I’m coming up on two years of blogging in less than two weeks, which is hard to believe. I’ve learned and grown so much throughout blogging and even though I sometimes struggle with writer’s block, I really value having this space to talk about what’s on my mind or share what healthy recipe I’ve been cooking up. And I really appreciate YOU for reading!
A food blogger I love, Mel, does a series of “recipes the world forgot,” sharing some of her favorite recipes that don’t get much attention these days. I thought it’d be fun to do something similar of “posts the world forgot,” because while posts like this peanut butter energy bites recipe or college girl’s guide to couponing still get hundreds of views per day, other posts I love that I wrote long ago have faded into Internet oblivion.
I personally love stories, which is probably why I love reading and writing blogs so much. The story of how I started running makes me smile whenever I read it.
Like a lot of things I do every day, it’s easy to just go through the motions of daily running without thinking about why I do it or how much it means to me, so I think mentally returning to the very beginning reminds me how much I love it, and how much I benefit from it. Running both gives me a sense of peace and satisfies my competitive side, even if I’m just competing with myself.
I remember being so nervous to publish this because I opened up about some insecurities. I posted it in December of 2014 after about two months of blogging and got such a positive response. In addition to probably more comments than I’d ever seen on one of my posts, I received several texts, Facebook messages, and emails from friends and acquaintances who read it and identified with something I wrote. Opening up in blog posts is still something I have a hard time doing but I like this post even a couple of years later because I worked up the nerve to do it.
You probably don’t need me to tell you that the Internet is a weird place. I always get a kick out of some of the random search terms that lead people to the blog. I wrote this post a little over a year ago, so I’m probably due for another one sometime soon because the Internet has only getting weirder.
I think finding joy in little things is something kids naturally do really well and hopefully, I’ll be able to hold onto that part of being a kid forever. Just reading this list makes me happy!
I remember being a little nervous before I published this post last spring because I shared a little bit about letting go of some perfectionist tendencies, and I wasn’t totally sure how the post would come across. But the amount of support I received from both the blogging community and friends was so encouraging. Several friends, runners and non-runners alike, told me they could relate, and again, I was so glad I shared it.
This one may be a little self indulgent, but I personally love reading going back and reading travel posts. Details from trips usually run together in my mind, but one of the great things about blogging is that it helps me remember lots of details about things that happen, like accidentally eating a painfully hot peppers or going to movie theaters with beds instead of chairs.
So tell me…
If you’re a blogger, what’s a favorite post you’ve written?
What are your favorite types of posts to read?