This whole blogging thing is pretty awesome.
Drawing inspiration from other bloggers, gaining courage and motivation from readers, venting my emotions and thoughts, pushing past my comfort zone, making new friends beyond the screen, finding healing, growing in my faith…
Unrelated: Does it look like I’m looking down to my left in this photo? Because I’m NOT! It’s so weird that my hood + hair + the lighting makes it look that way! I’m actually looking straight ahead.
In the past, I tried picking up journaling as a hobby a handful of times, but I could never stick to it, because I can only have a dialogue with myself for so long before I get bored.
That’s where the blogging community has filled the space in my journaling aspirations. The best thing about blogging is that other people can read about my thoughts and experiences and draw me out of myself. This online “diary”is not only about me, but about us as weird and broken human beings who are trying our darn hardest in this world.
Today marks exactly two years that I’ve been writing here on Daily Moves and Grooves. I still use a WordPress preset theme, and I don’t have thousands of followers, but I am more than content with where my blog is right now.
Although I will always be an advocate for moves and grooves, I’ve moved a little bit away from the fitness realm of “healthy living.” I’ve learned how to incorporate a little more LIFE into this blog, with a sprinkle of healthy food and fitness. Just as my priorities in life have shifted, the focus of my blog has shifted towards health and fitness for living, not living for health and fitness.
To each one of you who has commented, emailed, messaged me, or even texted me— you have truly touched my life, and for that I am so grateful. To each of you who has taken the time to read even one post of mine—I appreciate you.
You guys make me laugh, cry, and constantly re-evaluate my perspective on life. I’m a huge fan of you.
Here’s to many more years of movin’ and groovin’! God bless, y’all. (<— nothing says east coast more than that, right?)
Check out my previous post to see what I’m up to in the Midwest!
39 thoughts on “Movin’ and Groovin’ for 2 Years”
Happy dailymovesngrooves blog anniversary! So interesting how you and Arman are both celebrating bloggy birthdays today. I have enjoyed reading your blog for over a year now, and am so glad that I have finally created my own and am now able to connect with you. To many more years to come Alison :)!
Thank you, Niki! Your support means so much ♥
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary, Alison! Love, Proud Dad
Thanks, Pop! You bomb.
Congrats on two years, Alison! Daily Moves and Grooves is definitely one of my favorite blogs ever! You should be so proud of yourself- I am 🙂
You’re THE sweetest, Alison! So blessed to have “met” you through our blogs ♥
Happiest two years!
Thanks so much, Kelsey!
Man time flies!! So so thankful to have met you and!!!… fun fact of the day…your the only blog o ever comment on;)
Keep doing you boo! Have a great
Weekend 😘💗 love you girl
KATIE ♥ I seriously cannot thank you enough for your endless support. You have literally been with me since day one (along with my dad). Love you lots xoxo
Congrats Alison! I just discovered your blog a few days ago and I must say that it is awesome!! Love all of your stories and daily musings 🙂 Keep doing what you’re doing, girl!
Thank you, Michelle! That means the world to me!
Happy two years Alison! I think I may have followed along for a good majority of that, and God graced me with an incredible gift the day I first clicked onto Daily Moves and Grooves. You have inspired me within my own recovery, and I cannot tell you enough how much I value you. I hope you continue to blog for a very long time because I enjoy watching you grow and thrive. I cannot wait to see where this next year of college, life, and blogging will take you!
Julia, I thank God for our blog friendship. You’ve been so wonderful and inspiring, and I look up to you ♥ Thank you so much for your support and love.
Your account was one of the first to inspire me and I ALWAYS look forward to your wonderful posts. I love that it’s not obsessive towards anything and is unique in your own way. Keep writing Alison ❤️❤️
Emmy, you’re wonderful! I’m excited to be following your journey. Thank you for supporting me in mine! ♥
Happy birthday bloggy blog! 🙂 yours is one of my favourites to follow. I don’t read a lot of blogs anymore because I only have do much free time to spent on blog reading…but I truly enjoy reading about your life! Your blog is actually the only non-recipe/non-(100%)fitness blog I follow regularly ❤ keep rocking!
(Btw I though "y'all" was more a southern/Texas thing? You always learn something new!)
Thank you so much, Ann! Your support is so valuable to me ♥ And your Instagram is WOW.
Thank you sooo much, it means a lot! ❤
Congrats on two years! I love reading all your posts, from daily life stories to more thought-provoking posts. Your writing voice is so engaging and authentic, and I’m so excited to see what the future holds for you!
Thank you so much for your kind words and support all this time, Ellen! I very much appreciate you ♥
(Unrelated answer: Yes it does! I kept looking at it, trying to see the optical illusion, but I think its one of those things where you have to have been there to be able to see that you’re looking straight. So weird!) Happy blog anniversary! I love how you worded so much of this post! I couldn’t agree more, although I haven’t been blogging for nearly as long as you. 🙂 I kept going back and reading my favorite parts and going, “Oh, I have to tell her that I really connected with XYZ part of her post,” but it would end up being almost the entire post, lol. I think you are awesome, and hope the are many more amazing years of blogging for you!
YOU’RE awesome. Your comments and support absolutely make my day, Abbie ♥ Thank you!
Wahoo, happy blog-birthday!!!
Thanks, Lou!! ♥
Two years and one and a half million memories, right?! Congratulations, Alison! While I succeed in forgetting my blog aniversary every year I wouldn’t want to miss blogging anymore, either. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a long time already. And while I’m not the most consistent commenter I will always come back for your personality. A great mix of quirky yet surprisingly grown-up for a college student [wow, that makes me seem a) old and b) judgemental. To explain, though, I was told the same before so … yes 🙂 .]
I forgot my first blog anniversary, don’t worry 🙂 Thank you MANY times over for your support and encouragement all this time, Miss Polkadot!
I only found the blogworld recently, but I am glad for Life Blogs like yours. As far as I’m concerned, the last thing the world needs is another health and fitness blog/book/show/coach/whatev. But we all need more Life inspiration. What is the point of all the healthing if it isn’t to make LIFE more enjoyable? Anyway, congrats.
Thank you so much for that comment (and ALL your comments!). I needed that as my blog takes this direction toward a “life blog” rather than a “healthy living” one.
Happy 2 yeariversary to one of my favorite blogs! So grateful to have stumbled upon your bloggy and even more grateful to now be friends with you ❤
DITTO ♥ Thank you for your support and love, girl
Yay for 2 years and here to many, maybe more! The blog world is a better place because of blogs like yours, and it’s been such a pleasure seeing you grow and change over the years 🙂
Thank you, Amanda!! I am still so honored that one of the first (and one of my favorite) bloggers I ever followed has become a great “blend” of mine ♥
Hi Allison. Good to know you are a writer. Nothing better or more valuable in the world than being a writer!
I will check your blog from time to time. If I don’t, shoot me a gentle reminder.
Thank you so much, Mr. Timbs! I’m looking forward to reading your blog as well!
happy two years! so glad the world of blogging has connected us ❤ LOVE YOU!
Thanks so much, Julianna! You were one of the first blogs I ever read, and I’m honored that you’ve followed my journey as well ♥
The day I read your blog, the day I died a little inside. I can’t believe I stooped so low.
Just kidding. You’re epic and keep helping others, consciously and subconsciously.
Love you toooooo. ♥ ♥