Even though I have been on SP on and off for nearly a year, i havent felt I have taken full advantage as i felt apprehensive about blogging, and posting on the message boards and actively participating within my sparkteams and communicating with sparkfriends.
This has now changed and I am now fully understanding the importance of doing the above in order to achieve my goals, not only that but it is helping me open up and im feeling like part of a community that understands what im trying to achieve and how i feel, which is a big deal.
Spark is great isn't it?! I am glad to see that it is helping you achieve your goals better. I have never been one for full participation in an online community either but on those instances when I do participate more on the boards etc. I always get motivated and learn a whole lot. 2090 days ago