Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This is NOT a New Year's Blog Post

This isn't a New Year's reflection and resolution post. 

My blog is no longer going to be a fitness blog. 
Since Oct of 2009 I've written mostly about fitness, my weight loss journey, etc. And that's cool. I'm proud of that. It's been great. But in the past year I've written 18 posts. It's not that I don't have anything to talk about or that my fitness or weight loss journey has ended. Far from it. It's just that I found the topic didn't relate anymore to who I am, to what inspires me, and honestly... it got boring. So starting with the new year. I'm blogging about anything and everything I want to blog about. For some of you, that's a bummer. For others, a relief. But my blog was never about gaining readers, getting advertisers, and making money (the thought popped into my brain briefly for about 0.2 seconds and then got distracted by a gif). It's DubyaWife. And just DubyaWife for now and we'll see where that takes us.

I'm not giving up my weight loss journey.
Usually the first thing readers assume when a blog changes is that the author has either failed, given up, or gained weight and that's why they've gone dark. Nope. Not the case. I'm running a half marathon in 8 weeks, I've maintained my 60lbs of weight loss since 2011 (despite holiday gain) and have no intentions of slowing down. I still want to hit the 100lbs goal. It's just that 5 years ago my health and fitness journey was new. Well it's not new anymore. It's how I live everyday. So I need something new.

I'm going to blog more, not for you, but for me. 
I found myself keeping a diary this past year. And it was great, but also horrible.  I couldn't share. I have a need to share. So I think that when I was blogging regularly I felt like I was sharing part of myself.  It may be the reason why I am on FaceBook so much. My friends are easily accessible that way. I like to write, I've always liked to write, but when you have the feels you want to write and you want others to read it and either a) validate your feelings b) commiserate your feelings or c) give you advice on your feelings. NO ONE WANTS THEM TO DISAGREE WITH THEIR FEELINGS GO AWAY I'm an attention seeking whore. Get over it. I have. I like to talk, I like to talk at people, I like to be the center of attention, it's my blog, I do what I want. 

For those who hate to read: 
I feel ya. I'm right there with you. I use tl;dr like it's on sale. I'm gonna give you friendly headers and bolded phrases for the highlights. Bullets points where appropriate. But some days I'm gonna throw words at you and you'll want to poke your eyes out with an ice pick then to hang on every word. No worries, don't read all the posts, read the titles, click like, move on. We're good. Who uses ice picks anymore anyway.

For those of you who love to read: 
I love you. I really do. You guys are awesome. But please stop correcting my grammar in your head. Srsly. stahp. I'm gonna have mistakes all over the place, it'll be bad, like really bad. I promise I read my posts. I promise I edit them. But I also promise that I'm gonna use your when it was you're or there when it was their. It'll annoy you. It'll annoy they bejesus out of you. This is something you'll simply have to deal with. And I ended that sentence with a preposition purposefully, resist the urge to rage. Resist, my anal-retentive friends.

I have found my voice. And she's a snarky bitch. I can't guarantee this blog will be PG, or even PG-13. But I can guarantee it will be authentic. Don't worry there won't be any tentacle porn discussions, besides the mention of it now. But that doesn't mean there won't be some adult topics. Religion, politics - I tend to stay away from these discussions because they didn't relate to my blog but also because I was afraid to be offensive. Part of the lack of posting this past year is that I felt like I wanted to write about topics beyond health and fitness and I was hindered by the idea that my readers weren't interested in that. I'll make every attempt to keep things pleasant around here but it's my blog, my opinions, so I get to talk about what I want to talk about. Like tentacle porn. (2)

I reserve the right to blog. At anytime. And without warning. About any topic. 
This may be a terrible idea. But I won't know until I try it. Further down the line I may go back to blogging about fitness. Or weight loss. Or Dungeons & Dragons. Or I may not blog at all cause life got busy and I didn't have time to write anything. You may get a flood of DubyaWife posts, all of them absolutely amazing and pee-in-your-pants funny, or you may wonder if I've died from a coffee overdose. Regardless, you'll always get recaps from time to time when I feel the need to update those on current events and/or experiences. Is six cups of coffee per day too much?

If you stop reading cause of the change, thanks. 
Seriously, thanks for reading. Thanks for being part of my journey. Thanks for all the shares, accolades, and motivation. I'd rather readers who aren't interested in reading stop reading than post comments about how "you used to write about this" or "why don't you write about that anymore."  You have the choice to read or not read and it's the internet there are a brazillion more fitness/weight loss blogs that are out there (in fact email me and I'll send you my favs), but don't be a troll.

If you just started reading this blog, welcome!
Strap on your underoos cause we're going on a fun joy-ride. I hope you like my past posts, my current posts, and everything in the future. Feel free to email me, to comment, to participate. I know you'll find all my writing to be insightful and hilarious. And if not, it's probably cause I'm in a bad mood and either need to exercise more or drink more. Probably both.

31 comments:

  1. awesome. i love you. YOU. don't care what you write about, I want to know more about YOU.

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    1. Thanks, Pinky! You rock.
      There will definitely be more about me. in agonizing and embarrassing details sometimes I'm sure.

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  2. Ironically, I posted almost the exact same thing a couple of days ago! I decided it's time to get back to what I loved about blogging when was just the randomness of my life. I'm not longer going to worry about driving traffic, SEO, link backs, page views, etc. I'm going to just write about what makes me happy!

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    1. Well, and there ya' go, grammar/spelling errors all over the place. I got so excited that someone else feels exactly the same as me that my brain was moving faster than my fingers could type. LOL

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    2. Ha, Mel. I appreciate content over precision, so you're all good. Blogging's just not what it used to be. And it's a fact of life that all things must change. I think it's just time we got back to the basics and do the writing that makes us happy. Plus how else can we bitch about life, amirite?

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  3. Triple woot! You're the best part of your blog, obviously. More YOU = more happy!!

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    1. Thank Em! You wooted, me likey.

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    1. Thanks gal! But you'll have to... ;)

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  5. I seriously huge puffy heart you.

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    1. I seriously huge puffy thank you!

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    1. Is awesomesauce GMO free? ;) Thanks, Liz!

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  7. I think this is great! The world needs more blogs like this! More opinions, more personal, less grammar, more real!

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  8. you had this reader at BLOGGING MORE FOR YOU.
    xo

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    1. Thanks Carla! You've always been an inspiration for me.

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  9. I do the same -- blog about what my little heart desires. It's a triathlon-fashion-beauty-life-weight-health-food-shopping-random blog. Why not?

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    1. I agree! And right now my heart desires more coffee!

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  10. Happy New Year -- looking forward to reading All About Christine.

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  11. Hooray!! I love this idea. Which is why I did it, too. Just not so eloquently. Jackass.

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  12. Hooray!! I love this idea. Which is why I did it, too. Just not so eloquently. Jackass.

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