Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Days of Our Lives

I saw a comment on Lap Band Gal's blog from Judi, another long term bandster mentioning the relevance of continued blogging and keeping our blog, well, relevant and something others would want to read.

Now I will say, both these lovely girls are Band Superstars. And they are the reason we keep trucking through good and bad times. When I get to work each morning, the first thing I do is open my Google Reader to find out what is going on in all your lives. I can't actually go to your blogs because they are blocked so my commenting is sporadic.

But reading how everyone is doing gives me a lift. I don't need TV much anymore, as reading blogs is like having my own little Soap Opera every day like "The Days of Our Lives".  Sometimes it is more like "The Young and the Restless", "Grey's Anatomy" or "The Simpson's". We have dramas and comedies and news. Some even have cliffhangers as we wait for a new post to find out the ending. Some bloggers are on hiatus but we hope for a comeback this season. Maybe like "Dallas", you can just forget an entire year.

I get a little something out of each of the blogs I follow, especially those that have been around for a looooong time. But it is also fun to see new faces with fresh ideas and questions. I see a few more followers and am trying to follow them. Please leave me a comment with a link to your blog if you'd like me to follow you too. I do edit out my list every once in awhile and drop those that haven't posted in a long time (so sad). But mostly I don't always want to hear about band stuff. I love hearing about life stuff.

It might be:
  • Hearing how someone's family is coping with a medical problem and how it is affecting them: (House). 
  • Reading some delicious recipes (Guy's Big Bite). 
  • Feeling bad when I read about slipped bands and unfills and hoping and praying all will correct itself (ER). 
  • Learning how food affects different people, whether it is gluten, protein, sugar or fat (CSI). 
  • Knowing that weight loss by whatever means is hard work and the brain is so involved (The Mentalist). 
  • Watching the various exercise regimes people are following (The Biggest Loser). 
  • Finding out about different parts of the world because that is where some of the people I follow live (National Geographic). 
  • Having a good laugh because somedays I really need one (America's Funniest Home Videos). 
I follow a couple of non-band blogs as well. My niece is in Scotland for a semester of school and she is blogging about a trip through France and then her school year. Another blog has wedding ideas.

But the ones that give me a boost are those that have lived this band life for years. I can list off all the current Band Superstars but also many more that have been around but have been a bit in the background. Please stay and keep giving out your advice and guidance. It is truly appreciated.

And on another note. Watch the Band Superstar Blog next week for a new episode, where another STAR will be revealed. The plot in this one makes a slight detour. But my lips are sealed. You will just have to wait.

We've also added a few new pages with links to some interesting posts. Check them out by clicking on the Pages listed on the right side of the Band Superstar blog. Please let us know if there is something you would like to add.

Until then, it's back to watching my favourite shows.


Lap Band Gal said...

Thanks for the shout-out :)

Ooooh! I can't wait to see who's the superstar next week!

Darlin1 said...

I'm kind of in a rut with my blog...but I'm a lot like you when it comes to reading others....I so love being entertained and informed by this group of bloggers!


♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I love you iMom....and all the days of your life.

Chris said...

I aspire to superstardom some day :)

I'm just at the start of this journey and would be honored if you followed me. I've already learned so much from these wonderful band blogs!

Can't wait to see the new superstar!

Ronnie said...

Can't wait to see what the Band Superstar changes are! :)

And I love the show analogies... our lives are like soap operas. lol

Sam said...

I know what you mean, I get more out of these blogs than just banded news, our lives are what make the journeys memorable :o)

Looking forward to the new superstar!

MandaPanda said...

I agree completely! I'm so thoroughly entertained by the blogs I follow. I learn something from all of them and if they were JUST about weight loss, it would probably get dull. I like feeling like I'm getting to know people. :)

Barbara said...

Great post sweetie. I think we all have enough drama in our lives to have hit tv shows. I don't know where I have been but I just checked out the band superstar page. This is great. Can't wait to see who is next.

Andrea said...

Haha! It's true we all have so much going on. It's definitely better than TV because it's real life and you can also get some inspiration and hopefully help others along the way too!

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