Here’s how it works:
I answer 4 questions about my blog, and then I introduce you to 3 blogs that I love.
Rules are fun and dandy, but guess who is a rule breaker? Me! I am introducing FOUR awesome bloggers just because I can. Hint: It's these ladies, and they are awesome!
The Questions (Tour of My Blog)
For the Miss Nutralicious website, I am working on a few different posts.
- A “behind the scenes” look at volunteering for a marathon
- Pregnancy posts: My fear of babies and announcing my pregnancy in real life
- My favorite and least favorite kitchen tools
- When you feed a cow an avocado
In real life, I am preparing to have a baby in March, trying to maintain a regular exercise schedule, and I’m eating a lot of food. Also, I'm preparing to learn how to knit. I'm not actually sure why I feel the need to prepare myself, but I do, so now you know. I have a knitting lesson scheduled for Thanksgiving break and I'm excited! (It's the little things.)
I’m not sure that I fit into one specific genre. I started this space as a health blog, but now I write about health, plus other stuff. I've heard the term "lifestyle blog" thrown around a lot, and I do blog about my life, but I think it's weird to consider myself a lifestyle blogger since I blog anonymously. I mean, sure lifestyle bloggers keep some things private, but their names? Seems weird to me.
I think this blog falls into the “other” category.
One thing that I always try to do on the Miss Nutralicious blog that might differ from other blogs is that I write primarily happy posts. This doesn't mean that I avoid all emotional and sad topics. It also doesn't mean that I never complain. Basically, it means that if I write about a sad or emotional topic, I attempt to include a positive or humorous spin on the matter at hand.
There is never too much joy in the world and I believe happiness is contagious, so I try to put happiness out there wherever I can. So maybe I'm a "happy lifestyle blogger"?
Yep. I just decided, I am a happy lifestyle blogger. That's my niche. So, if you are reading my blog you better already be happy, or at least be trying to be happy!
I started blogging because I wanted a new hobby. I think hobbies are good for the soul, and I’m always looking for new hobbies and outlets that let me develop skills that I don’t normally use in my everyday life. Now that blogging is a full-fledged hobby of mine, I continue to blog to relax, archive my favorite moments, entertain, keep my mind sharp, make connections with other bloggers, and because I like having a creative outlet.
Hmm…good question. Usually I get blog ideas while I'm running, walking, doing yoga, or eating lunch. Occasionally, something strange or goofy will happen in real life, and my husband will say, "you should probably blog about this". So, he gives me ideas too.
When I get an idea, I write it on a "blog ideas" list that I keep on the last page of a notebook. Then, when I have free time, I write. Sometimes I type, and sometimes I hand write and type later. It depends where I am and what resources are available when I get the urge to write.
There's not a whole lot of creativeness going on in my writing process.
My writing/creative process boiled down: If I get an idea to write about, I sit down and write. It's obviously very technical. (Kidding.)
Meet the Bloggers! (Tour of Blogland)
Hey, everyone! I’m Allison and I blog over at Something Beautiful. I’m a lover of books, travel, and all things mysterious. You could find me on the lookout for some new music, a good read, and a jar of peanut butter on any day. I like cats better than dogs, am proud to be a Michigander, and am trying to learn what all of the settings mean on my camera. Meeting new blog friends is one of my favorite parts about blogging, so swing on by and introduce yourself!
Allison: Something Beautiful
Kate Scarlata is a Boston-based registered dietitian, co-author of New York Times best seller, 21 Day Tummy, internationally recognized FODMAP diet educator, mom of 3 and an avid runner. Kate can be found in her kitchen working on a low FODMAP recipe, blogging on her blog, Well Balanced, helping her digestive health clients or flying around the country teaching dietitians how to implement the low FODMAP diet. Kate's passion is helping people with digestive health problems get access to proper medical and nutritional interventions so they can enjoy a well balanced and productive life.
Kate: Well Balanced
I'm a 28 year-old former NCAA volleyball player working at a child-health focused non-profit and blogging about health and fitness. I'm on a healthy living journey eating clean (mostly), working out and running when absolutely necessary. Usually when margaritas are involved. Or beer. Or cupcakes.
Amanda: Eat Hard Work Hard
RunGingerRun is authored by Sarah who is a proudly self-proclaimed Ginger (redhead). You can find her running the roads of Tulsa, OK with her husband, Donovan. Together they have conquered everything from the 5K to 50K distances and almost everything in between. Her favorite race distance is the Half Marathon, however she is currently training for the Honolulu marathon in December 2014. Sarah is a BibRave Ambassador, ENERGYbits Ambassador as well as a Marathon Maniac and Half Fanatic. When she is not running, she is either blogging, or connecting with other runners on social media.
Click on any of the above blogger's photos to visit their blogs.
Ta-da! That concludes my Tour of Blogland. I hope you learned more about my behind the scenes blogging style and found a few new wonderful blogs to read. Thanks for joining me, and as always,