I’m sorry I haven’t been very active on SparkPeople this week but my excuse is my sister’s in town… I haven’t seen her in almost 2 years and she keeps running me ragged.
Plus, I needed time to process Sparkpeople closing down.
I’m not one to jump to anger or to drop out now instead of waiting till the end, like some.
It has been very interesting reading peoples’ blogs and posts regarding SP disappearing. Reading other people’s’ feelings,experiences, plans has helped me think it through for myself.
Also, call me lazy, but I’m letting other people do the real work of finding alternative sites that might meet our needs or my needs and summarizing it for me.
I guess I agree with the folks who feel like SP has been going downhill the last few years, the writing was on the wall and it has sort of served its purpose these last 20 years for many of us.
I’ve only been here 11 years but I have learned so much and I appreciate that it was free all these years.
What I will miss the most is the wonderful people, of course.
My plan right now is stay here until August 17.
I hope to connect in some way with the Sparkpeeps I am the closest to and try to stay in touch with them and maintain a different sort of relationship, and, in fact, have already connected on FB and swapped email addresses with some, and I did join the SP refugee group on FB.
I surely do hope that those people with strong anger at SP have simmered down a bit and realize that change is in evitable and life goes on… We will survive this.