On Blogging: Why I Hate My Email Inbox

I hate to admit this, but for the past 9 months I have largely ignored my blog’s email inbox. The reason was mostly due to the fact that I have returned to teaching, and free time during the school year to attend to the blog was minimal. I apologize if you have sent me a […]

The Best thing About Blogging and Running: People

Sometimes you need to get things off your chest before you can move forward. I’ve been suffering a bit of writer’s block because I waited so long to write and publish the post I released yesterday. Though it can be difficult to reveal one’s vulnerabilities to a larger audience, I’ve found that doing so can […]

How Building a Blog is a Lot Like Running Your First Marathon

I got an email from a reader a couple of days ago who is in the process of starting a running blog. He was asking about how to build a blog audience and how to grow traffic (among other things). The email reminded me that I started another site several months ago to answer questions […]

A New Blog, and A Post On Honesty in Blog Reviews

I love to write, and for several months I’ve been contemplating the idea of starting a second blog. Runblogger is my first home, but it has grown into more of a niche site than I originally intended, and a lot of the topics I’d like to write about would simply not fit well here. For […]

More On Leaving Academia to Become a Blogger: My Interview With University Affairs

Several months ago I was contacted by Dr. Jennfier Polk, who at the time was writing a blog titled From Ph.D. To Life that focused on career options for Ph.D.s, with a special focus on non-academic careers. Jennifer had seen the post I had written about leaving my academic job to pursue this blog full-time, […]

Changes Coming to Runblogger

Things have been a bit quiet here on the blog for the past few weeks. Despite the seeming lack of activity, I’ve been hammering away in the background at a furious rate on a few projects that have been nagging me. For the past week or so I’ve been working almost non-stop on an academic […]

Runblogging: Three Useful Tools for Bloggers

A big part of successful blogging is maximizing productivity – blogging requires a lot of time and effort, and any tool that makes the job easier is a welcome addition to the blogger’s toolkit. In this post I thought I’d share a few tools that have become part of my blogging arsenal. One is a […]

The Secret to Success in Run Blogging: What I’ve Learned in the Past Four Years

When I was deciding on a title for this blog, I chose Runblogger because my intent was to write about both running and blogging. Those were my two passions at the time, and they remain my two biggest passions today. As with any of my passions, I tend to take an almost obsessive approach to […]

Transition, Or What I Plan To Do On My Summer Vacation

Image by Warm ‘n Fuzzy via Flickr I sit here writing this post early in the morning on the first official day of my summer break. Although I still have some commitments to fulfill and loose ends to tie up at work, my major responsibilities were completed when I submitted my Spring semester grades and […]

Runblogger Podcast #13: Starting a Running Blog (or Podcast)

This is the first in what I hope will be an informative and helpful series of posts on starting a running blog and/or podcast. As a relative newcomer to both (I’ve been doing this blog for just over a year, the podcast for a few months), I’ve been through a lot of the challenges involved […]

On Blogging and Podcasting – Send Me Questions!

Yesterday I participated in a discussion forum during the final meeting of a class series on social media at the Nacky Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, NH (thanks to @TeresaKRobinson for inviting me! – check out her running blog). After leaving, I thought about how much I would have benefited from having taken such […]

ColorSchemer ColorPix: An Easy Way to Identify Color Hex Codes

One of the issues I have run into frequently while working on my blogs and/or the webpages that I maintain is the ability to easily identify Hex codes for colors that I like. The color Hex code (or Hexadecimal code) is a six digit/letter combination used to identify specific colors in HTML or on CSS […]

LinkWithin Widget: Add Related Post Links to Your Blog Posts in Blogger

I’ve been tinkering with my blog design quite a bit lately (hopefully for the better!), and just came across another really useful widget that allows you to add links to related posts from your blog to the bottom of each of your blog posts. The links are generated automatically, and if there’s an image in […]

MyFreeCopyright: Protect Your Blog Content

I’ve been reading some blogging tips on the Playgroups are No Place for Children blog (very helpful!) and noticed a badge on the site for a service called myfreecopyright. I’ve been thinking about copyright issues relating to this blog a lot since I’ve already found a few sites through Google Alerts that have strange mashups […]

Firefox 3.5: Shadow Effects

Image via Wikipedia With the official arrival of Firefox 3.5 yesterday (I’ve been using the beta for awhile), one of the features I’m most excited about is the ability to add shadow effects to webpage elements using CSS. If you’ve installed FF 3.5, you can see the “box-shadow” effect in action on the header, top […]