Something To Say
For nearly a decade I have written newspaper articles, blog posts, and essays about the philosophy behind the fitness – about what I believe should be considered when it comes to one’s fitness persona. Rather than add to the overflowing cup of fitness crap; the ABCs of six-pack abs and chicken salads, I have invested my thought into the why’s, and even the why-not’s that should be considered when assembling one’s fitness agenda.
When I first began writing these it was because I felt I had something to say, and I thought what I had to say might be useful to others who found difficulty in getting ahead of their physical condition. I did this from a foundation of passion, education, professional and personal experience. In the early days, my thoughts were mostly linear, and offered in a one-way direction – and then… blogging set in.
Raining On My Own Parade, And Perhaps Yours
Earlier this week, I had removed the blog-roll from the front page of this site, and had closed up my columns to the comments of others. I was growing weary because I had allowed myself to get too caught up in the world of fitness blogging in order to promote this site; that my crap might get read by more people and possibly help some.
There are some mindful and passionate bloggers out there that I have come to appreciate – some fighting a fitness battle, and others attempting to lead those who are fighting. Many though, are writing blogs and commenting on other’s blogs as a means of placating themselves in exchange for not successfully achieving their own fitness goals. Or, because they believe they know so much more than anyone else.
Increasingly, I have been reading more and more posts and comments that make me want to puke – and then kill. Actually, most make me want to kill first, and then puke. Whether I’m puking and killing, or killing then puking, I can say with clarity that I have begun to emotionally check out of the fitness game – and it’s my livelihood as well as my passion!!! And so I closed the comments on my blog for this week’s tease.
Game Off/Game On
My statement was simple and my request black and white; that I would return to just throwing it out there and would no longer accept comments on the blog, promote other bloggers, or seek to be promoted. I stated that I would appreciate only private emails instead to continue the discussion and grow wiser from the nutrients of discourse. Well, the emails did come and all of them asked me to keep the comments open – so I will. Most of the feedback I got on my tease was negative, a bit of it positive, but the dialogue was intelligent, and that’s all I really seek.
As far as the blog-roll goes, I will put it back up one link at a time on request. If you would like to be linked to my site, please email me at email@example.com with your request and give me one good reason why I should promote you – but remember, you are who roll with, and I am done pulling punches and padding comments, so you may want to first consider an association with me. Dr. J, Jody, Bobbie, Sagan, Karen E., and Diane you are still golden becuase your intentions as well as your posts are always mindful and always good.
Going forward, I will only add a comment to another blog if I feel what I have to say contributes to the dialogue. If I take time to comment on a blog it means that I genuinely appreciate what it had to say, what is being suggested, or what was accomplished. I will no longer comment on other blogs as a means of promoting this one. If you wish to comment on my columns, please do – but do so only if you have something to contribute to the conversation.
As For Me
This is officially about the dialogue of experience and perspective. Each week, or month, or whenever it strikes me, I will continue to write about my perspective on fitness related topics, and throw it out there for the universe to consume, ignore, or discuss. I will always attempt to bring something to the table worthy of thought and discussion – something more than the ideal of hot sexy abs, better lunges for a better ass, or thoughts on how to spice up a chicken salad. Pardon the Socratic moment, but most days I feel I don’t know shit about fitness – and it is my profession. I can’t imagine why so many seem to know so much more than I. Be well. rc
Comments are open, you are now free to move about the blog…. beeeeeep.