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    Senior Member -VELOCITY-'s Avatar
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    How often do you blog?

    I've never really blogged. I created a blog page but have yet to blog. How often do you blog? And more importantly what got you started?

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    I usually post about twice a day on my commuter blog (link in signature). It's almost a commuting journal. I try to get some pictures in as well, at least a few per week.
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    I try to post at least once a day. I get a ton of press releases, but I try to dig a little deeper. That means chasing up people, and a lot of research. I've interviewed Dave Moulton and Tony Ellsworth, and Chris King owes me an interview. It's much harder to find something worthwhile than just post about a daily ride. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Oh, I've been doing a few product reviews, since companies are starting to send me goodies.

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    Well, I try to post at least 3X a week or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -VELOCITY-
    I've never really blogged. I created a blog page but have yet to blog. How often do you blog? And more importantly what got you started?
    I started my blog well over a year ago but my posting frequency only really started to take off (one a day it seems) when I moved my blog to a webhost. They provided site stats and I was pretty surprised to see that I was getting around 20+ hits a day sometimes. The audience has to be fed!

    Why did I start? I'm not really sure. I post book reviews, rides, etc. I guess it was one way for friends to keep up with what I was up to.

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    I blog when the spirit moves me. Sometimes several in a week and sometimes less.

    My blog is all over the map. Nothing particular. Whatever I feel like writing. I have not blogged in awhile. But I keep at it enough to have filled up quite a bit of bandwidth with my inane and less than substantial drivel.

    The one thing I have not done is post a link anywhere. I guess I was counting on accidental discovery. I need to count on something else it seems. In the 2 plus years I have been doing it, not many visitors have stopped by. I did have a flurry from some writer's group I dissed. But that was eon's ago.

    Edit Note - Thanks for the goose. I just posted my first ever link to my blog. Criticism welcome.
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    I just posted some very exclusive content in mine.

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    Sweet, Brian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I just posted some very exclusive content in mine.
    Quite exclusive... Great interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I try to post at least once a day. I get a ton of press releases, but I try to dig a little deeper. That means chasing up people, and a lot of research. I've interviewed Dave Moulton and Tony Ellsworth, and Chris King owes me an interview. It's much harder to find something worthwhile than just post about a daily ride. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Oh, I've been doing a few product reviews, since companies are starting to send me goodies.
    My main website isn't a Blog at all, and I've done a lot of the same stuff you've done with product reviews, being a guinea pig for new stuff from different manufacturers, etc. I use a PHP/MySQL content management system that I wrote myself about 5 years ago. I slapped AdSense on it last year and it's been making me a few bills ever since. Not to mention free go-fast goodies for my car.

    If I decided to throw a lot of energy into a blog such as yours, I could probably pull it off. I personally use mine to keep a journal of my silly adventures and mishaps. I have several reasons for taking this approach.

    * First and foremost is that I love to write. I do a LOT of technical writing for work and for the site that pays some of my bills. I use my blog to keep my narrative-style writing skills up to snuff.
    * I blog the way I do so that cyclist friends can see what I'm up to since I don't believe in MySpace, Face Book, and the like.
    * I use it as a journal to hold myself accountable. I have a decent reader base, and I'm building frequent commenters and interactive folks. I'm hoping that they'll give me hell if I start slacking on my bike commute!
    * Last, I do it to demonstrate that you don't need to be a jock to ride a bike. I first noticed this among co-workers, but it seems the public's perception of bicycles is that one must be very physically fit to ride a bicycle at all. I tell everyone I run across that they could probably ride a mile on a bicycle just fine, and they might hurt a bit the next day. After a few weeks of riding, almost anyone who's sedentary will feel better and be able to ride further with less effort.

    I do really love reading some of the more professional blogs though. IndustryOutsider, Commute By Bike, and a few others are always in my daily "must read" list.
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    I try to keep as updated as possible.
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    I'm a blog slacker. I go through periods where I'm blogging like mad, and then I'll go months. It depends on what's going on in my life at the time...for example, being in the middle of a divorce, for some reason it's hard for me to write at the moment. I'm down to only blogging about my double centuries and other cycling events instead of daily life stuff.

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    i'll post twice a week. mondays and wednesday's.

    monday is a recap of weekend rides or training. wednesdays is a recap of mon/tue training and any food/nutrition/supplement findings. less frequently; tuesday or thursday is gear day.

    i try to stay consistent for my many readers

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    I try to average at least once a week. The more I'm riding or doing cycling related work, the more often I have something worth while to add.
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    Let's all get xanga.

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    it depends on what i am doing and how verbose i am feeling, when travelling i blog daily. when sitting at home cleaning my bike every 2-3 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by -VELOCITY-
    I've never really blogged. I created a blog page but have yet to blog. How often do you blog? And more importantly what got you started?
    I blog too often. I should ride more and write less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    I blog too often. I should ride more and write less.
    they're both an outlet. keep up the good work, man!!

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    mine is more of a journal for myself. currently i am posting once or twice a week. it will likely pick up whenever spring hits and the riding picks ups for me. later.

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    I generally write in mine after a race or a particularly good or bad training ride. Sometimes I'll post about a new goodie that I bought or received from a sponsor or something like that. I mainly do the blog thing to help motivate me. I hate the thought of doing nothing worth writing about for more than a few days in a row.

    Honestly, I do it more for me than for anyone else. It provides me a type of motivation. What can I say, I need all of the help I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    mine is more of a journal for myself. currently i am posting once or twice a week. it will likely pick up whenever spring hits and the riding picks ups for me. later.
    I also use mine as a journal for my training. My goal is to record all the training I do on my blog. Easy way to keep track of progress, not much of a paper person. It works really well for me because I hate to type in- I did nothing today. I was a lazy couch potato like everyone else.

    If it's around 9:30 and I haven't done anything it motivates me to go for a short jog or take a quick 5-10 mile ride. Anything is better than typing "I was a couch potato today".

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    I mainly do the blog thing to help motivate me. I hate the thought of doing nothing worth writing about for more than a few days in a row.

    Honestly, I do it more for me than for anyone else. It provides me a type of motivation. What can I say, I need all of the help I can get.
    Same here! It turns out that more than a few people keep on coming back to read mine and I'd hate to disappoint them so I just have to keep going with different projects and such.
    Last edited by LowCel; 04-09-07 at 06:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    It depends on what's going on in my life at the time...for example, being in the middle of a divorce, for some reason it's hard for me to write at the moment.
    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it doesn't get ugly. I'm surprised that you even have such a good disposition at this time.

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    Well I guess after asking this question the least I could do is blog in my own blog space. Or whatever it's called. So I finally did my second blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -VELOCITY-
    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it doesn't get ugly. I'm surprised that you even have such a good disposition at this time.
    Thanks...it's a rough time, but there are good things too. He's moved on and I have as well, so we both have distractions in our life that are keeping us thinking positively! I just feel like at some point I need to blog about it, but haven't found the words yet. My blog has taken a turn from having family stories on it, to mainly being a place that I talk about my cycling events, which is fine for me right now.

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