I'm in a blogging rut.
I have writer's block. I actually have a few post ideas, but they aren't developing into what I expected/wanted to write about.
So I'm using a tool I learned in college: If you have writer's block, write about having writer's block.
I guess it doesn't help that I have Secret Life of an American Teenager playing in the background. Even though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it, I heart this show. It's kinda extreme to me, with all these kids having sex and talking about marriage. But then I think about when I was in high school... kids were having sex, kids got pregnant, but I don't remember there being that much drama. Maybe because there wasn't a camera around. But still, it's different. And yet, it continues to pull me in.
hmmmmm writer's block.... still there? YEP!
I had a great convo with my friend Jenn from JENNSADVENTURES. One of our (many) topics touched upon was the blogging community, specifically, the blogs we follow/read/LOVE.
What I love most about blogging is being able to connect to people all over the world. And build friendships based on our commonalities.
Most of the blogs I follow relate to running or fitness in some way or another... a few are friends from college and high school.... it's nice to build a close community, even if we are separated by either a few hundred miles or a few thousand.
Most blogs are written by total strangers, well, they aren't strangers now, but that's what it felt like when I first came across their page. It was my first encounter in their world. Yeah, most of us blog about running and fitness, food and fashion, but it's all about our own individual perspective. And I think that's the best part.
It's our OWN.
What I've learned most through my own blogging experience is that I can be pretty unsure about myself. I compare myself to others pretty often, always have and probably always will. But blogging has helped me "come into my own", so to speak. I find myself chatting with people I meet throughout my day, my mind is always "on"- looking for the next blog topic, and I'm thinking more than just about myself- I think about my followers, my readers, and how to connect better.
Because for me? That's what it's all about.
Connecting with myself and connecting with you.
Thanks for stopping by and being part of my blog. Welcome to my world!