Greetings from Ocean City, NJ. I am so thankful to be able to spend Memorial Day weekend here with my fiancé and his family. It is sure to be relaxing weekend filled with good food and good times.
Being at the shore means no Internet access (I’m posting this from my phone) so my updates will be limited. I wanted to leave you with some food for thought before I unplug for a bit.
Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie recently wrote a post what makes a successful blog. In it she states that there is one criterion for a successful blog – do you enjoy blogging? If your answer is yes than you are a successful blogger!
I absolutely love that idea. Blogging should be about what makes you happy. Your blog and posts should reflect your own personal goals and ideas and not cater to what your “audience” (or lack thereof in my case) expects or wants from you.
Katie then goes on to give a few (great!) tips on how to make your blog successful. It is a great post for newcomers to the world of blogging (like myself) and seasoned bloggers alike.
This post got me thinking: Why did I decide to start a blog?
• I love writing. While I may not be the most eloquent or have the best grammar, writing makes me happy. Putting thoughts and ideas into words helps me to think and clear my head.
• I love meeting people. Especially people with similar interests and goals. In just my short few months of joining the blogging community I’ve already met many amazing men and women who have achieved some pretty awesome things. It is so motivating and inspiring and I hope to be able to meet even more.
• I love to learn. I love discovering new ideas and keeping up to speed with the most recent information, especially when it comes to health and fitness. By reading blogs I am able to constantly take in new thoughts and ideas from a group of likeminded people.
So tell me (oh few readers of mine) why do you blog?