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Day 383 - Secrets

Thursday, December 17, 2015

SparkPeople has introduced a new feature called Secrets of Success that now can earn you SparkPoints. For those of you who have spent any time with me may already know, I'm a SparkPoint junkie. I love earning points, and will do everything I can to get the maximum points I can every day. When you submit a Secret of Success, you can earn 25 points per day. What a great "fix" to my addiction!

So far, I've submitted two Secrets. You can read them here:


One of them I've already used in a blog post. The other one I wrote this morning. It wasn't as awesome as I'd hoped it would be, but it wasn't horrible either.

The thing is, you have to write 1700 characters for the "secret" to be submitted. That's longer than many of my blog posts and takes a bit of time. I'm not sure that I can write a long secret of success post AND a decent blog post every day. Hmmm, 3 points for a blog post versus 25 points for a secret of success post.

The struggle is real.

Seriously, I would much rather write a blog post that provides a source of conversation with friends than a secret of success post that just floats in the ether.

I'm just grateful for this forum where we can share ideas and support each other. I am always so inspired by the posts you all write, and I love commenting on them. And I love reading the comments you post on my blogs. Your support, insight, and encouragement bring me such joy every day.

The secret to my success at this journey has been the support of all of you. I am here and happy and maintaining successfully because of all the "sparks" that you've provided me along the way.

So thank you. I guess the secret is out.

Keep Sparking!
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    1700 characters...pfffft...easy peasy! emoticon emoticon All you need is a blabber mouth typer like me for inspiration. Just write as if you are sitting across the table and talking to a friend...the rest just falls into place. Tip...you DO have to stop every once in awhile so you can sleep, eat, exercise and the like. emoticon My most FAVORITE thing in the entire universe is to write. If only I'd put it into avenues that would create a living...ha..ha! emoticon
    1894 days ago
    Hey! I got lost...I wasn't getting notices your blogs were there...and suddenly I got concerned and came to visit...so I am playing catch up!
    Oh...25 points for a Secret of Success, huh? That might be good for a once a month kinda thing! I will check out yours...but I know they will be worth reading!
    You are almost done with work for the year! And to spend time with your husband, dogs, friends and in that beautiful house with the new kitchen...Wow! Enjoy!
    Hey, when do you get the new couch?
    emoticon MERRY CHRISTMAS emoticon

    1896 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    These are the nicest things about this site:friends. Support. Understanding. Sense of humor. Compassion.

    Thanks you Steve,,you provide them all..
    1898 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Currently at 269,22 Spark Points.....do you think that I'm a points junkie emoticon
    1898 days ago
    This is an awesome thing! I think you could totally just copy and paste your secret into your blog. That way your Sparkfriends and the ether can both enjoy it!
    1898 days ago
    emoticon My name is Debby and I'm a Spark points junkie.

    I recycled an old blog post for one too. And I had to beef it up!

    the 1700 characters is going to be tough for me. But 25 points!?!
    yeah, the struggle IS real!

    1898 days ago
    Thank you for highlighting the Secrets of Success,
    I loved what you wrote!

    Our interconnected network of Sparkers is wonderful, both for support and learning.
    1898 days ago
    I'm right there with you- SparkPoint junkie. I have many secrets, none that I can share here lol.
    1898 days ago
    You are a closet spark junkie!!! Ha! You are so funny Steve! I on the other hand do not have a clue what the point system is, I know very little about all the wonderful treats on this site. All I do know basically is how to blog, making friends and keeping track which I seldom do anymore. I guess I'm not really a real true blue Sparkers in this case, but in my heart I feel I am. I will try to provide help or offer information about weight loss and I do hope someone will get inspired reading my blogs. I think in the future, I will need a crash course in Sparkpeople 101, and Steve, you can be my professor! ;0)
    1899 days ago
    I just found the secret of success today when I was trying to hit 200 sark points..my daily goal. I am going to submit old blogs that I like. I am SURE you have plenty of good ones!!! Thanks for being awesome.
    1899 days ago
    I just realized I'm becoming a points junkie too haha! I'm glad I can relate to someone. I feel the same about the community, it's such a great asset and everyone is so supportive. It gives me more strength.
    1899 days ago
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