Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Let's try this again.

Hey you.
Miss me?

I've let my poor little corner of the Internet get full of cobwebs and silence. A Daily Dose of Fit has been all but gone, but I never forgot it. When I first started the blog, I wanted to be a blogger. I wanted to make money, work with brands and do fancy things while I shared my interest in fitness. But the more ingrained I got into the world of blogging, the more fake it felt to me. I lost sight of who I was and why I was writing because I got too busy competing with my peers:

"Why aren't my page views up?"
"Why doesn't that brand want to work with me?"
"Why can't I make more money?"

Truth be told, the answers to those questions required actions that turned my creative outlet into a job. I wanted to be a successful blogger in every sense of the word, but I also wanted to share my perspective. To share me, my experiences and my interest in fitness so that I could truly and genuinely inspire others from the bottom of my heart. But I couldn't balance being a blogger with being true to me and my message.

I felt fake.

And I was also really busy, so it was time to walk away for a bit. Maybe forever. I needed a break to focus on my job at the gym. I needed a break to focus on my job at the running store. I needed a break to focus on my family.

I just needed a break.

And the easiest thing to let go of was A Daily Dose of Fit. 
But I did something today. Something big and exciting that scares me just a bit.

If I play it right, though...I know I'll be fine.

I still have the gym job. I still have the running store job. Life with two kids is crazier than ever. But this thing I'm working on, it's going to be an adventure I won't forget. And I'm going to need somewhere to talk about it. I don't care about page views. If a brand wants to work with me, great. I'll consider it if their message fits mine. But I won't be actively seeking out partnerships like I used to.

Because I don't want to be a blogger anymore.
I just want to blog. That's what I do. I write.

So let's try this again.
We'll see how it goes.


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