How I blog- The mindset
There has been a fantastic blog hop going on- one which detracts away from a particular topic of Food, Fitness or anything under the Healthy Living umbrella. It goes back to basics- the first step with any blog- The process of putting words to a post.
My (funk soul) bruddah, Meghan, graciously passed on the (bachelor) crown to me and I’ve run with it….in words.
1. What am I working on/writing?
This blog! With no end goal in sight and being under the ‘Healthy Living Blogger’ community, the parameters and definition is broad and varied- and as such, allows a myriad of writing options. However, being a hobby requires me to balance blogging with the ‘real world’– The ‘Real World’ being my full time job, social life and well…living.
At the moment, I’m really enjoying recipe development and adapting it to feedback I’ve received to ensure they are more user friendly yet not compromising on taste.
2. How does my work/writing differ from others of its genre?
I pride myself on being wholeheartedly honest and upfront on The Big Man’s World. I find that what makes my work unique is that I blog unapologetically and discuss topics which often other bloggers may be skeptical or nervous to post. My eating style doesn’t fall into any specific category and I still consider myself a Healthy Living Blogger, even though I go through butter and full fat cheese as often as others may use almond milk or chia seeds.
Furthermore, I think portraying myself online virtually exactly as I am in the ‘real world’ is just as important- and not a different persona.
3. Why do I write what I do?
Blogging for the sake of blogging is something I would never do- every post is written with intent and with a goal-
Whether that be showing a day of eats which in my eyes, are balanced.
Whether that be discussing the mental mind games I faced by taking rest days– which in hindsight, were beneficial for me physically and mentally.
Whether that be discussing my journey on a 30 day challenge in an attempt to see if it would aid my health.
Whether that be undertaking an intense 12 week workout program and having no success or seeing no results.
4. How does my writing process work?
I used to think that having a blog schedule would be beneficial for me. However, after trialling it out for a week or two, I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind and had to let things flow naturally. Similar to how I approached essays in high school, I would write a single line in my drafts folder or in a note book and build upon that.
Often, these posts are the more ‘serious’ or ‘taboo’ ones and I often limit to one or two per week- No need to turn my blog into a negative rant. For posts which are strictly recipes, I do tend to stick to at least one a week, two with it now being a focus.
Back to the topic of balance– As much as I love blogging and consider writing my ‘therapy’– I wouldn’t sacrifice ‘living’ in the non virtual world to get a post up in time.
In blog hop fashion, I am passing the torch to two other bloggers-
For this I am passing it to-
Amanda from Running With Spoons– Amanda’s posts are always ones which are put together with finesse and in a reader friendly manner. She is able to be relatable to such a broad spectrum of the community- one which many readers appreciate.
Davida from The Healthy Maven– I know many bloggers often ignore the writing or backstory before a recipe, but skimping on Davida’s ones would be criminal- her commentary is refreshing, humorous and has a style which is rare amongst other bloggers.
Where do you get writing inspiration?
Bloggers, what is something blogging related you are working on?
Non bloggers, what do you enjoy reading about a blogger?
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