I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. Once a day, once a week, once a year…thank you!
Blogging has been a growing relationship which has seemingly matured, and me along with it. When I began blogging in June of 2009, I felt like I was writing for only my mom to read. Not that my mom’s readership doesn’t mean a lot to me (hi, Mom!), but I love to write and writing is all the more rewarding when others want to read what you write (go figure, I know!). When I started to get a comment here or there on my blog, I would get giddy with joy — a comment, weee! I call this the honeymoon phase when every little blog-related thing excited me.
And then I started to form relationships with bloggers whom I followed. It seemed to become a game of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours…in the form of blog comments. I call this the robotic phase. I don’t regret this phase of my blogging because I really have grown to love and adore so many bloggers, but that phase was simply exhausting. I’ll admit, I felt pressure to read dozens of blogs every day when I simply did not have the time. I now do what I can as far as reading blogs, and it’s typically on the weekends when I do have spare time.
And now here lately, things have hit their stride…my stride. I’ve been giving 100% of what I can to my blog and others’ without sacrificing the balance of life (if you follow me on my blog, you likely know I’m a fan of all things in balance). My blog traffic has steadily climbed over the past few months and I’ve done nothing new to cause the climb. A blogger dream? You betcha.
Thank you for reading, emailing, and sharing healthy recipes and wisdom with the ones you love. By sharing my tales of nutrition & balance, I hope it enables and inspires others to do the same.
Lots of love,