Thursday, October 9, 2014

Finding Your Voice


Yesterday, I read an article by one of my favorite bloggers over on (never)home maker.  Her thoughts on blogging really spoke to me.  I started thinking about all the blogs I love to read, and the most important ones for me are not the ones featuring perfect recipes or beautiful food pictures.  I love to know about people.  I have been following blogs for years that barely post photos and never post recipes, but I love them because they give you a glimpse into another person's life.  Isn't that what blogging is really all about?


Don't get me wrong, I have really enjoyed developing my photography skills and coming up with new recipes, but I have accepted the fact that I will never have the time or energy to make my blog appear at the level of some out there.  That's ok, though.  I'm here to tell a story.


Don't worry, nothing is really going to change.  I still like to make up recipes and write reviews and discuss my ever changing thoughts on alcohol and dieting.  I have been struggling for the past month with a lot of body issues, and it has put me in a place where I don't want to write as much.  I know the best thing to do would be to share what I'm going through.  That's what this is all for.  Sometimes, it's hard to put yourself out there.


Blogging, ultimately for me, is about sharing my experience and connecting with people from all over the world.  It's easy to get isolated, even within your home, because of ethical convictions or food preferences.  This allows us a safe space and to realize there are others out there like us.  

3 comments:

  1. I appreciate body positive blogs and I've enjoyed reading yours. That's not to say that I don't expect people not to struggle with body image or body positivity as is totally human but I like blogs that approach it first with the idea that we don't need "fixing."

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    1. Em, I completely agree! I might get down, but all that means is that I need more water and more rest and to relax a little. I want to feel good in my body, and that just means treating it well, not going on a quest to lose weight. I'm struggling with a lot of traveling and not eating from my kitchen, which has me thrown off. Time for more veggies, water and happy thoughts! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to connecting with your writing and your blog. I am adding you to my wordpress feed. :)

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