I have done quiet a bit of exploring in terms of similar blogs because being healthy and fit is something I am very interested in. That being said, my blog definitely fits in with some of my other favorite blogs but is also very unique to me. Similar blogs include: Kelsey Wells, My Sweat Life and Kayla Itsine’s blog. These two have been my inspiration from the very beginning and Kayla’s BBG (Bikini Body Guide) is the whole reason I started working out in the first place (More on this in a future post!) Anyway, the information provided on these blogs resembles mine because they are not about just one way to be healthy. These blogs, similar to mine, include healthy meals, workouts, detoxes, favorite workout clothes etc. It is an all encompassing blog about being healthy and fit. The bright colors add to all of our blogs making them fun and energetic. They must be positive because it is about being healthy after all! Another similarity I have noticed between many other blogs is the frequency that they post. While their blogs may be a lifestyle for them, I noticed most bloggers post about 1-2 times per week. This is important to note because you do not want to overwhelm your followers by posting irrelevant information too often.
A few differences I have noticed is my lack of professionalism on my blog. It is evident whose blog is more professional and whose blog is just starting. I do not think this is an issue because mine is, of course, for a class which has different requirements than if I were just creating a blog on my own time. I think that my blog brings something different to the table though. By having to post class work assignments I am broadening my “fan base” by providing them with more information. My blog brings more than just health and fitness by incorporating technology and digital communications into it! I think this is really cool. My blog also adds an amateur’s opinion to the conversation. While I have not been educated in the medical or health field, I have done my own research and post about my interpretations of what I have read and experienced. I think this brings a different perspective by showing that everyone can be interested in anything. If you have a passion for it, nothing should stop you from researching and exploring it for yourself!
I am really proud of how far my blog as come, especially when comparing it to all of the other blogs out there that have served as my inspiration for so long!