A year in review; my favorite blog posts

One of the things I’ve come to love about blogging is how instantaneous creative expression can be. I can be struck with an idea while driving home from work and have a post written up and published within an hour of leaving my shoes at the front door. (Okay, sometimes it takes longer than an hour to get the wording just right and the photos uploaded, but it’s pretty quick, compared with say, writing a book!)

One of the things I don’t like about blogging, though, is how quickly those finely crafted words become last week’s post. Archived and all but invisible to new readers or those who haven’t visited in awhile. You can find them if you search, but most of us can’t be bothered.

I’ve now been blogging for a little over a year and in that time have managed to write upwards of one hundred and thirty posts! So many, that even I can’t remember what they’re all about.

Some were quick, newsy updates. Others were carefully thought out reviews of research papers, books and equipment. My favorites (and yours too, according to WordPress statistics), were those posts that touched on my own personal challenges and included details about my family life and my love of knitting.

Over the next week or so, as I take a break from work and blogging to spend time with family, I’ll be directing you to some of my favorite posts of 2011. (Of course, if the children start to drive me nuts, I’ll most surely drop by to tell you about it!)

I’ll start with these three;

  • thoughts about finding time to exercise (very appropriate for this time of the year); January 15, 2011
  • ideas about time management for fitness professionals (and other self-employed types); April 9, 2011
  • finding the balance between physical activity and creativity; July 15, 2011

Whether you’re reading them for the first time or revisiting a favorite of your own, enjoy! (And to be automatically notified when a new post is up, please subscribe to my blog; see sidebar, bottom right, ‘Email Subscriptions’).

Have a fit and fabulous holiday, from my family to yours!

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  1. trisha thompson-willingham says:

    Wow! Things have changed since I knew you! My life is a lot more like yours…without the fitness 🙂 Hope you are well. Seeing what you are up to is possibly starting to inspire me….possibly.
    best, trisha

    • Trisha!
      How are you? Where are you?
      I’m loving my new direction in life. Way more positive and inspiring than my old research program! Maybe my love of fitness will wear off on you? Merry Christmas!

      • trisha thompson-willingham says:

        I am great! Have 3 girls and live in Virginia! Married to a psychology prof and am teaching again just for fun. I hope some of your enthusiasm wears off – the last time I exercised I think you were there – half marathon in vancouver. HELP!

        • Wow! We have way more in common that you think! I have three kids and am married to a (biology) professor. I teach too, but not in an academic setting; fitness and health. I’d love to help you re-discover your love of exercise! Maybe not running (!), weight training is great for women our age… I’ll be posting the details of my new year’s workouts; you should follow along!