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Sunday, June 14, 2009

This past week my thoughts have really been on people who I know were once active on my Spark's teams, but haven't really been visible lately. I noticed that one by one, people would be MIA from a team challenge or the message boards or even some who blogged just weren't doing it any more.

That really got me to thinking. If I quit posting, dropped out of a challenge or quit blogging, would anyone notice? Would anyone care? I'm not any more special then any other person in this community. Hmmmmm...

More thinking...just whose job is it to keep up with people. To my knowledge, Sparks does not have the capability to keep track of who is active or who was active then dropped out or even who signed up but never got started to begin with. All this thinking for my little brain. But I can't stop thinking about it.

Whose job is it? Conclusion: yours and mine. If you are reading this blog, and you remember someone who used to be active or you remember someone from your buddy group that hasn't been visible for a while, or someone quit posting in a challenge, then is your job to reach out and make contact.

I can almost guarantee that as you were reading this blog, several people popped into you head. I know every one of you has a life outside of this community. However, I would like to challenge you to just contact one person a week. I don't think this is to much to ask since one of our team challenges this past week was for each participant to contact 3 people they knew were not doing well or had been missing. No one complained about that being to many. They all completed the challenge.

In closing, I would like to share with you my experience over the past week. I've been contacting 5 people a day. Some I had chatted with before, but the majority were people I didn't know at all except to see their name in a post. I am amazed at how many awesome people I have met. Here I was reaching out to them, but I'm the one who got blessed.

Just do it!!!! You never know how just the phrase, "Hi, we've been missing you" can mean to someone who is struggling. Take time to miss someone today.

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    well sounds good but it does not make sense for me. I am a leader. Team is not active at all. There is leader and other people who are active in SP. They never contact me, never respond to my post, thanks for goodies. So, what I suppose to do? Nothing.

    I am not going to do anything for that. I do not want someone to whom I do not response, contacted me. I will take off this person comments. This is free WEB. It is my life. If today I am active and tomorrow I am not then let me go. I have another things to do.

    I am sorry about this post. It is not what you need to see in your page. Just take it off after reading.
    Best. NightStar
    4326 days ago
  • ANDREA0301
    More awesomeness! I've got to get on this. I want my daughter to be more active on the site. She started out strong, but it only lasted a couple of weeks. I know there are others just like her. I'm going to start with my SparkFriend list.
    4352 days ago
    This is an excellent post. Great points and good thinking!
    4352 days ago
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