Finding My Blogging Identity

Hi guys! I can’t believe that Christmas Eve is in ONE WEEK. I also can’t believe that Nick and I haven’t started any of our Christmas shopping (other than what we bought each other). We finally made our shopping list last night and hopefully will get everything done by Thursday night. Cross your fingers because we’re going to need all the luck we can get.

I’m also going to need all the sleep I can get. I am still recovering from last weekend and last night’s late Ravens game didn’t help much. I didn’t go to bed until midnight (!!) which is HOURS past my usual bedtime. I did, however, take a nice little nap at halftime.

IMG_0112I’m glad that my dog is more of a party animal than I am. That look on his face is of utter disappointment. Sorry Bentley, your mom just can’t hang.

And as a result of all that fun, my morning looked a little like this:


While I was flying back to Orlando on Sunday night, I started thinking about my blog. I’ve definitely been struggling lately to find my blogging identity, if you will.  I have a lot of different ideas for it and the direction I want to take it. When I first started it, I wanted to be one of those bloggers who could blog multiple times a day but my schedule just doesn’t allow it. Sure, I could definitely make the time but I feel like my posts would be rushed and not as genuine as my daily posts are. I also don’t think my life is that exciting that people would want to read multiple posts a day from me.

I really would love to share all of my healthy meals, but truth be told I eat a lot of the same things day in and day out. I think people would get really bored seeing me drink smoothie after smoothie for breakfast, and eat leftovers from dinner for lunch because that’s pretty much what I do. My workouts change daily, of course, but sometimes they’re as simple as a 4 mile run, or 45 minutes on the elliptical, and that’s not exactly some kind of genius workout you couldn’t come up with on your own!

I think moving forward, I’m going to try to mix my thoughts and feelings on health and fitness topics and issues into my daily life. You probably already know this but I like to talk, a lot, and just now as I am typing this, I think that I may be able to get the two-posts a day thing down if I write one post about my daily life, and one on hot topics/issues. Yes, that is a fantastic idea.

This whole little rant has really been more for my benefit than anything else, so if you are still reading this, then thank you.  On that note, I’m off to get to work. And pour another cup of coffee because boy do I need it today.

See ya tomorrow!


  1. says

    That’s how I am too….I struggle with writing posts that aren’t “i woke up, i worked out, i drank all the coffee in the world, and worked” that is BORING.

    so when I do post, albeit rare, I try to keep it more meaningful. and i suppose really i just use it as an outlet to get my scatterbrained thoughts out =)

    i feel ya on the coffee-i had one cup done before 5am.

  2. says

    I can relate and my blog is just a baby. What I like about blogging is that I push myself to do new things, or try new things. Unfortunately, I had all these amazing Christmas ideas and posts in my head, but I just don’t have the time to do them. Maybe we should enjoy Christmas, regroup and keep brainstorming. I enjoy your blog, but I totally understand what you mean! Don’t give up :)

    • Claire says

      Thank you! It really is surprising how much time blogging takes up. One of my goals for the new year is to become much more consistent with blogging. We can do it girl!

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