Entries by Ben

Welcome Robin Jennings!

It’s my pleasure to introduce Robin Jennings:   Robin will be joining Walker Tracker to help energize this blog, among many other things. Robin is a writer, traveler and parent, and it’s going to be great having her help. She’s been a long-time walker, but she’s new to pedometers – so drop on by and give her […]

What day of the week do you walk the most?

I guess this is why weekdays feel like weak days (harr harr). My chart over the last 30 days is even more pronounced. I’m definitely in a winter lull, but Mondays seem especially hard. Knowing this – I’m going to work some schedule changes into Monday. Charts by day-of-the-week now in your Graphs area!

Three Billion Steps

We keep track of metrics around here – it’s part of what we do – and we hit a couple of nice ones recently. October 3rd marked crossing 3 billion collective steps. Now, that’s a long way from the 700 billion needed for the bailout – but were steps = dollars, we’d all be doing […]

Using Walker Tracker for your organization’s wellness program

Of course – the best solution for running a wellness program with your organization is to get a Walker Tracker Private Level. However, it’s certainly possible to run a successful walking program for your organization using the Walker Tracker community site. Here are a few tips if you wish to do so: Register yourself first […]

WT in the blog world today

It’s a busy day at Walker Tracker – We were chosen as a Kim Komando cool site of the day. Thanks, Kim! We were blogged on Crooked Timber, by Eszter Hargittai. Thanks Eszter! And we signed our first Private Level in New Zealand.  So yes – the site is hopping today, and we’re monitoring it to […]

Walking across the U.S. for solar energy

Martin Vosseler vows not to enter a car until he reaches Boston, 3,000 miles from his starting point, in the name of solar energy. Great stuff. We better get Martin a pedometer pronto. Read about Martin at WorldChanging or visit his website: SunWalk2008.com

New: Competitions admin, new competition type, group linking

We added a few new features this weekend: Competitions administration – for fine-tuning your walking competitions. Group autolinking – add a pound sign in front of your group sign, ie #portlanders – similar to how you refer to usernames via the @username syntax. These two bits were borrowed from Twitter – great stuff. Details in the […]