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Learning to blog

Thursday, December 05, 2013

I've written in journals for years, but blogging is still pretty new to me. I reply to a lot of blog posts, but rarely create my own.

I decided while I am laid off to push myself a bit, try things I've thought about doing, from some renovation work, setting up an online storm for my crafts and so on.

I've learned a lot from the shared blogs here on Spark People and now it's my turn to try to inspire others here. I've pledged myself to at least one blog post here a week.

Time to be the spark!

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ARNETTELEE 12/5/2013 6:14PM

  Happy blogging...

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Keeping it real

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The thing I've come to value and like the most about Sparkpeople, is the reality of it...

I know that sounds a bit odd when speaking of what is in essence a virtual world, but it keeps the process of changing myself very real. There is a level of accountability that I haven't had before. I've tried journals, support groups and so on, but they just didn't fit.

Here if I miss a day, I can catch up. It doesn't trigger guilt. There is enough distance between me and site that I can actually look at myself and my progress and lack thereof in a more impartial way.

Somehow the negative emotions that have been such problems in the past aren't triggered as easily here.

Best wishes to everyone!

  
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TURTLERASKIN 5/26/2011 12:20PM

    I agree. I'm actually shocked at how much kinder I've been to myself here than in the past, and I attribute a lot of it to the community here.

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WINNIETHAX 5/26/2011 12:03PM

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Heck. Yeah.

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