For about 7 or 8 months now, I’ve been contemplating starting a blog. After I got this idea in my head, I read an article on Pinterest about starting a blog and how to make money from it. It seemed relatively easy, and I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I figured even better if I can make a few bucks! I know that most successful blogs have a concrete focus, so I started looking for a “gimmick” that would make my blog different from anything already out there. When I first began thinking about it, I thought about a low carb recipe blog, but I’m not so great at cooking, and my dishes are not always picture perfect. I considered a running blog, but I’m not always the most consistent. Once I started my job as a flight attendant in March, I thought about that as well. I was looking for a market that wasn’t overly saturated with tons of well established blogs to compete with. (I’ve never been one who enjoys competition.) Despite the fact that I thought about writing a blog daily, I never took the leap, because I didn’t believe anyone would read it.
Then last week, I was out for a run early in the morning. It was already 87 degrees at 6:30am, and I was hot and sweaty. I’m not a super skinny girl, and I’ve never felt comfortable running in a sports bra, but I thought ‘to hell with what anyone thinks, it’s hot and I’m taking off my shirt.’ I finished my run with a smile on my face, came home, and proudly told my husband Christopher what I had done. He was thrilled to see me feeling so empowered. In that moment, I decided that I was starting my blog. If no one reads it, that’s okay. If my posts don’t all have a central theme, that’s okay. If I don’t have a “gimmick,” that’s okay. I’m going into this to write for the sheer enjoyment of it, and I’m proud that I finally took the leap.
I can’t promise anything as far as what my blog will become. Sometimes I might post low carb recipes. Sometimes I might post about running or life as a flight attendant. I really don’t know at this point. But I’m going for it, and for that, I’m proud!