An Unfulfilled Blogger

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 24, 2009

Good evening!

I must admit this probably won’t be an upbeat post like I normally do. The truth is, lately I have been feeling a bit unfulfilled with my blog lately.

I don’t know what it is or what has possibly changed in the past couple of weeks, but I know that something has. I have been feeling like I am not helping people in the way that I want to or that my posts lately have lacked an inner quality or significance for me and for my readers.

Some days I have really struggled to even find words to type on the page. I feel like I should be posting about my workouts or meals, but to be honest with you at times that bores me to tears. And then I think, does anyone really care what I did for my workout or what I had for lunch? Maybe on the surface like I wonder what my friend did last weekend or what she ordered at that fancy restaurant. But not in a meaningful sort of way, if you catch my drift.

Yes, blogs can be a much needed diversion in the middle of a long and stressful day, but does that mean that it always has to be a happy-go-lucky and easy on the eyes topic? I don’t think so.

I think the reason that I have been feeling unfulfilled with Oh She Glows lately is because I feel like I am not reaching out to enough people or helping people in the way that I want to. Sure, it is fun to chat about light hearted topics like fashion or your favourite toppings on pizza, but I realize that I need more than this if I am to sustain my blog long-term. I need to connect with people in a meaningful way. My main reason for starting this blog was to help people and lately I just haven’t felt like I am having an impact like I once did.

This post is not meant to be a pity-party or anything of the sort. I know that I put a lot of effort on here and that my readers enjoy it, but I am just saying that I may want to channel my efforts in new directions.

Let’s face it, you can read food/exercise blogs until you are blue in the face. How many are there out there? Tens of thousands? Do I really need to add to the pool by logging my workout or a new food product review? Or holding another contest? I guess these are the questions that I am currently struggling with.

This is not meant to criticize any blogs out there because all of them are wonderful in their own way and I know how much effort it takes to put into one. It would be silly to imply that there is no value in discussing any of these things because there most certainly is.

My main point is that I want to make a difference with this blog. I want to feel good about what I write and that it is meaningful to those who spare some time in their day to come here. I am just not sure how exactly I can make the changes I feel like I need to make.

Thoughts/Opinions Welcome, as always.

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Nadia March 25, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I started reading your blog just about a month ago, and really like it; I hope that you do continue it. I really enjoy the way that you write; in a way in which we can all relate. Your attitude towards health, fitness and nutrition is inspiring, and I look forward to reading your blog whenever I log into my computer in the evenings.

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Hangry Pants March 25, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Hey Angela, Sorry you’re feeling the blogging blues. I will tell you that it happens to me sometimes too and it’s usually when I put pressure on myself to post a product review or do x number of posts a day or something like that. I think it’s natural because we don’t always have interesting things to say, ya know. I know the three a day format works well for many, many blogers. I should know, as I read them all! But for me, it doesn’t work and that’s okay. I think you are a really positive, but practical person. What would you tell a friend who told you they felt the way you do about a blog?

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Sheryl March 26, 2009 at 5:29 am

Hi there Angela
I just wanted to add that I too really love your blog. You are right, there are tons of diet blogs out there but I always find myself looking at your blog first. Why? Because it is upbeat, fun and offers an interesting insight into the life of someone who is trying to do what I do – eat healthy, manage a relationship, find some kind of balance and ultimately have fun doing it! Keep up the great work because it is an inspiration :)

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ForexTeacher March 28, 2009 at 10:30 am

I would like to get further info.Thank you.

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TraderForex March 29, 2009 at 2:00 am

Not many people know what is being shared here. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Jules July 14, 2014 at 12:25 am

I know I’m late to the party, as I just found your website about two weeks ago, but I began reading your blog from the beginning… I find you so inspiring! I have already started eating healthier, and I’ve even started running — something I have hated for years — using your walk one minute run one minute strategy for beginners. Again, I know I’m super late, but I appreciate reading oh she glows so much!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2014 at 8:13 am

Thank you Jules, I’m so happy you found the blog!

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