The other day I went through my Dashboard & Google Reader with hopes of cleaning out some of the blogs that just fail to blog or deliver a positive vibe. It was a much more time consuming task than I thought that it was going to be. It was kind of disappointing as well.
I think that most of us here that blog within the genre of weight loss/fitness have a couple things in common.
1. We blog to keep ourselves accountable to what we do, eat, don't do, and don't eat.
2. We blog to help others stay accountable to what they are doing in like manner.
and thirdly [yes I know that a couple typically means two]...
3. We can't believe how much interest others have in our boring lives :)
Outside of that third point -- we do most of this for some area of accountability to take place. As I started cleaning out my blog subscriptions, I was amazed at how many people had quit. I think I stopped following 100+ blogs...[most of which had quit and made their already short journey shorter...]
I couldn't believe it.
I was pretty floored actually.
It showed me how blessed I was in the result that I got from this blog. That may sound strange, but this blog has been a huge contributor in keeping me on the straight path. It's challenged me b/c there were times that I didn't want to be honest that I was.
I think I was able to keep a solid, positive vibe b/c of that accountability.
There are going to be a ton of blogs in this fitness area popping up in the next couple of months all searching for that accountability that most of us have.
I am challenging my readers to take one fresh newbie under their wing and help them become successful. I think some of us were able to continue on our own and some of us had to be pushed along by the couple readers that we had.
I'm going to go out and say that I think you can change someone's life by being their positive influence having never met them. Take the challenge and be the difference.
Continue with your journey, but continue on in their journey.