TOTR: Blogging Changes


Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: How are you different from when you started blogging?

I’ve been blogging since March 25, 2008. That was the DAY that I decided to become a runner.

I’ll start with what has remained the same:

  • Blogging Goals

My goals haven’t really changed. I blog to motivate myself to continue running, to keep track of my running and racing and to connect with others who do the same.

  • Posting

I’ve always posted several times a week. Some weeks it’s everyday. Other weeks it’s less often. It depends on my schedule.

  • Blogger Meetups

I have been fortunate to connect with many bloggers. Many were local and have become my friends even though they no longer blog.

  • Race Reviews 

I recap each of my races almost as soon as they are over (so I don’t forget the details. ) These recaps are mostly for myself but I have heard that others read them too.

What has changed:

  • Content

I post more photos. It helps that I abandoned the camera and got a smartphone so it’s easier. Plus with the apps available, you can edit, make collages and be as creative as you have time for.

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  • Link-ups

When I first started, there were very few. I used to write posts called Two for Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Three Things Thursday and Foto Friday.

Now they are a bunch of fabulous link-ups. (WW, TOTR, Wednesday Word, TOLT, Friday Five 2.0, etc.) These help attract readers to your blog as well as, connect you with new blogs.

  • Product Reviews 

I used to get asked to review products pretty frequently. Not much anymore. Probably because there are more bloggers out there (with bigger readerships than me).

reviewing Yak Trax

  • Sponsorships

I am a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain. So I get discounts from my favorite company.

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love my SS outfits

  • My Running

Now I don’t just run 5ks. I used to (hence the title of my blog. )

I have run 22 half marathons and many many 10ks, 15ks and 10 milers.

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finishing #21

I am more confident as a runner and though I don’t know it all, I know a lot more about running than when I started blogging.

  • Other Bloggers 

I don’t follow many blogs. I am selective. Basically because I don’t have the time.

The ones that I do read and comment on are more than fellow bloggers. They are really my virtual friends.

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and sometimes you get to meet them in the flesh.

This brings me to why I can’t wait to run (and party) with 6 other virtual friends (Wendy, Holly, Tricia, Marybeth, Marcia & Karen) on Dec 3 in Panama City, FL!!!!!

Happy Running! How long have you been blogging?  Have you changed since you started?

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12 thoughts on “TOTR: Blogging Changes

  1. Obviously, I haven’t been blogging as long. Only about 18 months. 🙂

    So I’m not sure how much my blog has actually changed . . . but I’m sure I have, it’s about finding your voice in the beginning. And sometimes not blogging (like today) because I have other stuff going on and don’t want to just throw up a half a$$ed post (although I’ve been known to do that, too) and also want to catch up, there’s been so little time to read other blogs lately!

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      • Oh, sometimes quickies are good.

        I just know that I have other things to do today. Which includes working on the blog, but my time is just better served elsewhere today.

        Sometimes quickies are actually the best! 😉

        So since you had to be back in for training again this week, did you go home at all are just stay on?

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  2. How awesome that you’ve connected with so many wonderful women. I’m selective with the blogs I read as well. It’s tough to keep up since there are so many. And now that you mention it, I don’t do as many product reviews as I used to either. Hmmm…

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  3. You are going to have so much fun in Florida ! I would have LOVED to join you. Maybe another year.
    I prefer blogs with photos, it keeps my attention, which is very short. I am also selective of which blogs I read, there are so many out there, but I try to have a life outside the internet.

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