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Blogging for the Fun of It

I know I’ve been a bit sporadic with blogging lately. Sometimes I get to a point where I feel like I have to blog rather than wanting to blog, wanting to share. And when I feel like I have to blog, I tend to not like blogging. After all, this isn’t my full-time job; it’s a hobby. A fun one. So it should be, uhhhh, fun! I hate when I force content or force posts because, well, it feels forced. And there’s so much “noise” in this world and on the internet that I hate to add noise just for the sake of keeping a blogging schedule. And I tend to think y’all can pick up on it when I just don’t have the writing bug in me and that’s just no fun for you to read, methinks. 

While I work on getting out of this writing funk, I may be posting a bit less frequently. But I have a few things on my mind I’d like to share and get your thoughts on, when I get back on a blogging groove. Like why I’m in this phase of not feeling like really pushing myself or challenge myself in my workouts. And how my sweet tooth has been out of control lately and my mixed feelings on it. And a few other things that I don’t really know how or if to address. But maybe eventually… 🙂 

So, while I’m working on getting my groove back, if there is anything you’d like me to blog about, feel free to email me or leave a comment below. I get jazzed up by reader’s requests. While blog is a hobby I find fulfilling, I also really like helping other people through my blog and sharing what I’ve learned about food, fitness and overall wellbeing. 

Hope your week gets off to a great start! 🙂

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  • Jessica
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    Unless I missed it, I don’t remember you posting pictures of your trip to Utah a while back. Just curious to see what you did! (BTW, this is your old friend Jessica Dansie, hope you’re doing well!)

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
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    Don’t force anything — we’ll be here to read whenever it feels right! Have a great night!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
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    Blogging has to be fun or there is no enjoyment! I know how it can get sometime – take a break that usually helps me! I know what you mean on the sweet tooth – Mine has been out of control as well!

  • christina
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    i hope i didn’t miss it, but i want to hear about how you and your man friend met. 😉

  • Lynne
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    I want to read about every race you run. Even the “little” 5ks!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Really? Happy to share more about races. 🙂 Anything in particular you like about those posts or would like to see?

      • Lynne
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        I enjoy reading anything you write but love reading about your races and Maizey! First, I love dogs and I have two of my own so ANYTHING about Maizey amuses me. Second, I love to run, although not as fast as you (and never will be as fast as you,) and I would like to hear about your day leading up to the race, the morning of the race, feelings you had on the run and finally, the after-glow of the run! Hey, perhaps only runners could relate to that, but then again, you might just inspire someone to start running. 🙂

  • Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com
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    Enjoy your break! I couldn’t agree more with your sentiment, and think the blog world could use a bit more of it 🙂
    I hope things are going ok, have a wonderful Holiday!

  • Kate
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    I always enjoy pictures and stories about Maizey, so anytime you feel like quickly blogging about her, I’m happy to read it! Good luck….always smart to take a break when you need it!

  • Meg
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    Even before we met in real life, the reason I read your blog is because you felt like someone I would be friends with – you just seemed very genuine. (And now I know that you are exactly that!) I think knowing when you’re blogging because you have something to share and knowing when you’re blogging just for the sake of blogging is an important distinction and cheers you for acknowledging when you’re just not feeling it! xo

  • Amanda Gilley
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    Could you blog about setting a blog up but making it look awesome. Like do you pay someone to do it? Do it yourself? Etc.

  • Liz
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    I’ve got a blog that no one reads, save my family and random FB friends. Sometimes, I totally get caught up in feeling like I have to get a blog post written, so I can only imagine that it must feel like a lot of pressure sometimes when you have an actual readership like you do. But my favorite blogs are the authentic ones that don’t just keep posting because they feel like they have to, and who wait until they have a voice and something to say. I want to echo Meg and say that even though we haven’t met in person, I also enjoy your blog because I feel like we WOULD get along if we lived in proximity to each other and reading your blog is a refreshing break from others that try to present their life constantly and very specifically. TLDR version is you do you, and we’ll all be here when you want to post.

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Thank you for your kind comment Liz! Such a compliment to hear that you find my blog a refreshing break!! <3

  • Laura
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    It’s difficult to find your workout groove when it is dark at 5pm! Let me know if you need an evening running buddy. There’s a growing group of ladies doing recovery runs and workouts each week in Winston.

  • Maria
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    Take it from someone who has gone through a lot of blog breaks. I found it to be very healthy. Some mornings I’d wake up with something to say and some mornings I wouldn’t. So I went with it and blogging never became a source of anxiety, but a source of stress relief, as all hobbies should be! Take a breather. Enjoy the holiday season in the fullest and continue to be your genuine self. We’ll be here when you get back!

    And if you need something to blog about, I LOVE reading about fashion + J.Crew 🙂 I think we need to go shopping together!

  • Hksedwick
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    I am sure taking a break until you hit your groove again will so just the trick. I always love reading your blog, because I can tell you enjoy it.

  • Madison
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    Workout posts and new recipes make me happy!

  • Lisa H
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    Maizey, Maizey & more Maizey 🙂 please!

  • Melissa C
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    I was wondering where you went! We all need breaks from activities or else we get burned out. Enjoy your break and I’m sure you will find your groove again 🙂 Your blog is one of my favorites because it seems so genuine and real. I will repeat what some of the other comments have said, one of the reasons I continue to follow your blog is that we have common interests and even though I haven’t met you in person, I feel as though we would be friends. As far as postings, i would love to read how you and your beau met, recipes, gluten free/dairy free finds, anything related to running (races, training advice), and of course pictures of maizey 🙂

  • Lauren
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    I’d love to hear how you starting running in the first place and/or any specific training plans you follow (speed, endurance, etc.). Thanks!

  • Dana
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    What a cute blog! I currently feel ya on this one. I’m in this odd phase as well. My main issue right now is to cook up a few more yummy recipes and post about them but there’s just no time. It truly bothers me when I go 4-5 days without a recipe. You’re right though, blogging should be fun! 🙂