Cheers To The Weekend!

Happy Friday! 

Confession:  I read blogs (hence the reason I started mine), but here is the kicker I read a ton them.  And I don't just read blogs by people I know.  As of late, my motto as been *Leave no blog behind*  I read everything from fitness blogs, to music blogs, to lifestyle blogs, to daily fashion blogs, and don't forget my favies food porn blogs. Which leads me to 2 questions: 1) At what point does one transition from casual blog reader to straight up stalker, due to the fact that you follow certain bloggers on the daily and feel like you're besties, even though you have never met them and they have no idea who you are? --Although, that question is probably best left unanswered for my sanity. 2) What kind of vibe do I want my own blog to have. 

With there being so many types of blogs online, where do I want mine to head.The more I stalk read other blogs the more I realize what I don't want mine to be, which i guess is a good place to start.

I could post photos of my daily outfits, but that just seems like too much work and a little vain for my taste. (Although, let's be honest, I think blogging in general does come with some level of vanity, because you are already assuming your life is cool enough that it MUST be shared with the rest of the internet world). And as awesome as my Style Board is on Pinterest, my wardrobe is not that impressive, nor do I have the funds to invest in one that would be.  Then there is that the whole judgement thing, I am already worried about whether or not people will find my blog entertaining, so the thought of having someone judge the way I am dressed or how I style my hair on the regs just makes me want to break out in hives.  Not to mention how much work it would be to have to dress cute EVERYDAY.  No thanks.

Then there are the hardcore fitness bloggers.  These are some of my favorite blogs to read.  They are often the most inspiring, to the point that sometimes after I read a post I am so geared up I almost want to start training for a marathon (then I remember the time I started training for a half-marathon and it only lasted 2 weeks). I love finding new workouts and healthy snackies and hope to pass them along to you, but as much as I enjoy being active and working out I don't let it consume my life and I don't want it to consume my blog either.  It's a big part of who I am, but not the only one.

Now this gurllll loves her food. Let me tell you, if I could eat for a living, I would.  With that being said, I don't think my blog will be a Smitten Kitchen anytime soon. Have you ever seen a behind the scenes of a kitchen post?! Rumor has it you need a nice camera, good lighting, and time for a lot of baking.  None of which I have.  

So I guess that leave us with just a little bit of me, being me....  Prepare yourselves for new workouts, life updates, recipes to nom on, some fantastic music, and my favisies instagram pics.  

Example: this weekend I am super pumped because the boy, our good friend Jessi, and I are driving up to Whistler, BC to compete in a TOUGH MUDDER race.   It's this SUPER scary hardcore 10-12 mile race, with multiple obstacles including electro-shock,  barbwire fences, and jumping into ice water.  I might have blacked out when I signed up for this, but Brad keeps telling me it will be awesome.  Plus some of the profits from the race go to the Wounded Warrior Project, which I think is pretty neat-o.  So, if I am not stuck in some Canadian hospital (hooray for free health care?) come Monday I will be sure to post more about it next week! 

Cheers to the weekend! 

                                                   Ps. Cheers to coffee too!


leyla said...

You're awesome.

I could write an entire novel answering this post, but I'll try to keep it short-ish. Here goes.

I'm a stalker too. I have best friends who don't even know I exist (because I'm a stalker, not a commenter).

Here's the kicker though: I make fun of people with blogs, while secretly wanting my own because I think it's cool. I'm not very good at keeping the secret though because I've actually started three of my own that stupidly are titled "leylafolsom.whatever.com" Plus, my stats show that people google my name and end up on my blog. That makes me panic but I'm trying to be ok with it. My current blog doesn't use my last name and so far I don't think anyone has found it.

My first two were cutesy DIY, crafty, recipe, food/restaurants, outdoor stuff. At least in my head, that's what it was going to be. They never lasted long enough to fall into any category. I think "lifestyle" is the best way to describe it.

Unfortunately....I now have a kid. Which makes me a mommy blogger. Gross! And just as unfortunately, some of my favorite blogs are other mommy blogs.

PS. I tried to do an outfit post the other day. Super super difficult.

PSS. You probably have mad googling skills, so I'll just give you the link and save you the time......ugh. www.leylamichele.blogspot.com

blsmith6 said...

If it makes you feel better I follow Mommy bloggers and I have no intentions of popping out a kiddo any time soon, but they really do have some of the best blogs out there.... BUT I am adding you to my list of favs !!! Ps. can we talk about how big your bebe has gotten!? So adorable.