Blogging 101 – Why am I Blogging?

I am fairly new to this whole blogging thing and it is a case of ‘the more you know the more you don’t know’ for me.  I decided to register in Blogging 101 hosted by The Daily Post as a chance to learn more about blogging, discover some new blogs, and get some feedback on my blog and what is and isn’t working.  For those of you following my blog, I really appreciate it and hope you learn a bit more about me throughout this challenge and I would love your feedback too!

So without further ado here are my answers to the first task set for us….

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?

The reason I decided to blog publicly was that I felt that I had a story to tell.  I also felt that I had the knowledge and a passion for my topic (exercise of any sort) which would hopefully encourage other people to come along for the ride and join in where they could.  Oh, and I will admit that I like the accountability factor….it feels like once I have posted my goal that I then have the whole world watching to make sure I follow through.  Usually its just a handful of family and friends…..Hi Guys!! I also have a great supporter that I met through Word Press and he has a fantastic photography blog over at The Ouachita Shutterbug.  Go check it out you won’t be disappointed.

  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?

Exercise, health, and the great outdoors of course.  More than that, it is also about family, motivation, life, travelling, and that eternal struggle to find the balance between all of the above.

  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

I would love to connect with anyone who has thought about living a more active life, those that love being outdoors, those training for a particular event, the super fit, the super unfit, basically anyone who is trying to be better than the person they were yesterday!

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  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

Over the course of a year I would love to have experienced and shared many adventures and many firsts.  I would like to have improved my writing and developed my blog into something that is easy to use and interesting to read.  One of the biggest accomplishments that I wish to achieve is to have at least ten people say to me “Hey Beth, I have started a Hitlist and am doing things that I have been wanting to do for ages!!”.  Why ten? Well I would have been happy for just one person to try something different but a few people have already let me know that they have started a hitlist, very excited by that, so I had to aim a little higher.  If I have more than that get involved then I would be a happy little blogger!!

 

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5 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – Why am I Blogging?

  1. Thanks for the shout out! Keep at it and sometimes whether you are aware of it or not you do inspire and motivate people that you never realize saw your blog. Your blog resonates with me over what I’ve been trying to do over the last 5 years so I can understand what you are doing and what you want to pass onto others. It’s a great goal. I was working out the other night with a friend and he said he was disappointed in the amount of weight he could lift compared to others in the gym. I told him not to worry about what others are lifting but to just try to be the best version of himself. That’s what we all should strive for.. no comparisons.. just the best version of ourselves. It’s a lifelong journey but as long as we keep that goal in sight then we are well along our way. 🙂 Keep up the great work and stay safe!

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  2. This is great, Beth. What a worthwhile exercise to do. When I started blogging, I did up a comms plan and a business plan of sorts to identify my objectives, focus, key messages, goals. I think it’s really helped me stay on track. I can’t wait until you get your first person who has started a hit list 🙂

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