I think most bloggers will agree that receiving really nice comments makes blogging worth it. I am fortunate, so far, that I have not received an awful comment, but I know they are out there.
Yesterday, I received a comment on my Goalgetter2013 – How did I do in March? post that really made me smile. It was so sweet, and it pretty much summed up the reason why I blog.
Nanci, I love your transparency, your tenacity, and cheer your accomplishments…which are many! Whether you know it or not, you are an inspiration! You are real and fun! I loved your honesty when you were frustrated and DONE with Weight Watchers, I’ve been there too. I loved seeing and feeling your passion as you have returned to WW. I can feel your happiness through your posts and photos! You should be bursting with pride accomplishing all those runs after your injuries…you inspire me! Thanks again for putting yourself out there! Cheers to an Awesome April!
I am very open and honest in my blog. To share my weight for all to see is a big thing. To share when I have a bad week and eat everything in site is not easy. But I am human. And before I started my own blog, I was reading blogs that inspired me for that exact reason.
I’ve said all along that my blog more than anything is for me. It helps keep me accountable every single day. I am not perfect, I have bad days and want to eat, eat, eat. I love beer more than I probably should. Some days I don’t even want to think about putting on my running shoes. There are days when I have willpower of steel. And then I can go from one extreme to the other just like that. I might be that irritating person who posts meals, workouts, and more but I need to do it. I need to do it so I don’t give up on the days that are hard.
It’s not easy to post about a weight gain or a missed run or a race that didn’t go as great as I thought. But I do it for support. There are so many others out there in my shoes – either inspiring me or perhaps I’m inspiring them.
So when I receive an email like that, it makes me smile. It reminds me of the days before I was a blogger, when I was inspired by others’ journeys. It inspired me enough to start my own blog and put myself out there. Everyone has a different battle they are fighting and everyone has some sort of motivation to offer. To know that I inspired someone else is a wonderful thing. Thank you Kim, for that comment. It was a great way to start a Monday morning!
How have blogs inspired or motivated you to continue? Share with me one blogger that has inspired you.