2/15/07

What's a nice girl like you...

doing here? You heard...er, read ...it. BAH! Why are we here on blogspot? Why do we blog? Aren't the boards enough for us? Well...for me, I lurk more than I post. I don't think I'm the know-it-all when it comes to WW and sometimes I'm afraid to give advice or post a question on there and then be attacked like a dead carcass by a bunch of frenzied buzzards. When I first made my foray onto the boards I only checked out three; the GDT, the 20s and location, location, location. The Toronto thread on L3 was non-threatening and a good place to start but I didn't find anything helpful in it. The people were lovely but it was like "this is my day. i ate XX points. congrats on your WI yesterday Tammy!" Don't really find that all that helpful. 20s - sometimes I feel accepted there, other times I feel like I am a giant outsider. Like no one believes I have success on the program, there are unspoken competitions based on stats and there is more todo made about BFs and DHs than a thread about a WI. When I got to goal, 4 people responded. You put up a poll about what you're wearing today and 25 people will respond. I don't get the dynamic sometimes. GDT - this one FRIGHTENED me for some time but now it's all good. I find it a hoot more than anything. Once you get to know the personalities and realize everyone is having a good time, you're in the clear. Don't take anything to heart. I do have a problem with the one-size-fits-all advice that is constantly thrown out on there though.... So there I am. Always the observer, rarely the poster. I constantly found things that bugged me on the boards and needed to talk about it...but to who? I tried blogging about weight loss items in my other blog but there wasn't a response. I find writing cathartic, always have - that's what lead me to j-school (i'm just not cut out to write anymore. my skills have declined and i'm way too verbose). I found that others on the boards had started blogging here and it was a good way to vent, talk about what's bugging you and relay your successes in a less in-your-face sort of way (which is very me). People can choose to browse over, read and make comments if they wish. If not, no harm done. I always feel better knowing my thoughts are out of my head and onto paper...or in some database in California or something, whatever. The supportive comments from people who "get it" are a BONUS. They know the struggles first hand, they had that happen to them last week or maybe I open their eyes up to something that they never noticed before and suddenly they experience down the road. I know I wouldn't find that from someone like my brother. He is supportive of everything I do but doesn't truly get why vanity sizing pisses me off or why i ran all over town looking for 1pt cakes. But you ladies GET IT. Hence my blog here and not where his is. So, what brings you here?

8 comments:

~♥ Amanda ♥~ said...

i totally understand why you blog, i have the same reasons! i love the gdt board (most of the time i just lurk) and i am part of a few other boards but i have posted there before and not gotten a response, but i always get responses on my blog. and like you said, i find typing out my thoughts for the day or how i'm feeling on my blog a form of therapy for me. i've had a family member say to me "why do you blog when you could just call up your sisters or a friend?". they aren't doing ww or trying to lose weight so they don't get it, but like you said, all these ladies do! i love reading your blog!

Shirls said...

I'm here because of 2 major reasons, I care and I get it

Amuldoon said...

I dunno why I blog.. I think its because I like to talk a lot!

I hope I'm not one of those people on the boards. I loff you Marie!

ps- I was checking out your runs. You are FAST! 5.72km in 30 mins! AMAZING!

NattyMcGoo said...

I blog to find others with similar experiences, to make me feel like I'm not alone in the way I think or feel. Most of my friends are thin and probably wouldn't understand my weight issues. Blogging is my own, it's for me. I don't share it with just anyone. My family doesn't know much about my blog and that's the way I like it (for now). I'm a communications graduate with a major in journalism. Writing is the one thing I've always been able to do with ease. It's like an old friend always there to comfort me. It's healing.

jodi said...

i'm here because i was probably reading another blog and found your link, was compelled to read, and have stayed ever since... i enjoy reading about other people and their daily lives - struggles, accomplishments, raves, rants, etc. etc... i also love to write so that's probably why i have a blog myself - its very cathartic... :o)

Jen said...

Hey Marie!

I am at your blog because you are AMAZING inspiration and beautiful person (from what I can see on my computer!) inside and out!!!

I, too, am a lurker, and I also find the 20's board difficult to fit into since I am not really on the same "page" as them...I also love the GDT but find that sometimes people don't "get" my personality. In comes the blog, on it I can be me...I can call myself a geek and not get blasted (I am proud to be a geek!!) and I think people "get" me more there...

I ♥ your blog, and I read it everyday!!!

Pam, the belly dancing queen said...

I like to read the blogs of people who A. I find interesting
B. I have similar interests with, something in common.
I find the people who've lost a TON of weight are the ones I'm taking advice from. I like your blog because you're funny and inspirational. I don't get comments on my blog though.....oh well.

Anonymous said...

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Is this possible?

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