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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Also: the Ring of Kerry steps challenge is ON!

Want to play along? You are welcome! You can of course just challenge yourself to walk a cumulative total of 124.3 miles – but if that doesn’t sound fun or motivating, you can join the challenge over at the Conqueror. Don’t have a Join code yet? You can buy one here from The Conqueror. That referral link has a site cookie that should give you 10% off … because why pay full price?

(I am not affiliated with The Conqueror and I don’t receive any $ for you using that link. In theory I get referral credits to get a discount on a future challenge, for first time users only. For more about the link AND how to join the challenge, check out the end of this recent post!)

At the start…

Did you get yourself a code for the challenge, sign into it, and now you’re not sure how to get on the same map?

First and foremost you have to have followed the instructions from the Conqueror to join the challenge.

Once you’ve done that, to get on the same map, you need to join the Community, and then you can filter the map to show it.

Sorry it’s a bit different via each access method and some of this could change over time. But here’s how it works today via 4 different ways of connecting… whatever way works for you.

All of the following assumes you have already signed up for the Ring of Kerry challenge from the Conqueror, and have chosen to access it via one of these four methods:

  • The Conqueror app
  • The MyVirtualMission.com site on your mobile browser (phone or tablet)
  • The MyVirtualMission.com site on a computer
  • The MyVirtualMission app

If you use the new Conqueror app:

  • Open the app
  • Click the Settings button (looks like a “List”) in the lower right of the app
  • Select “Communities”
  • “Join a Community”
  • Enter or select Community: Semi-Random Flotsam
  • Enter password: aka.gringita
  • Click “Join Community”
  • Then from the main Ring of Kerry page, to show that view on the map, click the “gear” icon on the side of the screen, and under “View settings” select the community, then “Save and Close”

If you use the web site on a mobile browser (I am on an iPhone using Safari, so it may differ slightly but in broad strokes):

  • Login at MyVirtualMission.com
  • If you are a first-time user it will probably open on the Ring of Kerry page. If not, use Account>My Profile and select your Ring of Kerry challenge
  • Just under the map, you’ll see “View” and “Choose who you want to see on the map and newsfeed. To set up a private community, click here.” Click there.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to the drop down for “Select Community”
  • Enter or select Community: Semi-Random Flotsam
  • Enter password: aka.gringita
  • It should automatically switch to the filtered view on the map but if it does not, you can select this Private Community from the drop down for “Viewing” under the map. Pick the community and select Done.

If you use the web site on a computer (I am on Chrome so it may differ slightly but in broad strokes):

  • Login at MyVirtualMission.com
  • If you are a first-time user it will probably open on the Ring of Kerry page. If not, use Account>My Profile and select Ring of Kerry
  • At the top of the page select Mission Control and then Manage Challenge.
  • Scroll to where you see “Communities”
  • Enter or select Community: Semi-Random Flotsam
  • Enter password: aka.gringita
  • You may have to change the view under the map to show that Private Community on the map.

If you use the MyVirtualMission app:

  • Just above the map symbol in the Ring of Kerry challenge, you’ll see “View” and “Choose who you want to see on the map and newsfeed. To set up a private community, click here.” Click there.
  • Enter or select Community: Semi-Random Flotsam
  • Enter password: aka.gringita
  • The map should automatically filter based on that selection. If not, you can choose it from the drop down above the map.

Wow. That’s a lot of instructions. Sorry it’s just a little different depending how you connect to it. If you ran into trouble, try the support team on the site. They are very responsive and super nice!

One quick item as I’ve been sorting us out: you might not see anyone but you (or even you depending which connection you’re using) until you post a distance or some steps.

See you (virtually) in Ireland!

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