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Hungry Runner Girl
Janae Jacobs started her Hungry Runner Girl blog after getting injured running the Boston Marathon in 2010, not because she was looking for answers or support; she just got bored.
“If I’m not running, I might as well talk about running,” she said.
Although her site is primarily personal stories of her day-to-day life, she thinks it attracted people because of the hard training she was doing for a sub-3:00 marathon and then because of the struggles she faced after developing a stress fracture. When she got pregnant about a year ago, it also drew more readers to her blog. No one ever said that stay-at-home moms aren’t a large market online.
Now, she says she spends about 30 hours a week working on the site and makes some money doing it.
While she’s gotten to know the online running community, commenting on others’ blogs and on forums, what she really thinks brings people back over and over is that she tries to stay positive. “I don’t like talking about the negative,” she said.
About The Author:
Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara is a journalist/reporter and former professional triathlete. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes for a number of magazines, newspapers, and websites. You can read more about her at www.sunnyrunning.com.