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Saturday, March 06, 2010

I spent some time this morning catching up with Sparks and I have a couple questions...and maybe someone can give me a few pointers.

emoticonFor the main part, how do you keep up with things such as postings, blogs, news, etc...?
Up until now I visit my main teams and skim through postings and blogs that are posted. I find sometimes by the time I read them, there's something new happening or a new blog posted. Is there a quicker way to "keep up" - as I'm finding it takes quite a while to go through things again, daily. Because of time, it's hard to get involved in a few things that I'd like. Any tips you can give would be greatly appreciated!

There are many Teams on SparkPeople, and I bet no matter what your interests, type of support, or location....you'll find a team that fits!
emoticonBeing that no question is a "dumb" question, how does the Sparks Community and Message Boards fit in?? Is it just one whole community that you visit now and then???

Be forwarned...if I do get some replies to this, I'll probably have a few more questions!!!

Thanks in advance!!
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  • -TAMI-
    I subscribe to blogs but I use an RSS reader. I used to subscribe through Spark email but if I didnt click the link I would be unsubbed. With my RSS Reader I can read them anytime I want to and not have to worry about being unsubbed.

    For keeping up with postings in my teams, I also subscribe to those threads. I remember to click the link in every update email otherwise, again, Spark will unsub me from that thread.

    I found that the easiest way to keep up is to find only 2-3 teams and stick with those. Too many teams had me overwhelmed and I couldn't really keep track of everything.
    3973 days ago
  • SMILEY_75
    Also, on the bottom of the comment blog you can subscribe to this blog. I think this will give the updated blogs on that subject. Or you can click on most recent blogs at the top of your start page. emoticon
    3973 days ago
  • RUN2MYDREAMS
    Helen, I subscribe to the blogs as well. I also look on the Friend Feed tab too. That's where you can see where people have posted blogs as well as sent goodies-this will vary from Spark friend to Spark friend depending on how they've edited their settings. It also shows when someone's received a trophy or if they've lost weight or updated their status.

    Now I know some people who do the RSS feed to get the blogs as well. I tried it but it did not work for me. I believe that Mystic does that. She would be able to explain it better.

    Hope this helps! emoticon
    3973 days ago
  • SQUAREBEAR
    Hi,

    I agree with Jempower about how to keep up with a blog. Subscribing is the best way and you can have emails sent to you letting you know when someone has replied after a post you made in the blog.

    The Community and message boards fit in by allowing you to connect with like minded individuals and to motivate or be motivated by others. I love the message boards and community because it shows me that other people are going through the same types of things I am, and I don't feel so alone. I've made many great friends this way who have helped keep me positive and who I try and help keep motivated.

    Hope those answer your questions emoticon
    3973 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Hope you get everything figured out . Good luck .
    3973 days ago
  • JEMPOWER
    If there are blogs I want to keep up with I subscribe to that blog. There is a bog you can check in the yellow box where you make comments on the box. I hope that explained one thing to you. That way, I can daily keep up with the blogs I have found interesting. I found that it's easy to keep up by skimming if I'm in a gigantic hurry and if it is a really emotional blog I slow down and quit skimming.

    Jem
    3973 days ago
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