My Illusive Blog Really Does Exist!

Last Update: December 11, 2017

Hey gang, remember when I was obsessing about the difference between a blog and a post, and you were all trying to explain things to me and convince me that I did not need to do anything additional to create a blog?

I just couldn't seem to get it through my hard head that my blog consisted of the posts I had been writing to share with the community, and that I already had one.

I thought that the illusive blog was something I had to do in addition to the posts I was writing. Well, you'll be happy to know you all knew what you were talking about!

I already have a blog...IT. ACTUALLY DOES EXIST! (is that true of Santa, too?) Anita finally got through to me yesterday by showing me where to find her blog on her profile.

After finally figuring out what everyone had been trying to explain to me for several days, I accidentally stumbled upon that pesky blog this morning! And it was right there on my profile all along. How does that saying go? There are none so blind as those who will not see?

I was checking on a message on my profile this morning and happened to notice the header for the first time. There it was, big as life....the blog button on top of my profile with a beautiful "4" inside the box! WA had magically been creating my blog for me each time I wrote a post for the community!

All that wasted time and energy is a good reminder to me that I must to be ever vigilant about allowing myself to obsess about inconsequential details that have already been taken care of by this wonderful creation of Kyle and Carson's called Wealthy Affiliates!

In addition to finding my blog for the first time today, I discovered that I'm now in the top 100 at 91 this morning!

Life is very good at WA!!

Carol

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PaulHuggins1 Premium
I remember when the concept of blogging came about. I was still in the heavy physical rehab part of the recovery from my accident. Going online with Earthlink. Having finally convinced AOL to stop billing me.
It was a mystery to me as well. Blogging, it seemed like journaling but had a missing ingredient to it that I didn't understand.
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CarolMeador Premium
I didn't understand that the posts we wrote for our websites and the articles we wrote for the community were both called "blogs". This is my first encounter with blogging.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
I see, yeah, that can be easily mixed up. I tried blogging in the 90's but I couldn't understand it. You really had to know HTML or some other coding language.
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CarolMeador Premium
Glad we don't have to know all that stuff now!
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
For sure. I wouldn't be able. I'm struggling with just learning Spanish.
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CarolMeador Premium
I had one year of Spanish in high school, but never had anyone to practice with. Don't have enough vocabulary and don't know all the tenses. Needed another year, which I signed up for my Freshman year in college. Since my major at that time was English, my counselor talked me into taking German instead of Spanish because English is based on old German. I hated it, only took one semester, and now I get all the little words in both languages mixed up! GRRR!
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
Yeah, me too. One year of Spanish and no one to practice with. I took four years of French and had the same issue. With the internet, I thought it would be easier to find people to practice with. I haven't tried any of the places that claim to help with that. Someday maybe. Once this blog is making some money.
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CarolMeador Premium
I'll bet if you asked the community there might be someone who would be interested in practicing with you. I know there are people from all walks of life, countries, and cultures on WA.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
That's true, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks. I might try it. I'm not sure. I would have to recommit. I had pretty much let it go while building this blog. I let it take time away from my stories already so I don't know. Food for thought.
I really want to get this article writing for blogs down pat. Articles that keep people engaged and interacting is something lacking now. I can get them there, but they rarely stay.
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CarolMeador Premium
I'm not even that far along in my website/training. Have 6 articles on my site, but no affiliate links yet. I'm working on the training that deals with monetizing, but because I haven't taken the time to finish the article due to all the work on the house, I'm going nowhere fast. Gotta buckle down and get some writing done now.

Someone suggested that I write posts ahead of time and don't post them so I have the article ready when the training asks for it. I think that's a great idea, and plan to do that. However, I am so tired from all the work on the house, it's gonna take me some time to get that done as well.

Today I'm just exhausted. Slept 12 hours and still tired. I have fibromyalgia, and sometimes it's just like that. It's frustrating because I can't predict how I'll be feeling and when I'll get things done.

Gotta go take my garbage to town now and run some errands that have been on the back burner while I was dealing with the house. Have a great day.

Carol
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
You too Carol. I'm fighting no sleep for two days now. Well, I have a few hours of skim sleep.
Sometimes my writing is hilarious during these sleep gaps.
I don't have any affiliate links in my text either. I did, but I closed my Amazon account so they didn't do it for me.
I was nervous about the three sales in 6 months thing.
I kind of like not worrying about the affiliate links. All I have to do now is just write the articles.
I'm doing a series on storytellers now. The famous ones, beginning with Aesop.
Have a great day.
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CarolMeador Premium
Sounds like great fun researching and writing about them. Have a fun day.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
It is fun. I learn new things about writing each time.
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CarolMeador Premium
I'll have to check into your old posts to read some of your stories when I have time. Need to get busy writing content for my site now, though. Have been trying to find pics of Bloch's first factory in Sydney, Australia, but I keep getting all this junk that's not even relative to my topic our of my searches.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
I have issues with my search results as well. I'm trying to learn the best ways to write a search string.
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CarolMeador Premium
Let me know if you find something that works. I was wondering if using a different search engine than Google or Firefox would make any difference. It's very time consuming to be trying to find a picture of Bloch's factory and keep getting search results with pics of their shoes!
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
I will. I learned about searching back in the 90's but those techniques aren't as effective with google.
Back then simple boolean searches got you somewhere, but google ignores so much of what we type based on our search histories it becomes frustrating.
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CarolMeador Premium
I didn't know why, but I sure know they do ignore a lot of what I write!
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
Someday we will figure it out.
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CarolMeador Premium
Ya think?
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
yeah, think of what all we have learned so far.
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CarolMeador Premium
It's mind boggling!
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Dhind1 Premium
Glad to hear you have what you are looking for already. LOL. 91 is great.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks.
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DEversley Premium
Great news Carol.
I always make it a habit to poke around. Nothing wrong with clicking things and see where they lead.

"There are none so blind as those who will not see?" Love that!!

All the best!
David
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Carol,
It is nice to know you got a higher lifting and now you can see farther than ever. Congratulate on such push and move; you did it.

Cheers,


Chin-ti
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Chin.
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AlexEvans Premium
Everything we learn is another building block in our road to being successful, things just fall into place as we move along. Congratulations on your rank Carol.
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Armlemt Premium
I'm so glad I could help! Congratulations on your WA rank!
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JeannineC Premium
That's wonderful news, Carol! Congrats! See, you did it!
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