Hmmmm - I just don't find reading strangers' training logs interesting.
I certainly don't imagine anyone would be interested in the dull details of my running life!
Wilkie - clearly you haven't read this bloke http://milestogo-joad.blogspot.com/
He doesn't post much and he's injured atm but he's an absolutely awesome writer.
Sophie - I had a read, but it didn't do much for me. As a description of the day of the race it was OK, but that's not what most blogs are like, I think?
Really, is anyone interested in how far/fast someone they've never met ran on a wet Thursday evening in Doncaster?
Christ Wilkie, it seems that every thread I see you post on, you're very negative and keen to criticise. Firstly you can't stand people getting excited about their marathon entries, and now you see no need for others to read running blogs. I'm sure if I checked your back-posts I'd find more handy examples. Just lighten up and if you can't think of anything nice to say, feel free to button it.
Personally I'm really interested in running blogs, although I'll admit overly verbose posts are about as interesting as dispassionate logs of distance and time. It is however a great source of motivation and encouragement to follow someone's progress, especially if you can liken it to your own struggles.
When I did the training for the first marathon I was definitely spurred on by watching some training videos of a guy who did it the year before, and it's that which compelled me to do the same for my training this year. It's self motivating and I hope it helps to motivate others.
My blog is located in my title, and I'm more than happy to read everyone else's, so please post away.
We already seem to have a lot of me me me peeps on the forum already !!!
Why blog when you can start a new thread of how well you've done in a race or how fast your pb is
Er, yes, Sophie. That's why I don't read them.
I didn't criticise anyone for blogging, I just said that I didn't find it interesting to read them.
Dear Petedaddy and Sophie
This is a public forum. Anyone can comment. Not all of the comments will please you. Such is life. Get over it.
Many people choose to write running blogs and then publicise them on a public running forum. Not all of the blogs will please you. Such is life. Get over it.
I have no problem with people publicizing their blogs. I just find such blogs tedious. That's just me. You have a problem with that, but I couldn't give a shit. I'm bored, so last word to you.
Muttley(not xxx this time but a manly no-pelvic-contact backslapping hug if you want it)
That's as may be, Sophie, but I tend to do the same as Muttley. After all, the world and his wife are bloggers these days.
The trouble with blogs is that anyone, whatever their writing talent, can start one and the few that I've had a look at have been uninteresting. That's why I don't bother any more.
I'm sure the details of my training, if I wrote a blog about them, would be as dull to strangers. That's why I don't do it!
The only one I look at regularly is written by someone I know, so I have a personal interest. And he writes well.
Wilkie, I absolutely agree. But because you and I and most other people are disinclined to read boring drivel, for a blogger to be quoted as an expert in the field of running or budgie-keeping or whatever on the strength of their blog, it would need ot have been pretty well and credibly written and amassed quite a wide readership over quite a long period.
If you've never found a blog you've enjotyed reading that's fair enough, but it seems a bit close-minded to dismiss the entire genre on the strength of that.
Hi, Must admit I tend to veer towards the sentiments of Wilkie, Mutts & FB. Can't find the thought of reading somebody else's diary too appealing.Sophie - I'm sure you're right that one or two maybe OK, but I'd suggest that by and large not everyone is a great writer (or even an interesting writer). However in the interests of fairness I have been reading Mike's from the OP, Pete's and the one in Sophie's link. Sorry to say my original thoughts totally vindicated, yet each to their own, if you want to create a blog, fine by me, I'll choose to ignore it. Oh one thing, Mike, good luck at the GSR, its a nice run, but ditch the ipod, not needed in races.....hang on , I'm sure there is a thread about ipods somewhere....
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