Friday, 13 July 2012

where have all the bloggers gone

does blogging have a natural life cycle..especially for something quite narrowband like running? is there only so much you can say before you start to feel like a doddery old dear, with rotten fruit in a bowl, constantly banging on about roughly the same things. this blog goes back to 2008 and for me at least it records some of the great stuff my and the ultrarunningcollie have been up to as well as the occasional random post on something non-running. but i feel less enthusiatic about blogging these days and so it appears are a lot of other fellow bloggers whose posts i really enjoyed but who also appear to have dried up..its not the same

heres a roll call of some of the blogged out bloggers (where are you?)

will meridith
loneliness of a part time runner
kate/cake
running bear
donning studs in may
run like a girl
julies running blog
calva or bust
andrew and jasper
desert running

then theres a few who like me seem to be just hanging in there, blogging much less frequently and with less umph than before

run forest run
4 winds
ultra stu
then stop
smiley runner

theres others too

its a shame. a moment , albeit a long one, where we shared stories. the triumphs. the disasters. the in-betweenees. the highs. the lows. the injuries. the funny side. but most of all the craic, the commaraderie and the support...it was a pleasure, a joy and we met some of you too..i wish we'd met more. maybe we will. one day

there's a little bit more left in our blogging days..if only charlie could type you'd probably get a daily post!

13 comments:

Stu Stod said...

Im still here....lurking!!

There is only so much shite you can write about been injured tho :-(

sbrt said...

I have been wondering about that too.
Definitely less banter.

I shall work on my ooomf

ultra collie said...

Stu- lurker! I'm calling the cops

Steve- that's my point. The banter was great. I miss it.

Hayfella said...

I blame injury (less running) and FB

Andyedwards said...

Hello there, decided to get back on the whole blogging thing again to see if I can have a better go at rambling on than before, will see I guess.

Runningbear said...

Hi UC.
Still here just not running much .. we eventually moved and am now up to my eyeballs in rubble as we slowly rebuild our new house.

Plan to blog again as the comeback trail starts...just get a feeling my posts are rather repetitive. For now am enjoying vicarious running and blog action. Don't stop!

RunnerinLV said...

I'm still around. Just been busy switching into a new career. Thanks for thinking of me though.

ultra collie said...

sio good to see lots of great and inspiring folk coming out of the woodwork. This is like a modern day pen pals club but it's no good if postie has no news to deliver
More so it's just good to know that's everyone's ok and happy :))))

Old Runningfox. said...

Old Runningfox is still here - but struggling a bit!

ultra collie said...

O RF i just hope im doing as much as you in a few years..keep struggling on :)

Alex Fowler said...

You could always follow me too?

fell running guide said...

Been doing a bit of blogging about my running adventures if anyone wants a read: http://fellrunningguide.blogspot.co.uk/

Andrew said...

still here.