I run and am seriously dedicated to that and my health and fitness. I enjoy reading style blogs and attempting to be a style blogger, and I sometimes wonder how these two non-similar interests mix on one blog.
I read a ton of running blogs that rarely talk about fashion and only occasionally show them wearing clothes not made out of dri-fit material, and I worry sometimes that when (if) fit bloggers come to my blog they’ll judge me for loving purple and sparkly and posting about fashion and my recent beauty buys. And on the other hand I read even more fashion and style blogs from people who may or may not exercise at all, but whether they do or not isn’t something they talk about on their blog. I worry that they’ll (you’ll?) stop by my blog on a day I hit you over the head with a race review or a marathon training recap and think I’m nuts or over the top.
And in past months I’ve tried to figure out if I should pick one interest or the other. I’ve thought about starting a separate running blog or style blog and trying to separate the topics to ensure that I don’t cross into completely differentareas. I want my readers to enjoy what I write, and I want to make sure I’m staying true to myself while also staying true to the writer I am when you decide to follow me or subscribe to my blog.
And after serious thought, here’s what I’ve decided.
I don’t have to pick one topic or the other in order to be relevant. For some reason or another you’re here reading my blog (and I so much appreciate it), and while you may not love every post I share, you like enough of them to stick around (again, thank you immensely). I will continue to blog about running when I want to, and I will even start to get more technical in talking about splits, foam rolling, icing, and workouts. I will also whip the tripod out of the box it came to me in last week and start working on getting some more high quality outfit pictures while also sharing my favorite beauty finds as of late. Maybe if you’re here to read about running you will find a new lipgloss to use or outfit to try, and possibly if you’re here to read about outfits and online shopping (because Lord knows I’ve mastered that) you’ll be inspired to head out for a run or keep going to your favorite classes at the gym.
So there may be a post here or there that doesn’t pertain to a topic that interests everyone, but I really hope that by staying true to myself and my dual interests my voice will come out in all of my posts. I think a lot of blogging is about being true to who you are, and this is who I am!
And who exactly is that?
I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Here are a few questions I have:
If a blogger focuses mainly on two topics and you’re only interested in one, does that mean that you’ll read what you want and not what you don’t, or does it mean that you probably won’t read that blog?
Are you a blogger that posts about several topics that have different followings? How do you merge your interests in a way that interests more people?
Do you read more of my posts on fashion/style/beauty/lifestyle or do you care more about the running/working out posts?