I get that question sometimes from others, and even myself when I think about tweeting, blogging etc as I do. Why? Because when you're talking about using the internet to spread a message about whatever topic interests you, you often don't really know if the message is just going out into cyberspace and not really even being seen. It's can feel like no man's land, unless you happen to get some responses, comments, questions etc. Several times recently I've had moments where something has happened that lets me know that all my blogging, tweeting, Facebook posting of wellness articles and information has some positive effect on people. I have to say it's rather refreshing.
One thing that I've seen recently is several people re-posting some of the articles I link to on different social media sites. That is really encouraging because now I don't feel like a loner lol. A couple of days ago a new follower on Twitter asked great questions regarding a post I had made there regarding Grape Seed Extract. Yesterday a patient called me asking about Vitamin D3 that I had mentioned on our clinic page. Just today, after posting a new recipe and picture of some fresh juice I had made, I had an extended "conversation" on facebook about juicing, juicers and recipes etc. The "conversation" ended with him saying "thanks for all the inspiration".
In the long haul, that's what it's really about. It's not about how many articles I can find to post (believe me, there is more than I can link to on any given day). It's not about how many friends, fans or followers I can get. It's about putting the word out there, and hopefully people taking it to heart, learning something new, being reminded to keep up their journey, or totally transforming their lives. That's my vision, dream or whatever you might call it, for my time spent on the net. It's hopefully about helping people create life transformation with their body, and knowing they can do it. It's about creating awareness so that more and more people spread what I refer to as "The Gospel Of Wellness".
From the selfish end, it's an never ending reminder to me to keep up with eating well, thinking well, moving well and resting well. Knowing there are people out there interested, searching and reading some of these posts and articles motivates me to work harder on my own well being, and on finding appropriate, solid information to put out into cyberspace. I would encourage you to keep reading and researching. If you do this regularly, it will be a constant reminder to up the ante on a daily basis, and in a few months or years, you will be on a whole different level with regards to your health.
So, keep it up. Find good people to follow and learn from. Never stop learning about how you can do better with your daily decisions in your pursuit of wellness. Don't stop finding new people out there that provide what you're looking for either, there are plenty of good ones! If you follow me on twitter (@docbruce65) you can look to see who I read and follow, and you may choose to follow some of the same ones to broaden your sources of wellness information. And re-send the information, you never know who is going to be really thankful you put it out there. Go for it, there's nothing to lose and plenty to gain.
Oh yea, I am immensely grateful for you reading this blog, and I wish you well in your journey toward wellness.
Until next time...Be Well!