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Wednesday, July 15, 2009



Hi everyone

We're seeing more and more great evidence that people who make blog posts get better support and motivation, and ultimately are more successful! You can now earn 3 points a day from blog posts (up from 1), earning 3 points for your first post each day.

If you have not yet used our blogs we encourage you to go to your SparkPage and add one today. You can go to your SparkPage, click your Blogs tab, and click the Add button.
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KRISTYTHEBOOGIE 7/22/2009 9:15PM

    i want to blog more but just don't really feel comfortable doing so. hopefully this encourages me to do more blogging.

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MARJIJANE 7/22/2009 6:33PM

    Hooray!... as a frequent blogger, it alway seemed that one point rewarded for that was a "bit light"...but it did not really matter and sometimes I would skip taking the time for reflection ... now, however, when I make the effort, I will be rewarded!

Woo Hoo!

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RASCALSMOMMA 7/22/2009 5:54PM

    i actually have an idea; born of reading comments. what if the blog posts were increased to two points PLUS you get a point for leaving a comment of something that was said; encouragement , sympathy or to whatever the topic is related. And have a place on the page to check if this was an encouraging comment (from the writer of the blog) If it was that person could get another point. Something to think about.

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ESSIE100 7/21/2009 4:59AM

    Isn't that just emoticon

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DONTWANNA72 7/20/2009 9:14PM

    good idea...maybe it will guide me to blog more... emoticon

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NIGHTSTAR777 7/19/2009 12:01PM

    WOW, good news.
Do I will have point for video blog?
Also I am a leader, and I wish that there is something as blog for the topic. We can all wright on this blog by creating our one blog but it stay on the team page.
I think it is important. We do have community journal ,but I do not see team community journal. Blogs are different then posts.

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LISABAN1 7/17/2009 12:18PM

  I like the idea. Sure there will be some that blog just for the points, but all we can control is our own actions. I do appreciate the extra incentive to post. I agree that there is alot of motivation, and if the extra points gets people to peruse blogs and post, then that is a good thing for their health and weight loss goals.

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HEALTHYBEE3 7/17/2009 2:18AM

    I agree with CZARINA_TV. It definitely takes a lot more time & effort to write & post a blog than updating your status. I appreciate that you've increased the points given for posting a blog. While I do post blogs, normally I only do one per day.

Blessings
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LORRAINE_D 7/16/2009 7:17PM

    I love reading the blogs and I do feel it motivates me. I like to read what people have on their minds.
How about another point for the video blogs??
Thanks for increasing the points. The more points I have, the more Goodies I can give to my friends. I like this concept!

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ANIDUCK 7/16/2009 5:29PM

    I'm thinking that GrandmaJo09 has a valid point. There are those who will go after points in all the available possible ways. I know that I will stop reading when I feel it's a waste of time. I like her idea of getting points for responding to blogs for the support the person needs.

SparkPeople is awesome!
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YAFENELRA 7/16/2009 5:23PM

    The video came through this time. Thanks!

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SFLANNERY 7/16/2009 5:06PM

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I like the idea. I'm not much of a blogger, but maybe i'll look at it more now...

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COLEMANSR 7/16/2009 4:44PM

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YAFENELRA 7/16/2009 4:37PM

    I listened to the message but there was no video there. But still I got the message. So thanks.

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IMADAREDEVIL 7/16/2009 2:47PM

    This is a wonderful motivation, I like to read other blogs and sometimes it prompts me to write something of my own.

Spark People is fantastic, what a great sharing, and caring place!!

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CZARINA_TV 7/16/2009 1:16PM

    I definitely feel like I'm more connected to my Spark Friend's blog posts than to the message boards and "official" blogs. I'm glad you increased the points to put it on par with reading articles. It takes me a lot more effort and reflexion to write a blog post than it does to update my status and they used to get the same number of points. While I'm not really here for points, they are good motivation and if it gets me to think about fitness throughout my day, all the better.

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LOLAJO54 7/16/2009 12:50PM

    I see problems a coming... for people who like points they will blog anything..then so many blogs others will stop going to read them as it would be wasting their time trying to find legitimate blogs... I think you should get points for responding to blogs for the support the person needs.. just my thoughts..

emoticon emoticon Jo

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SANDYK1750 7/16/2009 11:13AM

    Blogging (sharing my thoughts) is difficult for me. I feel vulnerable. However it does make me accountable. It also opens life up to let people in. I love getting points, so more motivation for me. emoticon for the encouragement.

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HISOWN1 7/16/2009 10:55AM

    I find that blogging has helped me stayed motivated and everyone has been of a great encourgement to me!

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BRANDIK10 7/16/2009 9:46AM

    Yay!!! I love blogging, so it's easy points for me!

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CHACHA63 7/16/2009 9:44AM

    I think this is a great idea and is encouraging to blog more. emoticon

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GTHCVMPYR 7/16/2009 9:40AM

    Great Idea! The blog posts definitely help keep me motivated. emoticon

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RIPPEDPAUL1 7/16/2009 9:26AM

    Thanks for inspiring me to be more consistent in blogging

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AGIBSO10 7/16/2009 6:40AM

    Thats great i thought it should be more!

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AGIBSO10 7/16/2009 6:40AM

    Thats great i thought it should be more!

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DENONNIE 7/16/2009 5:25AM

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MISSFYING 7/16/2009 5:24AM

    Did you hear me think last night?

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NEWSTART127 7/16/2009 2:16AM

    I "save" my 3 blog spots for "important" stuff... it's great that you're promoting blogging... but it would be handy for people like me who purposely don't blog often to have a "sticky" blog option - so that you could save the important messages on your page and then let the daily stuff rotate on through like usual.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/15/2009 10:09PM

    Thanks!!

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VTCOWGIRL 7/15/2009 9:25PM

    I think this is an awesome decision!!!

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MARYMAZILLA 7/15/2009 7:38PM

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MRSJARI 7/15/2009 7:26PM

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I like blogging, especially using the emoticons emoticon emoticon

Thanks emoticon for increasing emoticon the points! emoticon

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YATMAMA 7/15/2009 6:51PM

    I've been reading some random blogs of friends to get the feel of how it's done. This is an incentive to actually DO it. Thanks!

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SHAVEDMYHEAD 7/15/2009 6:47PM

  GREAT SITE GREAT PEOPLE
With the same goal in mind its aa great way to stay motivated,
now if i can only work out how to find people on it...tried typing their name in to no avail...
huge site takes time to find way around but no bad thing as loads to go at..

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TZH4145 7/15/2009 6:28PM

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LORRAINE_D 7/15/2009 6:11PM

    Awesome. How about just a little more for a video blog? They are fun to do!

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SANDYB223 7/15/2009 6:08PM

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1478LADY 7/15/2009 6:06PM

    thanks good idea

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TEEPHOTO 7/15/2009 6:03PM

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BIGBOY1952 7/15/2009 6:03PM

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LEETIDLER 7/15/2009 6:00PM

    I'm glad you look at what systems most help members in their goals. That's a BIG plus!

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Lee

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/15/2009 5:56PM

    This is awesome. I always thought 1 point for a blog seemed a little wimpy.
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NEEROD99 7/15/2009 5:43PM

    Just learning my way around on here. Signed up in March but didn't get serious until this week when I returned from a vacation at the beach somewhat disheartened at my size. Avoided pictures all week. I am amazed at how great this site is and it is free. My husband has lost his wife to Sparkpeople this week but I am sure he will be happy when he reaps the results. :) Thanks for making and continuing to make this a great site. emoticon

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NEEROD99 7/15/2009 5:43PM

    Just learning my way around on here. Signed up in March but didn't get serious until this week when I returned from a vacation at the beach somewhat disheartened at my size. Avoided pictures all week. I am amazed at how great this site is and it is free. My husband has lost his wife to Sparkpeople this week but I am sure he will be happy when he reaps the results. :) Thanks for making and continuing to make this a great site. emoticon

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NEEROD99 7/15/2009 5:42PM

    Just learning my way around on here. Signed up in March but didn't get serious until this week when I returned from a vacation at the beach somewhat disheartened at my size. Avoided pictures all week. I am amazed at how great this site is and it is free. My husband has lost his wife to Sparkpeople this week but I am sure he will be happy when he reaps the results. :) Thanks for making and continuing to make this a great site. emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 7/15/2009 5:03PM

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MARTY19 7/15/2009 4:59PM

    It was a wonderful suprise this morning when I saw I got 3 points. Thanks!

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/15/2009 4:45PM

    Hooray for another good 'tweak' of a GREAT site! Thanks for starting this for us, and for continuing to find ways to help us, and help us help one another!
God bless you! Susie emoticon

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