A Warning About Quit Journals
Quit journals are a mechanism for individuals to keep track of their own thoughts and progress in quitting. At times quit journals seem to become a meeting place for people to come in and buddy up with others who are in their same stages of quitting (See BuddySystems). There are times that it becomes obvious that newer members find these journals and spend the bulk of their time reading the experiences and insights of other new quitters as opposed to spending their time reading and learning from all of our more seasoned members and from all of the articles we have made available at the site.
It is ill advised for new members to be spending their time in the journals of others. If it
becomes obvious that members are spending their time writing personal messages or generally socializing in each others quit journals, we will
remove those journals.
The following are commentaries that we had in our original MSN string about Quit Journals:
We don't want new members or people first looking at our site who are just considering quitting to think that quitting smoking is going to be a major time commitment or something that is going to consume the rest of their lives. Quitting smoking is going to buy you lots of time and allow you the ability to live your life to the fullest.
We know not everyone has time to stop by and write everyday. Some people don't have time to write every week or even every month. But do try to find the time to stop by and read every once in a while. Taking a few minutes to read can help to secure your quit. Securing your quit can help to buy you years and maybe even decades of extra time of a healthier and higher quality life. Make a point of stopping by every now and then to to read and strengthen your commitment and resolve to never take another puff!