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New Community Features: Blog Prompts, Enhancements and More!

Thursday, November 06, 2008



Good morning!

As you know, we at SparkPeople are very proud of our active and positive Community. We also feel that Community involvement can help you stay motivated, get support and reach your goals. So I wanted to let you know about some exciting changes and improvements we've made to our Community this week.

NEW Blog Prompts
Many SparkPeople members write "blogs" (online journal entries) to share the ups and downs of their healthy lifestyle journeys. Like journaling, blogging can keep you motivated and help you reach your goals. We realize that blogging might be a new concept to many of our members, and that some people may want to blog but aren't sure what to write about. So we've created Weekly Blog Prompts. With one click, you can easily respond to a weekly prompt your own blog and/or read some of the most popular responses from other members! To find Weekly Blog Prompts in the future, go to the Community Home page (under the Community tab) or look in Tuesday's Weekly Spark Newsletter.

NEW Blog Redesign
As you can see from reading this, we've updated the look of our blogs and improved their functionality! Now you can post multiple photos on a single blog entry (and they'll show up more clearly than before). Plus, you'll see links to more blog posts to the right of each entry, as well as links that make subscribing to blogs quick and easy! Below every blog post, you'll see two new buttons: "I Liked This Blog" and "Share This Post With Others" (which makes it easy to email or share a blog entry on sites like Facebook).

NEW "I Liked This" Buttons
You'll find "I Liked This" buttons at the bottom of every blog entry on the site, as well as at the top of every Community Message Board thread. Message board posts and blog posts with the most votes will be highlighted for others to read on the Community Home page, which also has a fresh, new look to highlight the best of everything going on in SparkPeople's Community!

We hope you enjoy these new improvements! If you have any questions, please post in the Site/Technical Help forum.

SparkCheers!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAWNER54 11/16/2008 7:37PM

    I love sparkPeople!!!!

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DITRYING 11/15/2008 1:07AM

    The new blog pages are much 'cleaner'. A great improvement. Thanks!
Di


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SIMPLY_YVETTE 11/14/2008 5:20PM

    I have to agree with everyone, the improvements are great!

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VEGEFARMER 11/13/2008 12:26AM

    Love the improvements.

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BRENDA_2010 11/12/2008 2:49PM

    Love the improvements. I can't get enough of this website.!!!

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MAGNIFATIC 11/12/2008 12:06PM

    Great improvements!

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NANCYJAC 11/12/2008 10:01AM

    I've been using this site for almost 3 years now and it was great when I first joined. The enhancements made during that time have made the site even better. I've been hanging around here for so long now that I often take it for granted (just like any habit), but this is a perfect opportunity to thank Spark Guy and the whole SP staff for all of their wonderful work. SP is definately one of the best sites on the whole net, not just in health and wellness, but in any category. Thanks guys. You have no idea how life changing this site has been for me.

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LINDACHRISTIE 11/12/2008 8:45AM

    Love the changes. Really bright and up to date. emoticon

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DEUCE119 11/12/2008 8:33AM

    THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE GREAT!

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IF-SO-GIRL 11/11/2008 11:34PM

    I was happy with the improvements. emoticon

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KIMUSH23 11/11/2008 10:05PM

    Wow everything is just awesome...

emoticon SPARKENDOUSLY Your SPARKPEOPLE Friend emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/11/2008 8:35PM

    You add so many things to keep us excited about this site and to make things easier for us. Thank you so much! It is truly appreciated.

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VELVETCATT 11/11/2008 7:15PM

    The enhancements to this site just keep coming - that's why I love it so much! Thank you!

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SEVENJ 11/11/2008 5:02PM

    Love the information on blogging because I am very new to this stuff.

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KU2KI3 11/11/2008 4:08PM

    This is an awesome website! Thank you all for assisting all of us in living a healthier life. This gift is priceless! emoticon

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JULIA75 11/11/2008 3:43PM

    I like the changes. The "I like this" is a nice way to give some feedback when I'm in too much of a hurry to write a comment, and to draw the attention of others to a good thing.

And I like that aspects of Sparkpeople are re-designed and improved so there's always somethign new to find.

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TAZZIE5 11/11/2008 10:01AM

    The only thing about the 'I Like This Thread' button is that it is placed right where the "Reply" button used to be. My mouse automatically goes there if I am going to reply so I have hit it erroneously a number of times.

Otherwise, kudos to all who stay on top of all these upgrades!

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IRISH_EYES_66 11/7/2008 2:43PM

    I think the changes to the blog are great! Thank you for the improvements!!

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TLDUVALL 11/7/2008 8:00AM

    This is very exciting!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 11/7/2008 7:33AM

    Very Cool!

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MESACHICK 11/7/2008 3:57AM

  I love that you can see people's photos with their words now! Thx for the additions!

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BLUESKY104 11/6/2008 9:50PM

    Way to keep on improving the site emoticon

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SHERI1969 11/6/2008 8:42PM

    emoticon emoticon This is GREAT news! Thanks ever so much for continuing to make SP my favourite site to come to. I never think you can improve on something and then WHAM, SP does something else to bring you to attention! Thanks again! emoticon emoticon

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BECCA_BEE 11/6/2008 8:36PM

    Thanks Spark!!! You always get better & better!!! Amazing that you can find ways to improve perfection!!!

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SSANFORD1 11/6/2008 7:57PM

    HELLO,

I LIKE THE NEW BLOG DESIGN. HOWEVER, MY BLOGS DO NOT SHOW THE I LIKED THIS BLOG ICON AT THE BOTTOM, LIKE I SEE ON EVERYONE ELSES. IS THERE SOMETHING THAT I NEED TO DO TO GET THIS TO SHOW UP. THANKS.

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MARYANNE4403 11/6/2008 6:42PM

    you all are the best, spark people just keeps getting better and better all the time!!

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KIMUSH23 11/6/2008 6:37PM

    Love the Changes!

SPARK Often & With Abandon - Real Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 11/6/2008 3:44PM

    Wow you guys are the greatest, you just keep making things so easy for us, I would like to say I appreciate all that you do for us, you have impacted my life in the best way possible.

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JOURNEYINGJEM1 11/6/2008 2:23PM

    it sounds good and i can also put it on my face book too! how great is that
jem

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KYLIEMC8 11/6/2008 1:55PM

    Wonderful!!! Thanks..

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VELRENO 11/6/2008 1:35PM

    Spark People gets better and better all the time. Thanks Team! WTG!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 11/6/2008 1:20PM

    I noticed these changes last night and I was so impressed. They really look "Blog" like. LOL
Thanks for the improvements. I really appreciate them! And those blog prompts will be something I'll take advantage of!!!

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PARTTIMER 11/6/2008 1:00PM

    I'm looking forward to the prompts, I neve know what to say. THANKS

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LENNYC2 11/6/2008 12:28PM

    I'm looking forward to loosing weight,..and feeling better thanks for the support lenny emoticon

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POLLY20 11/6/2008 12:18PM

    Blogging makes it feel so real..Hugs Polly

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KUNGFOOD 11/6/2008 12:17PM

    Thanks for continuing to make losing such a positive experience!

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ROADTOFREEDOM 11/6/2008 12:14PM

    Thanks for the info!

emoticon too.

Marie


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100LBLIGHTER 11/6/2008 12:13PM

    It just keeps getting better and better... Thank you. emoticon

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SASSY_QUEEN 11/6/2008 12:08PM

    I love you guys......this is so awesome. Nothing but the best......we are changing the face of the world...one day at a time, one step at a time, one bite at a time...together......

Jo

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SADIEDOLORES 11/6/2008 12:08PM

    I LOVE THE NEW BLOG IMPROVEMENT, THANK YOU COACHES FOR ALL YOU DO AND TO THINK THIS IS ALL FREE FOR US, I AM TRULY BLESSED.
SADIE emoticon

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TAZ675 11/6/2008 12:07PM

    Thank you!!

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LOLAJO54 11/6/2008 12:07PM

    I just finsihed writing a blog and reading one prior so seen the new features-- great stuff..
thank you- Jo

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NIBBIE78 11/6/2008 12:06PM

    I love it!! You guys sure made a great site!! Thank you so much! emoticon

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WILDCARD1 11/6/2008 12:03PM

    Cool! Thanks for the enhancement!!! I love SP!!!

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