Helping each other improve or succeed, are we?
We joined WA to learn/improve/get help but are we getting the help we need?.
Today on site comments, a site came up and I felt sorry for the site owner.Now I know for a fact my sites are not great(in my opinion) and I accept that, but this site was sad(lack of better language)
Posts with a sea of words,almost 1000 words but max 4 paragraphs,no space what so ever.This is in the whole site,just a mess, I checked the whole site.Everything is not working and you can see the person does not know or understand what to do or what they are doing.
That`s ok, we can`t all be good,but what disturbed me is that the site has over 130 site comments from WA members which means other members have seen the site and the sorry state it`s in and left comments.
It`s not a single thing on the site, it`s ALOT or almost everything(apart from the writing which is better than mine)that need real work.
Now personally, if I see a site like that,(mostly from new members) I do send them a PM suggesting politely and maybe tactfully to check other sites to see how they can improve things.I do not leave a "well done,great work, keep on" comment as it`s not worth it and not fair.
On this site, I could not send any PM, the member has been here a year, the site is 1 year old,2 posts every week(+-) so I`d look like a mean person if I suggested things could be improved.
Now if I say a site is a mess then believe me it is, I know because I`ve struggled with almost everything.
Please let`s be honest in"helping each other succeed or get better" not only here at WA but in life.What I saw today on that site made me sad.Knowing people are telling the site owner all is perfect or not saying anything is wrong and things need improving.Now I know if you can`t say something good then it`s better to say nothing, but what`s the point telling me all is ok when you know real well all is rotten?