Sunday, February 05, 2017
I'm grateful that it seems to be easier to keep friends when they are people that you really know then when you communicate purely online. Today I pissed a Sparkfriend off. I have a Spark trivia team that I lead. We share answers, and results and generally have a pretty low-key way of earning points by liking each daily status and posting results. At the end of the month, I award the folks who had 100% right all month and posted their results with a gold medal goody. Last month, one of the members asked if they could get an honorable mention for only answering questions 30 out of 31 days but having 100% for the 30 days they answered questions so I gave them a silver medal goody. This person does not post results every day and generally doesn't use the blogs I set up. I sent them a spark mail and explained that posting results was part of the deal. They responded that they didn't appreciate me telling them where to post and that will leave the team.
I feel pretty bad about this. I don't like offending anybody but it is much harder to explain your point of you through email than it is face to face. Anyway, I hope I don't offend anymore sparkfriends and I'm grateful for the real friends I have.