Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blogging about blogging

I started blogging about two years ago and have really grown to love the running/blogging community. Connecting with fellow runners over the ups and downs of training and racing is the very best.

When I started this blog I figured I would just use it to chronicle my husband's and my attempt to run a race in every state. I thought maybe my mom might read it. This was also around the time that my training started to get a lot more serious. I had two half marathons under my belt and was itching to run faster and further.

Instead of the occasional race report I found myself using the blog as an outlet for analyzing my training. The blog became less of a Heather + Kendall thing and more of just a Heather thing. Which is fine. My husband doesn't mind that I've hijacked our blog and now when I try to bore him with the details of my latest run he just tells me he already read about it on the blog.

But it feels super awkward to use a plural moniker when I am just one person.

I need to take care of that awkwardness. It drives me crazy. So with that in mind I have been brainstorming some rebranding ideas (is it called rebranding if you have ~10 followers?).

I've also been thinking about moving my blog from Blogger to Wordpress. Blogger has been kind of troublesome lately with blurry images on mobile and not letting people subscribe to my blog (Sorry Charissa!).

With that said, I definitely don't want to lose touch with any of friends I have already made. So hopefully you will be willing to bear with me while I am moving things around. I was able to import my existing posts and comments to Wordpress, but I still need to spend some time figuring out how to handle RSS feeds and other subscription things (Bloglovin). I should be ready to share the new site with you very soon!

Any feedback or advice while I am working on this?
Will you follow me to my new site (pretty please!)?


  1. I may be biased because it's what I use, but I fully support the move to WordPress! I like it so much better than Blogger (yes, I've used blogger before). Of course I'll follow your new site! I'm no techie so I don't have advice/experience with this kinda stuff (when I moved from Blogger to Wordpress a couple years ago, I basically just scratched my old site and created a whole new one...but my old site didn't really have much anyway). Good luck with the move!!

  2. I hadn't heard about the blurry images so I'm glad you mentioned it since I use Blogger. Plus, I'm glad you told the story behind your name. You've got a great name for a runner!

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing the new site! If you have any specific questions about moving to Wordpress or setting up your RSS feed send me an email :)

    I definitely support moving to Wordpress, it's so much more customizable and very easy to use!

  4. Glad to hear you've moved over to Wordpress. In general I dislike the Blogger format for comments! Now hopefully I'll get notified when (if) you reply to my comments :) .... I'm going to the new blog now!