Its hard to believe it been nearly 14 months since I started blogging. There are so many different blogs out there on nearly every topic imaginable. While each blogger has different reasons to blog, different topics that they talk about, and different reasons for starting to blog, these are my five main reasons to blog.
1. It serves as a personal diary and space for reflection about my fitness activities.
One of the main reasons I started this blog was so that I could track and chronicle my training journey as I prepared to run my first half marathon. Two weeks prior to starting to blog I made the decision to train for the Disney World Half Marathon, and I wanted a forum through which I could not only track my training but also so that I could reflect on what did and did not work.
2. It allows me to share my progress with friends and family without repeating the same story over and over again.
As I started to tell more family and friends about my decision to start blogging, the common response I received was “Please keep me updated on your progress.” This blog has allowed interested friends and family to keep up with my training progress, and to do so on their own time.
3. It allows me to interact with like minded people.
By reading and commenting on other fitness oriented blogs, as well as through my interactions with other bloggers on Social Media, blogging has allowed me the opportunity to virtually meet and interact with other running enthusiasts. I have thoroughly enjoyed my daily interactions with other bloggers.
4. It affords the opportunity to seek advice from similar minded people.
Earlier this week, I blogged about how I’ve been able to successfully increase my running speed. My question of the day at the end of my post prompted readers to provide their ideas on how to increase my pace. Similarly, reading others’ blog posts and responding to their questions as also assisted me in becoming a stronger runner.
5. It is a forum where I can be inspired by others’ fitness journeys.
There are so many incredible bloggers who I’ve met virtually, and some who I’ve also been able to meet in person. I introduced some of those bloggers to you last week in my Liebster Award post. On a daily basis, I’m amazed by my peers’ accomplishments, and their success pushes me to want to push myself that much harder.
QOTD: Why do you blog?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!