September 29, 2009

What I've learned from Cranky Fitness

funny pictures of dogs with captions

Just because something's been fun, that doesn't mean you should keep doing it for the rest of your life. Like blogging. So I'm going to stop.

I'd like to offer some dramatic excuse, like I'm not going to blog here any more because of 'creative differences' with my highly esteemed co-blogger Crabby, but it wouldn't be true. I couldn't ask for a nicer person to work with. Nor do I have any plans for a solo career. I am going to continue to update my little blog Sheesh, but that's just a public way to guilt myself into exercising.

Honestly, I'm just tired. Writing a blog post take a lot of time. Doing anything well takes time, but even writing a crappy blog post takes more time than you would think (unless you've tried it, in which case you're probably nodding your head at this point).

What I learned from Cranky Fitness

While I loved all of Crabby's posts, and some of mine, the ones that have stayed with me the longest were the ones with really great comments. I have to say, of all the blogs out there I think the commenters on Cranky Fitness rule! Not only funny, but very, very helpful.

Some posts where the comments are especially memorable:


But wait! There's more!


I have it from a very reliable source that Cranky Fitness is going to start cranking up the excitement next month! I can't say more, as it would involve breaking a vow of silence and Crabby knows where I live that would be morally unethical. But trust me. There are Plans Afoot!


Well all right. I will give you this little sneak peek. Crabby is going to--

Oh come on. You think I'm going to spill the beans like that? You'll just have to send me a lot of cash in unmarked bills keep reading. It's going to be great!

Ciao!

52 comments:

  1. Merry, we wish you all the best! I have only been following Cranky Fitness since last month, but I have enjoyed every one of the posts that you have written. You have been an asset to this blog and I wish you success and happiness! Hugs!!!

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  2. 266 -- what a coincidence! I was just reading your blog. And enjoying it enormously, I might add :)

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  3. Awww, sad to see you go, but you gotta do what is best for yourself. Keep working out, and blog when it feels right.

    Btw, I'm an out of shape hiker who has done 5k and gets his ass kicked by yoga.. so I can relate.

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  4. Aww, now you've got me all curious.

    I'll miss your posts here, Merry!

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  5. I'll miss your posts. Good luck in the future :)

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  6. As the writer of the world's most boring blog (ask Crabby, she has even read it some), I agree it does take up huge amounts of time.

    So, I will miss reading your posts, and hope you will continue to make insightful comments.

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  7. Ill miss miss miss your writing---but hope we might still see you popping up here and else where on the net?

    (hinthintGUESTPOSThint)

    Carla

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  8. It's been nice reading your posts. Best wishes!

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  9. All the best, Merry! I totally understand how time consuming it must be to write intelligent, interesting blog posts... of course, not from experience, you understand... it's even time consuming to write inane, boring blog posts (ahem) like the ones that seem to appear on my blog!

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  10. You will be missed - good luck with your new venture!

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  11. Well, darn! I will miss your posts. I was wondering if you were still enjoying writing your blog posts when I had to go up to check if it was Cranky or Merry writing. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

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  12. Sorry to hear that Merry, we'll miss you around here! But I understand what you're saying - blogging does take time and somehow there always seems to be too much to do and not enough time!

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  13. Waaaahhhh!!!

    :(

    This has obviously been a really hard idea for me to get used to. I was so lucky to have found such a funny, clever, and generous coblogger!

    But I SO understand the time demands and the need to move on to other things in life.

    I will have quite a bit more to say about this tomorrow, so I'll just leave it at this for now:

    Thanks SO much Merry, and I'll really miss you!!!!!

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  14. Say it ain't so, Merry!!

    Maybe it will just be a short walk a bout and you will be back all refreshed and yogariffic!

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  15. So sorry to see you go BUT I do understand your feelings about the time to write a blog. Mine is small & nothing near like yours & it takes up lots of time. I have thought about stopping many times!!!

    I wish you the best!! Very excited to hear more about what is coming!

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  16. Whatever you decide to do, take good care of yourself.

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  17. Sad to see you go but I agree, writing a blog is very time consuming and I know how it can sometimes take over your life! Best in all you do and thanks for all the entertaining posts!

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  18. Well crumbbums! I'll miss reading your posts here, Merry - I've enjoyed what you had to say! Now I'm off to bookmark Sheesh...you can't get away from me that easily, lol!

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  19. Aw, Merry! We'll miss you...I'd say pleasepleasepleaseplease don't go, but I totally get it (says she who hasn't updated her own blog in over a week).

    Best of luck. We'll miss you! And come back and visit of course. I'm sure Crabby will let you guest post once in a random while when the urge strikes. Right Crabby? : )

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  20. I'll miss your post- LOVE your blog-

    http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

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  21. I just stumbled across this blog, was actually finding my motivation, laughing my arse off (well, laughing) and alas...it's coming to an end.

    Fare-the-well and all the best with your endeavors.

    Ciao Bella!

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  22. bdaiss--Yes yes yes! I have already started pestering her for guest posts and the poor woman isn't even out the door yet.

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  23. TexNYQueen--Cranky Fitness will still continue, but it just won't be the same without Merry!

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  24. Aw, Merry! This is sad. Just because I haven't quoted Lewis Carroll in your comments doesn't mean I haven't loved your posts. ;)

    But I, too, completely understand. Blogging takes HUGE time (I'm almost two weeks behind myself) and I can understand needing your life back.

    You'll be missed. I'll keep reading you over at Sheesh.

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  25. Oh no! I will miss you!

    All the best for the future though!

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  26. Awww...so sad Merry. I wish you well though and I'll definately be following you on Sheesh. Take care!

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  27. I'll miss your posts, Merry, but good luck to you in all your new endeavors!

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  28. Oh sure, and on the day I awarded you guys the honest scrap award on my blog!!!
    I wish you all the best Merry! I really enjoyed your posts.

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  29. *sniff, sniff* O-KAY. If you HAVE to. *pout* But only because you need it, and I'd rather YOU be happy than ME.

    See how I did that? Man, that was some Mom-caliber guilt right there! ;D Yeah, blogging does take a lot of time (or it used to, when I actually blogged more frequently). So I understand. I'll miss you, but I'm glad you're doing what's best for yourself! I'll just have to come stalk . . . er, READ . . . you over at Sheesh!

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  30. Awwwwww! I'm a fairly new reader here and have loved the two of you together! you really complement each other!!! wishing you all the best!

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  31. Oh Merry! I'm so sad you are leaving! I loved reading your posts - and your comments (you have SUCH a way with the witty comments!). But I totally understand where you are coming from. You will certainly be missed:)

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  32. Be well. Enjoy life. I'll check out Sheesh.

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  33. We'll miss you terribly!
    But, yeah, I guess what others have said, about taking care of yourself, yada yada yada, is kinda important.
    Whatever.
    (And, hey, if you ever get the urge to read a crappy blog, you can always read mine!)

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  34. Thanks for all your posts! I'm following you over to Sheesh.

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  35. I absolutely love the picture of the dog and the cupcake : )

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  36. Merry,

    Everyone is going to miss you, srsly.

    We'll catchya on Sheesh! though, and your guest posts, so it won't be a complete Merry withdrawal.

    And yes, even crappy blog posts (not yours--they were always great!--I speak of me, only) are a pain in the posterior to write, oft times.

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  37. boo, we'll miss you! if anything, please keep lending cranky fitness your amazing graph/pie chart/flow chart skills ... because really, each one you've done has rocked.

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  38. I hope the best for you! You have to look out for you though.
    You will be missed here Merry :(

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  39. : (
    You HAVE to come back from time to time just to drop a flow chart on us!

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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  40. SERIOUSLY?!

    Big changes happen in the blogosphere when I go MIA for a few days... we heart you muchly, Merry! You're such a fun blogger to read. But there are lots of new and exciting things awaiting you, too, I'm sure. We'll still see you around :)

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  41. Sorry to hear it, Merry, but I totally understand about the time issue. I've enjoyed your posts and wish you the best.

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  42. Oh! Change! How awful! I must say I really, really love CF the way it is, but I'll try to be a grownup about it. And check out your other blog.

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  43. Merry, I totally understand! You WILL be missed though!

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  44. I'm brand new here but wanted to wish you well nonetheless!
    So long and you're welcome to the fish ;)

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  45. Sheesh.
    (I'll be reading ;)


    soooo I was a delinquent commenter (ok, nonexistent) but thoroughly enjoyed your sense of humor.
    Have fun in retirement!

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  46. Merry, Cranky Fitness won't be the same without you.

    I'll miss reading you here but I'm glad I'll still be able to follow you over at Sheesh.

    I hope you plan to do something amazing with all the extra free time you'll have.

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  47. Awwww :(

    At least you're still stalkable :P

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  48. All the best for the future. :o) I'm new to blogging and yours was one of the first I started following, so I'll be sorry to see you go but I'll be keeping an eye out for the new stuf!

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  49. So, so, soooooo sorry to read you're leaving Cranky Fitness Ms Merry. I don't comment very often, but thoroughly enjoy your posts and perspective. I'll check into Sheesh to keep updated.

    One of the main things I've learnt from blogging, is you have to do what's right for you. Continuing on when you're not enjoying something or feeling worn out by it, just because other people want you to, is not a good idea. So well done for making the decision and best wishes for the future and lots of happiness and good health.

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