SoCS – I’m finally posting

It’s been a long time since I submitted a post for SoCS. I honestly think about it every Saturday, but then it gets too late in the day and I just don’t. I have some pretty strange ideas about my blog. I don’t like posting more than once a day and when I do, I try to space them out so they aren’t all happening back to back. That’s probably counter-intuitive when you think about it, especially if I was looking to add viewers. At least, I think that’s how it works. But honestly, that’s not why I’m here. Don’t get me wrong, I love my followers and I’m always grateful that someone finds enough here to want to click that Follow button.

I’m here for the amazing community (which I suppose happens with followers?), and to write. I haven’t been writing much, though, which I am always hoping to change and one day I might decide to change that from a hope to a reality. For me, though, it’s not about the number of followers, it’s about interaction, and as we all know, there’s only a very small portion of our followers who actually interact.

I find it rather funny how a certain word prompt can take a post into a wholly different direction than planned. I was going to write about life and probably bitch about the fact that I started a diet three weeks ago and the stupid scale is being stubborn and not showing me the results I feel like I’m achieving. I guess the one consolation I have is that the inches are coming off and I’m fitting in my clothes better. That’s really all that matters, right? Then why is it that a number on a scale can have such a drastic effect? It really shouldn’t, but I can honestly say that I’m still seething about the number this morning.

This happened a few weeks ago and I talked to an online coach about it. She was just excited that I’d lost 2 pounds, but I was hoping for 5 or more, you know? I suppose I should celebrate the small victories and not get it into my head that I should be this number or that number.

With that, I will just say that I hope you all have an amazing Saturday, and let’s celebrate the small victories, as tiny as they may be sometimes!

Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “post.” Use it as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. Have fun!


24 thoughts on “SoCS – I’m finally posting

  1. The dreaded scale number — UGH. You’d think I’d know by now healthy is more important, muscle weighs more than fat, inches show if you’re trimming down. But I still have to say all that to myself when I don’t like the scale. Take your small victory, you’ve earned it!

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    • Thank you. I’m trying to be OK with it. I’m also trying not to compensate for it in other ways, like exercising like a mad woman and making myself sick, which I’ve done in the past. Small victories and deep breaths. 😏😉


  2. At least it was a 2 pound loss and not a gain. Any time the scale moves in the downward direction is a bonus – for me anyway. I feel the same way you do about multiple posts in one day, like maybe I am bothering people? But, then again, perhaps someone out there is waiting for that vital piece of information or that pretty picture and if I withhold it, I am doing a disservice? LOL Happy Saturday.

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  3. I can totally relate to your thing about not posting more than once a day. I had/have that rule on my other blog too and also that I have to post at least once a month or I need to close the blog altogether. That’s gotten many blogs closed and restarted over the past ten or so years.

    I for oen also prefer interaction to just views/followers. I tend to derive rpide mostly from the number of comments I get, not my views.

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  4. It is definitely all about the interaction. I think we all tend to have “must read” sites, and those are the ones we tend to regularly comment on. I also make a point of occasionally going through all blogs that I “follow” and picking the odd post to read and, if relevant, comment on. It can prove to be very time consuming, and every now and then I find I have to just delete all notifications without reading at all.
    That’s blogging for you!

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