Today is my 50th post! Which is exciting, but also makes me stop and think a little bit. When I first started writing this blog in January, I honestly just kind of started it without much planning. I knew I wanted to talk about nutrition, strength training, fitness, and other aspects of healthy living, but I didn’t really have one specific vision.
This is where I’m having trouble now. I feel as though I’m having some sort of Blog Identity Crisis, which I’m sure has happened to other bloggers at some point (hopefully I’m not the only one, anyway). I guess what my main issue is that I’m just trying to figure out exactly where I fit in and who I’m writing to, you know?
There are SO many great bloggers out there, it’s hard to figure out exactly where I stand. Many healthy living bloggers write about their daily lives, giving readers daily updates about food, workouts, and life events. Yet others stick to strictly scientific and educational material, and then there are still others who I kind of think of as the “celebs” of the blogging world (My blogging world anyway), whom can honestly write about anything they want and I’ll read every word of it (Nia, Molly, Jen, Tony, Eric, Adam to name a few).
So what is my style? What am I writing about, and who the heck am I writing it to? Do people want more of my personal life or no? Do people want more educational material, more nutrition, more workouts… ?? This is where I’m stuck. Do I write for me and for my own enjoyment, or do I try to figure out the needs and wants of my readers and write strictly for them (you)?
Anyway, while I ponder my blogophrenia (Yes, I just coined that. Use it), I thought I’d take today to give you all some good reads that I’ve found recently, since I haven’t done that in a while.
After you’re done reading all of these awesome links, feel free to stick around and leave me some comments about what You would like to read more of here. I know you’re out there, and if you don’t comment on what types of things you want to read about, I might just end up writing stories about puppies and unicorns… Consider yourself warned 🙂
Anyway, on to the links!
11 Day Diet – From Commercial Gym Conundrum – Still afraid of fat and unsure of how important it is? Read this awesome recollection of a diet devoid of fat, and just how miserable it made him after just 11 days. Boom.
Stop The Female Body Hate – From Tara at Sweat Like A Pig – An incredible post from Tara about a lot of the negative comments that muscular women get and why. Awesome read!
Minimum Training for Maximum Results – From Nia Shanks – Think you need to spend hours in the gym to get fit and get results? Read this post and think again.
All About The TRX – From One Fit Foodie – Have a question about TRX training? It’s probably answered here, with some helpful videos thrown in there too!
Never Grow Old – A guest post from Lou Schuler on Adam Bornstein’s blog. Some excellent, to the point, no bull-shitting fitness advice.