It’s nine years today since I wrote and published the first Women Who Cycle blog post and I’m proud of myself for sustaining my weekly posting for so long. When I started this blog I had no idea how long it would last. I came up with the idea and launched it within about two weeks which was quite unusual behaviour for me. I’m a cautious, organised and planning type of person and it’s rare for me to act so fast.
I had no idea that nine years later I’d still be going with no end in sight. The longevity of this project, if I can call it that, is due to fabulous women (and some men) who have supported me by reading my regular posts, and commenting and engaging with me. I have my ‘close’ fan club of people like my dad and many of my girlfriends, but I also have a much wider group of women who have contacted me multiple times over the years. To all of you, thank you so much for being my supporters.
I remember distinctly the first time I received a comment from a person I didn’t know. That might not sound like a big deal to you but it was a really big deal to me. I still get a little thrill every time someone makes contact with me.
Women’s cycling changed my life in a number of ways and I continue to encourage other women to join me in this wonderful pursuit.
I dabbled with the idea of making money from this blog a few years back. I even did an online course which taught me plenty. But ultimately, I decided that I loved blogging just for the fun and the satisfaction it brings me, and I’m happy to earn my living by other means and therefore can keep my own ‘editorial integrity’ intact. I actually earn my living using my writing skills so that is satisfaction enough for me.
So raise of glass for Women Who Cycle.