So, I’ve decided I’m mixing up Rebecca The Red.
When I first started this blog, it was hosted on WordPress, and had absolutely nothing to do with “Rebecca The Red”; It was a measly little thing – a glorified LiveJournal if you will, where I dumped my random thoughts for complete strangers to read if they wanted to - but let’s be honest, it was mostly just my friends and family.
Then I began CrossFit back in February 2011, and that’s when the alias / name “Rebecca The Red” emerged. I renamed the blog as such, and naturally the content was primarily geared towards CrossFit related topics. I built quite a bit of readership through some SEO tactics that proved successful, and even had a couple of articles I wrote published in WOD Talk Magazine. I was building my empire (ha!) and thought, “Great, this is going well”, and decided to buy this dot com as a new home for the blog. Then my life started changing. A lot. I had less time and motivation to participate in CrossFit and as a result I stopped writing.
While I still love CrossFit (it’s the first thing as an adult that I really found passion in and I’m so truly grateful for that), my direction and path has changed again and consequently CrossFit has taken a backseat. That made me realize I need to be more flexible, not only in my life, but in my writing as well, because at the end of the day, that’s why I have this blog: to write. And even though the name Rebecca The Red was coined because I saw the birth of that part of myself while engaging in CrossFit, the name represents so much more, and I would hate to limit and label myself as just an athlete.
So! I’m going to start writing again, and that means more and more topics not related to CrossFit are going to start popping up. If that means I lose some of my readers, I will be sad but I totally get it . . . and if that is indeed the case, then I say thank you for coming along for the ride up to this point. And if you’re one of those readers that plans to stick around and see how this all unfolds, then I say I’m glad to have you along for the ride. What are we, if not companions on this ride of life?
Rebecca The Red