I’ve been mulling over this conversation I had a few days ago. Here’s how it went…
“Looks like you haven’t been blogging as much lately”
Me – “Yeah, life seems to be moving so fast…something has to give”
“So are you feeling a little irrelevant? There are so many run bloggers out there”
Me – “Irrelevant to who?”
“Well…brands I guess. You might actually have to start buying your running stuff.”
Me – “I buy running stuff now. I gotta run”
Wow…to say I was a little stunned is an understatement. I still am. I’m not even sure what to make of it. It’s not secret I haven’t been found here in this format very much. It’s just very time consuming and right now, I honestly just can’t keep up with it all so like I’ve said in the past, I’ve been reprioritizing. That’s just the way it goes. I haven’t given up running. I guess I’ve just given up talking about it in depth.
Do I feel irrelevant? I guess I might if I ever felt relevant in the first place. This blog was never about working with brands (although it’s been an awesome perk). It’s been about connecting and sharing. My goal this entire time was to just be me. To share with you my struggles and wins and to be a reminder that life will always has it’s ups and downs but it’s how you come back from it all that makes you…you. I feel like I’m past sharing workouts with you…unless you want them. I feel like you’ve read everything there is to read about all things running tips and tricks. The focus is really just about my personal fitness (& running) journey. There are so many ways running parallels life. If we can draw those parallels together, we will feel much more like a community just trying to help each other out.
Do brands see me as irrelevant? I don’t know. I guess you would have to ask them. I will tell you honestly that I’ve toned down the sponsored posts. I’ve gotten more selective and so subsequently, you won’t see much of it here.
So I guess I’m wanting to know from you all. What do you come here looking for? What do you want to read about? Hopefully you know that I still love to connect on IG, Snapchat and Twitter. Find me at MomsLRB on all three. And of course, I love to connect in person…so next time your in town or I get the chance to travel, I might be reaching out. The best part about this virtual world is that you’re never without a running buddy.