Thursdays are for thinking… so I am linking up with Running With Spoons…
And here’s what I was thinking on Tuesday…
I was looking at my blog links and realized that so many of the blogs that I used to read when I started running are extinct … meaning, these runners don’t blog anymore.
Is it that they don’t run anymore?
Or is it that they have run out of things to say?
When I first started, you had to be creative and pick a topic.
I often did Two for Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Three Things Thursday or even Foto Friday. And I always recapped my races.
So I have switched and link most of my posts to linkups.
It’s easier than deciding what to write about myself. And you get to connect with other runners who are writing about the same thing. It also attracts readers to my blog.
That’s another thing.
I’ve been blogging since 2008 and I still have less than 200 followers.
I’m ok with that because I work full-time and I don’t have the time to comment on everyone’s blog and push mine out to other readers.
The real reason I blog is personal.
- To motivate myself to run
- To track my progress toward my goals
- To review my races to help plan each year’s schedule.
- To inspire others to run
There are so many excellent running blogs that it could be a full-time job reading them all. I read a select few while I eat breakfast. But even if I had more time, shouldn’t I be doing something else? Like exercising? Running? It’s another sedentary activity.
I am writing this post. I could be at the gym or running on the treadmill (It’s raining.)
But I’m not.
Instead I’m thinking about if I should continue this blog. And why?
These are all things that I enjoy.
So I guess, I will…
But I’ll end this post here because I am going to get on that treadmill at work and maybe stop at the gym after too. (Tennis for today is cancelled due to the rain.)
Happy Running! Why do you blog? Do you ever think about quitting?