Monday, January 10, 2011
I wish I'd joined Sparkpeople earlier.
And not in some nebulous "gee, think where I could be now if I had!" sort of way - I was invited/encouraged to do so by a friend several YEARS ago. But... it was PUBLIC. And ONLINE. All sorts of strange people are on the internet, right? I didn't want to be out on the internet. It was, y'know, SCARY.
Let's forget the fact that I've had a M-F daily knitting/craft blog (http://craftygryphon.blogspot
.com) since 2007 - about when I learned about Sparkpeople the first time. Eventually, I realized that it's possible to be on-line without being overly paranoid about it. Yes, there are some nutters on-line; but there are nutters in the real world, and that doesn't keep me from leaving my house.
Let's forget that I've been on NaNoWriMo.org for almost a decade (under the handle "Dances-with-Dustbunnies"), which also has - GASP - public bulletin boards.
Let's forget that I'm all over Ravelry, especially the HPKCHC groups.
If you forget all that with me, then it makes perfect sense that it was the solely the potetial of Internet Danger that kept me from joining Sparkpeople years ago.
Otherwise, it just means that I was scared to start moving towards better health - and that would just *suck* to admit!!