Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
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.
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:
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.
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).
I am a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain. So I get discounts from my favorite company.
- 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.
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.
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?