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Just go with it. This was not the post I was going to write.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I was going to tell you all about my NutriBullet and how it has changed my life for the better, but just trying to get to the spot on this site where I can add a blog has made me very frustrated and I am going to write about navigating SparkPeople.
As much as I absolutely love this community and all the little things I am finding out about it every single time I use it , I must say the navigation leaves a bit to be desired. Case in point: if I want to blog, I would naturally hover over the "community" button and find "blogs" on the pull-down list. If I then click on "blogs" it takes me to a page that has other peoples blogs - which is fun and I do some read some of them but where is the button to add MY NEW BLOG entry? Not on that page, nope. I have to try again.
2nd try - I hover over the "community" tab and from the pick list click on "SparkPages" - even though I want to blog which seems counterintuitive to click this button, but I do it. Does it take me directly to MY sparkpage? NO! It takes me to a page that shows other peoples' sparkpages, which again, is fun to look at and read (very distracting BTW, what was I doing?).
Oh yes, I was wanting to BLOG!
So from this page there is a button to GO TO MY SPARKPAGE - I click that and hey, I am on my spark page! But where is the BLOG POST button? I have to go to my recent blogs and look down below that to "see more Blog entries" and THEN there is a button to "Add a Blog Entry".
Whew, I made it. Thanks for hanging on for the ride! Maybe tomorrow I can actually Blog about my Nutribullet - if I am not too worn out from Navigating - LOL.
Anyone else out there in Sparkville have issues/comments about the site?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TIGGERJEAN 1/17/2013 4:28PM

    I always go back to my START page through the "My Trackers" button at the top of the page and do most of my site navigation through there. On the Start page, I have a side bar (to the right of the spark points wheel) that says something like: "Create a blog entry" Maybe this will help?

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LILLIPUTIANNA 1/17/2013 1:39PM

    I agree completely. I'm a technician, and whenever I try to navigate around SP, I think of how many OTHER ways they could have organized their site to make it more user friendly!

Sometimes I'm tempted to volunteer to fix it, for free, so I don't have to run in circles to find things.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/17/2013 9:08AM

    I usually am going to my Sparkpage in the morning anyhow, so I add a blog in the morning while I'm there too, or you can find a button on your front page on the right under "community links" and it had the button to go to your spark page or add a blog entry.

Yes, I hate that it always takes me 2 clicks to see my spark page though. I'd love direct access at all times.

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WVICTORIA 1/17/2013 7:12AM

    Ha ha, you make me laugh...and THAT is part of a healthy lifestyle (and much needed on a Thursday morning of midterms week about 10 minutes before my room is filled with hyper 16-17 yr olds).

Yep, I get frustrated with the site; there is just SO much there, and I can never figure out how to get from one place to the next. Especially when I go to spark recipes and can't find my way back to spark people without opening a whole new tab. It would be nice if you could design your own spark people desktop. hmmm, maybe I'll send in a suggestion. Now where do you think THAT button would be???

Have a great day!

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BECCAZEN7 1/17/2013 12:05AM

    Stay tuned - LOL. Thanks for that - I thought maybe I am just deficient in some way trying to figure this site out. Glad I'm not the only one!

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MYRTROSE 1/16/2013 11:54PM

    Oh and I want to hear how the nutribullet changed your life!

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MYRTROSE 1/16/2013 11:53PM

    Another thing that irritates me is that I have to go back to my start page to access my sparkpage. There is also a link on the start page (on the right) that lets you make a new blog. I agree 100% you should be able to hover and access from anywhere.
90% of the links they have I never use.

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