We all have different reasons for blogging: a way to record our thoughts and feelings, keep us accountable or perhaps to share a common interest or event with others. But are you aware of HOW your blog touches other people? I know a lot of us may have created a blog because “everyone else was doing it…” and didn't think of the reach that each of our typed words would have on others or even how far they were travel. Like it or not, we can be seen as influential people on a given topic because we step up on our soapboxes and rant for the world to see. We write to meet our own objectives. Maybe we're trying to lose weight, get fit, run a marathon, etc., but in the end we can become a role model for others in our triumphs and struggles. I’ve never thought of myself as a role model, and especially now given the return of my rolls, but there are times where I’m sent emails of thanks or comments that are beyond flattering and it makes me wonder about the importance of my words and how they should be carefully chosen. Whether I'm seen as one or not, the important thing is to stay relevant to the focus of my blog and to be 100 per cent honest. And I'd like to think that I am, despite feeling like a fraud on many occasions. But will I ever feel comfortable as being seen as an influencer on such a small scale? Do you? We inspire each other in not only our blog posts, but the comments and conversations created out of the medium. I look to many of you for inspiration AND support. So, do you feel comfortable being a role model? Does it fit you well? Or do you think you need to lose a few more pounds before you can slip into it comfortably?