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Why don't people blog more?

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

If you hunt around, there are an awful lot of people who've never put a blog up. And there are plenty more who write very short ones, as if they haven't got much to say. Loads of people don't write blogs with a beginning, a middle and an end. Or in the case of mine, a 15-minute ramble.

Just excuse me while I shove the cat up to the other end of the sofa. And get some cotton wool for my lacerations.

Ah, blogs. It's not that you need much to write about. Heaven knows, the actual gist of most of my blogs is slight in the extreme, as someone commented recently. Take yesterday's. I could have written 'Today I went to the market and bought some eggs then went and took some photos and looked for a present for my niece and on the way home I did my grocery shop at the supermarket.' Or last Wednesday's 'I found that my favourite coronation chicken sandwiches have so many calories in I daren't eat them any more.'

Most of us will only ever once have something momentous to say:

'I reached my goal weight!'

So it's a question of filling in blog time till we get there.

(Am I at 300 words yet?)

Re lacerations: I shoved the cat down the sofa, didn't I?
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LIBBYL1 11/15/2012 9:28PM

  hmmmm.....been asking myself why I don't blog as well...
Too private? I write about others for my work and can't get out of reporting mode? Saving it for my novel?
Just actually procrastinating

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ANGRITTER 11/4/2012 11:14AM

    I have NEVER been at a loss for words in my life. Actually, I replay conversations over in my head to make sure I seemed witty and not bitchy. :)

Oh, once I was at a loss for words and that was when my bestie, at age 15, asked me to buy her a pregnancy test. HUGE loss for words there as I had not had sex yet and here she was preggers!

But I agree. I love some people on here dearly, but they never blog so I know little to nothing about them. As for me, I am an open book and share EVERYTHING.

I love your blogs and enjoy my Sunday "down time" reading them. I exercise between 100 and 200 minutes per day, except for Sunday which is catch up and read blog day. Thank you for keeping me entertained this Sunday. emoticon

Peace and Love, and a GPS for you,
Angela

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GOPINTOS 10/25/2012 9:05PM

    Sometimes I just dont have much to say. Sometimes I have too much to say. Sometimes I just get sidetracked and

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IAM_HIS2 10/25/2012 8:30PM

    emoticon on being voted Featured Blog.

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JAYBIRDNFLIGHT 10/25/2012 5:22PM

    LOL @ "15-minute ramble." HAHAHAHAHA! LOVE this post! thank you!

i'm slowing returning to "sparking" and haven't blogged in a while. i do tend to overdisclose and write novel-length blogs posts. but it didn't matter. tracking my progress and blogging helped me lose 30 pounds in three months. it was amazing. so with that, i need to post something....



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MANILUS 10/25/2012 5:08PM

    It is disappointed to never reach a popular blog award and very few people ever comment. I have a lot of wisdom in my year's of experience in weight loss and I am discouraged by the fact that many people who could use the inspiration and knowledge never bother reading. You are fortunate to have a large fan group and be on the "popular" list!!

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PHXJAZZ 10/25/2012 1:53PM

    The weather in AZ is finally nice. Is that 300 words --- that MUST be 300 words. emoticon

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TEMPENATIVE 10/25/2012 1:09PM

    Loved reading your most recent blog, and so came to check out what else you are up to. I had taken a SP break because I got burnt out-I got tired of reading blogs about-'yay everthing is great, i exercised xx hours this week, im a superstar' and 'boohoo' stories. It seemed to me like most blogs were in one camp or the other. Im sure it was my perception only. I tend to get bitter and prejudiced periodically, and can turn into a dark depressed mood that can last months-usually all summer because its HOT as all Bl@@dy H@LL in AZ. Now that the nice weather is back Im training myself to get back to SP. Hey, maybe even start my blog again! Thanks for the 'Food for Thought' emoticon

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GALINAZ 10/23/2012 11:52AM

    "Daren't"...my Grandpa used to say that!

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DANAPRIME 10/23/2012 11:43AM

    It's just not in my nature to share much about me with others. I love the fact that you can share your world with the rest of us. I am grateful for it too!!!! Thanks again for the stories of your life and times.

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LEB0401 10/23/2012 9:02AM

    Good question!

I was on Spark for about 5 years. I'd buckle down, get serious about tracking and fitness, lose some weight, and fall off. Over and over and over.

Last year I wrote my first blog. It was such a cleansing experience, and even if I didn't get any comments or likes, it was something that I could do to put the focus on my health. I can say with utmost certainty I got fully committed to the plan once I started blogging and reading others' blogs. The tracking tools are great, but what really sets Spark apart is the amazing COMMUNITY :) :)

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BLUEJEAN99 10/23/2012 1:59AM

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EZRIN101 10/23/2012 1:09AM

    I love to read your blogs! They always make me giggle! You have such a way with words... I'm a little jealous as I know I'm guilty of writing boring simple (very factual about nothing) blogs.

Keep up the entertainment!

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CICELY360 10/23/2012 12:26AM

  Good blog

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PCASEY7 10/22/2012 11:18PM

    I have to be in the mood to blog and enjoy reading other's blogs. When the mood strikes me I do, when it doesn't I don't. Everyone's different.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 10/22/2012 11:03PM

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Dear Chantal, YOU have such a GIIFT with words
that after reading your MARVELOUS blogs,
a lot of us (read: ME) are intiminidated !
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We WISH we could write a FRACTION as well as YOU
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But,
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DO NOT STOP !
Don't change your modus operandi -
humor, pics, success, failure and
fascinating tidbits about life across the pond
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Have a Terrific Tuesday

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BLESSINGS!

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LINDERVEE 10/22/2012 10:43PM

    I just discovered your page and this is the second blog of yours I'm reading. I haven't been inspired to write blogs because I can't imagine anyone would enjoy anything I might write.

Excuse me while I catch up reading yours. :)

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JAMER123 10/22/2012 10:08PM

    Love your blogs. I do blog and enjoy reading others. There is such a variety of styles of writing/thinking. I tend to take a quote or saying that meant something to me and share it with a short note of my inner thoughts. i have posted fun jokes and stories about my activities. I never know what this brain will come up with but is isn't consistent! Thanks for posting a great one again!!
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NEWTINK 10/22/2012 9:59PM

    I think a lot of people are just scared of what people will say but i am with you write out there it helps more than you think emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 10/22/2012 7:59PM

    Haha, thanks for explaining the lacerations...happy blogging! I'm with you. I don't take my words/thoughts very seriously...there are too many for that! My spark blog serves one intended purpose...to document where my head is on this journey. Any additional spark for others is just bonus. Maybe when I'm closer to goal, I'll be less selfish.

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KIPPER15 10/22/2012 7:58PM

    I don't blog. I love to read other people's. Keep blogging so I don't have to. emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/22/2012 7:51PM

    You are too funny!!!!!

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PURPLELVR7 10/22/2012 7:13PM

    I used to blog every day - not long blogs, but than I found out that my blogs were available on the internet under my login name. I prefer not to share that detail on the internet so I stopped bloging

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NEWCHINELO 10/22/2012 5:26PM

    Thought nobody will notice.i have been thinking about blogging but now is the right time.

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KARRENLYNN 10/22/2012 5:05PM

    Wow, quite a few responses on the question to blog or not blog! Writing is not really my thing, and not very consistant about it either. Thanks for sharing yours with us, you do have a way with words. Have a great day! :)


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DENNETJ 10/22/2012 4:58PM

    I am totally the page and a half long blah blah blah blogger lol

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SHOAPIE 10/22/2012 4:42PM

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BARHAAS 10/22/2012 3:42PM

    I think I'm more likely to write anything on Facebook, rather than blog, because the responses are right there. But, I realize that blogging here can be another of the helpful tools provided by SparkPeople and it could benefit me (and perhaps others) if I partake. One of my first responses, when reading comments by others, was "There is no way I am listing my weight." Although I do admire those who do, and find the pound information a helpful piece of information, I just cannot bring myself to do it--yet. I'm wondering how others have been able to share this closely guarded secret in such a public forum.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/22/2012 3:10PM

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LINDAKAY228 10/22/2012 2:52PM

    Very cool blog. Some blogs I read, and some I've written have been just normal every day trials and triumphs of life. Sometimes related to fitness and health, sometimes not directly. But I enjoy reading them and am glad to get to know just a little bit more of that person, whether they are having an up day or a down day. That's the beauty of blogs.

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ROCKYCPA 10/22/2012 2:22PM

    Thanks for writing this blog. I rarely write one but your ideas & thoughts are very true. Thanks for sharing!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/22/2012 1:54PM

  Not everyone can write in the way that you do. I LOVE your blogs and even told my husband about you carrying eggs in your bag and being checked at the museum. You have a way of putting things that is very entertaining. Keep them coming.
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TDEMAIO2 10/22/2012 1:49PM

    I am not really sure what the true meaning of a blog is? I really never read one until I started SP and yours I really enjoy reading : )

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POLSKARENIA 10/22/2012 1:47PM

    I tend to ramble, writing what comes to mind at the time... I speak as I find, basically.... as if I were holding a conversation; ok, dso it's a monologue. At least you can switch off if I get too boring, and I won't even know!!

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SMILEY3826 10/22/2012 1:34PM

    that is something for me to think about! thanks! have a great day!

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GOOSIEMOON 10/22/2012 12:42PM

    I type quite slowly. When I have something interesting/helpful/funny/tragic to say, I do. The rest of the time, I like to post interesting/helpful/funny/tragic quotes that I enjoy and so do my Spark Friends.

I guess it's just like the rest of this journey - it's not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
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BARB5970 10/22/2012 11:56AM

    I blogged last week and was very sad that I didn't get much of a response. I needed help, reached out and ended up more upset. Felt alone. Doesn't really inspire me to blog anymore.

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JUSGETTENBY42 10/22/2012 11:49AM

    I have no desire to blog......it reminds me of facebook, no need for either

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WALKSINLIGHT 10/22/2012 11:09AM

    Nearly every day i tell myself that I am going to blog today but work is crazy - even though i am in front of the computer all day every day for work, I don't seem to get a minute to do 'my' stuff and I don't really like doing it in work time because after all that is technically stealing isn't it? At the end of the day (even though I am at home), it is straight into the domestic job, supper, laundry, dishes, whatever - I have no excuse, everything is at my fingertips, except for the time.
This week I am vacationing, our annual veg out week in the wilds - spotty satellite internet access so watch out, I may be blogging much more than usual emoticon
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MIMIDOT 10/22/2012 10:51AM

    I think you are talking to me. I write about others blog, but seldom write one myself. Maybe I should try.

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VOLLEYGIRL77 10/22/2012 10:14AM

    Time is a factor!

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FARIS71 10/22/2012 9:49AM

    True. All true. It takes a bit of committment I suppose which is something I don't always have an ample supply of.

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MOMMY445 10/22/2012 9:20AM

    what a great blog! have a terrific day! you can do this! you are worth it!

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REGILIEH 10/22/2012 9:11AM

    If we could be as talented and funny and take beautiful pictures like you do we too would blog! emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 10/22/2012 8:59AM

    I try to read blogs first thing in the am when I have computer access...Please don't be offended by those of us who don't blog. I have very little computer access time at work before my day starts. I try to come in at 6:30, respond to all of my e-mails and read up on SP as much as possible before my day officially starts. If I am lucky, I get a few minutes at the end of the day, too, but not daily. I am really hoping for a little more free time soon with computer access but have no definite dates. My home is in another state trying to sell and until it's sold, minimal time on the internet... even before, I was busy prepping the house... Hang in there...you are very much appreciated for your writing!!

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WALLINMW 10/22/2012 8:40AM

  THAT'S GREAT FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

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WALLINMW 10/22/2012 8:39AM

  Stay motivated..one pound at at time!

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HEARTS116 10/22/2012 8:36AM

    You have inspired me to blog more! I hope I can keep up with that.

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JENNAAW 10/22/2012 8:20AM

    Maybe I don't blog much because I am too busy reading yours- love your entries!

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