This week, we have Julie!
Any blog that starts with “peanut butter” is definitely OK in my book!
I like Julie’s blog because it’s very upbeat and she seems very down to Earth. I also like that her recipes and workouts are always very simple and straightforward! We all know that I love the simple things!
What is the name of your blog and how does it describe you?
My blog is Peanut Butter Fingers and it follows my life as I try to workout regularly and eat (mostly) healthy food. I think of my blog as more of a conversational space where I share my life, random musings and an excessive amount of pictures of my insane dog. The name of my blog conveys my addiction to peanut butter. My husband actually suggested the name after catching me with my finger in the peanut butter jar one too many times!
How long have you been blogging?
I began blogging in September 2009.
How many hours a day do you devote to blogging?
A lot. I honestly have no idea! I feel like I am constantly blogging, jotting down ideas, responding to emails and writing.
What helped influence your decision to start blogging and the subjects you blog about?
I started blogging as an outlet to write about the things I wanted to write about since my full-time job had me creating content for a large website that addressed side effects from medications and pharmaceuticals. It was great to have a space where I could write about food, workouts and silly articles I read or a funny thing that happened to me that day.
As a blogger, what mistakes have you made and what did you learn from them?
When I first began blogging, I thought I had to write in a certain way and found myself removing personality from my blog posts to fit into the mold of a “typical blogger.” Eventually I stopped trying to be what I thought I should be and began writing a blog I genuinely would like to read. My blog isn’t serious and doesn’t feature complicated recipes. It’s lighthearted and laid back and once I started to feel more comfortable blogging as myself, I feel like my blog became more relatable and real. My number one tip for new bloggers is to “create a blog you would want to read,” and that’s something I try very hard to do every day.
What is the most valuable thing that you have gotten out of your blog?
Blogging has given me more than I can possibly express in this small space. It has given me a voice. A release. A sense of community. A purpose. I look forward to blogging and participating in the blogging community every single day.
If you could describe your blog in one word, what would it be?
Where do you see your blog in 6 months? 1 year?
I hope my blog keeps doin’ what it’s doin’. I love connecting with readers and creating new content every day. If my blog stays on the path it’s on, I will be a very happy camper!
Has it been worth it?
Without a doubt.
Is there anything else you want us to know?
I hate taking pictures. My blog is packed with photos, but I really don’t enjoy photography. I’m hoping a passion for photography will spark any day now.