It had never crossed my mind to blog about my races. Back in July/August of 2011 I first came across The Running Bug and I started blogging for them, with my first introductory post going live on 20th September 2011.
I was asked about traffic to my blog recently and, on the basis of this, thought I would do some homework to see just how busy each of my blogs are.
From 1st January 2012 to 10th August 2012 my Running Bug blog, ‘Aim high, anything is possible’, has been viewed a massive 12,332 times. Since I started blogging, back on 20th September, the blog has been viewed 18,063 times.
That’s massive. I am totally blown away by the scale.
My own site, www.pixelscotland.com has far less exposure but it has steadily grown, especially since it was added to the West Highland Way Race list of blogs. Average stats for pixelscotland are now around 1000 hits a month and growing.
The funny thing is, when I decided to start blogging, it was more for me than for anyone else. I wanted to record how my races went. How I felt. What worked. What didn’t! What equipment I was using, and so forth. Knowing just how forgetful I can be, I wanted some kind of record of everything, and especially the ultras, that I could point any future offspring at and say, ‘I did that’ (I can just image the look of disbelief on their faces now!).
I didn’t think for a second that anyone else would find it remotely interesting.
So, for everyone who does read my blogs, thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you like what you read and that you come back again.