RealJock Blogs?

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    Oct 09, 2007 7:18 PM GMT
    Who's in favor of RealJock introducing personal blogs? I think the ability for someone to blog about their fitness progress would be a very useful feature on this site.

    For me, I've noticed lots of wise and helpful folks in the forums. I'm going through some relationship problems right now and would love feedback from y'all, but I'm not comfortable with baring it all on the front page of a popular global gay networking site.

    What do you think?
  • iHavok

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    Oct 09, 2007 7:24 PM GMT
    I'm for it.
    I like blogging, especially when it comes to stuff that i want to keep track of, such as my work out progress...
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    Oct 09, 2007 8:14 PM GMT
    I'd be for it so long as there were restriction features such as "friends only" or "verified only" and what not.
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    Oct 09, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    sure... why the hell not!
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    Oct 09, 2007 8:16 PM GMT
    Seems they might be moving in that direction with the before and after shots of the new training program.
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    Oct 09, 2007 8:24 PM GMT
    I think it's a good idea - though, I have to say, I've benefited from being the fly on the wall so to speak to many of the topics - I mean, you never know how a suggestion or advice directed to one member could inspire countless others, but following RUGGER's drift I can see how sometimes the forums may not be the most appropriate place for certain situations...
  • OutOfEden

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    Oct 09, 2007 9:29 PM GMT
    I entirely support this idea! I think it would increase the community feeling. I also think Gigaram's privacy restrictions is a good idea. I love to document my own thoughts and feelings on the workout process and some of the sports I enjoy, If I could make some of those posts to Public / Verified only and restrict others to my RealBuddies, that would be great! Maybe even consider making blogs available to verified members only to reduce spam messaging (I will not enter the debate about faceless profiles).

  • GQjock

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    Oct 10, 2007 10:41 AM GMT
    I agree that it will help foster a more communal feeling among the members and it will be fun to put down our thoughts about things like working out and everything else that can come to mind
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    Oct 10, 2007 12:31 PM GMT
    That would be great, especially for people who are here looking for training buddies!
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    Oct 10, 2007 1:45 PM GMT
    How would a blog work differently from a thread and not be accessable to the whole "global gay networking site"?

    Like for my prostate cancer, I just started a thread under the Gay Health section. It wasn't intended as a blog, but it kinda morphed into one.
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    Oct 10, 2007 4:26 PM GMT
    Easy. You'd have to get to the profile first before you get to the blog. You'd specifically be looking for what a particular user is writing.

    The forum posts are highlighted on the home page and on the forums page, regardless of whether you were looking for a particular user or not. That's a much higher profile location.

    Of course it's all available to anyone ultimately, but you cannot deny the difference between your posts only being available via your profile and posts broadcast on the home page.
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    Oct 10, 2007 9:22 PM GMT
    Think it would be a great idea, in fact I already blog my progress on Myspace, but this site would make more sense, great idea.
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    Oct 11, 2007 9:14 AM GMT
    I agree, I think it would be a good idea with the privacy features Gigaram mentioned.
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    Oct 18, 2007 11:01 PM GMT
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