Hello my Bright and Happy People! Today I want to talk to you about blogging. I know this blog may look pretty fancy right now, but trust me when I say that it did not always look like this. In fact, this blog is fairly new. However, I am not new to the blogging world. I want to show you everything that I have done so far. I want to give you a behind-the-scenes look. My first ever blog was on Blogspot. The host was Google and somewhere along the way it got transferred and changed to Blogger. That probably shows you how seriously I took blogging at the time. This was around the end of 2013. I wanted to document my process of getting in shape and trying out for the Charger Girl's squad. I did alright with this blog. I had about 20 articles published. I had a bit of an audience and put some effort into it, but as I went back and forth about whether or not I was actually going to try out for the Charger Girl's squad, I stopped updating the blog.
My next blog was on Blogher. I wanted to make this blog about becoming more positive within my day to day life. I realized that I couldn't do that without committing to an everyday positive act and I couldn't commit to an everyday act because my schedule is constantly changing. Plus, I just didn't want to have to stress about not only finding the time to do a positive act, but also thinking up one. This blog has a total of 6 posts and while has a decent audience, it really didn't go anywhere.
My most recent blog was Wordpress.com. Some of you may have even found me on there and then followed me here. While I believe that I could have made that blog into something very similar to this blog, I just wasn't 100% fully committed to it. I was starting to get serious about blogging and really wanted to start on the blogging path. I realized that it actually was kind of fun, but I needed to feel like I was starting on "the right path" for me to actually enjoy it. Looking back at all of my older blogs, I realize that I just stopped caring about them - not only because I didn't want to write - but also because I didn't like the look of the blog. It just wasn't good enough for me and that was what made me not commit. You could say that I had commitment issues.
Like all movies, the guy with commitment issues comes around and realizes that he does actually want to be committed to that one person forever, because he really does love and can't stand to imagine his life any other way. I found out that once I had the right mindset (thanks Miss Trenchcoat for helping me realize that I needed to change how I thought about my blog!) and I actually liked the way my blog was being presented to the public, I found out that I actually really enjoyed blogging. I started learning everything that I could, I found a great friend who helped me with all of the back end set up, I even made an editorial calendar. My site went down for about a week, as many of you know, and the thought of possibly losing everything that I had worked so hard for was enough to make me cry!
Blogging really is a fulfilling job. I am really happy that I was able to figure out what motivates me and be able to share all of this with you. Feel free to ask any questions about building, designing, or creating a blog. I have several resources I can point you to, friends who would love to talk to you and help out, and I even have some experience that might help out. Leave your comments below!