I had been living in Melbourne for about a week, had lost 13 of the 27.5kg I needed to lose, and knew maybe two people in my new city. So my goals with the blog at the start were very simple - to keep myself motivated and accountable and to meet people in Melbourne. I also wanted to share what I was learning about health and fitness, and what was working for me, in the hope it would help and inspire others in the same situation.
Little did I know what I was embarking upon and how much my life was about to change. In the months that followed, life as I knew it was over and the adventure of a lifetime began!
|One of the highlights of my seven years of blogging, without a doubt!|
It's hard to believe I've been doing this for seven years. I did debate whether it was an anniversary or not as I took most of 2008 off but I decided that, regardless, I have spent seven years (of my 31, so nearly a quarter of my life!) actively online and that is worth mentioning :)
So much has happened in those seven years. Most of it has been life changing! And I can't even begin to list all the great things that Skinny Latte Strikes Back and blogging in general has brought my way. Every day I am thankful for it.
So today, to mark the occasion, I have recorded a podcast in which I share seven things I've learned about blogging over the years. I don't claim to be an expert, by any means, but they are all things that have helped me so I share them in the hope they will help you too, if you're interested.
You can download the file to your computer or listen in iTunes too (it does sometimes take a few hours for the new show to be listed in iTunes - thanks for your patience!)
I sometimes wonder whether, after seven years, I might have said it all. But I know that I, as a person, am definitely still a work in progress and I probably always will be. I'm still learning and changing, all the time. And as long as that is going on I'll have things to write about, new discoveries and experiences to share and (ideally) some wisdom to pass on as well. The more I work on myself, my passions and making my life an adventure, the more I'll hopefully be able to help you to follow your dreams and create a life you're passionate about too. I can't tell you how much it means to me to hear from readers who have been inspired to make changes in their own lives after reading about my journey. It is so humbling and is probably the main reason I'm still here plugging away after all these years. That, and I love connecting with people. If I am making a difference in just one person's life then it's all worthwhile!
So thank YOU so much for reading, listening and being a part of Skinny Latte Strikes Back. Thank you for caring enough to check in here and let me into your lives. Thank you for sharing the journey with me. Thank you for believing in me. It means more to me than I can ever tell you and I am so grateful for your support. It's great having you along for the ride.
Here's to year eight! I wonder what it holds? :)