Yesterday, Alex from The Run Within posted a great article on funny running quirks. She started her blog by talking about the fact that, regardless of the name she doesn’t actually talk about running very often. I’m not going to lie, I’ve noticed that myself… I was initially drawn to Alex’s blog because of the title. However, even with the lack of posts about running it’s still a great blog (If you haven’t yet, definitely check it out!). She explained how she started her blog with the intention of talking about running, but that over time it developed into something else.
This got me thinking about my own blog. I discovered blogs last summer when I randomly one day stumbled onto Peanut Butter Fingers. I remember thinking how cute is this?! I loved her fun writing style and all the great tips and recipes she posted. I soon learned of more and more healthy living style blogs and quickly decided that I wanted in on the fun! I created “Sweetly Balanced” because I had visions of my blog being this fun healthy living blog about how you can still enjoy sweet indulgences like cup cakes and candies because you eat super healthy and workout…
I had visions of posting all the delicious, but still healthy food I ate. I had visions of healthy recipes and great workout routines. I very quickly learned that I was bored with posting pictures of all the things I ate every day (I also eat a lot of the same things everyday) and that I can’t cook in the slightest let alone develop my own recipe. I also very quickly learned that I’d rather have a bowl of pasta than a salad and that a bag of Goldfish is sometimes the perfect dinner for me.
I was beginning to feel like a fraud. So, I’m not the most healthy person when it comes to my food choices, I’m okay with that. I stopped posting about eating healthy and instead focused on things that I had more passion about. I love running, I love telling you about my runs and my workouts and the millions of races I sign up for because I love racing. I love talking about my friends and family and cute doggies (one day I’ll have my own). I love talking about traveling around the world (Even though I haven’t in a while)
Maybe my original vision doesn’t exactly match up with what my blog has become, but I guess the name can still fit. Eat cupcakes then run… BOOM Sweetly Balanced.
How did you come up with your blog name?