Blogging

Good afternoon,

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/

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  • 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.

     Brendan

  • 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.

  • Hello everyone!

    Great blogs, will make sure I follow you all. I have started writing about training for London and other running-related thoughts here.

    Things I Think About When I Think About Running
    http://whenithinkaboutrunning.blogspot.com/

    Happy running

    Emily
  • Hi,

     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!!

    www.janathon.com

    http://www.janathon.com/images/janathon_2011_participant_logo.gif



  • 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!

    http://serunner.wordpress.com/

    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!

     http://4windsnavigation.blogspot.com/

    Paul

  • After reading a few of those, a couple of 'Ilkley Harriers,  plus my regular list of  '999' blogs - like the great 'Inspector Gadget'image, I decided to start my own.

    http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/

    Okay, so there's nothing much there at the moment, but it's early days. After all, the present 'bloggers' started somewhere.

    http://ramblingsfromthebackofthebunch.blogspot.com/

  • 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.

    I'm at:

    jujululu.tumblr.com

    Anyone else on Tumblr?

  • Can I plug my ridiculous running site too:

    carryonrunning.net

    My angle is just random running/ pop culture stuff I come across + coe/ovett videos (my little obsession). All the above seem great.
  • I'm doing a revival of my blog, so look if you want: http://theduckinator.blogspot.com/

    I'll check out the rest of yours as well
  • Looks like there are quite a few of us

    Http://pancakemuddypaws.blogspot.com

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  • mine's secret.
  • I've been looking through the ones posted so far, it's nice to learn about other runners. I've got them their own tab now, so I can check them out quickly image
  • I'm bloggin my journey to the London Marathon
  • 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 image 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!

     http://biscuitnikki.blogspot.com/

  • Just had a look at all the links posted - seems like some of the earlier posters have stopped blogging image
  • Cracking stuff - got a whole bunch of you to follow now image

    I've got a couple of places I blog to, but the main one is:http://gracelesswhippet.blogspot.com/

    Mostly inane ramblings about my Evil coach "Darth Jim" and whatever horrendous interval sessions & track sessions he inflicts on us, and my current training for this years VLM.

    Keep the blogs coming - it's interesting stuff to read image

  • BN - I'm starting again image

    Viki you have a new follower image
  • Just to give him a quick plug (Surprised he hasn't himself)

    Iron Holgs blog which was seen by a publisher and turned into a book !

    So you never know what will happen

  • Duckinator - don't let me down now I am following! Keep up the posting!
  • I have a blog for my LEJOG by bike exploits. But it is more of a general fitness blog. Hope you guys enjoy it. The link is http://www.simonslejogblog.blogspot.com/ 
  • Do any of you find that blogging can motivate you sometimes? I have had a few occasions where I haven't fancied doing a run but because I've written about it the night before it's made me go!
  • If I don't run, folks over in training insult me image

    But I do know what you mean.
  • I've started a blog, just to see if it does do anything for motivation etc.

    Have only posted once so far but will try and update as often as i can, if anyone is bored enough to read it you can find it here. image

  • I've also started a blog for motivation.  I'm am somewhat lazy and it's about my endeavours to try to run a half marathon in 2011 as well as write enough songs (which I've casually done for a couple of years) to fill up an album.

     It's here: http://lazyambitions.blogspot.com/

     I've been a bit beset with knee problems up until now, so there isn't a huge amoung of running in it yet, but hopefully it'll help coax me back to fitness.

    Clare

  • I too am somewhat lazy and can foresee that my blogging won't last long but i shall give it a go for as long as i can and try and bore you all for as long as possible image
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