Monday, April 09, 2012
Yesterday morning, after breakfast, I was scrolling through my many Spark friends and I noticed a lot of them had not been active here at Spark for over a year in some cases. Their last status update almost read like a cry for help in many cases. The simple “I have to get back on track,” or “Starting over again,” or “I need help and support” were their last communications. None were long term members. They fell by the wayside and I started wondering why.
Then………… lol……………..I had an idea.
What if there was some sort of mentoring program for people who were new to this journey, people who got stuck along the way and people who reached their goals and objectives and were living a new life style that may have been alien to them just a short while ago. It would serve dual purposes. It might be the difference in a new member staying or leaving. Everyone is not like you and I. Everyone doesn’t look for help and guidance and often the shy or reticent person will go away rather than reach out. What if you received a Spark Mail your first week offering a bit of mentoring? Someone that’s been there and done that. I sat and wondered how many people it would have a positive effect on. I know what you may be thinking: Some people are going to leave regardless. But………… some people would stay also.
Tell me what you think. The idea is embryonic at best right now. Is is doable and do you have any suggestions or thoughts that might help it be successful. Please feel free to be honest. If you think the idea sucks big time, let me know.
It was just an idea, lol