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I wish someone had told me that taking pretty pictures is as important as writing well and eating exciting food.
I wish someone had told me not be to shy to comment on other blogs.
I wish someone had told me to pick a better layout.
While there are other things I wish I had known as a budding blogger, there are also plenty of things I’m glad I didn’t know.
I’m glad I didn’t know how addicting blogging and blog reading would become.
I’m glad I didn’t know that I would get so inspired and curious from reading vegan blogs that I would make the change from massive rare steaks to sautéed tofu.
I’m glad I didn’t know how big of a role that my blog would play in my life and how I would come to depend on it and m’dear eaters (readers) support.
I’m glad I didn’t know that I would start ordering based on what I thought would sound most interesting on the blog and sitting where there was the best light for photographing.
I’m glad I didn’t know how connected I would become to the bloggers I read, despite having never met them.
I’m glad I didn’t know how much time I would spend in hardcore workout classes or how happy new running shoes would make me.
Because if I had known all these things chances are I wouldn’t have started a blog. The idea that I was willingly going to change my life, my eating habits, my approach to health, my exercise routines, so much so quickly probably would have scared me too much. Or I would have resisted the wonderful changes that were in store.
So while there are plenty of trial and error things I wish I had known at the beginning I wouldn’t change a thing about how I got to where I am now with myself, my health, and my blog.
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