I've been checking to see how many of the readers of this blog (which have been far more than I'd ever anticipated) get to this site through a search engine. And it has surprised me how many of them arrive here by way of Google, having keyed in search terms that show a general interest in going shirtless, or running shirtless.
A mere sample of these search terms, from just the last 10 days:
'Shirtless in public'
'Shirtless runner blog'
'women running shirtless' (Note: going jogbraed is honorary shirtlessness in my book)
'dare shirtless jogging' (Note: Go on, try it!)
'gym class bare-chested'
'shirtless running shorts' (Note: Any sort of attire would do!)
'shirtless in public'
'gym class shirtless'
'strip shirtless' (Note: It's a lot more comfortable once the perspiration starts to flow)
'shirtless running forum'
'should I go bare-chested in gym' (Note: If the gym management/school doesn't mind, do!)
'running shirtless in Spain'
These queries came in from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Malaysia, Spain and Zimbabwe.
It just shows many folks are either ready to, or have already joined, our band of happy shirtless brothers and sisters. You won't regret it once you get past any initial jitters. So write in with your experiences, or qualms, or advice.
May 2015: First up, though I still try to put up blog content whenever I can, it has been easier to more regularly visit the the Twitterverse. Follow me at @barethomas10 and let's keep the shirtless running flag flying. Of course, the blog still attracts very interesting comments, and good discussion. Keep it up.
Second, in the years since this venture launched, and as shirtless running among women has gone increasingly mainstream, the term "jogbra" has clearly declined in use. I will thus prefer "sportsbra" henceforth - as has already been the case on Twitter, and in recent posts here.
I continue to welcome guest posts (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org) on any related topic, including from those who would discourage stripping to the waist. I am myself of course a fervent convert to the joys of running bare. But let all voices be heard!