Why Start a Blog

So you've been thinking about starting a blog and unlocking some of that creative potential?

If you love sport, or keeping active then the chances are that you've got lots of good material to talk about. If you want to share your thoughts on races, kit, training, recovery, motivation or your goals, then blogging could just be for you.

People usually have different reasons for starting a blog. Maybe you are trying something new or doing something differently? Are you a beginner with a goal to get fit or compete in your first competition? If you want more inspiration then listed below are some other reasons to give blogging a go.

  • You get to talk about you! No better reason needed. Use it to tell your story, talk about things that matter to you. What you have to say might inspire others who are thinking about trying something but weren't sure how to go about it.
  • It can help to consolidate your training/racing in your own mind. By writing down your thoughts about your training this helps you to reflect on how your training is really going. Sometimes this can help you to see things differently or spot areas where things might have gone better. You can insert your training too if you want other people to give their comments.
  • You can interact with the rest of the SwimBlogs community. You can choose your level of interaction by allowing comments from only SwimBlogs members or allow anyone to comment on your blog.
  • If you are a coach then this can also be a great way to showcase your expertise and link to your own website.
  • It can make you more engaged with the latest topics and trends. Have a topic that you feel passionate about? Then get involved in the conversation.
  • Conversely reading about what other people are experiencing can also help you.
  • You can use it to get something off your chest. Whatever it is, it's better out than in.
  • Be creative....be yourself....talk about things that interest you... use pictures to make it attractive and add a personal touch.

I want to write a blog. How do I do it?

All SwimBlogs members can have their own blog. To create yours go to the other help tabs in this section to find all the help you'll need for creating a great looking blog including template skins for you to use and personalise.

Want to get more hits on your blog? Here's how...

  • Give it a great title, not too long and make it interesting so that it catches people attention.
  • Use photos to make it look nice.
  • Write concisely and use short paragraphs .
  • Use subtitles, bold and bullets to help people scan your blog easily and draw them in.
  • Invite people to comment or ask a question to invite interaction.
  • Share it on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Include links to interesting stuff (see the bottom of your blog entry for easy peasy link insert option).

Remember, this is your blog, you can be as creative as you like. Most importantly, enjoy writing it as this will come across in your writing and we look forward to reading it!

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