Bye Bye Forum, Hello Facebook Group
I’ve been perusing this idea for a while now, and I think it’s time to get on with it and just pull the trigger. And that trigger is Facebook.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me it gets very challenging to keep up with a healthy lifestyle at times. As much as I’m motivated to do so with my family around as a reminder of why I want to stay healthy, it can be hard when the rest of the world isn’t on the same wavelength. Unfortunately, fit-shaming can be a real thing, and when the world is chastising you for turning down the cookies someone brought to the office, etc., it can get a little lonely.
So…a couple of years ago I created a Forum on the site here, hoping to create a place that people could use to productively discuss the topics we bring up on Mudlife Crisis. I really want to create a community of open-minded folks who are adventurous, courageous, motivated, and ready to learn from each other. So the forum went up.
And… it hasn’t really been used at all. I totally get that – I belong to some other communities that have tried to use a forum or message board to create more interaction between people and it just hasn’t worked. It’s just one more thing to check on the internet, and that’s kind of a pain in the butt when we already have enough stuff to do.
I truly believe you need to go to where the people are if you want to get that interaction… and right now, that place seems to be Facebook.
So here it is: the Mudlife Crisis Facebook Group. I’ve already invited a couple of people to the group (after asking them, naturally), and I hope that you’ll join up and start talking about this stuff with me and the guys I’ve recruited as founding members. We’ve all kept ourselves young and vital in different ways, but we all know that it’s possible to keep ourselves young-feeling as we age chronologically.
So come join the conversation! We’d love to have you there!