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Posted: 27 January 2011

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Getting Started

Blogging

Two of the biggest blog hosts are Wordpress (wordpress.com) and Blogger (blogger.com), and both allow you to set up a blog for free. Wordpress has a variety of display options, so it's easy to personalise the way your site looks and operates, and you can set up an 'About me' page, an archive of your posts or even an automated stream of your tweets.

Blogger is owned by Google, so if you have a Google account already, setting up a blog here might be a great way to keep everything in one place - your emails, calendar and your new blog, too. Once you've joined the Wordpress or Blogger community, your blog could be featured on their homepage, in a list of sports blogs and on the 'latest posts' list that other members see.

Social Networks

Twitter (twitter.com) is deceptively simple at first glance, but it's an extremely powerful tool. It's not just for telling everyone what you had for lunch. Setting up an account takes seconds, and once you're logged in you can connect with runners around the world or just your clubmates - it's up to you.
 
You may already have a Facebook (facebook.com) account. If you don't, it's easy to get started - just click 'sign up' on the homepage and fill in the form. If you have a smartphone, look out for mobile versions of your favourite social media sites - Twitter and Facebook both have slick apps. You'll also find an array of other running apps.


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I just started a running blog (www.thefightandflightresponse.com) about two months ago, and it's definitely had a positive impact on my training. It's great to share personal experiences and thoughts with the hope of helping/inspiring other likeminded people, while also learning new things about myself and the sport in the process!
Posted: 10/02/2011 at 15:18

i like your website itz give a lot of information 

 http://runningcebumarathon.blogspot.com/


Posted: 02/04/2011 at 13:45

I started a running blog (http://runstreet.com/) and have met some really encouraging runners from all over the world on there. I also post my workouts on the Dailymile regularly and enjoy tracking my mileage with friends cheering me on. It is great to find supportive online communitites of runners to cheer each other on.
Posted: 02/11/2011 at 21:11

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