Aloha! It occurred to me that I made a very important decision in my head a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to blog about it.
The “training for my first half marathon” phase of my life lasted four months, one third of a year, and now it is over. But there’s another phase of my life that is also about to come to a close.
When it comes to this blog, I am officially going into semi-retirement. I used to blog five times a week, and then took it down to about three times a week if I was lucky. Now I plan to just blog when I feel like it. It will most likely be only for the more important things, like race recaps, every few months. I still want to document things like that, and this is as good a place as any.
When I started this blog I was at the tail-end of my weight loss journey and was full of ideas, thoughts and excitement about my new healthy lifestyle. I used to have another blog for about three years where I just generally talked about my life, but I felt I was getting a little too old for it and wanted to have a more narrow focus. Once I got more accustomed to my lifestyle and it just became a regular, not-newsworthy, boring ol’ life, I struggled with ideas.
While writing A Fresh Start For Molly I’ve branched out and talked about more than just healthy living; I’ve written about moving, getting engaged, spending time with my family, my mental health, and planning my wedding.
After a while, I guess I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to write about. I got tired of posting about running all the time (even though that’s really all I do that’s remotely newsworthy), felt awkward taking pictures of my food (it just ain’t my thing), and really didn’t want to share anything too personal. And I definitely was never into promoting myself to gain more readers (even though I appreciate all the ones I have!).
Writing about my life on a public platform has always been super awkward for me, but the feedback I’ve received from readers has always made it worth it. I have rarely posted about my blog on Facebook or Twitter, and I hate when people that know me in real life find out I blog. Isn’t that strange, since I put it all out there for strangers to read?
Also, I don’t have a lot of time in the day to devote to blog entries, so a lot of them are rushed and I don’t take the time to proofread. That may sound fine, but I’m a copy editor by day and finding errors when I did take the time to go through old entries was driving me insane. Case in point: I almost spelled entries wrong in both of the previous sentences.
It wasn’t until recently that I decided I could just write for me, when I feel like it, and I’d be completely fine with that.
I am looking forward to stopping by the blog when I have something I really want to say. By spending less time posting for the sake of posting, I’ll be able to crafty meaty blog posts that make me happy, and hopefully have less spelling and grammar errors
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Thanks for reading!