- Friends will naturally support you. Maybe not with EVERY blog post you write, but one in particular that they really enjoyed so decided to share. Not only does it show support, but it gives you an idea about something specific that they liked about your work. Not everything you do will appeal to your friends. Essentially, I think that’s why God gave us our friends, as friends! None of my close friends are journalists like myself, and I definitely understand why – opposites do tend to attract.
- Not everything you do will appeal to your friends. As mentioned in point 1. For example, my blog post about how millennials should utilise LinkedIn, won’t appeal to my friends that don’t have LinkedIn. Simple! Don’t be offended if they don’t show interest in certain things you create – the same way it may be of no use to them could be the complete opposite to someone else you probably have never met!
- Friends show you their true colours by actions. It can be a test of faith in that person but it’s definitely worth looking out for. I remember (not counting) every share, retweet, and message, from each person I consider a close friend. That could be wishing me luck for a Pursue Your Passion workshop, giving me feedback from an article I’ve written or a video I’ve presented, and of course a random thought on one of my blog posts!
Real friends – I see you, I appreciate you! X