Hello there beautiful people. I'd like to think your day went especially well? If it didn't, just take a deep breath and like @samsmith1971 would say,
...have a cuppa...
The prompted questions by @kerrislravenhill did catch my attention but the responses I've been reading just amazed me. Women do know how to handle problems. I'd be responding to this scenario,
Scenario 1: A reputation 52 friend says that she no longer wants to be active in Hive, claiming that she can't make the time, the coin is so low valued, and only a few people ever read her posts. What could you do to encourage and help her to keep trying? Writing tips? Time management? Other?
I'd like to really commend @pauliinasoilu. Her response struck me so much that I really had to re-evaluate the response I originally wanted to give. See, she was so personal and raw with her response that it brought delight to my heart. You can read her exceptional post HERE.
My response would be un-supportive...
So, if a friend should tell me that she doesn't want to Hive anymore, my first response wouldn't be supportive at all. Trust me. Knowing my person, I may ask why at first but I may also proceed to blame them for not being on their A game.
I may not do it directly but, my response to their complains would definitely convey the message and this may not be what they are looking for. They may just want my support. That article up there made me realize that friendship is the most important.
My initial response to this prompt would be to listen to what is hard about Hive for them and then try to work a way around it. I may even introduce her to DREEMPORT so she'd be less burdened, draft a time-table for her and even offer to proofread her articles.
I would do all this. As a friend, I would! But it never struck me that sometimes, what is good for the goose is not good for the gander.
I may be so consumed by trying to help her see that I would be blind to the possibilities of a split in interests.
Eventually looking beyond Hive
So, if this should really happen and she tells me she is not interested in Hiving anymore and not that she is having difficulty Hiving, I would whole heartedly support her decision (thank you again amazing lady @pauliinasoilu for making me see what truly matters). It would hurt that we don't share the same passion but friends aren't meant to be a photocopy of each other.
But where as she just needs a little push, I would show her how I deal with Hive and timing. I am a student who is currently doing my Industrial Training in one of the Private Radio Stations in my city. I'm also a hustler who travels for more income.
Between all this, making time for Hive hasn't been easy but writing is something I'm passionate about. I can't do without it.
How I do it - Hopefully it helps her plan better?
I sit every Sunday - my really free day - and draft out post for the days of the week and what community they'd be posted in. I also make sure to keep in mind events like HPUD, LPUD, Dreem-WOTW and SSC (Saturday Savers Club). So, I know what I'm writing about the next day before bed. I also check for contests and prompts as this makes it easier for me.
I'm an early riser by nature. To be able to keep up with engagement and to prepare my mind for the task ahead, I answer all notifications first while still on bed. Then I begin to engage on five post per selected communities for the day. This isn't done at once. I can do one community while I'm brushing my teeth and preparing breakfast. I head into the bathroom and come out, continue on while eating breakfast.
I get to the office early to have at least 30 minutes quiet time to engage some more before I need to source for news, edit and produce. During my break, I may read a book while having lunch or I'd be reading from Hive on my feeds.
I don't do more than one post a day and this is because it is what I can take with my workload. There are days I don't even feel like writing.
In summary, I just give a little of me to Hive during space gaps of my busy days. But because it is something I can do doesn't mean others can. Mind you, I worked out this method this year because I wasn't wise enough to do it last year which led to a decrease in my accounts' activities.
All in all, I learned that I should support my friend should she need it despite my affinity with Hive. I'd like to invite @jhymi and @evvvy to check out this contest.