Now it's my turn to suffer a dry spell or blogger's block as coined by the word-adept Felice.
So, I have been patiently waiting for Thursday to try out a solution other word-deprived bloggers have found effective - Runners' Lounge's TIaRT. And thankfully, this time, the topic is not Technology Tips (I am a technological neanderthal) or Tips for getting faster (I am woefully slow) or How to Qualify for Boston (I wouldn't know...sigh!). This time, it's something right up my alley, having bared my soul for the past 8+ months on this blog...Running Blogs - How and Why?
How to blog...well, even a chimpanzee can start a blog, given a computer and pointed to blogger.com, so I won't pretend to be the authority on this. And as long as you stick to the general theme and maintain a steady stream of semi-relevant posts (everyone is allowed to ramble once in a while, no?), voila...you're a blogger!
Let me focus on why.
I started a blog, tentatively at first, to track my runs and report my race experiences, as most runners do. Soon, I felt confident enough to branch out to other topics...food, books, travel and other random events and experiences that fill my life. But the central focus has been and will remain, running.
Why do I keep blogging? Because I love this amazing virtual community I have discovered and become a part of. I never realized there were so many crazy running fanatics out there, who identify themselves as runners and derive comfort and pleasure from the number of miles they've run. Heck, I am beginning to think, I may not even be as crazy as I thought!
Blogging has become my morning cup of joe.
I chuckle as I read your posts....they brighten my day.
I draw inspiration from talented, seasoned, hard core runners, who brave the elements to get their workouts in.
I look forward to Mondays, to read Race Reports.
Posts on food make me drool.
I enjoy reading about your lives and lifestyles...you might as well be celebrities.
I am constantly learning tips and tricks of the trade, how to deal with injury, how to run faster (oh, I promise you, I will get faster!).
As I run, spin or drive, my mind is churning out blog posts.
Blogging keeps me accountable. I have to run, so I can blog about running.
Ah, my blogging family, what would I do without you?