The year has come and gone. Last week, I recapped my running in 2017 and now it’s time to recap blogging since this is a Running Blog. I have begun to think a lot about blogging in 2018. Where is it going? Is it dying? Will fueledbyLOLZ die?
Eventually yes, all good things must come to an end. I have a longer post about the direction the blog will “go”. Mentally I have written the post, but I haven’t strung 500 words together. In summary, I probably won’t kill FueledbyLOLZ, but I will post less in 2018.
Instead of focusing on 2018 (which I will do at some point), it’s always fun to look back at the year and hanging out with friends and fellow bloggers and internet users.
Most Popular Posts from 2017:
My Running Story: My about me, running page.
My Running Burnout: What led to about 4 months off of running/racing.
Interestingly enough, a lot of my shoe posts are the “top” posts. Yet, they seem to have the least comments.
- lolz blog
- Fueled by LOLZ
- Brooks shoes
- brooks ghost 10 review
- adidas Supernova review (on another note, did you know “adidas” is not usually capitalized?
- asics nimbus (19 review here)
- saucony freedom iso review
- Brooks pureflow 6 review
- route 38 diner (one of my earliest diner reviews and also one of my least favorite…)
- adidas energy boost 3
- carbohydrate depletion (way back when I did this before NYCM…I’m not 100% sure I would do it again…or run another marathon LOL)
- runner’s world
Thoughts about Blogging:
I do like blogging and I enjoy it as an outlet. For me, blogging will never pay “the bills”. I am lucky that I do occasionally get sponsored posts which equate to extra spending money. Those come and go and are completely unpredictable.
Plus, I don’t accept sponsored posts from something I wouldn’t personally use or buy which also limits how many I receive. It’s nice to receive sponsored posts, but will they pay the bills? No. It’s also nice to receive free product to review and try, and I’m always cautious when I do that (for instance, I’m clear in shoe reviews if I didn’t pay for shoes…which 95% of the time, I paid for them).
The platforms of which people choose to blog is also changing. With Instagram growing, many running bloggers have stopped sharing posts or writing lengthy posts and gone to microposts on instagram. You must do what works for you. I am not there yet because I do see blogging as an outlet. While my grammar and spelling leave a lot to be desired, it’s nice to connect with other bloggers and readers in that form, especially my “real life” friends (and dad) that don’t use social media but subscribe only to blog posts.
Blogging is 2017 wasn’t my highest viewership, in fact one of my lowest, but I still enjoyed it. At the end of the day I blog for “me” but it’s nice to share the experience with others. If I wanted to keep a personal diary (which I do keep a personal notepad), I wouldn’t press publish on a public website. Thanks wordpress for being more organized than I am…
Questions for you:
Bloggers: How was your 2017 in terms of actual blogging?
Do you have a favorite post? Do you keep a personal diary?