Blogging is like losing weight

keep calmNot that I have lots of experience at losing weight, but I think blogging is like losing weight.

The temptation when you are dieting is to check the weigh scales too often, then you berate yourself because you haven’t lost 5 pounds in the last 24 hours.

A watched pot won’t boil? The same also with losing weight, do the right things, eat according to a plan, keep a record of what you eat (apparently this makes a huge difference to achieving success) and weigh yourself regularly (once a week, not hourly).

So what does weight loss have to do with blogging. I have a confession. I look at my daily stats……daily. I am happy when I have lots of hits in one day, and less so on those days when there are fewer.  Is it a writer thing? I guess people reading, sharing and following my blog is a type of affirmation,  and it gives me a kick.

funny-pictures-cat-is-on-scaleI need to be like the dieter, and enjoy my writing regardless of stats, and comments. I know that many people do enjoy my posts because they tell me to my face, but don’t leave a comment.

Thanks for reading!





Oy vey,  it’s a weakness but everyone has their kryptonite.

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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7 Responses to Blogging is like losing weight

  1. I found the best thing in dieting is to look at the scale once a week. But I confess pthat I check my stats daily. We are writers, we long for people to read what we wrote.


  2. Bob Smith says:

    Dave, I see you found something to keep you busy (other than Family) in retirement, this last week I thing you hit the most blog entries I’ve ever seen, Hope you are well.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Bob, I am going to gym regularly also, and feeling well. I had a period of absence and realized that writing was important to me, and I needed to be disciplined so now I try not to let more than one day go without writing something. Do you also watch the youtube links?


  3. sell the car & throw out the scales. You’ll be happier & healthier!


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