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Friend Makin’ Mondays: Why Do You Blog?

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for Friend Makin’ Mondays!  This week, I’m going to ask a common question that will probably yield different answers from each of us!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen.  The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!


FMM: Why Do You Blog?

I started blogging because I figured that it would be a great way to document my weight-loss journey, but I never expected to receive as much support and encouragement as I have found in this community.  I think I began blogging because I hoped for this kind of encouragement, but it has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Now I blog because it’s my way of keeping myself accountable.  It also makes me feel as though I’m not alone in this journey through the ups and downs of this gigantic life change.  A few weeks ago, Kent, quoted someone who said that we should only write if we need to write.  I blog because I need to blog.

My reasons are selfish really…I need this avenue of self-reflection.  I need support and encouragement. I need to feel connected to others who understand (or want to understand) my journey.  And I need to remind myself daily that I’m worth the effort it takes to change my life one day at a time.

 

Now it’s your turn to share with us…Why do you do this?  Don’t forget to come back and link up!  Happy Monday!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    dad
    June 6, 2011 at 1:55 am

    love the new look!!!

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      Kenlie
      June 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Dad. It’s a lot easier to comment, right? =)

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    Christina
    June 6, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I participated in fmm here is my link!! http://gettingnshape.blogspot.com/2011/06/fmm-why-do-i-blog.html

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    Friend Makin’ Mondays: Why Do You Blog?
    June 6, 2011 at 6:09 am

    […] we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen.  The idea is to connect with other awesome […]

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    Tasha @ LettuceMakesMeFat
    June 6, 2011 at 6:11 am

    This one got me to thinking!! Over-thinking is more like it. I don’t feel like I really answered the question but here is my link anyway.

    http://lettucemakesmefat.com/2011/06/06/friend-makin%E2%80%99-mondays-why-do-you-blog/

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    Alexa
    June 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I liked this one! Am very happy the Evil Internet Monsters didn’t eat it when my site went down 🙂

    http://www.thecurvynerd.com/2011/06/06/friend-making-monday-why-do-you-blog/

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    Miz
    June 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

    ooooh I blogged about this a few years ago and MAN my answer has changed…who knew?

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      Kenlie
      June 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      It’s incredible how much my answer has changed, and I can’t wait to see the changes continue…ah change…..sigh…

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    Joan
    June 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    This one got me to thinking a little too much also Tasha but here it is.

    http://carolinaframeofmind.blogspot.com/

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    Jodi
    June 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Finally am getting time today to actually do my FMM!!!

    http://andinmycorner.blogspot.com/2011/06/ffm-im-baaaaaaaack.html

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    Maria @ my waist loss journey
    June 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    it makes me realize that i am not alone on this journey, there are other people just like me, that actually have some really good ideas…

    also it is one tool to keep my accountable

    nice new look Kenz, so excited about the move for you…

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    Kris
    June 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    It’s my first time for FMM – this was a great question!

    http://tryingtotri.com/?p=1210

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    Nina Patricia
    June 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I was having difficulties editing blogger but here is mine

    http://theadventuresofninapatricia.blogspot.com/2011/06/friend-making-mondaysand-frustration_06.html

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    Brandi.
    June 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Great post. I’m completely selfish when it comes to blogging too. 🙂

    http://www.searching4serenity.com/2011/06/friend-makin-monday.html

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    Nikkipicky
    June 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    What a great way to help yourself with your weight loss. A forum where you take accountability. I personally enjoy reading.

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    Nikkipicky
    June 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    What a great way to help yourself with your weight loss. A forum where you take accountability. I personally enjoy reading.http://firemanlover.blogspot.com/

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    Jenn
    June 7, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Great post! (per usual!)
    Here’s my answer…and it’ll probably keep on changing. 🙂

    http://losingmyscrap.blogspot.com/2011/06/fmm-why-do-you-blog.html

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    S
    June 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I started blogging (just recently at that) to hold myself accountable. I wanted to be able to confess to myself that I have issues with food and that I need to take control of them.

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    Kim
    June 8, 2011 at 1:26 am

    http://learningandlovingonli.blogspot.com/2011/06/friend-making-monday.html

    Sorry I am late!! Thanks again Kenz!

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    KCLAnderson (Karen)
    June 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I did this without realizing you’d written this post (yeah, I still had your old feed in my reader)!! Here’s my response: http://www.kclanderson.com/why-i-do-this

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