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 and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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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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