5.15.2014

#FirstsTotalSocial - First Blog Post

So Sarah from Venus Trapped In Mars and Helene of Helene In Between have a fun little linkup today. (which by the way, I need to step up my blog game, I feel like I am only doing linkups these days and not really trying to write my own content lately. We'll save that problem for another day though.) Anyway, the prompt for the linkup is to share a first of something - could be anything. I decided to share my first blog post and see if I have changed much in the few years I have been blogging now. Side note - weird that I have been blogging long enough now to use the term few years.
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!

Looks like I might have skipped that whole introduction to my blog and welcoming my new readers to my very first post (who in the beginning were only my family and Brad - which by the way, they are still my biggest fans!) 

Re-reading this post, I think it is safe to say that my blog still has this same vibe overall. It really is just a little bit of me, being me. Whether that is a good or bad thing, I will let you decide. With that, I just want to thank everyone that comes to this space and takes the time to read what I write every day. 

Cheers! 

<3 BB 


Venus Trapped in Mars

20 comments

Amy said...

I'm in the same boat as you, it's CRAZY to think I've been blogging for almost 3 years now. Where did that time go? I've changed sooo much since I first started, and it's fun looking back to see that transformation happen. I love that blogging helps us document, even if it is a little bit vain. ;)

Brittany said...

I love the thinking out loud vibe this post has. We get a little insight into why you started the blog and why you chose the direction it ended up going!

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

I think I am most impressed by the fact that you figured out how to link to something in your very first blog post. I could hardly insert a picture properly!!

****LEAVE NO BLOG BEHIND****

Kay said...

I love that your first post sounds just like your posts now. Totally shows that you're yourself at all times.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

At night I find myself all over the interwebs atalking blogs. Then I find their instagram and it just gets out of control. It's totally okay right?!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I love this!!! :D I was going to use mine, too... but then I ended up posting something totally different. It's so weird looking back, isn't it?!

Kelli @She Crab Soup said...

I think it's a great first post! I love reading first posts, most are awkward but not yours.

Tami said...

Who told you how to write your first blog post? Because.... I clearly missed that day in class

Rebecca said...

Oh man, your first blog post blows mine out of the water- get it girl!

JumpingJE said...

I love your vibe then and I love your vibe now - you're always you!

Nadine Lynn said...

Leave no blog behind! Love it! First posts are always so fun to read!

Rachel Sedaker said...

I was going to say, it seems you've stayed true to what it is you set out to do. I think that's awesome- it shows your authenticity. You keep it real.

Helene in Between said...

um this post is clearly good, I think it must be because you started out reading other blogs. man, this was not awkward or anything!

Karen M. Peterson said...

I love your first post! Especially the philosophy of Leave no blog behind!

Just Me, Angie! said...

A little bit of you being you is perfect!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

I love your first blog post...way better than mine which was just ranting about nothing.

Anna said...

You guys did a tough mudder? Beasts!

Melissa Suggitt said...

you're too cute. TOO CUTE.

Kasey Lynne said...

you're all grown up *tear

Becky said...

Aw, so cool to see your first post. :) And it really is a lovely blog.