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Addicted to cycling. How are you going to explain this to your cat?

In cycling, on blogging on August 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

There are times when a tweet just doesn’t cover it. You might have a #bikeschool story so smashing that you need to blog it out. So what are you afraid of? Is the lizard brain taking residence in your head?

A few days ago I asked a Twitter friend if he’s ever considered blogging and the response was this: “Thanks. I have considered blogging, but I have a hard time expressing myself well in writing.”

Does this sound like a guy who can’t write? How else to tell the world about our great biking adventures? Tweeting is great, don’t get me wrong, but once you enter the world of blogging I think you will be hooked, in a big ring way.

Need more inspiration to start blogging? Here’s a couple of my biz heroes on blogging…

If Seth Godin and Tom Peters agree on something it’s important stuff. Peters, “no single thing in the last 14 years professionally has been more important to my life than blogging.”

So what are you waiting for? It’s free. And here’s a great guide to getting started.  Just throw something together and put out your first post.

2 things I’ve learned about blogging.

In on blogging on June 3, 2010 at 12:58 am

1) I’d rather be biking

2) I’d rather be running

Run. Bike. Blog.

In cycling, on blogging, running on May 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

What do you do with spare time? I bike. And run. And when I do these things, thoughts fly from my medulla oblongata (or somewhere from this area). Especially with running. No other activity–with the possible exception of tractor driving–makes things more clear for ideation, thinking, or whatever you call it.

Yesterday after a long run, I spent some time looking around at favorite blogs  — Church of the Granny BikeCycle Chic | Dorthybitestoto’s BlogKent’s Bike Blog | Loving The Bike | Pigtailsflying | shebicycles. I sent a twitter shout asking why they blogged. Their 140 character responses:

It provides mental closure to some thoughts and allows me to share others for discussion… I don’t blog as much as i used to, with Twitter for smaller things, but i write longer pieces, post photos… I like to share my thoughts on running (diff workouts, races, tips) and also read others to get motivated or new tips on running… Takes a lot of time, but worth it. If you’re passionate about it, I say go for it… I blog entirely for myself because I love the writing. I use it as a way to record what I think about when I run… My blog is a place where I can tell bigger bike stories than I can on Twitter. It’s more interactive & immediate than a book. I also find the best blogs, like @grannybike @fatcyclist or Jill Homer’s have a real, interesting person behind them. Blogs have more structure and story arc than the “everything that pops into my head” world of Facebook or Twitter… I’ve had nothing but good experiences w/blogging- have met great people & enjoy the creative writing opportunity. I say do it… It’s good record/journal, sharing with family. Although often feels like I am talking to self. :-0 Takes time. I’ve also found consistency in posting is important. Simply because you are thinking about it, means you have something to say … so DO IT! 😀

I’m doing it. @morebikes, @dorthybitestoto, @kentsbike, @pigtailsflying, @lovingthebike, @grannybike… thanks for sharing your experiences.

P.S. more on tractor driving later.