When I was wrestling with computer issues my steps got lower. Because I was sitting in a chair and not walking. My community of friends on Fitbit and Spark People noticed and sent me encouragement. I got a lot of "cheers" and even more when I started catching up to my goals again.
It really made me feel good. No way to screen shot the whole list, because it goes on and on and on, but you get the idea.
It's motivating to have a cheering section. People who want you to succeed, even if they only know you online. Family and friends are supportive and probably the best cheering section - but a group of like minded people with the same goal means a lot. I'm glad I have that.