Thursday, May 10, 2012
I'm new here and still learning about the culture of SparkPeople, but one thing I've noticed that needs commenting on are the numerous SparkTeams that have lots of members and hardly any activity. It seems to be the rule, not the exception.
I've looked at a lot of home pages. People belong to numerous SparkTeams. Is there a connection between belonging too many teams and too little activity? It appears that way.
When I first joined SP, I joined a bunch of teams that seemed like a good fit for me. But as soon as I caught on that they were inactive I decided to do some pruning. I'd rather not belong to a team that is inactive, and I too am not participating (at least on a weekly basis). But that's just me.
Instead of encouraging, I think it's a little sad to see teams with thousands of members and the last post was a month ago. Or there isn't even a Team Huddle. Really, SP made huddles so EASY you don't even have to think! Yet they speak volumes.
SparkPeople is ALL ABOUT communication, is it not? Just the mere act of communicating with others is indeed *encouraging*. Even if it's just a quick huddle with your teams. Or a quick post with an emoticon. Do something, but do something with a bit more consistency. As a whole, teams on SparkPeople should boil down to quality, not quantity.
In summary, I've written this blog for the sole purpose of encouraging folks to give some thought about this topic. Yeah, I'm trying to SPARK some of you!
Just a thought.