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 (except for 2008-9 when I didn’t run or blog between November and March.) 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:
Check out my first ever blog post: http://wp.me/pel7R-3
I now post 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, etc.
Now they are a bunch of fabulous link-ups. (Weekly Wrap, TOTR, Wednesday Word, TOLT, Friday Five 2.0, Runfessions, Ultimate Coffee Date, 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 for the third year. So I get discounts from my favorite company.
I was recently selected as a ZOOMA Race Ambassador.
I am also a Sweat Pink and FitFluential ambassador.
- My Running
Now I don’t just run 5ks. I used to (hence the title of my blog. )
I have run 24 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.
I’m also linking with Susie and Rachel and Debbie and Lora for the Running Coaches’ Corner.
Happy Running! How long have you been blogging? When is your blogoversary? Have you changed since you started?
Happy blogoversary! And here’s to many more years!
I hope so but sometimes I feel like a I need a break.
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It’s impressive that you’ve been blogging consistently for such a long time! Happy blogoversary!
Happy Blogiversary! We started our blogs within 2 months of each other – I’m coming up on my 9 years in May…funny that it took so long to discover you, but I wasn’t a runner back then. I’m honored to be one of the blogs you read and comment on, and let’s hear it for internet friends!
I know. We ran our first halfs around the same time and had serious ankle problems and took a long time off. Then there’s the knitting. Definitely close virtual friends. Maybe we’ll meet someday.
I hope so – I think we’d get along right from the get-go. 🙂
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Happy blogiversary! I started mine in June 2013…it’s hard to believe I’m coming up to 4 years! I think my blog is much better now than I started LOL, but the best part is connecting with so many great runners. Hopefully we cross paths at a race soon!
That would be awesome!!
Happy blogiversary!! What a fun milestone. I started blogging in 2010 to keep my sanity while I had a 6 month old baby at home. 🙂 It’s definitely progressed a bit from there!
It sure has.