Monday, August 18, 2014
Still think the mfp interface for tracking foods is much better (less ads, less scrolling), and their database certainly has more stuff in it, but SP has better people, or more familiar people, anyway. There’s something about hanging around a site for close to three years that might be worth hanging on to, I guess? So I'm sticking around, even if I'm doing more of the 'useful' stuff on a different site.
I tried tracking in this site’s clunky, ad laden interface again, and got annoyed within three days, like it has every time I’ve tried to do so before. I actually made it three weeks in a row of faithful tracking over on mfp (until i toally spaced on it yesterday) where they have nice, orderly tables showing all the info at a glance as opposed to the “look here and look there, and look somewhere else to get the whole picture!” view we have here (and as a former software QAer, I kinda get the design concepts behind that, but I’m still not a fan.
I've decided to step away from the blc concept on here, just to see how I do without it. Going to miss the interaction with the people on there, certainly. But not the challenges, which had lost whatever motivation oomph they might have once had by this past 12 week round. Maybe I'll wander back in that direction eventually. Although, I must admit, I did send an inquiry to one of the organizers wondering what a returning member who missed the returning member deadline had to do to get back in, after having noticed a new team whose stated goals were to, essentially, do your own thing, and see how that works out.
I never did get a response, which seems like a good sign that yes, I am indeed supposed to take a step back and see how that works out. In a way, I suppose it's the same thing, I'll be doing my own thing, and seeing how that works out for me.