Site:
http://www.writeworks.biz/blog/voxrec/
Miles:
8544 total / 1091 in 2017
Goal:

Have fun on the trails ... and maybe try a 50-miler this year.

Ric Moxley trying to get a sense...

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Trying to get a sense of how active DailyMile.com actually is, I just did a conservative winnowing of my friends list, deleting most of those who've not been active in more than a year. It virtually cut my list in half. Not a bad idea -- to sweep the dust from the closet once in a while, 'eh?

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    I do that sometimes.... looks like you kept me??

    19 days ago Like4 people

  • Helene W.
    Helene W.

    I do that too, Ric, and also the DMers who never comment on anything but their own posts.

    19 days ago Like2 people

  • Stacy S.
    Stacy S.

    Yep! That's what I need to do. I went out in search of new peeps :)

    19 days ago Like2 people

  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.

    I should do that.

    18 days ago Like2 people

  • Shelly A.
    Shelly A.

    I need to do that.

    18 days ago Like2 people

  • Mike D.
    Mike D.

    You do need to update it from time to time. There are lots of people on DailyMile who have not been active for years.

    18 days ago Like2 people

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    I do that from time to time. I winnow out the ones whom I never see and whom I don't hope to see again, and the ones have never commented on my stuff, since the first time, unless they manage to be so entertaining that I keep them anyway. I find it depressing but that's life, I wasn't that important to them anyway.

    18 days ago Like2 people

  • Mike K
    Mike K

    I've used the one year no activity on my list in the past, haven't done it in awhile. I always enjoy your posts Ric. Especially your elevation gains, compared to my relatively flat options in SE Wisconsin.

    18 days ago Like1 person

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    wow, looks like i stuck a chord with this post! What got me started on that task was this; searching to widen my pool of run buds, I occasionally click on the abbreviated list of YOUR friends on DM, but noticed that, more often than not, it was an inactive member. That got me digging into my own list. Hard to winnow; I felt like i was being somehow unfaithful. But since their DailyMile.com presence really isn't a presence any more.....

    18 days ago Like

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    of course i kept you, Kim haha. you run and post plenty, maybe more than me! :) Mike K - thanks! Glad to know my posts are entertaining (or at least "elevating," shall we say? ;-) As a person who makes his living writing, i see my social media posts as an extension of that -- an informal way of keeping my skills sharp. If my writing isn't compelling or entertaining, I've fallen short, I feel.

    18 days ago Like

  • Diane V.
    Diane V.

    I did that not all that long ago, too. I always wonder if "friends" have fallen off the run/exercise wagon, just stopped posting, or ???

    18 days ago Like1 person

  • Kathy
    Kathy

    Daily Miles helps to keep me on track. I am a little slow in reading other posts, but try to scroll down at least partway each day.

    18 days ago Like1 person

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    Diane - I'm sure some quit, but I think others, maybe the bulk of others, bailed to other platforms than dm. I've found many former DM'ers over on strava. In fact, I post my activity here AND on strava.com, because neither platform is perfect but both together are close to perfect. :) Strava is MUCH better at data capturing but DailyMile.com is better at being a community, imho.

    18 days ago Like1 person

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    and I should add that Strava keeps adding features that give it the potential to compete socially to DailyMile.com as well.

    18 days ago Like

  • Ian C.
    Ian C.

    I do the same but like the community feel of DM

    18 days ago Like1 person

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    ^^ Zackly ^^

    17 days ago Like