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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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FRANCLYN 7/15/2009 4:35PM

    Great!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 7/15/2009 4:28PM

    WooHoo! Another couple of spark points!!

Thanks Dave and SparkGuy!

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JULIA75 7/15/2009 4:00PM

    That's a nice improvement! And it makes sense considering the influence of blogging regularly.

I hope it's not greedy to suggest another change: As far as I know, there's no "post blog entry" directly on my sparkpage; I have to click "see journal entries" to get to that option. Now I know it sounds horribly lazy, but there's so much clicking around when navigating a huge site like sparkpeople that I'd really like to have quicker access.

A "post blog entry" button right on my spark page or even better: on the start page would be great.

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SPGRIFFIN 7/15/2009 3:58PM

    It took a few days of sticking with it but now I have the habit of tracking all my food and exercise and it sure gives me a feeling of accomplishment. The scale will move eventually, if I keep doing the right things, so this helps me.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 7/15/2009 3:45PM

    That is a great change. I am amazed at how many improvements you have made.
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SEPPIESUSAN 7/15/2009 3:25PM

    Nice!!! Blogging is up there with tracking my food as the two top ways that SparkPeople helps me. I love getting to write out my thoughts and getting positive support and feedback from my Spark friends - and reading their blogs too! I have been blogging almost daily for over 2.5 years on this site!

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DAD3GRL 7/15/2009 3:25PM

  Yippee!

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COLEMANSR 7/15/2009 3:24PM

    Thank you.

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SUSAN134 7/15/2009 3:23PM

    This is great! I have found that blogging is wonderful for keeping in touch with oneself. Also I love to read other's blogs ....it is an integral part of SP's support
system.

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KUZINKEITH 7/15/2009 3:20PM

    I think that is a wonderful idea. I get a lot from posting and reading blogs.

I WOULD LIKE TO CAUTION EVERYONE HOWEVER:
SPARKPEOPLE OWNS EVERYTHING YOU POST - BE CAREFUL WITH ORIGINAL THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND ARTWORK.

I certainly hope that will be one of the next changes that our friends here at SPARKPEOPLE will address. This is a wonderful place for knowledge & inspiration. I would hate to see some of our very original thinkers be reluctant to post here.

PEACE

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LUCI_D 7/15/2009 3:19PM

    I love that this has been done. I love writing blogs and reading those from other people. It's a way to share person lessons, and tips, without being pushy. It's nice to read stories where people have made it, and nice to read stories where people have had the same problems you have, but are keeping up the effort to succeed! Blogs are a great motivator for me, and I'm making sure that I keep up my effort and write quite a few. So I don't forget the lessons I've learned, and so that others may take inspiration as well. I love the idea of getting points for commenting on others blogs as well. It makes my day when I sign on and see that someone posted a comment on my blog, saying they got something from it, or giving me the encouragement I need!

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TSABONIS 7/15/2009 3:16PM

    LOVE IT... I love to blog ...

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SHEENADEE 7/15/2009 3:12PM

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LIZZYLIZARD217 7/15/2009 2:55PM

    I'm still trying to think about what to write in my blog, I haven't started one yet. I have read and responded to some though. I like reading people's blogs and I hope to start one soon.

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CARLI_MAE 7/15/2009 2:48PM

    This is good. I'd suggest that to get the 3 points, there should be a character minimum, though, so people don't just post a few words or a stock photo.

I also agree with both Sam and Ramona -- if points will encourage feedback on blogs (again, more that just a "wtg, woo-hoo, or great") a point for commenting would be even better. I find the feedback I've gotten on blogs sometimes even more valuable and thought provoking. Like GranmaSam, I'm not very hung up on points anymore, but I know a lot of folks are.

Carli

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BELLACUDDLES 7/15/2009 2:47PM

    WOW.......that's pretty cool!!!!!!!

Thanks!!!!!
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MDMNINA 7/15/2009 2:46PM

    This is great! But I would also like to see points awarded for leaving support on the blogs of others. Something like is now given for posting on the threads.

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LINDA! 7/15/2009 2:41PM

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ELAINESHAFF 7/15/2009 2:40PM

    Thanks very much for the increase!! emoticon

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ALLFORME4EVER 7/15/2009 2:38PM

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A lot of the blogs of I have read I can tell people have taken a lot of time to put their feelings and thoughts into it. It also takes "guts" to put those things out there too. WELL worth the 3 points!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 7/15/2009 2:38PM

    Cool! thanks! :)

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NANCY-GIRL 7/15/2009 2:38PM

    Awesome!!!
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PSHAW_RAVEN 7/15/2009 2:37PM

    Awesome! I'd post to my blog even without the points, but the extra incentive really makes it worthwhile. Thanks! emoticon

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SUCCESSFUL-GALE 7/15/2009 2:34PM

    That's wonderful! It takes so much more time to write a blog, since a lot of thought and heart must go into it. I personally haven't even written a blog.

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DRADISCH 7/15/2009 2:34PM

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KALATHIA 7/15/2009 2:29PM

    Blogs are one of my favorite SP features! Thanks for "upping the ante"!

Kathy
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JUSTFOXXY 7/15/2009 2:20PM

    I always wondered why the blogging had such a low point value. It seems like we pour our hearts out for 1 measly point.

I'm glad SparkPeople is paying attention. Thanks for the update.

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_RAMONA 7/15/2009 2:19PM

    This is GREAT! THANKS! Now, could we get more points for commenting on blogs? I'm not personally motivated by points, but I LOVE giving goodies, and my bank account is always low because I, myself, haven't found the whole team particularly motivating or need-fulfilling. However, the interaction I generate, and friends I've made, through blog commentary has been invaluable and sustaining in my journey. I spend my time here reading and responding to blogs (at least 25 a day), and I sometimes feel badly that this isn't recognised as being more valuable... I think many of the people I interact with feel the same way... we spend A LOT of time on other people's pages and very little time on teams. Our teams are more a way to generate blog readership and to fine blogs we appreciate.

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DELIGHT54 7/15/2009 2:19PM

    Thanks so much!

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KAYLADIVA777 7/15/2009 2:16PM

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Yaaaay. I love you man. I can't wait to meet you in person!!! Blog Away Folks!!! emoticon

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BASKETMAKER 7/15/2009 2:14PM

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MIMULUSBUG 7/15/2009 2:14PM

    Cool!

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TAZ675 7/15/2009 2:14PM

    great!!

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ZELLAZM 7/15/2009 2:13PM

    Good decision! It shows that you folks are alert to the things that make our journeys successful. Thanks!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 7/15/2009 2:10PM

    Though I'm not personally motivated by points, many people are... so I'm glad you've done this! Blogging in itself helps me, but the feedback from others truly is a wonderful boon! So if getting more points encourages folks to do something that helps them in many ways, this is fantastic!

Thank you for all you do!
/Sam

Comment edited on: 7/15/2009 2:11:16 PM

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 7/15/2009 2:09PM

    Awesome! Thanks!!!

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POSITIVELY_EB 7/15/2009 2:08PM

    Thank you! It is definitely worth 3 points!!!! emoticon

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