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Blogging week on the 5% challenge comes to an end

Friday, June 01, 2018

Whew! I wrote a blog every day during this week's challenge. It's no secret--I don't care for it, and even though several people have encouraged me to write more frequently, I think I'll have to think a little harder about that. You see, I can never think what to write about. You know how it is, right? There are those who are witty and clever, those who always have a perfect meme (or whatever you call them) or cartoon, perfect sayings, inspirational suggestions and stories. Not so much for me. It's a bit of a struggle. Is the spelling correct? Is the wording right? Have I left some dangling participles hanging around out there? And, to be perfectly honest about that, I don't really remember what a dangling participle is, so I'm probably guilty!! LOL

However, this week was eye-opening for me, as for the first time ever I had a featured blog and can you believe I'm still getting comments on it? Amazing, really. I know it's because it's still on the start page, but that's okay. I've made some new friends, I've strengthened friendships on the Spirited Underdogs team, and I think there are some folks who really found meaning in thinking about certain foods and whether it's good enough "to die for." Guess what! I did, too! I wrote that about a biscuit thinking I was being pretty clever, but when I really think about it, it means so much more than that to me now. And that, my friends, might be seed for another blog someday!

Happy June! Be well, be happy, and have some fun tomorrow! emoticon
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  • MNNSAIDE
    emoticon on your blog award - I need to go read it!
    I have always loved the way you write and I sure do miss you.

    Your RGV friend!!!
    124 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    You write from the heart, that's what makes it so appealing.

    emoticon to see you leave. I do hope you will reconsider posting.

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    139 days ago
  • IMUSTLOSEIT1
    Please do blog once in awhile, you are refreshing, just from the heart. That is what I try and do, and without all the fluff. And beside we just like to hear what you are up to. And that Featured Blog, well, I have blogged for many years and I have never made a Featured Blog yet, so you do have something to offer.
    140 days ago
  • MNEME2
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    140 days ago
  • VIBRANT4LIFE
    I, too, can agonize over spelling and grammar when blogging or posting. Please continue to share your thoughts and wisdom with us. emoticon
    140 days ago
  • JINLYNN
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    140 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    You know what I don't always look for the perfect meme or joke just my friends speaking from the heart.You could talk about anything you wanted and I would happily read it cause you wrote it Jeannie !
    140 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    I think the reason people have responded to your blogs is because it's not a joke or a meme or an inspirational saying. You told the story of something that happens to all of us, namely, eating out. How do we handle it? Splurge, or plan and come away feeling good about taking care of ourselves. Whatever inspired you to include the "It's to die for." statement, that clinched the deal because really, at some level, we are fighting for our lives. You gave us an immediately usable statement that we can hold up against our food choices and ask if it's really worth dying for.

    I understand about the finding a topic and the care and crafting of your writing. I can get wrapped up in that too. Blogging every day is tough, and you have done better than I have this week.

    My suggestion is to make a list of possible topics and set a schedule you are comfortable with. That way, your fans still get to hear from you! Susan

    140 days ago
  • MNABOY
    Looking forward to the next episode!
    140 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    I find that if you sit down and just let your mind be your guide, words find their way to paper and wa la you have a blog. I have often said my blog is no more than a meandering around in the confusing tunnels of my mind. But it is nice when it helps someone else..or clarifies something for them or you . Written word is a powerful tool and it is too bad it has fallen out of favor. Do as you please and only do that which makes you happy..but do know we have all enjoyed your blogs thru the week! Thank you for sharing!!

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    140 days ago
  • MIYAMO
    Please think seriously about continuing to blog. I just recently found you.
    140 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Good for you! I never know what is going to show up on my blog. I sometimes don't even have a topic to write for so I find an appropriate joke or a "cartoon" inspirational quote etc. (What ever floats my boat!!) And so far tonight I haven't come up with a topic. That's probably why I have never had the honor you have had. I think that is super!! You have earned it!

    Hope your June is nice and warm and that you have a fantastic weekend. (It already here!!)
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    140 days ago
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