A Month of (Not Really) Blogging Every Day
Back at the start of the month I pledged to blog every day for a month. It didn't really happen, my off line life got prioritised and I found my evenings eaten up with social events and to dos. I don't mind, because while in theory I failed my challenge, I also achieved what I set out to achieve. I wanted to reconnect myself to blogging by writing every day. To make my blog a little more central in my life. To think about it a little more. Which I did. But maybe in an unexpected way.
Over the last year I've not blogged that much. It's mostly been a time thing, combined with a headspace thing. When you have an intense job and are studying your brain can get crowded out and thinking about blogging can get hard. But I've also been thinking about what my blog means to me. I started my blog because I was really unhappy. I couldn't see any light in my life. I was in a difficult relationship and struggled with anxiety. Writing things down was a way to remember the good stuff. I'd also recently started running and blogging was a good way to keep accountable. Over the years my blog grew organically. It evolved unconsciously to become a running/fitness blog which presented me with some amazing opportunities and meant I've met some awesome people. It's been a blast, and now it's evolving again.
In the last year life has changed a tonne, and I've started to wonder what place a blog I started to remind me why life isn't totally shit has when really I now think my life is about as brilliant as it can get. Do I need a reframe on my contribution to the internet world? Do I need a new space to tell the stories that are relevant to me now? I haven't decided yet. I love story telling, and for now this blog will keep going, with stories from my life. But maybe look out for news, new ideas, new projects.