So as I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on resetting my goals.
Mostly because I’ve been struggling with the whole accountability thing. I write a good game, but I find it tough to juggle a demanding work schedule, a long ass commute, and a busy social life to actually follow through on it.
So I’ve been debating with myself…do I become a “food blogger”? Not like “foodie” per se, but one of those fitness bloggers that post pictures of their food. But sharing more recipes, workouts, etc.. I’m not quite sure where I want to go with this but I’m finding that I have three passions in life – food. fitness. and fashion. Because let me tell you, there are many a days when I dress up for work and I think, I should put this on the blog. I digress though, that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m trying to find ways to hold my fitness and food goals accountable.
Many food bloggers I follow became “food bloggers” as a way to hold themselves accountable to make sure they were eating healthy which I think is great and totally awesome. I mean my tumblr blog would be a good outlet for that (especially since I’m a. too lazy to upload pictures each night and b. too busy to do that as well. However, posting a baller instagram picture could certainly work right?)
In general though, I’m kind of turned off by bloggers who mostly only post pictures of their food – granted recipes and some food porn is great, but *almost* (because they all say repeatedly that not every morsel of food they put in their mouths is depicted on their blog) every meal on the blog is…kind of not me. Nor is it appealing to me – I mean I think the ah-hem big fitness bloggers are fabulous and amazing and inspiring but not gonna lie, I’m more prone to click “mark all as read” because half the time they just post pictures about shit I don’t. Care. About. Especially when it’s the same damned meal every other freaking day.
We as females often compare ourselves right? I can’t shake the “omg am i working out enough? do they not read me because I don’t put up pictures of my meals? because i don’t post 3 times a day on a schedule with each meal and a picture of me working out and…” you get the picture right? I wish I WISH i had the energy and time to do all that but I don’t (then this is why I don’t get paid to blog). I find that I struggle between wanting to be apart of this awesome community that I feel like I’ve been left out of, like the girl in middle school who tries to sit at the table with the cool kids but they jump in and squish her out and don’t even give her a chance, and not wanting to be a part of it because half of these bloggers I read are a little too hard core for me.
But what this all comes back to is accountability right? I mean many fitness/healthy living/food bloggers started their blogs as a basis to hold themselves accountable while they tried to get in shape and/or lose weight. Both of which I’m desperately trying to do (and failing miserably because of the whole not being able to balance my busy life right now – well, I have balance but there’s only so many hours in a day and sometimes? Working out doesn’t fit.) but I’ve never been certain that my “audience” (you all my fabulous freaders) would want to read that. Thus my debate.
So the internal debate continues. I love using this blog to share my goals, aspirations, struggles, and successes (and life to some extent) with you all and sharing stories and meeting new people obviously.
However, as with everything else, blogs evolve and since last year, my blog has been an angsty teenager trying to find its identity. Did I mention my blog will be FOUR in about two weeks? Sorry I’ve been ignoring you lately blog – it’s the whole having a life, a job, a husband, and pals thing. I’ll try to be better.
What are your thoughts on food bloggers? Do you use your blog to hold yourself accountable?