It is a fine line between unstructured online (re)searching for this bicycle blog and procrastinating.
I found myself teetering on this fine line earlier today – that was until I came across the mother load.
To put this in context – as I am relatively new to blogging, it has been a steep learning curve coming to grips with Word Press, content selection, time management and getting the right balance between subject matter: finding my ‘voice’ – something which will no doubt evolve over time. This is also one of the primary reasons for starting the blog, To have an accountability partner helps track my ideas, writing and process over time. So it is not surprising that I have been fact-finding about blog tips and advice – much of which has been incredibly helpful and immediately effective.
Part of the investigation into this new genre has been discovering and reading other blogs, especially those that contain similar themes to mine (bicycles, gender, community), which I have enjoyed immensely. I was impressed and slightly daunted by the array of cycling blogs. It seemed that many had a similar format: personal ride diary style, news and events; cycling shops and groups; bicycle style, product and lifestyle. This brings us to the mother load – Let’s go for a Ride.
Today my job was made that much easier and more enjoyable when I stumbled across Let’s go for a Ride website.
Their resources page provides an extensive list of (goodness knows how many!) links to women specific bike blogs.
The list has 3 main categories:
Women’s Bike Blogs
Cycle Chic Blogs
Other Bike Blogs
It was a delight to sift through some of the blogs, select a title, read a little, then move on to the next one…perusing, smiling, drinking tea as I went.
Some of the blogs are full of amazing photography, others transported me to mysterious places by travelogues, others again were full of training dates and race plates – and some others, sadly, have ceased to be – the last post left standing there, as testament to one woman’s freewheeling exploits (*sigh*).
I have since returned to this list and am still exploring some of the new blogs.
I find great satisfaction in fossicking around in a particular blog and looking through their archives – I hope you do too! Enjoy!!