Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Sometimes I think about doing a blog entry, but I just don't feel that I want what I have to say to be available on the Internet, which is what a public blog is about.
There was a time in SparkPeople when you got the same recognition (SparkPoints) for making an entry in the Planner or making an entry in a Blog. That disappeared about a year ago. But I was thinking about this issue when posting blogs was a topic in an article on Maintenance in SparkCoach.
I dug deep inside my thoughts and I realized: "I am not prepared to do the double work of opening up my thoughts, and at the same time, editing them to suit the audience of the Internet." That's when I remembered: The Planner, part of your personal suite of tools in SparkPeople, is a great tool for your private thoughts.
Why not use just any other journal tool, outside of SparkPeople? Well, SparkPeople is my go to environment for active living. I feel comfortable about the different activities that take place - posting to stay in touch with SparkFriends, reading the Daily Spark, checking the Friend Feed, reading other member posts and blogs. I am already in the mood, in the mindset, to be aware of thoughts that impact lifestyle choices. So I want to do that writing right here in the SparkPeople environment - but just not in the public forum of Internet access.