OK, maybe I'm a little hooked on blogging daily. Or at least almost daily. But I want to get better at it. I want to offer more compelling content. Better visuals. A greater sense of community.
Above all else though, I want to get to know the people who read this blog. I'm delighted to receive comments from all over the world from folks who seem to connect with what I'm thinking or feeling. It means everything and it's a big reason I started this blog in the first place.
However, I wonder if there's value in connecting all of you together? Why are we commenting back-and-forth on a one-to-one basis? When we're all training together, in a sense? We're all feeling the same things. Sharing the same disappointments. Rejoicing in the same triumphs. Wouldn't it be great to help each other with what we're learning along the way? Or share an inspirational moment? Maybe even find a training partner in a nearby city?
Because training alone sucks, let's face it.
Nothing would make me happier than if this blog helps a triathlete either discover the sport or realize that he or she isn't the only crazy one out there in the world.
So, for the first time in more than a year, I'm going to ask that you help me with something.
Please, if you have a minute or two, would you mind telling me what you like or dislike about this blog? What can I do better? What's missing? Would you like to connect with other triathletes who read these posts?
Like the sport of triathlon itself, all I want to do is improve. And I feel like there's a LOT of room for growth at ironmadman.com. As I head into the holidays and gear up for my second Ironman countdown (Coeur d'Alene 2011), improving this blog is among my top priorities.
If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.