File this one in the category of interesting reasons people chose to blog: a CNN story today explains how a women used blogging to help lose weight.
Writer drops 168 pounds, blogs to inspire others
In February 2005, Bering was finally ready to do something about it. Never one to join a club or like big crowds, she decided to join Weight Watchers online. She also started walking at the track at a local university. At first, she walked a mile and then a mile and a half, two miles and eventually she completed a 5K in 38 minutes.
But Bering said the one thing that’s helped her most is her blog.
The thing I like best about this story is that there really isn’t a story here at all: I don’t think we’re really so hard up for news that “woman loses weight gradually” ought to make CNN. The news “hook” here is that blogging helped her lose the weight.
And if that’s the news hook, then the real point the story is making is: blogs can be used for something besides narcissistic navel-gazing while wearing pajamas during the middle of the day. Woah.