Friday, September 24, 2010
It's been 1.75 years on SP(Jan. '09), and two years since starting my healthy lifestyle changes (October '08). Every so often I take a look at my SP experience and just overview some things that are in my consciousness about the site.
-I continue to support it with purchases, telling others, etc. It's a great tool, and I've expressed my gratitude consistently.
-With that said, as with any relationship, it's been bittersweet and sometimes I just want to quit the site. The things that have bothered me are mostly the drug ads and ads for unhealthy goodies like Mrs. Fields cookies. When I've expressed this on blogs, everyone responded to just ignore it, that they never pay attention to the ads. Maybe it's my marketing background, but I do see ads. And I don't think drugs and cookies belong on a health site. (yes, I understand all of the oppsoing views.)
-The trivia quiz contains the same questions and answers over and over and over. Yet, I never get a monthly score over 72 percent; oftentimes, under that. Looks like someone isn't paying attention. (smiling) Makes me wonder what else I'm not paying attention to in learning healthier tips for myself. (it could be my stimulus/response lifelong thing - never tested well)
-I smile at the friends I've made here. Never thought the virtual world could become so valuable and that I'd be "meeting" so many helpful, kind people.
-I've avoided updating my page, blogging regularly (trying to get back to what I did up until recently - daily blogs), and being totally honest that I have hit a huge wall. Andreally not caring that much. Dealing with lots of death and loss has given me a "who cares" type of thing going on. I have to start caring. I'm trying. The structure of SP helps reel me into caring.
- Guess that's about it - for now.
Have a wonderful day, friends.