Blog to Lose

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I need to start this post with an apology. I literally fell off the planet and I'm sorry. I'm not making any excuses for myself, I've simply spread myself too thin. 

Anyway, I'm back and I'm going to continue with some of the plans we made earlier this year to make the community more supportive. So a few things.. 

  1. I'm hearing the spam issue is on the rise again. I'm on and will be banning members left and right. Spam is not tolerated here. This should be a safe place for us to find support. If you get spam or see it shoot me a message here in the comments, on my wall or in email --> and I'll take care of it asap. All I need is the user name of the spammer. 

  2. Chats. I miss them. I'm scheduling 1 a week to start and I encourage you to initiate and start chats of your own. It's a great feature we have available to us, why not use it! Check out the Events page for more details.

  3. Message boards. Before I "fell off the planet" I was trying to enlist moderators for the message boards. I like our current set up but unless we have someone initiating conversations and being more involved they will never be active. I know some of you volunteered in the past but I'm going to start the process all over again. Too much time has passed. Leave a comment if you are interested in adopting a board and we'll talk specifics in a few days.

  4. I'm trying to figure out how to connect BlogToLose to Roni's Weigh. That may sound ludicrous but hear me out... I've been having requests to have a "community" on Roni's Weigh so people can chat about their own weight loss and such. At first I thought, great idea! Then I realized, umm wait.. that's what BlogToLose is. So I'll be trying ti integrate them somewhat but since they are on 2 different platform it's quite difficult. I just need to wrap my head around it is all.

  5. Thank you for understanding. That is, if you do. I'm learning as I go and trying to focus my attention on things I'm passionate about. This is one of them. 


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Comment by nancy martin on October 6, 2012 at 4:24pm

That Little Engine That Could---could take a few lessons from you. I have only been here since April or May and I am amazed at all you can do! Hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Comment by Paula on October 6, 2012 at 8:08pm

No apologize necessary. I am so grateful that you created Blog To Lose. Without it I would not be succeeding.

Comment by Jill Mace on October 7, 2012 at 6:07am

You created this site and I am so thankful.  I have made such good friends and support here.  I need this site.    You do SO much- give when/where you can.  I love reading and following your journey.  You are inspiring.  Thank you!  No apologies necessary!!!

Comment by Keem on October 7, 2012 at 8:53am

Hey! Glad to see you again! Yes-the spammers are abundant-and being sneaky disguising as real members and trying to sneak the spam in!

I wonder--instead of the forum part which struggles, maybe something else could be put in place of it?

People come to blog places like this to be with like-minded people and support them/get support.  Maybe there could be something in there that you input certain things and then it lists blogs of people you might want to keep current on?  Or a "favorites" list of people you can add in to keep up with their blog instead of searching for it?

Maybe the site can be retooled to something that's not a struggle and more of something people are looking for? We just need lots of ideas. :)

Comment by Erica on October 8, 2012 at 8:49am

Glad to see you here Roni!  I appreciate all you do to keep this site active!   

Comment by Almost There on October 8, 2012 at 10:13am

Glad you stopped by Roni!

Comment by Jessica on October 9, 2012 at 7:30pm

Wait....Who is this Roni-person? ( har, har, har- now I'll be banished, for certain)

If anything, I think your un-intentional sabbatical is testament to  the great job you did in creating our little world here. I'm with Paula! Without this place, I would be lost! And I wouldn't have people like Paula, popping in to check my pulse and motivation levels!

Comment by Roni on October 9, 2012 at 8:45pm

lol Thanks Jessica. I'm so happy you are getting support you want here. That was my ultimate goal! 

Comment by Jules on October 27, 2012 at 2:33pm

Hey Roni........I fell off this board and not posting as much on my personal blog but not nearly because of half as busy as you........Let's just say I fell into a funk hole and it swallowed me up for a bit...

But the chats and this place helps me so I am back...

and to help me with that commitment...that goal for myself....I will volunteer to help with a message board or two.  I need something to do during the day...that is more productive than folding laundry and watching talk shows...LOL..

Comment by Flipper B on November 12, 2012 at 8:04am
I am in the same boat! I love that your working so hard to make it even better! any chance we can get an app for iphone? I know I could post more if I had that option.


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