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My last blogpost got removed by sparkpeople :(

Friday, January 01, 2016

My last blog post here about publishing my poetry chapbook just in time for the end of the year was removed by Sparkpeople...I got a nice email from Coach Nicole explaining, saying it was reported inappropriate by someone for promoting a product.

From my point of view it was sad and disappointing because for the like 4 people who read my blogs they know I've had a terrible case of "the cobbler's kids have no shoes" in my life this year with writing [which is my job] so me putting out anything was a huge deal personally (the whole point of posting was about that, not selling).

I edit, ghostwrite and publish books for people all day long and the problem is anything I write for my own enjoyment wasn't happening EVER because when you write for others you make a lot more money than writing the kind of stuff I write for my own enjoyment.

For anyone else talking about something not weight related like their relationship status or a new job or a life goal finally achieved it would have been taken just like that...anyway, whatever...

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    I think anything positive you do for yourself should be mentioned, as one success ties into your weight loss success too! I didn't get to read the post that was removed, but how disappointing is that that they removed it!

    I think it is wonderful that you published a book of poetry!

    1718 days ago
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    Oh, I just read this again, and realized I misunderstood it the first time. I thought you were leaving spark people because of this issue, but I'm happy to see that you're not.

    Looking forward to watching you succeed in all you endeavors.

    1958 days ago
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    Thank you guys for the congrats and the encouragement! I appreciate it!
    1959 days ago
    That is well sad, but to be expected over the years Sparkspeople does not "encourage" its member that way. However, one year Coach Nicole asked to be voted something....and won of course because everyone voted for her. Yep major turn-off for me.
    1960 days ago
    I hope you shared that with Coach Nicole.
    1960 days ago
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    You'll be missed. emoticon
    1960 days ago
    Well, congratulations again. I'm bummed it was removed because it's an important milestone for you. I also think it's strange because I see links to outside products all the time! Anyway, you know what you achieved. Good for you!
    1960 days ago
    :( that is sad, but congrats on doing something for you!
    1960 days ago
    I agree, it's sad it was removed!
    1960 days ago
    well, I would write Spark People back and tell them just that.
    1960 days ago
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