Blogging is often defined as an online journal. It’s a journal that we write, but instead of being private, the whole world can read it.

In some instances that could be a scary thought, but in other ways, blogging can be therapeutic.

Today’s Lesson

Although there are many blogs that are solely product reviews, technological updates and/or shopping blogs, a majority of blogs, contain heartfelt writings that have inspired the author to share with others.

When I think about what I blog about, I realize it’s about the topics and issues that are on my mind.

On this blog, I share what I learn, or have learned, about blogging. I find that if I write about what I have learned, it has a tendency to stay with me. By writing about it, I retain it.

On by OM blog, I write about life’s issues.

Currently, in my personal life, I am concentrating diet and health issues. A lot of my posts are about those topics. I not only want to concentrate on improving my own eating habits, but I want others to be aware of how making poor food choices can lead to weight gain and numerous other health concerns.

When I see overweight children, or teens, I become concerned. I get on my cyberspace soap box, and want to “shout” to the adults, to open their eyes. We are killing our kids, with food.

If I am organizing in my office, I share my time saving tips. If I find a website that I like, I write a post about it, so others can check it out.

Blogging is like written therapy. If we “pen” our concerns, we are “releasing them”.

There are many blogs written by individuals who are going through tough situations. You can find blogs, where the authors post daily, as they work their way through cancer treatments, pregnancies, issues with children, divorces, and/or hard financial times.

If you blog about a specific topic, you are publishing it in cyberspace, and, in the process, you are potentially helping thousands of others who may be faced with similar issues. By helping others, you are, in turn, helping, and sometimes, healing yourself.

Reading old posts will often tell you where you “came from”. They are about issues that may now be resolved.

Your blog becomes a chronological diary of issues you have conquered.

Today’s Assignment

Read your posts.

Does writing about a heartfelt subject give you peace?

Do you find more tranquility in your life after writing a post?

Do your posts motivate you to perform better?

If you admit to the world that you plan to do “something”, do you feel you become more accountable for your actions?

If you read your old posts, do you realize how much you have “grown”?

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  1. CatherineLNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – allowing kids to live only on junk food when they’re younger is like a form of child abuse isn’t it? But, the trouble is, many people just don’t seem to know how to eat healthily themselves, or cook, so they don’t realise what they are doing wrong.

    When my oldest child started a new school – aged around six, he didn’t like the soggy vegetables. Before then, he used to love vegetables, so it was quite upsetting as he still avoids eating many of them.

    This worried me a lot. But, I didn’t realise he was eating reasonably healthy in comparison to other kids. Some children eat nothing but burgers, crisps and chocolate. It really is frightening.

    It’s funny that you should mention old posts. I started my blog to help others learn about business. But, I was reading some old posts last night, and I’ve found that it’s also a great reminder system for myself on what I should and shouldn’t be doing, and what went wrong last time.

  2. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Catherine,

    It is unfortunate that many don’t know how to eat and/or cook healthy, but it is not because the information is not available. There are so many sites online with recipes and data about healthy eating, but if we don’t make the choice to do so, we only have ourselves to blame.

    It sounds like you have taught your children well, but often in school they also succumb to peer pressure.

    I think our old posts tell us a lot, and after a period of time, become like a type of “completed lessons”.

    Ironically, on some of my favorite blogs, I actually enjoy the older posts more than I like the author’s new ones. I think that’s another example of how the dynamics of a blog changes, over time.

  3. Thanks about this for this reason it is so important for me. Thanks again 🙂

  4. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Yemek,

    Welcome to the BWAB community!

    You’re very welcome. 🙂

  5. For me blogging has many purpose. One of my blog is used to earn money and the other one is considered my online version.
    Blogging specially for my personal blog makes me feel better a place where I can share my thoughts and feelings without hesitation. And yes it makes me feel better when I read my old post. It made me realize different things.

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  6. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Personal Relationship Advice – That’s true, isn’t it? A blog is a great place to share our thoughts and feelings. Then, getting feedback from others who feel the same way validates us.

  7. This is a very good exercise you have here. I find that my older posts are somewhat scattered, unlike now where I focus more on health issues exclusively. Thanks! Your bookmarked!

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  8. Hi Barbara,

    First of all, i want to thank you and i think blogging is about sharing some things with others. Sometimes it may be a recipe or review. The nature of blogging is mostly based on helping people.

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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      You’re welcome Resimili,

      Yes that is true. Blogs generally are written to help others. And what I find amazing is how each of us has something unique to share.

  9. Thank you very much for this blog post. I wanna thank you. I think as you said before a blog is a great place to share our thoughts and feelings and you can share with everybody whatever you want, this is the other important part of it. you are free to what you publish.
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