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3/23/13 7:55 A

I start a lot of threads and some are on topic about health but most are not. Some of my threads are thought provoking and some are antagonistic in nature and some are just plain fun.

When I first got here I tried starting a crusade for "Interesting and/or relevent topics only" and then after hundreds of mindless one word threads and posts I started to realize trying to CONTROL this cafe' was like trying to stop a tidal wave with a pistol.



I try not to take myself so seriously now here in the cafe' (that's what TEAMS are for) so I had to let go of my crusade and just go with the flow.

Honestly, when I see an opening thread or response that starts to look like a disertation on the doctorate level my eyes and brain start to glaze over......and all I want is a doughnut.

DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,157
3/23/13 7:46 A

I tend to go by titles, if it sounds like it might be interesting I'll read it long or short. I prefer short but I don't mind either way. I subscribe to a few blogs now and find them a great way to think about things in a different way.

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3/23/13 7:36 A

I will scroll through the pages and look for interesting titles -- I like to comment and very rarely are they succinct as I am interested in the topic.

There are certain blogs I look for in Spark Cafe as the discussion is lively and thought one word answers for me!

MKMMARTY Posts: 3,465
3/22/13 6:24 P

more people will read a short one -

ZIGFISH Posts: 1,459
3/22/13 5:02 P

Length of a blog or post has very little to do with how much I get out of it. Sometimes it can be just a phrase which sticks in my head throughout the day and helps me to focus. There are times I have read long posts, blogs or articles and found nothing useful to me.

Brenda - NY

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ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (140,919)
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3/22/13 4:51 P

I read mostly articles, not blogs, I trust the articles more, I suppose is why, some blogs are too long winded. I wouldn't do a blog in the first place.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
3/22/13 4:37 P

We get sparkpoints from commenting on blogs?

Like Glitterfairy, I don't go out of my way to "do" anything in pursuit of the points, except spin the wheel (when i remember, which isn't most days).

It is nice to receive comments on blogs and posts, even if they are succinct!

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
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3/22/13 4:22 P

if somebody has actually taken the time to read my blog, I appreciate anything to let me know they did (an emote, a single word, or a comment)

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
3/22/13 4:11 P

Sometimes, though, an emoticon does sufficiently sum up a response. Often, though, if I do comment on blogs, it's to offer encouragement, advice, or congratulations. The only thing I do here solely for points is spin the wheel. :)

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.

"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
HEALTHY4UNI SparkPoints: (12,413)
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3/22/13 4:01 P

If you read posts/blogs to learn and equip yourself to loose weight and improve your health, there is more helpful information in a long messages/article, although there can be helpful small tid-bits in short messages!

If you are simply jumping into a blog to grab and go to play the Spark Point game! Any size blog can work because reading the blog isn't required to get points! Just post a simple all purpose response like emoticon .

If you are in a hurry because you have so much on your agenda, It might be helpful to prioritize what is important! Maybe reading a long informative message really isn't worth your effort!

You are in control and what you get out of something is equal to what you put into it!

The race to fitness is unending for when you reach your goals, it becomes a race to stay ahead of the temptations that seek to pull back to where you came from!
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