life doesn’t really have to consume you with negativity. Fair and fine you will have a bad day or two but there is always something to smile about. Blogging has helped me through bad days because I have a few blogs that I follow that specialise in humour and there is never a dull moment there!
Lastly, blogging has given me the voice I didn’t realise I actually had. I can write what I like without worrying what the next person will say, after all this is
My Space, My Voice, My Story…
I would like to hear from bloggers…what was the reason you started and are still blogging? What are some of the lessons you have learnt over time?
For the readers, what do you enjoy reading the most from my blog and what keeps you coming back for more?