WOO it’s been a while. Where to begin?
So much has changed since I last blogged. I moved (again). My body has changed. My life has changed. My emotions have changed. I’ve loved. I’ve lost. I’ve lived.
Just a recap: I started my own online personal training and nutrition business (WOO!) and this blog will actually become part of that website when it goes live! The blog will likely be used for different purposes, which brings me to my next point…..
You see, what happened was – I started living and I stopped blogging. I think this is a natural occurrence. Blogging has always come in cycles for me. When I’m going through a lot, I LOVE to blog because 1. it helps me understand my feelings and sort through them when I write it out and 2. I share it publicly in hopes of helping others who are going through similar situations.
But what happens when life is all fine and dandy? For me, I guess I stop blogging!
Sure, I could share recipes. I could share my day-to-day life. I could share workouts I’m doing. But that’s not what fuels me to write (at least at length, I share these things on my Instagram @healthnutjulie).
What fuels me to write is STRUGGLE. Hardships. Truth. Vulnerability. And at the end of the day, that resonates more with people who are dealing with the same issues.
I wish I could sit here at the end of each day and write “I worked 8-5. I taught class after. I trained clients. I laughed with friends. I hung out with Cocoa. I ate my tuna salad for lunch.” But I realized that’s just not the type of blogger I am. Everyone has their “niche” in the blogging world. Some share recipes. Some share their journey to a competition. Some just share their day-to-day life, exposing details of adventures with family and friends. That’s all great! And I love reading a variety of blogs!
But if I were to write them, as I have in the past, it comes across as feeling unauthentic to me. I seriously STRUGGLE to write “recap” posts about my weekend. Not because I don’t remember. Not because I didn’t have a fabulous time wonderful people. It’s actually just the opposite – these are the things that I like to keep private because they are memories that are near and dear to my heart. That’s where they reside — right deep down in my soul. I love BEING with people, not worrying about remembering every detail to blog about it.
So, I guess that’s where my niche is. If that means I only blog during my times of hardship, so be it. I’d rather do that and impact just ONE person, than have a million people read my blog and not remember what I wrote because it was meaningless and just used to fill space on the Internet.
Again, I’m not taking a jab at ANY kind of blogger. I loveeeee my health and fitness blogs that I read to DEATH, and my favorite to read are actually people who share their daily life and experiences (it’s like a mini reality TV show haha).
But that’s not me. And I can’t pretend to be that.
So, if we don’t speak again for a few months — take that as a good sign. Maybe I’ll pop up here and there to share some things that resonate with me. Things that make me happy.
Until we meet again….
Oh and if you have any questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org; or follow me on Instagram @healthnutjulie because this is where I share workouts, nutrition tips, etc.!