One of the first things I noticed after diving into the social media world of running … lots of runners blog. Like ALOT (excuse the poor grammar there).
It made me think – why do so many runners blog? Runners do like to talk about how much they run … at least that’s what people like to say …
After thinking about why I blog, I’m guessing most folks are blogging for the same reasons I am.
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- It allows me to connect with other runners. My wife doesn’t run. My buddies (at least my local buddies) don’t run. Blogging gives me a way to connect with other runners with similar goals. Or even other runners who have totally different goals, but still share the same passion for the outdoors.
- It allows me to share my running experiences with those who are interested. My friends can come and read about my adventures, at their own leisure, without me ramming it down their throats at the office or through Facebook.
- It’s a record of past adventures. These words and pictures will let me look back someday to read about race XYZ, see what I wore to handle some particularly bad weather, or even relive a nice hike with my family.
- In some odd way, it seems like a way to hold myself accountable. If others are reading about my journey, how could I let them down!? Yes, I’m my own motivation, but a little outside motivation never hurts, right?
Whatever the reason, I’m thanking that other runners are sharing their adventures. I enjoy reading race reports from all distances – half marathons all the way up to 100 milers, product reviews and the simple details of a great training run. It also opens my eyes to some pretty cool races that I never knew about!
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Why do you blog?