A word to the longer term members at WA

Last Update: May 18, 2018

To the long term members here at WA, I'd like to offer my thanks. Many of you have helped me out with advice or training. I've made sure that most of those who have helped me know that they have done so by either commenting on their training or pm'ing them my thanks or a question to clarify.

Many of you have taken your time to help the newer members with questions and problems. I'd like to encourage even more of the members here to do so. Even if you would only answer a couple of questions a week or even a couple per month. Sometimes it seems like there are only about 25 or 30 people here that have an opinion about anything.

I know that it's a pretty big group because I can see how many people show up for Jay's (magistudios) live training on Friday nights at 8 pm Eastern. Newer members, if you haven't checked these out please do so soon. You are missing a truly magnificent resource in your Wealthy Affiliate membership.

I have seen questions come up that I, as a newer member, know the answer to, so I'm sure that you more experienced folks do as well. Your experience in the trenches would help so many newer members. We'd love to see you post about how you got to where you are at now, How to overcome that mental block, How to avoid the fear of social media (I'm guilty of this one). You don't need to give us your deepest darkest secrets, but little glimmers of hope and encouragement would surely be welcomed by many. Some people won't thank you, and some may become your new best friends.

For those that have helped me I'll do anything that's legal to return the favor. I'm kind of like a puppy in this regard, I won't lick your hand though ;-)

Some people only seem to speak to the same people in live chat and ignore everyone else. Yes, it is noticed. Maybe you are like me, an introvert. If I met you in public I'd be the guy in the corner quietly sipping his drink and not saying much if anything, but on here? I'm not so introverted and thanks to y'all for helping to draw me out of that shell. I promise that if you answera couple of questions people will notice and I haven't seen anyone get bitten yet. If you make a mistake in your answer and someone points it out, just acknowledge that you didn't realize that. It will improve your life as well as the people that you are helping. I've made errors in replying, I try to graciously thank the person that corrected me, file the info away for the next time someone asks, and move on.

Some people don't think that there is much of an active community here. Watch live chat for 7 days like a new person would. You probably will see the same names over and over answering questions. There's plenty of room for you.

No, you won't make money, or become famous, or better looking by answering. BUT you will have the gratitude of new members and some existing members. You'll probably also get a little warm fuzzy feeling around your heart knowing that you helped someone through a problem that you yourself may have faced when you began.

I only know a couple of you personally, but I'd like to know more of you. I'd really like to make this community even better than it is. You CAN make a difference in someone's progress, maybe even their life, by answering a question or providing a little advice or encouragement today. If you don't want to answer questions post one WA blog a month on the same kind of subjects. Tips for success, How to do X, Why I did blank, 5 best methods of ___________.

Just call me that new old guy here in WA, or if you read my blog and don't like something call me out of touch, crazy, or whatever. My point is just PLEASE get involved in some way. When you started I'm fairly certain that there were people there for you. Be there for someone else.

I'm in no way suggesting that you make this place like some do with FaceBook where it is an addiction almost. Maybe just 5 or 10 minutes a day. Every litlle bit helps. Thanks,

Bryan and other newbies


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bryanb007 Premium
Well said Bryan.

This is an awesome community where we get tons of help.

I also agree that it is mostly the same group that answer most of the questions, but that is alright. It would be great if more people were involved but not everyone is that way inclined, and that too is OK.

To all of you that have helped me, THANK YOU!

To all of you, I could help Thank You too. It made me go and check the training again to confirm my answer is correct and improved my ability to work and help.

If you want to learn to do something, Teach it to someone. :-)

All the best

Bryanb
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Bryan8 Premium
Bryan, that's the only thing that helps me to remember everything. Helping others reinforces my own knowledge and poor memory.

Best wishes t you!
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dragonfly10 Premium
Bryan
Thank you for writing this message. You have always been there for me or pointed me in the right direction. I apologize to anyone how felt I was whining; I think this community is the most cohesive group I have found on the internet. Bryan and several others have always been there to help and guide me. I do not expect to be spoon fed I take responsibly for I own education. I thank everyone who has helped me and I will always be there for others.
Thanks, Bryan for your kind words
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Bryan8 Premium
You are more than welcome! I never felt like you were whining, if someone did, I can't help them.

Thanks for your kind words. That's the kind of thing that makes me want to continue on. I really don't care about rank (wish they'd do away with that) or whatever. Helping people brings me joy.

Best wishes to you in life and online!
Bryan
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Irishlassie Premium
And Bryan is not just talking..he backs up what he is saying. I have talked to several of the very kind and generous people here, but I seem to bug Bryan and Peter most. Thanks again guys!!
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Bryan8 Premium
You never bug me. If you need help I'm always glad to be available (when I'm awake now) lol

You'll get there. Success will be yours.
Bryan
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Irishlassie Premium
Hope so...lol.at the moment my eyes feel like they are going to fall out.. and tell the doctor about how it's doing you.
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Bryan8 Premium
I'd rather be sleepy than in pain. I was told to expect it.
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SachiKashi Premium
Hey Bryan - until you wrote that post about being an introvert, I would never have guessed it because of how helpful you are on Live Chat! You just haven't gotten used to your own awesomeness yet! Yes, you are the helpline to that newbie (like me) who have no clue on what is going on when you first start. Thank you for coming out of your shell. The real secret is that you're just too modest. ;)
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Bryan8 Premium
Oh Lord, now I'm blushing too.... Okay, how about if I call myself a closet introvert?
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dragonfly10 Premium
No, I don't think you can get away with that one my friend. lol
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CarolMeador Premium
I agree with you, SachiKashi. Carol
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Bryan8 Premium
Well, I truly am an introvert. The people that know me in real life would never believe my level of interaction here at WA.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Bryan,
That's great advice!. I am very guilty of not blogging at WA. I should write something once a week, but I haven't been doing that.

Maybe I have "writers block" or something. But I going to be more active and get more involved.

I don't many Internet technical things but I can offer encouragement.

Thanks again

Bill
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Bryan8 Premium
Bill, that would be great! A word of encouragement is always welcome most anywhere. Thanks, glad I asked.
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