Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blogs are like Journals

Sometimes I critisize myself for my lack of blogging.  Other times I want to delete the whole thing and start over.  Or set myself a schedule that has me posting a minimum of three times a week with a carefully selected variety of topics.  I'm currently home sick, mulling over life from my king sized bed, sipping my husband's Mt Dew and watching wedding shows on Netflix.  I was debating about what to blog, if I should blog, if I should erase it all and hide myself in shame for terrible blogging. I realized that my blogging habits perfectly mimic my journaling habits.  I hate going back to read my own journal entries.  I find myself annoying, immature, and vapid.  I would journal for a few days and then not touch it again for a few months.    Then I usually throw my journal away, burying it in the trash can before anyone else can see it.  Hello, that's exactly what it's like when I blog.

And that's ok with me.  I don't (overall) blog for others.  Yes, I love it when people comment on my blog.  I think it's fun when I can pass on something to another because of my blog.  But at the end of the day, I blog because it's therapeutic.  I blog so I don't forget my own life.  I blog because it's constructive.  Because typing out my fitness routines encourages me to be better.  I blog because then I can read and comment on other blogs and not look like a creeper.

Speaking of other blogs, I thought I would give a list of some of my current favs:

Girl's Gone Child (also check out her book Rockabye, From Wild to Child- it's wonderful)

Love Maegan (Her DIYs are fun and easy, her engagement ring is gorgeous, and I like her hair tutorials)

Cotter Crunch (probably the blogger I would most like to meet in real life)

What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear? (because I would dress just like her if I could)

Skinny Runner (I adore this blog.  And I have two Skinny Runner shirts.  So comfy and cute.)

These are the five blogs I try to read with any consistency.  I have close to 60 on my feeds list that I read often, but the five above are probably my favorite.  I am always on the lookout for new blogs, especially any that deal with the topics I am most interested in (running, cooking, crafting, being dairy free, high heels, makeup, Jesus), so feel free to let me know of any of your favorite blogs.

Why do you blog?  Do you also keep a journal?


  1. oh kath! i want to meet you too! maybe we can make it happen this year!

    1. Yes! That would be so fun! We could go for a run and then drink some wine.