Blogging was the first thing I did on my Sparkpage, and I looked at it as my own journal and way to keep track of where I am. Love taking the time to reflect, and hope I can inspire others. Think this article sums it up perfectly!
Great article. Thanks! I have made just a couple blog entries and was pleasantly surprised by the comments and support from new Spark friends. 8 D The article was nice encouragement to Keep On Blogging!
Thank you for your very information blog. I hadn't blogged before SP either. I lurked around for almost a month before I got brave enough to blog, and was also shy about saying anything to let everyone know my business. That is how my husband would state it, but I like the way you state it better. It has helped me a lot to get encouragement from others who care and have probably gone through what I'm going through... Today, was the perfect day to read your article after what I wrote in my blog today..
Hmmm...I kind of agree with some of you, and then I think - I don't think I really have enough to say to blog. My life seems to be pretty much the same from day to day other than some days I feel good for a workout and some I don't. What do you think?
Funny, but I have to agree that Blogging about diet, exercise, or what not, DOES keep one focused I think. If it weren't for my blogging about my hikes, with all the comments and encouragement, I might find it easy to STOP pushing myself, after all I just turned 65, arn't you supposed to slow down and die?! NEVER!!!!
Blogging really helps me - especially when I''m feeling blue or outright depressed. The number of people who stop by my blog to offer support always amazes me. The few seconds it took them to create an entry & jus say Hi & Hang in There! were worth hours in my mind .. I remembered I wasn't alone in my feelings. And the blogs don't have to be just about food/exersize. They can be about anything that is causing you pain or joy. In physical reality I live in the boonies. In SP world,I lve in a village filled with caring people. I hope more people take advantage of the blogs.
As a matter of fact, I didn't really start being motivated until I started reading the blogs on SP. Then one day I sat down and wrote a small blog and within 20 minutes, there were a dozen encouraging comments posted to it. Within a day, there were dozens of comments written! What a boost this is. So, while I may not blog an awful lot, I take the time to read other blogs on SP and the responses that the members give. I'm down 15 pounds now and it's ALL since I started getting familiar with the blogging world!
Don't worry about not wanting to share everything with everyone out there. You only have to share what you want. You blog about what you want. It can be extremely comforting to find out how many people know exactly where you're coming from. People who have gone through the same trials and tribulations.
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