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"I am an A-list blogger"; bmindful, a social network for positive affirmation users

Readers of this blog will already know there exists a social networking site for almost every interest, activity, group or demographic. So why not one for positive affirmation users?
Written by Steve O'Hear, Contributor on
bmindful, a social network for possitive affirmation users
Readers of this blog will already know there exists a social networking site for almost every interest, activity, group or demographic. So why not one for positive affirmation users? "bmindful" is described as a positive affirmation community, and the site enables users to create a profile based around their own positive affirmations, either taken from other users' submissions or by creating their own. These can either be text-based or uploaded as an mp3.

But first, what is a positive affirmation? According to Wikipedia:

... an affirmation is a form of autosuggestion in which a statement of a desirable intention or condition of the world or the mind is deliberately meditated on and/or repeated in order to implant it in the mind. Many believers recommend accompanying recitations with mental visualization of a desired outcome.

bmindful's own guidance on creating a positive affirmation states:

Building an affirmation can be a complex process, but if you follow these four simple rules you are well on your way to creating affirmations that work. The rules are:

  • An affirmation needs to be present tense
  • An affirmation needs to be positive
  • An affirmation needs to be personal
  • An affirmation needs to be specific

So, for example, instead of writing "I want to become an A-list blogger", I would write: I am an A-List blogger, which works just fine for me!

bmindful is a very simple site, that attempts to do a few things well, rather than adding too many features. It reminds me of the many sites that exist around creating lists or to-do items, but in this case they are "positive affirmations" -- with inspiration and support drawn from the site's community. Whether or not a site so simple, or one that can easily be copied (a Facebook app could work just as well), has much of a financial future, I'm not so sure. Although, as the site carries a "donate" button, that may not be their priority, which could be viewed as being positive in itself.

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