I only started this blog a few months ago, and at that point I really didn’t care if I ever got viewers. I started this as a way to document my journey into running; I thought it would be cool to have a written account of how much my body changed, how far I ran, what it felt like, etc, etc. At this point, I still feel very much this way. I get a very small number of views per day, and I’d actually like to keep it that way. In fact, I’ve been thinking of turning this blog private and making it an electronic journal. After all, isn’t that the point of blogging? We live in a technologically advanced world and the daily journal has been replaced by the daily blog.
I suppose I brought this up because I’ve been lurking on GOMI lately and I think the posters there bring up some really great points. Most bloggers, at least in the fitness and healthy living world, are incredibly self centered. They blog about anything and everything (from fitness to funerals-seriously) and seem to have no off switch. Nothing is sacred anymore. Bloggers document every step of their pregnancy, filling in readers on some pretty gruesome details of labor and delivery; they tell readers about their truly personal emotions, problems with food; they take pictures at funerals and post them online. All of these things got me thinking- what is the point of my blog? Am I doing this to get attention? Well, I can answer that pretty fast: hell no. I don’t post pictures of myself, my house, my life and everything I ever do. I don’t have sponsors who give me money to pimp out their latest product. Above all, I don’t want those things- now or ever.
I want to be able to look back over this blog in a year, two years, and see what my life was like. I want to be able to read about my journey into running, I want to see how my life evolved during grad school, how my friendships and relationships changed, how my worldview evolved. These are the important things to me- not page views. So, with that, I suppose I may turn private soon- although I doubt anyone will notice 🙂