Always Changing

Hi Friends!  It’s Tuesday!!  That means it’s time to link up with Marcia for Tuesday’s on the Run.  I love talking about all things running, but this week is a little different.  I’m not discussing running, instead we are talking about how we are different from when we first started blogging.  My thoughts on this are a little bit deep, so here we go. 

I have only been blogging for a little over a year, so I feel like I’m still constantly learning and growing as a blogger.  But, I can see a difference from when I started.  If you’ve been with me from the beginning, I’m sure you can too.  And, a huge thank you for following me for so long! 

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When I first started, I knew that I wanted to blog about running, but I also wanted to blog about my life.  I don’t think I realized at first what that meant.  I am a pretty private person.  I know that’s hard to believe since I write a blog that everyone in the world can read.   For a while, it was tough for me to decide what I wanted to write about and put out there for people to read, and I still tried to keep everything private.  But, it was very hard to blog about my life and what I was doing when I was leaving out huge parts of it, like my husband or my family and friends. 

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I really worried about what people that knew me would think about my blog, (I don’t know why I did that) and so I actually didn’t tell anyone what I was doing until about 8 or 9 months after I had been blogging.  I finally figured out that if I wanted to actually enjoy writing this blog, and have it where people actually wanted to read it, that I had to be transparent.  I realized that I couldn’t just pick and choose a few things to put out there.  I had to share the good and the bad.  When I had this realization a few months in, I introduced Jeremy to the world.  He is the biggest part of my life, and I was trying to write about what we did on the weekends and in our spare time, but I was leaving him out of it.  It didn’t make any sense.  I also quit focusing on just the good, and remembered that I am human too and I have good days and bad days.  I relate easier to people when I see that they are like me, so why was I trying so hard to show only the good?  All of this is growth to me.  I feel more comfortable in what I write, and I no longer worry about what people will think.  I enjoy sharing my life with all of you and getting to know many of you because of that. 

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I look forward to the future of my blog.  I’m excited to see how I will grow and in turn, how my blog will grow.  I hope you will continue to follow along! 

 

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12 thoughts on “Always Changing

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Blogging is definitely a constant learning curve. I’ve been doing it just over a year now too. I’m glad you decided to do it!

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      Tara

      I’m glad you started blogging too! I enjoy reading your posts and learn a lot from you!

  2. Lesley

    It is hard to balance what to write, but I chose a couple topics as off-limits, and will write about almost everything else. I try not to get too TMI, but we’re runners and some things come up.

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      Tara

      LOL That is true. Plus, I like hearing other runners TMI stuff because I may be experiencing the same thing!

  3. patty

    We grow, we change, I feel like blogging is just like life! Glad you are here!

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      Tara

      Thank you! I feel like it’s like life too. There is always something new to learn.

  4. Rachel

    I’ve changed direction of my blog a couple times. It’s fluid and that’s what makes blogging awesome. 🙂

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      Tara

      I like that too. You can do whatever you want and learn as you go!

  5. Marcia

    Blogging is definitely a reflection of what’s going on in our lives. It’s been fun getting to know you through yours!

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      Tara

      Thank you! You too! I love reading your blog too!

  6. San

    I am glad you started blogging and I am glad I found your blog 🙂

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      Tara

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy reading and I’m really glad you found my blog too! 🙂 xo

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