Why Blogging is the Best!

The reasons to blog and read blogs seem unending. As a fairly new blogger, I’m still discovering all the new and exciting things blogging has to offer. Undoubtedly, for me, one of the best things about blogging is that it makes me accountable for living a healthy and balanced life. I’ve become more aware of what I’m putting in my body and working harder to keep it healthy and active.

But I digress! That’s not what I wanted this post to be about at all. I encountered another reason yesterday that showed me why blogging is the best. Connections – it’s all about connections! Yesterday through the blog world, I came across another blogger living in NYC from my hometown area (Melissa), sent a fellow blogger a job link (which she applied to), discussed a potential fun run (with Dori), and felt much relieved to read that so many other runners worry about running in the dark (it’s not just me) and take necessary precautions (Caitlin – comments section).

It felt great to be so connected!

What are some interesting and inspiring ways you’ve connected with other bloggers?

Now on to my day…

Breakfast yesterday was a multi-grain English muffin with peanut butter on one side and jelly on the other with a splash of light cranberry juice.

Lunch was… can you guess? Leftovers!! I actually think this was better the second time around.

Snacks for the afternoon were Greek yogurt with oats and granola, and an afternoon apple (no pic of the apple) before the gym.

I hit the gym after work because I wanted to get in a quick speed workout before the Turkey Trot on Thursday morning. Here was my workout:

3.1 miles in 25:20
.9 mile – for a total of 4 miles in 34 minutes
85 crunches
30 alternating leg crunches

I did notice that my left foot is hurting a little bit. It’s not unbearable, just a weird pain underneath the ball of my foot. I’m hoping it’s nothing serious and that it feels better by Thursday.

Once I got home from the gym, I flew into action. I ate, showered, vacuumed, packed and tidied up. I was too exhausted to go to any great lengths with my dinner. This is what I managed to scrape together:

Amy’s Organic Lentil and Vegetable Soup, some cheddar cheese and two dill pickles – from varying jars. But then my body also told me it was craving peanut butter, so I had this for dessert:

And then it was basically time for bed. Seriously – my days are disappearing! I was able to squeeze in a few more pages of Copperfield before I passed out. I have a feeling I may be able to finish it this weekend!

I’m switching up my schedule a bit and trying to post a daily recap of the full day on the following morning. We’ll see if this works better with my schedule.

If you’re a blogger, what’s your blogging schedule (if you have one)? Do you post several times a day, once a day, once a week? What time(s) of day work best for you?

And a general question: when (time of day) do you most frequently “browse” other blogs?

I get out of work today (Wednesday) at 3:00 and am then hopping on a train upstate. I’ll be cooking with my momma tonight and running the Turkey Trot in the morning, so I’m not sure if I’ll get another post in before then. Then it’s off to Utica for Thanksgiving with the Callahans! 🙂

P.S. – I cried twice while watching The Biggest Loser last night. I just can’t help it! I also want Amanda to come back at the end and look as hot as Rebecca did. I think she can do it.

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9 responses to “Why Blogging is the Best!

  1. Love this post 🙂

    I used to post once a day, but then I stopped being able to do it from work. My goal was 3x a week, but I have been struggling lately. To make it more frustrating, I wrote out an entire race recap yesterday to finish editing and post today, and it was mostly gone! Ughhhh. Rewriting it now knowing it won’t be nearly as good as the first time around because I was especially proud of it. 😦

    Anyway! To answer your question. I aim for three times a week,

    Looking forward to a fun run!

  2. Great post! Agreed, I’ve had many benefits from blogging already… even though I don’t really feel like a hardcore blogger. But I’ve “met” some amazing people and gotten some great tips!

    I attempted to blog multiple times a day…. it just doesn’t work for me. I cannot really blog from work and I’m here so much. Plus I just found it a bit overwhelming. Now I try to blog once per day, sometimes more and sometimes not at all….. that tends to happen on the weekends.

    Browsing blogs… I do this more throughout the day. I get stressed out when I have too many blogs to catch up on…. as I tend to not really read them when I have a bunch not read. Plus its a nice little escape to see what folks are up to. So for those bloggers that can do it multiple times a day, I’m in awe and I appreciate it! LOL

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!!! Safe travels.

  3. I try for daily, but I think it ends up being 5-6 days a week…

  4. I post about every other day and browse right after I post.

  5. I love all of Amy’s soups! Your lentil-veggie bowl looks delish 🙂

    I try to post once a day to Runner’s Kitchen, but sometimes on the weekends I miss a post.

    I browse blogs basically all day long, haha. I wonder how I spent my time before I began reading and writing food blogs…

  6. I agree, blogging has significantly improved my life in such a short period of time. I like it for all the same reasons you mentioned (particularly the social and accountabilty factors), and the fact that I’ve dropped 5 pounds since I started snapping pictures of everything that goes in my pie-hole (and I haven’t been eating lots of pie, ha).

    As for my schedule, I started doing two posts a day when my schedule was a bit looser, but now that I’ve been working quite a bit, I find that one daily recap suits me. As for reading other blogs, I just graze throughout the day. I like to take my time to really read each post (rather than just skim and look at pretty food pictures) because it is always enlightening and comforting to hear about other blogger’s experiences with nutrition and fitness.

  7. Hey! I am one of those lurkers who reads your blog without commenting, but I just wanted to say that I really enjoy it! I’m a fellow NYCer as well (Upper West Side) so it’s particularly fun to read your blog.

    In terms of a blogging schedule I usually wake up slightly earlier than I need to to read blogs and then I write my post after dinner.

    Have a great Thanksgiving:)

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