Blog Moving...
By doanair
10/16/2006 9:56:45 AM
I moved my blog from a popular blog site to this site.

I could not stand having to go there to post my thoughts. Although I can access it directly, there is so much potentially damaging stuff that can distract me. There is a lot of spam that is caught by a spam blocker, but still it is there in the spam pool like a temptation staring me in the face. Also, there are other blogs there... Not good blogs, I am sure... So, it is so much better for me to be here. A lot less temptation...

Just a word of caution to all those addicts... Stay away from public blog sites and photo sharing sites. There is some good stuff, but also some really bad stuff lurking there.

Anyway, kudos to Derek and Co. for setting this up. An excellent resource.


Moving old blog    
"Nice to see you'll be here permanently Doanair! Let me know if you want to move your old blogs over to here so you can have them all in one place. I haven't really used any of the public blog sites, so I hadn't thought about the benefits of this site from the perspective of what there is on other public blog sites in terms of ads, questionable blogs, etc. But you make a great point. I'm glad we can blog in a safe place, free from outside influences."
posted at 10:22:29 on October 16, 2006 by derek
Couldn't agree more.    
"I have loved this site. I too had a blog elsewhere - it's still there actually, but I only use this site now. It's so nice to have a place that is so focused on addiction recovery. I have received so much strength from this site - it's proved to be a wonderful alternative place for me to go on the web when I might be tempted to go elsewhere. Even searching for other people's public blogs related to addiction recovery can be a dangerous activity. And I cannot say enough about the power that journaling has been for me - this site has facilitated that for me in a simple and effective way - particularly the emphasis placed on blogging the scriptures - I love that.

There was a bit of ego to shed in moving here - to be honest, I kind of liked watching how many hits I got, what comments people left, having my own site, etc. It seems silly now, when I consider what the real point is. As a web developer myself, I understand how much time it can take to put together a site like this - the database backend, the scripture integration, the authentication, rss feed, working out the bugs, responding to incessant ideas from people like me :-), etc, etc. It's a wonderful resource, and I'd love to see MANY more people use it.

We're told to stand in holy places. I think Derek has created a virtual holy place here, if I can say that without being sacrilegious."
posted at 13:52:01 on October 16, 2006 by josh

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