In my life I want to CONTINUE posting my health and fitness goals and accomplishments, and post my personal life events and reflections. But I want to START using both of my blogs for the purposes for which they were intended and STOP posting everything on one blog while the other blog sits idle.
I am going to use today’s BAD post to make an announcement.
In the matter of background, only some of my followers may know it but I have a “gemeral” blog under @anotherstephencobert. The original intention I had was to make the blog whose post you are currently reading my health and fitness blog with occasional observations and ruminations, and have my other blog be for general life this ‘n’ that.
This month’s Blog a Day was a redo of May 2018’s daily blogging challenge. In an effort to make sure I wasn’t simply rehashing what I wrote a year ago (or at least keep it to a minimum), I did a fair amount of scrolling back through my old posts to refresh my memory about what I’d already written.
I noticed something. This blog, which was set up for fitness and occasional other stuff, had gotten overrun with the “other stuff”; the fitness and health posts had become “occasional”. This in and of itself wasn’t bad: it’s my blog after all. What got to me was that I had the “another” blog that was doing the online equivalent of collecting dust. I have a blog for general life events and miscellaneous reflections and observations. I found myself asking, “So why am I not using it?”
Starting in June, I am going to try and sharpen my focus on this blog, and just plain start using my other blog. I’m sure I’ll still have some odd posts her, and I suspect some events will make their way onto both blogs (like my grandson’s Middle School graduation did a couple weeks ago). But I want to get back to the original focus I had when I started this: health and fitness progress.
And that brings me to my announcement: Starting in June, if the Blog a Day Challenge continues into that month, I will be doing the challenge from my general blog, “anotherstehencobert”. I enjoy doing these challenges and enjoy sharing my insights and pearls of wisdom with my friends on Tumblr. I think, though, with the renewed focus, the posts would be better suited to my more general blog.