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I Feel So Alone Out Here


Sunday, October 13, 2013

I belong to some teams and it seems that I am alone out here. The teams have lots of members and the only one posting is me. I know that one of the teams the leader works a job & is very much involved in walks for very good causes. Then some of the teams it is just me & maybe one other. I know that some members just lurk and follow that way. Some of the teams have over 42,000 members & out of that 4 people
chat . I feel at times why am I staying on Spark People.

I have met some great people on each one of my teams, I have a lot of SP friends, I have learned a lot from SP sense I joined back on Jan 2008 when I had cancer & found SP. But if I am the only one posting why should I stay. I feel so alone and feel like I am posting to see what I said the day before. By posting my stats on the team that has no response I feel like I am posting to my self & that why am I doing it.

How hard is it for someone to get on SP even 1 or 2 days a wee. to say hello or give a comment to a team member. I know that most people are on the internet at least 2hr's a day doing something.

Well that is all I want to say.

God Bless all SP members
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BECKYSRN 11/3/2013 3:58PM

    Do you think it might work better if you just concentrate on the teams that you have the most interaction with? I don't do a lot of teams for just that reason-- I wouldn't be able to keep up with everything so I have to be selective about where I divide up my time. Keep me posted!
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SCAROUSEL1 10/25/2013 12:50PM

    Sorry I leave you lonely on our team Ida. Hunting month is almost over and I will be back. I am also in search of a truly active team or two on here. HUGS!

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REDBUBBLES 10/23/2013 11:46PM

    I know that sometimes my family demands outrank my time allotment online, sometimes it is ten pm before I can log on, huddle, and log stuff. I know I wish I had more time.


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DDOORN 10/16/2013 8:10AM

    Late to the party here and have to admit life sometimes trumps SP, but I try my best to catch up with my favorite folks like you Ida...! :-)

Hope you've gotten lots of SparkHugs...here's another one for ya!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 10/14/2013 9:18AM

    I want to thank you all for your comments & encouragement. I will not be leaving any of my teams. I learn a little from each & everyone that posts.

God Bless to all of you.

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BARB4HEALTH 10/14/2013 7:51AM

    Ida, I know how frustrating it can be, but you are not alone. I, along with another, are the leaders of a sewing team and there are only a "few" people posting each week. I try to get to most of the teams I joined with at least a "huddle" each day except the leaders team. I only go there when I am looking for some info. I try to blog so others will know I am still active, but I don't always have time to do that. The large state team I am one boasts over 200,00 members, but there are usually only four of us chatting weekly. I have decided to 'keep on keeping on' for me. I need the continuity and discipline. This is the longest I have stayed active here. I have logged in straight for over 525 day. I came back the first part of the year in 2012. I have decided that even when I reach my goal, I want to stay active. I hope you make the decision to stay.

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TATTER3 10/14/2013 7:05AM

    You have just said what I feel day after day. I 'huddle' with each of my teams everyday and try to hit any blogs that members post...but I don't go on the team sites and 'chat' because when I have...nobody responds. So monthly I go on the sites and make a posting and hope for an answer...and then I wait. I have several people who stay in touch almost daily and we keep a conversation going...but I had to keep posting to find them.
You're not alone. The education on the site alone is worth visiting. I'm learning and finding a way of losing and getting healthier and appreciate any encouragement I find. You have to work out your own 'salvation', but please don't feel that you're not noticed! I dropped out of several teams and chose to stay in the ones that meant the most to me. I had to laugh at one team that called for leaders...when I volunteered and became active...all the other leaders quit and disappeared. Kind of like leading an invisible army...nobody shows up to march. It's okay...I have to lose weight for me. Hang in there! It will be worth it.

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OUTDOORGIRL70 10/13/2013 4:36PM

    SP can not take people off for not being active. The people have to leave the team. & I agree it would make it better to figure out if you want to join the team or not. I know that they do it if a leader does not post for 3 months.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/13/2013 4:15PM

    I belong to many teams but I'm active on only a few. I agree with you that for most teams only a few people are actually active. I wish that SP would automatically drop members from a team if they are not active on the team for over three months. It would give new members a much better idea how active the team actually is.

I hope you don't leave either. I feel like I'm just getting to know you.
Kay

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MOM2ACAT 10/13/2013 4:02PM

    I know that many people I was friends with when I first started with Spark in 2006 are no longer active here; I miss a lot of them and I wonder sometimes how they are doing.

On most of the teams I am on, it seems like it's just a small group regularly posting all the time. I took over a book team a few years ago when the team leader was no longer active; there a few regular posters, but I wish I could get some more activity going on there.

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