One thing I’ve noticed about bloggers is that we love to give advice.
We, collectively, have been doing whatever it is we do for a quite a long time now, and we really feel we have a lot to offer…especially when it comes to running.
We’ve recovered from an injury, so we know how to treat all injuries.
We’ve run a few marathons, so we know how people should train for marathons.
We’ve run in the heat, the cold, the rain, and on more occasions than we care to admit, we’ve been unmotivated. So we know how to successfully overcome all of these afflictions.
We know that hydrating is very, very important.
We also have the most ideal running playlist in creation.
But the thing is, running for a few years does not qualify us to give running advice. Many of us avoid liability by offering “routines” or “tips.” We disclaim that we are not experts: Don’t take my advice! But here it is nonetheless…
One thing I’ve noticed?
Runners who actually ARE qualified to give advice on their blogs? Don’t.
Yoga has not made Dean Karnazes a better runner.
So why do we (although obviously I mean you), think we know better than the pros? AND are our readers that inexperienced? Do they lack that much common sense? Who is this audience of ours that doesn’t know you should always get to the race in plenty of time to find your corral?
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather assume my readers are smarter than me, than the other way around. Because they are. For the most part.
And now, your haiku:
Don’t forget to put
your running shoes on before
you go for a run.
Do you give advice on your blog? Just who the hell do you think you are? (In 5/7/5 format, please.)