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Blogging Day 7

Friday, January 20, 2012

As this week of blogging challenge draws to a close, I am pretty pleased with myself. This experience has helped me identify and focus on a particular habit and actually make some significant progress. As I shared my thoughts, frustrations, and goals, I received tremendous encouragement and a ton of ideas on things to try. It really recharged my level of motivation.

I am going to continue with my commitment to plan and track daily, but I am also going to focus on another habit - blogging and responding to blogs. I think both have been tremendously beneficial to me. I have done both for the last two years, but not with any consistency. Consistency being the key word here. I am better with reading and responding to other SP member blogs. I usually read and respond to two a day. It was never a goal; it was just something I did. As a formal goal, I am going to read and respond to at least three SP blogs a day. As for my goal for writing, I have followed a couple of SPARKERS who blog every day (or most days), and I have gotten so much out of them. I would love to be able to do likewise. I think it might be a bit overwhelming for me to commit to one every day, so I am going to start with a goal of three times a week and build from there.

I think this could, indeed, be habit forming!
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    I agree, reading others blogs and responding helps me too. I think the key word of this 5% challenge is Consistency if I remember right. So looks like we are getting the consistency part and some other side benefits too!!
    2222 days ago
    emoticon you are doing great. If you have commitment and consistency you got it made. emoticon emoticon
    2223 days ago
    Can't wait to read them!!!! emoticon
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  • CHEEKY1000
    I agree, I think blogging really helps clarify our thoughts and makes us "look our thoughts in the eyes"--so to speak. I don't particularly like to blog everyday; however--too much pressure. lol

    At the same time, I'm always amazed at the responses I get. It makes me realize I'm not alone or the *only* one feeling a certain way. Yep, always nice to know one is not a freak of nature. emoticon
    2224 days ago
    It reminds me of a quote from the cover of a little blank book I had in the 70s: "How can I know what I know until I see what I say?" Writing is a GREAT way to discover what is under the surface inside, to crystallize thought. I've always enjoyed your blogs & learned from them--now I can look forward to enjoying that experience often!
    2224 days ago
    I'm not a blogger, but I do enjoy reading other's blogs. I feel I can learn a lot from what others have to say. Good luck with the last week of the challenge!
    2224 days ago
    I'm glad you have enjoyed the blogging...I do enjoy reading the blogs of others, and I too have received a lot of great advice. Over all , this blogging business has been a good challenge for me!

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