I HAVE GIVEN UP CAFFEINE. Starting today.
My beloved Coke Zeros? Buh-bye.
I usually have (at least) 2 cans a day. Every. Single. Day. One at breakfast and one at lunch. (I despise coffee and tea.)
We'll see how it goes. I'd like to think that taking this step will help me with my weight loss because I tend to eat crap food that tastes sooooo good when I'm washing it down with a Coke Zero. Eating an apple with a Coke Zero? Not gonna happen.
I'm limiting myself to just water at first. (Go big or stay home, right?)
So admittedly, I'm a bit cranky.
And while I'm being cranky, will you allow me to have this moment to get something off my chest?
For those of you who have comment moderation and/or word verification on your blog...
This topic was my biggest take-away from Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore. As a matter of fact, my blog was a perfect example of what NOT to do, for I had both.
Is your reasoning that you don't want to get spammed?
Trust me, you won't. Hello - the SITS Girls don't use comment moderation and they receive over 400 comments a day!
The best thing I ever did was remove both from my blog. Now someone can comment and their comment shows up immediately. I receive an e-mail with the comment. Easy peasy. I'm not getting any spam. My comment totals have risen. My e-mail is not clogged with comments that need to be published.
I read a LOT of blogs. (This is my blogroll.) It gets kinda aggravating when I want to leave a comment and I:
1. Need to sign in.
2. THEN must "solve" the word verification.
3. And THEN my comment doesn't even show up! I have to WAIT for it to be "moderated."
So will you do me a favor?
Just try it. Try it for one week. Remove your word verification and/or comment moderation function. (On Blogger, you will find this on your Dashboard under "Settings" and then the "Comments" tab.)
Leave a comment with your opinion on this! (...along with your bet as to how long I can remain caffeine-free.)