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Day 644- What My SparkFriends Say About Me

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

When I first thought about writing this blog, it took a mood ring prediction vibe.

If you see someone who has SparkGuy and SP_Staff as some of their top friends, they are either new to the site, or haven't discovered that they can change the order of their friends.

Also, if someone only has a small number of friends they could be new, or only feel like "friending" SparkPages they truly connect with or enjoy reading.

Then you come to my page and see...1300+ SparkFriends.

And I hope people don't think less of me for that huge number. I've made it my job that every week, I friend all the people who have added me as a friend. I do this to let people know that I truly appreciate their support and also that I'd like to see their blogs and journeys as much as they like following mine.

I can't tell you how honored I feel when I visit someone's SparkPage and I'm one of the top 6 friends listed. My top 6 friends are all people I've been lucky enough to meet and be inspired by. I include them so people who come to my page can also see their pages.

When I first started SparkPeople, browsing success stories and then visiting their friends pages was how I found some of the most inspiring people here on SP. So when someone has me in their top 6, and a direct link off of their page, I just want to thank them so much for choosing me as a friend. I'm thankful for every person that has ever friended me on SP because it has allowed me to visit your page and get to know your story.

While having 1300+ friends means that I obviously can't talk to every one of my SparkFriends every day, it also means that I have an infinite amount of blogs, photos and statuses to read every second of every day. Infinite chances to offer support and infinite chances to learn something new or be inspired.

Starting on this site in December 2011, I was sure that I'd fizzle out and be as unsuccessful as I had many other times. But the first comments on photos, blogs and statuses made me realize that every hour of every day, someone had the chance to hear my story and support me on my journey. And that was so uplifting that I just kept coming back.

I kept writing blogs in hopes of gaining good advice on my latest problems. I kept posting pictures to keep everyone up to date on my progress.

I kept tracking food and exercise because I realized people could see it.

So to my 1300+ SparkFriends, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journeys. You've all been such an important part of mine.
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WHITEANGEL4 9/18/2013 4:08PM

    Way to go, great blog

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    Great post

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PCASEY7 9/8/2013 10:51PM

    Great blog!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/8/2013 6:52PM

    How sweet. :) LOL I had no idea you could select a "top 6" friends.

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THEIS58 9/8/2013 6:09PM

    Thank you!

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  Great blog!

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    emoticon Great blog!

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SUSIEMT 9/7/2013 2:52PM

    Woo Hoo you!! Keep up the good work. You always make me feel good when I am done with your blogs!

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HOLLYM48 9/7/2013 10:48AM

    I can relate to much of what you said and especially about the inspiration that you get from this site! Best of luck on continuing this journey. It is so awesome!

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ASCIESZKA 9/7/2013 6:56AM

    Thank you for sharing

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SWEETCLEANER 9/7/2013 3:31AM

    Who can resist those dimples! (from someone who has them as well!)
You go girl!!
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JAMER123 9/7/2013 12:43AM

    Goodness! I have trouble keeping up with my 368 friends:)D Good for you!! Good blog and I better several people learned something new today!!

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CICELY360 9/7/2013 12:11AM

  Good blog

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MARYJEANSL 9/6/2013 11:42PM

  Well, I've been here a long time, and I never knew (because I never even thought about it) that one can change the order of his/her friends. You learn something new...

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ROCKYCPA 9/6/2013 10:51PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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PENOWOK 9/6/2013 6:32PM

    I haven't changed anything in the friend area, and don't add people easily, but consider all of you folks friends because you have all changed me! So I thank you!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/6/2013 4:32PM

    I am not new and I know you can change the order of your friends. My friends are in the order I added them or they added me.

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AEROGIRL1594 9/6/2013 4:02PM

    Loved this blog post! It's so important to thank those who have supported you along your journey! Thank you for being so inspirational!
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POLSKARENIA 9/6/2013 3:09PM

    Great blog, as always. I've been AWOL through pressure of work, but glad to keep up with you.

Well done!!

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JSEATTLE 9/6/2013 3:05PM

  You have so much to contribute and your community is grateful!

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  I have learned something new today........... emoticon for enlightening me.

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OJIBWEEQUAY 9/6/2013 2:41PM

    I never moved friends or tried to figure it out! Its kinda weird but I never wanted to be "popular" here or even a motivator! I am a nut and sometimes i blog crazy things! Like that i feel like I am a house when I wear a 10(on a good day) crazy!!!! Yeah im not into being the most popular fat girl LOL! But it is nice that blogs can inspire! Keep at it gal!

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DIANNEMT 9/6/2013 2:27PM

    I'll have to figure out that reordering list stuff....

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OAKASHANDTHORN 9/6/2013 1:58PM

    The more, the merrier!

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MOMMY445 9/6/2013 1:58PM

    thanks for being such a good spark friend! i,too,have several spark friends. i enjoy being on sparkpeople. everyone is so supportive,motivating and inspiring! have a wonderful day!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/6/2013 12:15PM

  I am hear why you have 1300 friends.

Most of the time I only put people I either actually know or had several conversations with, or added me, and I checked if we had several things in common.

I think we see " friend ' in ads and facebook.

But I can see your point. This site is pretty interactive. emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/6/2013 12:14PM

    There are few people I've brought to the top of my list. Otherwise, they're all there in the order I friended them. I find it a little easier to have them where I met them so I know how long they've been friends with me. I understand lots of friends too, I"m over 400.

Keep on doing this they way that works for you!

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JOANNHUNT 9/6/2013 11:52AM

    WAY TO GO GIRL. KEEP INSPIRING AND ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY. YOU DESERVE IT.

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  great blog

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JULS_MARIE 9/6/2013 8:46AM

    YOU CAN CHANGE THE ORDER!!?? OMG doing it now.

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