It’s Just a Blog

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I read something on Twitter last weekend that touched a nerve. It was a tweet suggesting that unless you’re someone important, you shouldn’t have a blog. Obviously as a blog owner, I took offense to something being said like that. I respect everyones opinion so here’s mine.


I’m 33 and grew up with the introduction of the world wide web while at school. I run a design agency by day so I found setting up this blog very easy. Just like someone setting up a Facebook page really. If you were to ask me what I do for a living? I’d say a Husband and Father first, followed by a designer and then closely followed by a blogger. For example, my Brother and I got into darts a few years ago so I created a blog for fellow fans. While Amy was pregnant with Adam, I setup a blog sharing our experiences as first-time parents. When I got into health and fitness again, guess what I did?


I love to blog, it’s like my hobby. Plus, could you imagine Googling a subject and not seeing any results. I signed up to Total Warrior last year on the back of someones recommendation, found on their blog. That’s what it’s all about, sharing experiences.


I started 4Ever Fitness a couple of years ago with my mate Deano. It’s a free online resource all about health and fitness. We were approached by a company last year who were interested in buying the site from us. We had our own blogs on that site and I was scared of losing all the personal stuff. As a result, Father Fitness was born. A blog is just a personal diary and if you don’t want to read it, don’t. If you do want to read it, great!


I interact with several people who have blogs and I’ve made some great friends by doing my own. I guess I’m just letting something that was said in a split second get to me. This probably sounds like justification and perhaps it is. If anything though, it’s reminded me what this blog is all about and I’m even more motivated than I was before. I’m going to continue with my journey and I encourage you all to be part of it.


Thanks again for reading and remember, it’s just a blog.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


  1. Well said Paul. If people don’t want to read your blog then don’t! Personally I love it so keep up the great work! x

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