A tribute to Spark People
Monday, March 12, 2018
I found Spark People in 2009 and I thank the point system for becoming active. It´s silly but earning points for being active made me explore all the possibilities, I loved creating my own page, I think it was funnier before when you could do more with it today but it´s still okay... Joined teams and started to know people that inspired me.
2013 I found a swedish page that was about the same although not with all the features, but it was easier to write in swedish it was also easier to register food with swedish measurements and swedish labels. So I was less active on Spark, just logged in and did some registration but paused my social engagement.
But 2018 I have become active again, I do appreciate that there is so much to explore and do on Spark people and I use blogs, articles, videos and registration to inspire and motivate myself. I don´t think the site could exist in swedish, we are to few to keep it going...
But I am very grateful that I found Spark People, I am very grateful to all the people I have met through this site. Among other thing the team for Hula Hoopers solved the mystery why I never could manage to hoop despite praticing every day... one member showed me the meaning of a "fluffy hooper", I started to make my own hoops and even performed with a fire-hoop on my 60th birthday party!
One thing I haven´t achieved yet is reaching the healthy weight I need to. It is not because lack of inspirational input, I just haven´t fully "got it" – yet.
It´s one day at the time and this blog is just to recognize that I am very grateful to Spark People and all the Sparkers for all I have gotten through the years!