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SADWHITEWOLF Posts: 1,081
8/21/13 9:22 A

Please do!

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (59,534)
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8/21/13 8:57 A

Blogging? I'd rather read 'em that write 'em...

TACDGB Posts: 6,131
8/20/13 11:58 P

I blog instead of eating my way through the kitchen.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,062
8/20/13 8:41 P

I enjoy blogging as a self-motivational exercise
and I love the comments readers give me back.
It feels like a connection with others ... and I know I'm not alone.

For me facing struggles with a sense of humor ... is a great survival skill
and it has taken me a lifetime to develop

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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8/20/13 5:46 P

I blog because I love to talk......

SANDYBLUVSFALL SparkPoints: (177)
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8/20/13 4:42 P

I just started on SP recently and I just started the blogging thing. To me it is like a diary I left open on the sidewalk for the world to read, draw pictures on, write in, step on (lol), or whatever because it lets me know about humanity....mainly my own. Plus I just need to get some personal things out there to other people who are sharing one very important common goal with me.

SADWHITEWOLF Posts: 1,081
8/20/13 4:01 P

I think that is a nice policy. It let's people know their voices are being heard.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,493)
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8/20/13 3:22 P

I totally get that, SWW. I've noticed the same thing. I wish there was a way to tell if anybody else had even visited the blog.

when I read a blog somebody wrote, I leave some type of comment (unless they already have more than a page of comments). Even if it's just an emote, at least they know somebody else read what they wrote.

SADWHITEWOLF Posts: 1,081
8/20/13 2:30 P

I blog for several reasons
Two of the big one are
1. The need for feedback and Support
2. The hope of inspiring others with my story


Sometime though I get amused by the result. I will complete a blog. Something I really worked at or poured straight from my heart.
No response.

Then I slap one together on a random topic and BAM! 30 Responses!

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LIVINGPRESENT SparkPoints: (18,222)
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5/24/13 3:51 A

I want to thank you all for sharing your thoughts about why you blog. I blog for me but when someone reads my blog and comments on it that makes me feel more acceptable.

Posey, I also am sorry to hear about your loss.

Edited by: LIVINGPRESENT at: 5/24/2013 (03:51)
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,704
5/23/13 9:26 P

So sorry to hear of your loss Posey

SANDICANE Posts: 2,027
5/23/13 9:04 P

A blog is a record of our life.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (163,184)
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5/23/13 5:12 P

Posey, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. emoticon

JGIRL5799 Posts: 538
5/23/13 1:24 P

sorry to hear that Posey! emoticon

POSEY440 SparkPoints: (227,815)
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5/23/13 12:23 P

to share sad day lost my sis to cancer

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,493)
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5/23/13 12:20 P

I blog when I have something to say - and it's usually on those sleepless nights when TCM is showing crap movies and there isn't anything on the DVR that strikes my fancy.

honestly, I would blog more if I could get pictures from my phone or camera without having to get DH to put them on his laptop, save to a memory stick, then download to the desk top that I use.

sometimes it's to vent, sometimes it's to ask for help, or an update, or because I think somebody else might get something out of what I post



BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,310
5/23/13 11:52 A

I really appreciate the blogs of other-people, I sometimes learn things and I always find some inspiration or at least a sense of "i'm not alone out there in this journey" - so I try and "give back" a bit, by putting out some blogs of my own.

Also, I would like to one day have a record of my thoughts-and-feelings-and-struggles-and-ac
complishments. We all have our before-during-after PHOTOS; a blog adds a deeper dimension to that only-visual record. Sooooo why don't I just write a private journal? Well, I've never been one to keep a diary or write "for myself" - I always figure why bother, I know what I think, why write it down if it's just "for me" - whereas if I feel like I'm writing "for an audience" (even if I don't know who the audience is, even if nobody ever reads it anyways), I have a "reason" to write it down. It helps me to be able to write AT ALL, to imagine I'm writing "for/to someone." Blogging is just the right sort of psychological push I need to get me to do it.

Also it does feel pretty good when I get a comment saying that I'd "motivated or inspired" someone else. Yeah. That does feel pretty good.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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5/23/13 11:43 A

I blog my meal plans, and I do it in the hopes that it might help someone find some new recipe ideas, or maybe someone who is new, just to show them that you don't have to give up delicious food to eat healthy.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,704
5/23/13 11:22 A

I blog because I hope that my experience can help someone else.

SWEETEYES0601 SparkPoints: (26,660)
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5/23/13 11:19 A

Odd as it may seem to some, I blog to get my emotions out of hiding and find that once I've had the courage to tell a complete stranger (or group of in this case) I find it easier to talk to my family about my eating habits and weight concerns.

AMARANTHA120S Posts: 474
5/23/13 11:12 A

I blog because I've been a journalist by trade for about 5,000 years and though less active in work spheres these days, I still have the urge to sit and type out all my thoughts and unlike with work, I have fun with doing my weird diet blogs, plus my weight loss and maintenance and fitness journey are very important to me so I take some time to talk about it, although I am trying to cut back on that as truly, I am where I want to be and the big challenge is to stay there forever.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (163,184)
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5/23/13 11:07 A

Blogging helps to keep me accountable and stay on track.

I am also living with stage IV breast cancer. I hope that by sharing my cancer journey and being honest about it, maybe it will in some small way help someone else going through cancer, and not feel so alone. I hope that what I am going through with disease will not be for nothing, as the kind I have is not curable. I have also met other Sparksters here living with cancer or are cancer survivors, and they have become a strong source of support for me.

JGIRL5799 Posts: 538
5/23/13 7:45 A

Morning ! I am a huge, huge blogger!

I do it for my own journey.. if people wish to comment, that's great! But I don't expect it but its cool when people can relate to what your going through...but instead of the Journal (which is on the forum ) its like a message board and seems to get lost.. with my blogging, everything that I think, that I do, every mess up that I have, frustration or success is in my own words on my page..

I feel the blogging is more personal to myself that everyone as a forum kinda of thing... I do the journal for those times when I have a plateau or if I have a re-occurring situation and I just want to talk about the same thing all the time on the same subject. My blogs are random of all sorts of different things.

Blogging also helps clear my mind when I am thinking doing something bad and it keeps my mind off from doing what I do best.. eating LOL.. its like I am accountable for things that


Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 5/23/2013 (07:48)
KKKAREN SparkPoints: (214,373)
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5/23/13 6:16 A

That's a good question! I never could figure out why people do it. I've tried it myself a few times and could never get into it.

LIVINGPRESENT SparkPoints: (18,222)
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5/23/13 12:21 A

Most of us at one time or another write a blog here on Spark People. I am wondering why we blog instead of a personal journal entry or some other form of communication. Are we blogging for ourselves? To compete to see how many people we can get to comment on what we write?

Who do you blog for and what do you hope to get from your blogs?

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