Has It All Been Said?
Compared to the vast world of blogs out there in the internet universe, those directed at cycling are rather small in number. With that said, however, I really can’t believe just how many cycling blogs there are. Through the development of the Crank Cycling Blog Directory, I’ve been able to see just how many great cycling blogs exist….and every day I seem to be introduced to more.
With all those cycling fanatics spending their days blogging, you’d think that everything that could ever be said about the topic has already been told. You know what? You’re almost correct. Let me put it this way…..I once planned to write a post about celebrity cyclists, and within a couple minutes of searching the subject, I discovered that Cozy Beehive, Cyclelicious , and Ibike had all already done this….and done so quite nicely. So I moved onto option #2 for my post that day.
Then there was the time I wrote a post about spitting while cycling, and a few weeks after publishing it I came across an archived article by Fat Cyclist on the very same subject. Just recently I wrote a post dedicated to my wife. Now, I knew going in that I couldn’t be alone on this one…but what I didn’t realize was how close the proximity would be to some others on the subject. Old Guy on Two Wheels wrote one about his wife and their anniversary the night before my post went out, and then Donald’s Daily Draft let me know about a post he did for his wife just a few months ago.
Even though these posts were on similar topics, each of us had our own unique spin and personality, so the content was still very individual. I’m not alone in this semi-duplication. During my constant reading and searching of cycling blogs, I’ve found countless blogs all dealing with the same topic or following a similar theme. Even the same photos can be found on more than just one site, sometimes. Product reviews, tour coverage, rides, equipment, life……within these, it seems hard to find a subject that hasn’t already been talked about. But has it all been said?
The cool thing is that even if I gave the exact same topic to every single cycling blogger out there, I know they would come back with their own approach, style, and feel….making each and every one of them worth reading. I love that. Like many of the other cycling bloggers, I do hope to provide unique content and give my readers a fresh approach. In the hopes of you all coming back for more in the future, I want to provide content that may not be getting airplay on other sites…..or if it is, then adding something to it that makes it worthwhile to read again.
I wonder if any cycling bloggers have written about the commonality of other cycling blogs? What I do know for sure is that within this cycling blog community there is going to be some fantastic posts coming out this week, this year, and far into the future. I’m blogging among the best, and all of us as readers get to benefit from this talent.
No, it definitely hasn’t all been said.