Wednesday, January 05, 2011
What is a SparkFriend? How does it differ from SparkBuddy?
Not too long ago I read a post where the person complained that her sparkfriends were not motivating her. They were not supporting her.
I have a lot of people that have made me a sparkfriend and I am honored by each and every one of them. When I joined SP I remember reading that if you come across a page that motivates you, make them a sparkfriend so you can visit that page whenever you need motivation. This is passive and the motivating is coming from the person initiating the "friendship" and there is no special requirement for the new friend to be actively supporting & motivating.
I am just wondering what y'all think about "what is a SparkFriend" - do you think that this person you are naming as a sparkfriend owes you something? (I do reciprocate and make the person asking my sparkfriend too.)
On the flipside, I do believe that if you agree to be someone's SparkBuddy - this means you are going to be there as backup should the need arise.
Since I did a thorough search and could find no answers, I thought to ask you guys - my SparkFriends!
I really love all the answers! I believe in "friending" everyone that makes me a friend. It just feels like the right thing to do.
I also will reply to anyone asking a question on my page or in a sparkmail.
But time gets limited and I do what I can day to day. I think I am on the same track as most of you who have left comments.
We do what we can, but we cannot fully motivate someone who is not interested in being their own best friend. This journey must start at home, with step one.