Blog Update – Refresh Your [blog]Reader

15 Mon, 2011 § 4 Comments

You can find me posting at Colour Me Happy now.

Refresh your readers. :)

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Like most people, I can get fixated on the destination or long-term pursuit: I want toner arms now; I want to climb a (Flagstaff) V5 now; I want a perfect forward fold now…  You get this, don’t you?  “I want [[fill in the blank]] now.”  I don’t know if it’s innately human or a product of social conditioning, but we are a society of instant gratification.  We like goals, but sometimes it’s difficult to see progress as it happens when our “want” looms just ahead.  Not only is it difficult to see the progress being made, but it can even be hard to give ourselves credit or acknowledge seemingly small growth — expecting ourselves to be “perfect” first.  I feel this way, even when blogging, which is just supposed to be a fun outlet.

A few weeks ago, I took a workshop focusing on basic HTML coding.  I loved this & have had so much fun playing with it.  Elise Blaha’s workshop was based on Typepad, so I decided I would “build” a blog there & transition over to it.  As much as I’ve enjoyed playing with HTML, playing in real life has been more of a priority; so the new blog is no where near where I want it yet.  Sometimes I feel that need to be or have things perfect before giving myself props or feeling qualified to share it with others.  But life is about the process, right?  We should allow ourselves to not only recognize it but praise ourselves along the journey — focus on the direction rather than some future destination.

So even though it’s “under construction”, I’ll give you a glimpse — or maybe I’ll just take the leap.

I have struggled with finding the flow of my blog (in many aspects!); I tend to let myself get pulled in multiple directions.  Colour Me Happy is where I will finally let myself escape the need to fit a niche & embrace/share the layers of my life: photography, the day-to-day, “nesting” posts, diy & travel, etc.  That being said, I am going to try using a separate space for my more “fitness”-based interests, such as climbing, training, injury prevention, anatomy, & eventually rehabilitative care.  It is not so much that I don’t think it “fits” with the rest, but it seems some of you are more interested in just talking shop, so you can subscribe or update your reader with my IDEAL FORM blog only if that is the case.  If not, I will still have a link to these posts on my main page. (I will include it soon.)

I am also a little attached to some of my older fitness posts, so I’m taking them with me.  I will be re-posting these, interspersed between new ideas & posts.  Maybe you missed these the first time around or will get something from revisiting — I am.  It is a great reminder to see how far I have come OR if I have let perpetual, unhealthy habits right back in.  It has been good for me to see these again, so I hope you gain something as well.  First up is my premiere into the blogging world & how I was dealing with a specific insecurity.

SO…

In a nutshell,

fitness only: go here.

for everything else: go here.

I still can’t believe people actually visit my pages.  It’s obvious I’m not the most dedicated or consistent blogger.  I found I enjoy posting most when I’m inspired, & I guess I’m not inspired every day or on a regular schedule.  The best way to keep up with me is to subscribe or just add Colour Me Happy to your Reader.  I don’t block my posts, so you should be able to read straight from your email if that’s your thing.

So…I’m just going to leap…& try not to make excuses…because maybe you’ll enjoy the ride with me & like seeing the changes as they happen. So don’t come here for new posts — I’m just going to do it — I’ll be at Colour Me Happy (as well as Ideal Form).

I’m actually out of town & have some fun road photos to share, so click on the one below to check them out.

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