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Why FitBloggin’?

Posted Mar 18 2010 9:27pm

It’s the night before FitBloggin’ and I thought I’d take a moment to tell you why?

Why did I embark on such a crazy endeavor?

In short, I LOVE blogging! Can you tell? I mean seriously, I started with a family blog when I got pregnant 5 years ago and now I have a small media company , a thriving weight loss community , a food blog and more domain names then I’d like to admit. I was seriously born to blog. It’s in my blood.

Blogging allows me to explore and practice so many of my interests and passions. Web development, food, photography, design. My blogs are in a way, my canvas. They allow me to be creative in ways I never thought possible and, honestly, they’ve changed me.

Being a serial dieter for most of my adult life it wasn’t until I started blogging that I was able to begin to move past the " yo-yo diet cycle of hell " I was in. By facing my feelings about food and body image in a journal style format online I discovered that this wasn’t my struggle alone. MANY people shared my dysfunctional relationship with food. I was no longer alone and I found the support that I desperately needed.

Am I going out on a limb by saying blogging changed my life. I don’t think so. From my health to my career, it’s had a major impact. That’s crazy, I know… but it really has.

Pair my personal experience with blogging and my natural inclination to share knowledge and teach and well, what’s a better forum then a conference? I love to connect people. I love to see people succeed. I love to use my talents and experience to help make those things happen.

Hosting this conference seemed like a natural next step in this crazy journey I started 5 years ago. I wonder where I’ll end up but I have no time to ponder that now. I need to get some sleep before tomorrow. I have quite a weekend ahead of me!

If you are going to FitBloggin’ I hope you have fun, meet new friends, and learn something new. Oh! and you better not leave without saying Hi! ;)

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