Health & Nutrition Blogging–There had to be a Way, It Just Hadn’t Been Invented Yet

June 22, 2013

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TeoComputerIMG_8287Blogging about health and nutrition had been a dream of mine for many years; I just didn’t know what to call it.

I had developed a passion for sharing the things I was learning about how nutrition affects immediate and long-term health. So when I first became interested in using the internet to share these things I wanted to have a website I could easily update.

I explained my vision to different website designers but it seemed I was asking them to setup some very complicated site. I didn’t have the money to pay someone to set it up and I didn’t know how to do it myself so I basically gave up on that idea, at least for the time being.

I was asking for a blog website but didn’t know what to call it?

Meanwhile I continued to use the old school methods of printed and mailed out newsletters which was quite time consuming and expensive. I also made copies of flyers to give to people as I talked to them about their nutritional needs.

You may be thinking what was her problem?

Let me give you a little perspective on the time frame. My first dream of having a blog website was in the mid 1990’s. Technology has come a long way since then. What did you know about websites and blogging in the mid 1990’s? That was when internet was still dial up and I barely even knew how to send a simple email. Do you remember dial up?

My dream went through several phases but was still in the back of my mind. It wasn’t lost, just on hold.

I kept up with basic computer stuff (no programming or anything like that.) My computer knowledge grew as I did things like taxes, bookkeeping, writing letters, emails, and then eventually even joined facebook.

In 2011 a step by step online course for setting up blog websites caught my attention. Well, that got me started and here I am today.

I’m now living my dream of sharing the things I have learned about health and nutrition on my own blog.  I feel as though the whole world has literally opened up to me. My outreach on facebook now reaches out to 20 different countries.

In this process it is amazing what I have learned about how websites work, how to schedule emails to go out at specific times, and all kinds of things about social media. I’m on LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and I even do Tweets.

Technology has given this 70 year old grandma the opportunity to share about how nutrition and lifestyle awareness can impact your health.

As a matter of fact, my unleashed inspiration dream now is to make a difference in the future health of all the lives I touch.

Never give up on your visions and dreams even when they are not yet invented. Don’t be afraid to seek out new information and take action to share your passion.

Meanwhile accept my FREE 10 Day Challenge to Better Health. Establish the healthy habits that will keep you feeling good and having the energy to seek your passion for the rest of your life.

Things I have learned and want to share with you!

Pat Moon

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PatIMG_8971  Pat shares the things she has learned about nutrition

Pat has been married to the same man for over 51 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren.  Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle.  This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition.  Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others.  Her goal is to share with others the things she has learned and is still learning about having the BEST REAL HEALTH possible. 

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1 Liz Bigger July 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Pat, congrats on getting your dream to come true!  I too am living my dream and it ROCKS!  I do remember dail up internet and when there were no www websites, really all that was out there were Lexus/Nexus type stuff for lawyers and other specialty careers.  I think they thought the internet would only be for a few people and not for everyone as it turned out to be…so glad they were wrong : D…

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2 Pat Moon July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi Liz,

Yes, even in our sewing and crafts technology has increased possibilities that we thought would never be available. I’m so happy you are also getting to live your dream.

Happy Days,

Pat

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3 Sharon O'Day June 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Heck, Pat, I doubt many others will remember mimeograph as a means of publication.  Remember the smell?  Things have moved so fast, and when you go back 40-50 years you realize just how far we've all come!  Dozens of technologies have come and gone …

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4 Pat Moon July 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Hi Sharon,

Yes, I remember the mimeograph way of making copies and I remember that special smell. We really have made quite the advancements in technology since then.. many stages. It is hard to imagine what things will be like 40 years from now but then I more than likely do not need to worry about that for my sake. Each generation gets to experience new wonders.

Pat

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5 Lisa Frederiksen - BreakingTheCycles.com June 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Lovely story, and I'm so glad you found that article, Pat, because you share such important, detailed, helpful health information. Thank you!

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6 Pat Moon June 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

Lisa,

Your comment and encouragement is appreciated very much. Thanks for the support.

Blessings to your endeavors, Pat

 

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7 Robin Strohmaier June 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm

What an inspiration post, Pat, I love how you put, "Never give up on your visions and dreams even when they are not yet invented. Don’t be afraid to seek out new information and take action to share your passion." Thank you for all you encouragement.

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8 Pat Moon June 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

Robin,

Thank you for your encouragement! I so appreciate your support.

Blessings, Pat

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9 Moira Hutchison June 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Good for you Pat!!  Your dedication and inspiration make a difference for so many I'm sure.  I believe that health and wellness starts with awareness – you are doing and excellent job of raising awareness in the area.

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10 Pat Moon June 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Moira,

Thank you for your kind supportive remark. I appreciate you as a reader of my blog.

Good health and blessings to you,

Pat

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11 Joanne June 27, 2013 at 7:05 am

Blog are great platforms for personal and business! I'm glad you found a course that helped you on your journey. 🙂 

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12 Pat Moon June 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

Joanne,

Blogging has been a wonderful journey.. thanks for stopping by.

Healthy blessings to you, Pat

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13 Yetunde June 27, 2013 at 4:47 am

Pat, lovely post. Thank you for reminding us that age is not a barrier. Looking forward to more healthy posts from you.

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14 Pat Moon June 28, 2013 at 8:20 am

Yetunde,

Thank you for such an encouraging comment. You are appreciated as a visitor to my site.

Blessings, Pat

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15 Gertraud Walters June 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

I love your story Pat, especially since it reminds me of my own. The whole technical side of it. And since I am praying to continue doing it for a little while longer, you are the perfect example that anyone can do it.

Thank you very much .

Stay Blessed

Gertraud

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16 Pat Moon June 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Gertraud,

Happy to be an encouragement for you to keep on keeping on in this tech journey. I enjoyed sharing.

Blessing to you in your endeavors.

Pat

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17 MamaRed June 26, 2013 at 6:03 am

Oh dear Pat, what an inspiration you are. I read your comment on my post and so love that you're holding your dream close to your heart and continuing "in spite of" and "because of." What an inspiration you are! And yes, I do remember the days of dial up…I taught computer courses in the 1980's and we had them plus I had  one at home! There are so many possibilities for getting your message out now that it's mind boggling, eh?

Keep on dreaming. Keep on being you.

Laugh Lots, Love More!

MamaRed

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18 Pat Moon June 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Hi MamaRed,

Thank you for your amazing comment and support. Yes, the possibilities of getting our message out are overwhelming today.

I’m dreaming and being me. Will you, please, do the same.

Loving & laughing, Pat

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19 Daniele Holmberg June 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I am so happy for you that you were able to be able to fulfill your dream of putting together your blog. Your persistence paid off and your website is awesome! 🙂

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20 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thanks, Daniele

Yes, I am glad I was able to finally actually have the type of website I had dreamed about for many years.

Thanks for visiting.

Pat

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21 Carolyn Hughes June 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

You have inspired me with this post Pat. It is never too late to follow your dreams and I'm so delighted that you followed yours.

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22 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

As you know, Carolyn, it is never too late to follow your dreams. So happy to be an inspiration.

Pat

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23 Anita June 25, 2013 at 7:10 am

So encouraging and authentic! Love your words of wisdom!

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24 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Hi Anita,

Your visit and compliment are much appreciated.

God Bless,

Pat

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25 tomsfoodieblog (@tomsfoodieblog) June 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Pat,

You are an inspiration to everyone, I love your posts and your internet savvy. Keep up the great posts. 

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26 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Hey, Tom

Thanks for the compliment.. so happy to be an inspiration as that fulfills my dream of helping people have better health.

Appreciate your visit.

Pat

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27 Kathy Robinson June 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Pat you have done a wonderful job with your website. You should be proud of yourself. I've recently embarked on a journey to find a healthier me. I now go to the gym 3/week for over an hour (it takes that long to get through everything), I've cut out all sweets, candies, cakes and  biscuits and have just finished a 5 day steamed vegetables and fruit diet. I'm seeing the benefits, I've lost over 3kg and feel fantastic.

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28 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Kathy,

Good for you. I am so glad you are on the journey to find a healthier you. That is fantastic. How about checking out my 10 Day Free Challenge to Better Health? You might just find a few tips to help you on your journey.

Congratulations on the weight loss and isn’t it wonderful to feel fantastic with even just a few changes?

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Pat

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29 Susan Schiller June 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Wow, what a story of patience and persistence while holding onto your passion, Pat! I'm glad you stuck with it 🙂  Hey, I just learned today that vitamin D-3 in large doses, 50000 IU, can help reduce chronic pain. I can't tell you how excited that made me… I really love to learn about nutrition and everything I've read so far on your sight has helped to reinforce good habits with me – thanks so much!

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30 Pat Moon June 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thanks, Susan.

I had not heard that about vit. D3 but would not be surprised. So many people are deficient in vitamin D because of all the scare about skin cancer and people not getting enough natural sunlight. I will have to look into the high amounts of D3 because there can be toxic situations when our nutrients are not balanced with the other nutrients that work with them. We also need to be certain the source is from a food source and not synthetic.. just a word of caution.

So happy you are learning from visiting my site.

Blessings, Pat

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31 Barbara Becker June 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

A great article Pat! Yes, I can appreciate your evolution into blogging. I was fortunate to be using the Internet before it was available to the public through my husband's business. It was fun exploring how to use the Internet for research and communications. The dial up noise was irritating back then. Times have changed and so has technology, for the better.

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32 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Barbara,

I really did not include quite all my computer history in the blog. In the 60’s I worked for the telephone company when they first converted their work orders to computers. I was a teletypist and was involved in that conversion. Then later I worked in communications at Lockheed as a teletypist during the period the teletype tape was starting to be converted by huge computers in the tranmission process. It has been a long journey to where things are today.

Pat

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33 Lisa McMahon June 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi, Pat! My husband is considered cured from Crohn's disease, which supposedly is impossible. Although the cure was medical (He took Flagyl, an nitroimidazole antibiotic medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa — he believes he contracted Crohn's after a trip to Mexico as a child), he has had to deal with the related problems missing 1/3 of his intestines has done to his overall health. He used to battle Geographic Tongue but with changes to his diet and nutrition needs, primarily vitamins and mineral supplementation, he has been able to keep that problem controlled as well.

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34 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Lisa,

I am so sorry to hear of all your husband has been through but am so happy he has been able to make very positive improvements to his health with diet, nutrition, and supplementations. When I hear of success stories, it inspires me to keep sharing and getting the word out to people about how very important it is.

Thank you for sharing.. I appreciate it.

Pat

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35 Jenny Shain June 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

That is really neat that you had a vision for what you needed & wanted, technology just had to catch up! Love your passion for health & vitality!

"My unleashed inspiration dream now is to make a difference in the future health of all the lives I touch."

AWESOME!!!

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36 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hi Jenny,

Your remark is awesome! So happy to see you requote me.

Thanks so much.

Pat

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37 Oluwaseun Babajide June 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Pat,
You nailed this post! Wonderful is what I can define it with.
Thanks a million,
Seun

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38 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Seun,

Thank you, for your kind remarks.

Pat

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39 Carla J Gardiner June 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Pat you had me laughing, crying and smiling through this entire post. I felt as if you were present inside my head all these years. Could it be that birds of a feather truly flock together? Thank you for sharing your true feelings as your growth in online marketing proves…you can teach us old dogs new tricks!

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40 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Carla

Sorry to make you cry but love that you also laughed and smiled. It is interesting how many people in, let’s say my age group, have made the effort to learn computer skills. Once you put yourself out there, you find out that you are definitely not alone.

It is true, birds of a feather do truly flock together and old dogs can learn new tricks!

It’s a real blessing to get to know you through our internet connections. You are a familiar face quite often in my internet journeys.

Pat

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41 Sherie June 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Pat, you are such an inspiration…how you've kept your skill set up through the years and now, how you are running a successful website. Way to go!!

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42 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Sherie,

I appreciate your encouraging comment. At times it has been a challenge to keep up with all the techie changes but then it has also been a fun challenge. It is hard to imagine what life would be like without computer skills.

Blessings,

Pat

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43 Alexandra McAllister June 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

Pat, thanks for sharing! It seems you and I have gone through the same process! I am so happy for you! It's never too late to live our dreams! 🙂 Great post!

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44 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Yes, it was interesting when I really got to thinking about where technology was when I started my journey. I’m sure you have had a similar experience. It seems the older we are the more we have to learn because we have to relearn so much along the way.

Happy continued dreams to you!

Pat

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45 Explode Your Business ONLINE @Norma Doiron June 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

What an amazing journey, Pat! I'm so excited how you found the path to express the deep longing of your heart.  Wowsers! YOU are awesome!!! Keep blogging… 🙂

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46 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Norma,

You are so encouraging. Thank you for being in my support crowd.

Keeping on bloggin!

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47 Roberta Wilson June 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hi, Pat,

This is a really great post–love your authenticity and transparency.

Have a great day,
Roberta

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48 Pat Moon June 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Roberta,

Thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate it.

You also have a wonderful day.

Pat

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