Loneliness of the Long Distance Blogger. My year of writing dangerously.

Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

There’s so much roadkill along the blogging highway. So many blogs  start with good intentions and inspirations and yet, soon, the urgency to write fades. The lack of feedback daunts. The silence in the ether thunders until many bloggers pull off the road, abandon their vehicles and walk away like the protagonist of Sofia Coppola‘s movie “Somewhere.”
As started my year of blogging, there were days I wondered if anyone was listening and checked my site stats incessantly to see if someone, anyone, was listening. Sometimes they’re not.

Then there are the odd days you write something that resonates with others, who tell others, and suddenly your traffic spikes, your tweets get replies and you feel connected. That’s the magic, the symphony, the atomic collider that happens when you keep at it.

I didn’t start this blog  to navel gaze– though I’m quite good at that, thank you — but rather to share this new stage of my life– not old, not young but full of life and curious about what lies ahead. I’ve been blogging for nearly a year now, not daily as I did at the start but at least weekly.

I have become the long distance blogger with hardened writing muscles earned by my miles of pounding the keyboard pavement. Whether the road is long and lonely or jammed with other travellers, I plan to blog on. To find my voice and to hear yours.


  1. Indeed the blogger road is fraught with pitfalls and premature departures. I for one will continue even though at times it seems no one is there. Nicely written, the accuracy of the portrayal is unfortunate. Thanks for hearing my voice and for the pingback! 🙂


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