Anyone blogging their efforts
Having decided to attempt my first marathon in 2011 I've decided to record my efforts in a blog. I have to say I love it. I've always had a love of writing and while these efforts so far are churned out quite quickly I think I'll enjoy developing on this.
Does anybody else blog and has anybody got tips on developing my site. I'd like to be able to put pictures on etc from my runs. I have quite a few taken on my camera phone while running. I'd like to be able to put other pages of interest or music and reading interests and of course the organisations I have volunteered for.
My blog can be found here http://www.longlonelyroadtoparis.blogspot.com/
I've got a blog at http://www.jog-blog.co.uk.
I'd suggest getting rid of the background on yours and just having a plain white one (or at least a theme that's plain white behind the text). It's really hard to read.
Cheers. I've had that said of me elsewhere actually so yeah I need to sort that. I just wanted a picture that inspires me and as I enjoy running in the countryside that was appropriate.
1 hour and 45 mins to my next run from work.
Hey Blue Bomber,
I've recently started blogging too, though not just about running (www.stratium.co.uk)
My advice would be to stick as many photos up as possible to break up the text. All my posts (except the most recent one!) are quite heavy on photos/light on text and this was all from photos I already had before I started the blog. I think now that I'm doing it I'll concentrate on taking better photos when I'm out and about too.
Personally I'm treating the blog as something like a diary; I'm not actively pushing it to get traffic, just waiting to see if anyone turns up really!
http://www.petesy.co.uk is a very good example of how to blog well, check it out if you get a chance.
I just started blogging a few weeks ago and so far I'm loving it! I'm running my first marathon in Stockholm in May, so I wanted to keep track of my training and try to convey the joy I feel when I'm out running. Have a look!
Training for Stockholm Marathon
Looks good to me.... Blogs like this are meant to be fun for you to do so anyway you want to do it is fine!
More in depth reports are good for those friends who really want the in depth scoop, where as the casual browser might prefer shorter posts....
My brother and i have just started a 2011 miles blog for 2011 at www.2011miles.posterous.com and i find the blog software on there better than other sites.... You can link it to facebook and twitter helping people to find it, and get updates when the blog is updated. I think a lot of people use FB and Twitter most days so that'd be a good way to let them know there's an update.
Good luck with the blog and the running...
I used to have a running/fitness blog last year but I only managed a meagre three-or-so posts before I grew bored of it. This time (this week, to be more precise) it's back with a vengeance! I'm only one post down so far but I'm hoping to keep it going & weave it in with my half-marathon training (& other future adventures, perhaps).
http://therunningriot.wordpress.com if anybody's interested!
Jogblog, I haven't read your blog for ages but I used to everyday! Shame on me! Must get back to regular reading. I've only just found my way back to the forums.
In case anyone is interested there's a thing called Janathon which Jog-Blog is something to do with where you can join in a bit of fun for January.
Run every day and blog about it.... easy!!
Much like BMJ I've got a blog that I mainly use as a diary, and to try and focus my atttention as to what I should be doing week-to-week. It started off as a blog to chart my progres towards a 1hr 45 half-marathon (current PB is 1hr 57), but thats probably changed to a sub 4hr marathon with Edinburgh in May 2011.
I tend to post up once or twice a week, but the last month has been fairly miserable as I've been injured - just starting to return to running now, so hopefully it'll pick up again!
I've had a quick scan of the other blogs and I'm certainly planning on marking some of them next week to my RSS Reader to keep on top of them!
Random ramblings from my prep for the Lakeland 50 - comments welcome!
After reading a few of those, a couple of 'Ilkley Harriers, plus my regular list of '999' blogs - like the great 'Inspector Gadget', I decided to start my own.
Okay, so there's nothing much there at the moment, but it's early days. After all, the present 'bloggers' started somewhere.
I've also decided to start a blog. It's just a collection of my thoughts about running. I'm no expert - only been running for a year - but I hope to make it psychologically focussed and, hopefully, a bit entertaining.
Anyone else on Tumblr?
Same here. Decided to start mine as a way for family and friends to keep track of my training and fundraising efforts for VLM this year (2011).
Just been hit with an injury so had a rather depressed post which has been followed by a slightly more 'enlightened' one. I try to post once a week I quite like reading back to see how far I've travelled and how much I've learnt - this injury malarky is certainly a steep learning curve!
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