Hi Jamie - I saw your question on the message boards as to how to make friends. You're doing GREAT!!!! Anywhere you read something written by somebody else (on a message board or blog), there's usually a link to their Spark Page. Then at the top right of their Spark Page, you add them as a friend.
I added YOU as a friend. Feel free to do the same.
Welcome and keep asking these great questions! Good luck on your journey ...