Last night, I was able to talk to RUNNING DIVA again. It’s been months since we’ve last seen each other at a press launch event. I recall that I saw her at one of the major race events. I think it is last July’s MILO Marathon where Takbo.ph community had one team in Buendia Avenue manning a hydration station and acting as cheerers for the runners. Anyway, we talked about blogging. One of the things that the RUNNING DIVA shared with me is that she does not “force” herself into blogging right now. She just does not have the inspiration to write. And I completely agree with her.
I’ve lost the desire to blog for the most part. Why? Well, I don’t find the blogging platform “friendly” anymore compared to the newer social media platforms. I still write journal entries, but somehow I am having a challenging time to come up with entries. It’s not that I am running out of things to share. In fact, I can probably share one thing that happened to me in a day! However, I just don’t know how to explain it. In fact, I have noticed this phenomenon among running bloggers. Many running bloggers are not able to keep up their blogs updated and I am guilty with this too. My other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, FourSquare and other sites are more updated than my own blog! And this is a trend that is consistent with most studies on internet usage. Facebook and Twitter are the top two websites being accessed almost minute by minute by Filipinos. It used to be that Google was the number one site. That is no longer true.
In short, I won’t force myself into blogging on a regular basis. But it does not mean that I will not try. There’s so many things to share. It’s more than just writing about race reviews, product reviews and race events. My blog is still first and foremost an opportunity to share a part of who I am. Hopefully, I can get back to it again. It’s a vicious cycle common among running bloggers. That’s why I really salute Bald Runner and Jaymie The Bull Runner. They seem to have managed to make blogging a regular activity regardless of the endless meetings, family obligations and training schedules that they have. It’s going to take me awhile to even be at their level of discipline in blogging. For now, I am happy with microblogging across social media platforms.