Help Me Become Better…
|June 9, 2012||Posted by Katy under Blogging Community|
I’ve been blogging consistently for close to two years. When I first started in October 2010, I was a new runner training for my first half-marathon. At the time, my blog began as a way to track my training progress and share my daily eats. It started off small but my readership grew with every post I wrote.
Fast forward to today and I have accomplished so much in a relatively short amount of time. I have ran five more half-marathons, graduated college, traveled to new places, and made many friends and connections through blogging.
Last summer I went through a change in what I wrote about on a daily basis. For the most part, I threw out the daily eats and recapping of my day for blog posts that were more focused and thought provoking. I also got out of the mindset that I must blog every single day and post only when I have something to say and share.
However, lately I have been wondering why I am keeping up with my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love writing and blogging, but I don’t know if people are still reading. Of course readership is NOT the most important aspect about blogging; there is so much more important than hitting X amount of views a day, but I have been questioning if my topics have run dry.
I have many ideas of topics I want to discuss, especially in terms of training and other exercise information I have recently learned, but I don’t know if that is interesting. I am also not certified in anything yet so I am not qualified to give professional advice, although I will have my USATF Level 1 Track Coach and ACSM Personal Trainer certifications by the end of the summer.
I would discuss my training more but lately it has been sub-par as I am not really training for any BIG events (i.e.- a marathon, Half-Ironman, etc) other than a few triathlons throughout the summer. While I am planning on amping my training up after my triathlon next Sunday, I still do not think my training deserves multiple posts a week.
I am not ready to say “adios” to blogging just yet, but I am really missing the interaction that I used to have with everyone. I will absolutely take blame in being secretive of what is going on in my life lately. There is a lot going on behind the scenes that I can not share yet (but will if everything works out) so that has put up a bit of a wall between me and what I can write about. I have been writing more general/ informational topics verses personal/ “what is going on in my life today” posts recently as a result.
So I turn to you my friends for some help and advice. Is there anything specific that you would like for me to discuss or change here on the blog? I am working on getting better at responding to comments and reading everyone’s blogs so I can keep the line of communication open. I realize that I wrote a post like this late last year but I suppose I’ve lost my touch again a little.
As always, thank you all for your support and encouragement. I love this community and want to continue to be an active member of it… I just need a little help right now!