Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
Total runner fail this morning. This week has actually been pretty cold here in AZ (cold is relative so I’m sure the east coasters will be laughing at me lol). When I saw the temps for this morning’s run was going to be around 35*, I was not a big fan. But I got my stuff ready with the intention of running. Low and behold, when my alarm went off at 3am, I shut that sucker off and went back to bed lol. I’ll be looking for a lunch time run and perhaps an evening run to make up the miles.
Work has been crazy busy but yesterday for a small moment, I was on a huge mission and I’m going to start this discussion by addressing the elephant in the room…
Where are all the guy bloggers at?!?!?!
I think we can all agree that a large percentage of running/fitness blogs out there are maintained by women. Now let’s not let this go down the wrong road lol…up until yesterday I can say that about 90% of the blogs I follow are maintained by you ladies (most of which are the only ones that come around here and read so THANK YOU!!) and I thoroughly enjoy them for training help, and overall just reading enjoyment. Yesterdays mission was to find some blogs written by guys. I seriously felt like I was searching for sasquatch or big foot because there just aren’t a lot of male bloggers out there. Now I was able to add 4 new blogs to my reading list that are written by guys and at the same time I added a few more that were written by ladies…hey I like to read about running lol.
As I was searching through various blogs this is where I wanted to get all of your opinions. I know we occasionally see this discussion throughout the blog world and I think it’s important not only from the readers perspective, but also for those that write content.
Why do you choose to read the blogs that you do??
I personally don’t have a whole lot of criteria when it comes to the blogs that I follow, but here are the main ones:
1) Posting Frequency – I like a blog that posts at least a few times a week. Granted there are times that I fall off the wagon but we aren’t talking about me are we lol. Unfortunately, if posts are coming every couple weeks I usually bow out and focus on those blogs that keep me updated on what’s going on.
2) Writing Style – This is 100% subjective and I cant really give an explanation to what I’m looking for. I just know that some blogs I read instantly get me engaged and I enjoy reading. On the other hand there are some blogs I read and I’m just not feeling it.
3) Pictures – There is a vast number of pictures I enjoy seeing on a blog. I think they break up the posts and make reading more enjoyable. I really like seeing different parts of the world and where other people are running.
So there you have it, let me know.
What are some of the things you look for in a blog?
How often do you purge and add new blogs to your list?