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Running Blogger Gripes
December 5, 2016
11:24 am
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RIP in PEACE
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September 27, 2011

I can't recall if this thread has already been made.

As per the title suggests, what are your gripes/annoyances with running bloggers?

Lately, mine has been an excessive amount of posed running selfies. I understand the art of promotion, which is the majority of social media, and yet each selfie, that is nothing more than a reiteration of the previous selfie, obviously using a self-timer, annoys me. Usually they are accompanied by a ridiculously motivating (not really) caption, like, "I can't control xy, but I can control how I approach it! #realtalk #running #runblog #racing #femalerunner #womanrunner #hahahalol"

December 5, 2016
12:11 pm
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Hairy Limb Watch
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My biggest running blogger gripe.

Is that everyone (mostly) has left blogging behind for the instant gratification of Instagram.

 

There is no more content in blogging.  Forget about telling me about how you felt during your 1/2 marathon race…. (tired, driven, focusing on a negative split, etc.) and forget an actual training cycle build up. sfun_deadhorse

 

Show me another picture of your flat "Megan" (I made the name up) to display all of your race day essentialsdroolpuke.Or more pictures of the race expo to shamelessly w***e product placement.

 

I miss Angry runner, EatDrinkandRun, Sweaty Em, X-Country Training, & many others. But, I guess you can only blog for so long before your content goes to shit, or you start having kids and blogging falls by the wayside. 

AKA LVrunner, Hairy Limb Watch, and briefly as Checked Luggage Vs. Carry on Luggage.
December 5, 2016
2:52 pm
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cheesebottom
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I am baffled by these women who have a photo of themselves running from almost every workout. I don't follow many of them, but see some regular offenders on the recommended posts part of instagram. Donnamillshonarvar comes off as such a try hard, and when she was bff with Andrea Duke they were both pretty bad.

 

Has anyone seen the instagram account "daniellehartruns?" It is one that I frequently see in my recommended feed. The filter game is strong there, as well as the most awkward "running" poses. They are ridiculously over posed, and looks super stiff with a bizarre arm carriage. I would be shocked if that was anything like her real running form. How she has 21k followers I don't know, but it must be appealing to people and it gets her sponsors.

December 5, 2016
5:26 pm
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rrca certified running coach
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Broadly speaking, what irritates me is the lack of quality. Runners are abandoning blogging for lazily Fitsnapping every single run on Instagram (e.g. @heartnsolerunning) Treadmill selfie! Outdoor crotch shot selfie! Smoothie selfie! And the constant hammy smile. Puke.

Which brings me to the other thing that makes my skin crawl: The stupid platitudes. The mile-long block of pseudo-profound bullshit. The quotes by "unknown." I guess it's easier to jack a dumb quote from Pinterest, caption your 1,472nd running selfie with it, and call it a day than to ACTUALLY create content. I'll take fewer (far fewer) posts with some meat than a daily barrage of nothing.

December 5, 2016
8:13 pm
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snarkletooth
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I don't really need to see a face selfie with every run.  I am interested in distance and pace though.  The whole Mile posts "I did it for insta" thing drove me nuts. Run for yourself.  I have never ever posted a run on instagram.  

Also- don't need flowery quotes about running or finding deeper meaning in it.  It makes me feel good. End of story.  

December 5, 2016
10:19 pm
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Snarkastic
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snarkletooth meowed
I don't really need to see a face selfie with every run.  I am interested in distance and pace though.  The whole Mile posts "I did it for insta" thing drove me nuts. Run for yourself.  I have never ever posted a run on instagram.  

Also- don't need flowery quotes about running or finding deeper meaning in it.  It makes me feel good. End of story.  

smiley-signs064 Everything you said. 

And I definitely miss the in-depth posts. Post rarely, fine, but tell me all about your training and your races, blow by blow, when you do! 

December 6, 2016
12:28 am
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Priscilla Waller, Supreme Fundie Cheerleader
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Is every IG runner shilling for Oiselle now, or is it just my feed?

formerly Hair Not Corporating
December 6, 2016
11:40 am
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The flat out lying about speed.

December 6, 2016
12:23 pm
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Priscilla Waller, Supreme Fundie Cheerleader
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Priscilla Waller, Supreme Fundie Cheerleader meowed
Is every IG runner shilling for Oiselle now, or is it just my feed?

Welp, I don't really frequent this subforum and I didn't take the 5 seconds to look around and see that Oiselle has its own thread. And now I look like an ass.

Disregard…

formerly Hair Not Corporating
December 7, 2016
4:51 pm
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Ima Runner
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I'm sick of ambASSadors that barely run a few miles a week getting hooked up with products and free race entries. I wish the companies sponsoring these fools would look at their training and results instead of their social media reach. I get turned off of some products and races because of who their ambASSador is. 

shutup

December 7, 2016
5:09 pm
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Corpse Grimaces
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Ima Runner meowed
I'm sick of ambASSadors that barely run a few miles a week getting hooked up with products and free race entries. I wish the companies sponsoring these fools would look at their training and results instead of their social media reach. I get turned off of some products and races because of who their ambASSador is. 

shutup

YES. Oh God I have boycotted so many brands because of this.  

December 10, 2016
1:29 pm
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MrsChanandlerbong
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cheesebottom meowed
 

Has anyone seen the instagram account "daniellehartruns?" It is one that I frequently see in my recommended feed. The filter game is strong there, as well as the most awkward "running" poses. They are ridiculously over posed, and looks super stiff with a bizarre arm carriage. I would be shocked if that was anything like her real running form. How she has 21k followers I don't know, but it must be appealing to people and it gets her sponsors.

 

Daniellehartruns comes up on my recommendation feed a lot as well!  I can't handle the really awkward running poses at all.
 In general I don't understand the insta pictures for every run.  I believe you when you say you ran x miles, I don't need to see a (posed, overly filtered) photo of you doing it everyday. 

 

Also, bloggers just disappearing.

December 12, 2016
2:20 pm
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moelarrycheese
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February 17, 2012

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Broadly speaking, what irritates me is the lack of quality. Runners are abandoning blogging for lazily Fitsnapping every single run on Instagram (e.g. @heartnsolerunning) Treadmill selfie! Outdoor crotch shot selfie! Smoothie selfie! And the constant hammy smile. Puke.

Which brings me to the other thing that makes my skin crawl: The stupid platitudes. The mile-long block of pseudo-profound bullshit. The quotes by "unknown." I guess it's easier to jack a dumb quote from Pinterest, caption your 1,472nd running selfie with it, and call it a day than to ACTUALLY create content. I'll take fewer (far fewer) posts with some meat than a daily barrage of nothing.

@heartnsolerunning – seems like a nice person but can we stop with the tongue aggressively shoved behind teeth to make best smile for selfie?

Makes me nuts – starts to look insanely fake, stiff, and posed.



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