So this week’s blog post is entirely self-indulgent, laced with nostalgia and reflection. Not that blogging itself isn’t a self-indulgent pastime. But I guess I try most of the time to impart something useful for women cyclists.
I started the blog last year on a whim because I really wanted to share what I’ve learnt about cycling with other women. At the time I had about half a dozen blog post ideas and didn’t really know if I’d be able to sustain it. I’ve surprised myself because I’ve rarely had to think for long to come up with my weekly blog topic and there’s plenty more to come.
During the course of the past year the blog has taken on a life of its own and reached every corner of the globe. I’m a slave to my analytics app on my Ipad. I get a real buzz out of checking my daily stats and seeing where my readers are from and what they are searching for.
When I first hit ‘publish’ in WordPress on 13 August 2011 I was really shy about telling people about my new venture but I soon learned to be proud and forthright.
My forthright attitude helped me reach out to many, many people during the past year and I’ve met some terrific female cyclists (via email, on the phone and face-to-face), many people in the bike industry and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface (sorry about all the clichés) with so many opportunities to come.
I’d like to thank everyone who’s supported me in the past year by subscribing to posts, spreading the word via social media, agreeing to be interviewed, meeting with me and many more. Special mention to my fabulous partner Phillip who’s been a great proof-reading, ideas man and has put up with my droning on about it. Also thanks to Kate Bates who has been very supportive and helpful.
Womenwhocycle.com has only just begun. I’ve got some great ideas for developing it further so stay tuned for a new logo, new look site, monthly e-newsletter and so much more in 2012 and beyond.