I have three awesome tips for your today!!
1. There is a Sriracha Festival coming to Los Angeles Oct 27th!!!
Except, I’m going to be on the other side of the country that weekend
So please go in my honor. Info on tickets here.
2. Nancy Clark, the RD I presented with at Fitbloggin last year did this podcast that’s super interesting on “Women, Weight and Running: Myth, Truth and Gender Differences.”
Here’s the link to the mp3 audio recording of the Nancy Clark interview:http://www.iawr-connect.com/audio/NancyClark_113010.mp3
She had me when she said something like, “Men have permission to eat (in our culture)… women get a yogurt…”
3. Emails. Every day I get the most awesome emails from readers sharing their running or weight loss journey. It’s personal and powerful and I realize how special it is that I get to share that with you.
Those emails or tweets make me smile and are the thing that gets me through bad days…
But I also get a bunch of random emails from PR companies that want me to promote Chinese growth hormone or jock straps or kitten mittens…
Like I’ve said before blogging is NOT rocket science. I can read and kinda know how to work this computer machine – it’s not difficult or particularly impressive. But it can be time consuming and I can only do so much in a day. I feel bad when I don’t get back to your emails. And I know other bloggers are probably in the same position too!
So I wanted to share a little tip to help get your email answered… ask specific questions.
A LOT of the emails I get just ask for ‘tips’. Things like, “Do you have any tips on… taming my dragon? finding a 4 leaf clover? life??”
That’s hard because it’s vague. I don’t know what you need or want from me. I suggest keeping it specific…
“Hello. I am running my first 10k in 4 weeks. It’s going to be sunny. Do you have a favorite running hat you like to wear for races?”
That way you get info that is specific to you instead of whatever random tips I think are helpful.
Disclaimer: I feel like this post kinda makes me sounds like a bitch. Which I may or may not actually be, but I’m not trying to be mean. I just want to help you get your questions answered in a timely fashion. The end.
NOW… Who is going to the Sriracha festival????!?!