A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

Last Update: July 08, 2018

Isn't it great to be on a team? That's what I consider Wealthy Affiliate. Oh, some of us are making more runs or goals, but that is because they have been playing longer and harder. And some simply develop the skills faster and have gone to "football" and "baseball" camp for years. Others are like a flower that blooms later in the season, but a friend on the team is the one who cheers you on--even if you round the bend of that mile a bit later. So good to have met and continue to meet many friends here who give us ideas and push us forward. My desire is to be your friend and help you in any way I can, so that you can hit a home run too--or for some of you, add to the stats one more!

Snoopy once said, "A friend is always there to lend an ear." But some friends just happen to be there more often when it begins to rain-- like Linus seems to be for Charlie Brown. Does anyone know any way to categorize all of our friends here? Don't get me wrong: I appreciate every friend I add to my network, but let's face it--after several hundreds, it is a bit unrealistic to maintain more closely a certain number of them. You know those who seem to interact with you more. We all have them. I wonder if there is a way here at WA to save those friends in an active friend or close friend folder here at Wealthy Affiliate. Any thoughts? Every one of you is most likely a talented asset here, but each of us, I am sure, have gotten to know certain people better than others. Let me know your thoughts. Oh, and don't worry, Charlie Brown, I haven't forgotten you.


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dragonfly10 Premium Plus
Thank you, Robert, that was a wonderful blog. I have made some very deep friendship here. I love this community.
your friend Sandy
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RobertDoyle Premium
Appreciate those words. It is nice to be friends with so many here, including you.
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CarolMeador Premium
Nice post, Robert. I think it's inevitable that we get to know some people who have similar interests just like we would in person, and feel closer to them than others whose interests might not coincide with our own. That doesn't mean we don't value all of our friends, only that some are closer to us than others. Carol
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RobertDoyle Premium
How true! I quite agree. So glad I met you. I know you are a fun character and friend.
Robert
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Robert. Appreciate it. Have a great week.
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RobertDoyle Premium
You too.:)
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CarolMeador Premium
It's going to be a good week. They're coming at 2:30 to take the pics for the website, then my house will officially be out there for all the world to see and decide they can't live without Carol's Cascades!
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RobertDoyle Premium
Ha! Well, I hope all goes very well. Best to you! Would love to see pictures, friend.
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CarolMeador Premium
Once I get them, I'm going to write a post on Carol's Cascades and my 20 years living there. Stay tuned.
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RobertDoyle Premium
I look forward to it!
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CarolMeador Premium
Me too. Will enjoy writing the post and deciding on which images to use.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Sounds great! I will love seeing those pics.

Do you have any thoughts about this post I have written about friends--ways to save certain contacts/followers/friends who are more actively engaged with each other personally?
NO one has said anything yet.
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CarolMeador Premium
I was just thinking the other day about some of my friends who I felt closer to when I first started. Never see notices of their posts or see them in the community much any more. Not sure why.

The way I keep track of people I want to follow more closely is to check the post notifications I get on gmail.com for people who are important to me and respond to those. I don't have time to read every post from every person I'm following, so I screen them based on the title and subject that's being discussed, and who wrote the post.

Sometimes when I want to read a post, but don't have the time right then, I save it to the WA tab so I can get it out and read it later.

The way I do that is to close the post, instead of clicking on the trash, I click on the icon to the right of it, the "move to" button. There will be a square for you to fill in the name of the file you want to put the post into. I call it "Wealthy Affiliate".

You could also click on the "Help Center" at the bottom left of your profile, click on "ask a question" and ask the community how they save followers they don't want to lose. Youshould get some good answers from a variety of people that way.
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RobertDoyle Premium
That is great. Thanks for taking the time to share your insights.
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome. Hope it helps.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Yes, it does.
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CarolMeador Premium
Good.
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CandP Premium
It's weird but we seem to develop friendships here that have a deeper level than many people we know face to face.
Is that because we don't see each other physically here at WA, therefore we have no prejudgement and, instead, get to know each other online in a more neutral and maybe less-invasive way...?
We are loving the community here and getting to know people, like you, Robert. We share many common goals with other people and the exchange of ideas and creativity is incredible.
Making friends online is a modern phenomenon but valid none the less.
We wish you, friend, all the very best in this journey we all take here together.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Very good thought! I think we sometimes make such good friends because the kinds of people attracted to WA are the kinds of people with similar goals. Maybe even our families don't always understand; but people here are also the kinds of people who, like us, think outside the box.
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MKearns Premium
Well-written friendly post!
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RobertDoyle Premium
Thank you, kindly.
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Neb4412 Premium
Love this thankyou sir I appreciate you have a good week take care chat soon.

Kind regards
Nick.
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RobertDoyle Premium
So glad you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have any other thoughts. You take care too.
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Neb4412 Premium
I think a friend does need a friend cause some of us need people that care and having good friends is what it's all about and on here I felt very lone and down cause felt I wasn't doing well with my business but I found another way to earn untill I start earning from my website then I'll be ok so havnt been very commuted as not earned anything from Amazon eBay iTunes and clickbank so I do need people here on wa to help me give me a boost but I'm here for others too.

Best
Nick.
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RobertDoyle Premium
That is good to hear. Thanks for sharing that. We all need friends and encouragement. Let me know if I can do anything for you.
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Neb4412 Premium
Thanks buddy stay safe talk soon.

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Nick.
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RobertDoyle Premium
Good to hear.:)
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