About CatchFire
Joined April 2015
I'm one of those "D___ Yankees" that went south for a visit and never returned home! I've lived south of the Mason-Dixon line since 1988 and have been in NC since '98. My passions revolve around fabric: quilting, embroidery, sewing. I've been sewing since I was a teenager: for myself, my kids, my grandkids. Then at age 61, I made my first quilt and I WAS HOOKED! It was for a nonprofit group called Quilts for Kids. Volunteers request a package of pre-cut pieces, assemble the quilt and return it to them. They the give the quilts to children with life-threatening illnesses or those who are victims of abuse. I now consider myself a "Fiber Artist" as most of my projects are more decorative than functional. I have been a nurse, gardener, friend, mother, and grandmother in my lifetime. Now I plan to add "entrepreneur"!
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JohnAllen Premium
Thanks for following me. It is much appreciated. All the best at fulfilling all your goals especially the ones that brought you to W.A. in the first place.
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AkmA Premium
Hello CatchFire, thanks for following me, have nice day
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marfamme Premium
Hi! I like quilting as well. You are lucky to have all these wonderful tools in the US. Here it is a problem to find proper fabrics for quilting. Maybe it is gonna be my niche... who knows. Good luck! And thank you for following me
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stephhill Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I too am originally from up North so I was also one of those D___ yankees! But happy to be in the South now. I like your energy and your spunk. You will succeed just fine, I am also new so we can move forward together.
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CatchFire Premium
I will be following you, fellow Yankee!
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pinkabella Premium
hi and thanks for the follow
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Kyle Premium
Karen, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Karen.
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CatchFire Premium
Thanks for the encouragement! It is greatly welcomed!

Just a suggestion, but I would love to see a search bar on the main page here. Several others have mentioned it, as well.

Actually there are a couple of issues the community and I can't resolve:

1) On my site JustSew4Fun.com , my posts are not being shortened to a "Read More" waterfall format, as I see on all the other sites I've reviewed. I now have 4 posts. Perhaps it's waiting until I have more?

2) Can't seem to get rid of Privacy Policy page on diyhomebasedbusiness.com site. Have unchecked the box that says "include this page in list of pages", saved, and refreshed website but it is still there.

Would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide. I know how crazy busy you must be!
Gratefully,
Karen
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Kyle Premium
You have a search bar at the top within the header you can use to search EVERYTHING here at WA. It is a very good search.

As for your questions:

(1) That is part of your theme, that is just the way that theme works. If you don't like how the posts display within your blog roll, you might want to consider changing themes.

You can change your theme at any time within your WP-admin:

Appearance => Themes

There are over 3,000 to choose from there and you will also be able to upload your own from there.

Simply do a search there (the search is pretty good) and you will be able to find a theme/look that you are seeking.

I have created some training on how to do this that you should check out: (2) Create a custom menu so you are in full control of the exact pages and order of your menus.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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CatchFire Premium
Thank you for your quick response. I thought the bar at the top of this page was for questions to the community. Will try using it for a search. Will also review the tutorials you provided... Thanks again for your time! Karen
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, it is for everything here. It is a multi use search, also includes your bookmarks (the star). Pretty powerful bar up there!
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CatchFire Premium
Ohhh, the bookmark star will be v-e-r-y helpful! Thanks!
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Jayne62 Premium
Hi Karen, I just was looking at your blog on posture and your mention of Leah Day made me think of the Craftsy classes as I'm pretty sure they have an affiliate program there. I've done a few and I really like them, might work well on your site to advertise their products?? just a thought - :)
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CatchFire Premium
Wow! What a fantastic idea! I didn't realize they had an affiliate program. Will definitely check that out. Thanks!!!
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veteran Premium
Thanks for the follow Karen. Best wishes to you.
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Tarbiyan Premium
Hello dear follower. Best achievements to you )))
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Jayne62 Premium
I saw you were a quilter and just had to say hello :) I love quilting, am also and ex-nurse, all the best with your business goals!
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CatchFire Premium
And a big Hello! back to you!. What kind of quilting do you do? There are so many techniques these days and I want to try them all! Not sure I have enough time left, however. haha I have asked people for input on my site but didn't really think they would "get it". Would you please do me the honor of taking a look at my site and giving me your opinion? I think a quilter reviewing a sewing site makes sense!
JustSew4Fun.com Thanks for your input!
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Jayne62 Premium
oh Karen, I love your site - and your quilts! that jacket is really lovely. I really like how you've kept if friendly and personal. I think that topic has so much potential - tips for beginners, you could even do a quilt-a-long for a simple project or demonstrated some quilting blocks to help new quilters get started. Explaining the different types of quilting could be helpful for readers. I love history of quilts as well. Now that I've looked at your site I'm itching to get back to my sewing today! I sew almost every day and at the moment I'm working on some baby quilts for a charity - they are sitting right here on the table next to my laptop tempting me away from WA lol! I'll be following your blog for sure.
I machine quilt,I love applique and scrappy quilting. I would love to try doing a crazy quilt with beading and embroidery. ... well I'd better get back to WA work, then I'll reward myself with that baby quilt :)
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CatchFire Premium
I'm so pleased that you like my site! It means a lot coming from a fellow quilter. And you've given me so many ideas for the future... Thank you! Would you like me to take a look at yours? If so, send me your url...
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Jayne62 Premium
thanks Karen, :) I've only just started so there is not much there, I'm doing the affiliate bootcamp at the moment http://theonlineincomeblog.com/about
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mjpd Premium
Karen,
Thank you for the follow! I look forward to see how your site develops. Best wishes to you and your success!
-Maureen
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CatchFire Premium
I had no doubts that someone in the "Top 100" will be a great resource for me! Thanks for the well wishes and for your concern yesterday...Perhaps we'll meet in Vegas?
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mjpd Premium
I hope so!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back
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CatchFire Premium
No problem ... Will you be bringing the pooches with you to Vegas? haha
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phydel Premium
Congratulations on going premium...I can assure you that you have made the best decision of your life...Contact me anytime you need help..and I will provide you with the help you need as soon as possible. Once again welcome to this new experience
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CatchFire Premium
Oh thank you! Are you teckie-inclined? Because I'm considering doing the boot-camp for a 2nd website but I'm concerned about my less-than-technologically-inclined mind! I just might be contacting you!
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phydel Premium
not really tech-inclined but i will assist you in any way possible if you contact me
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CatchFire Premium
Thanks! I appreciate that.
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phydel Premium
you are welcome
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CatchFire Premium
Phydel, I was hoping to review your site but I'm so new I can't remember how to get there! Pls provide url and perhaps you'd give your opinion on mine? Url is JustSew4Fun.com Thanks
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phydel Premium
you website is well constructed and clean..i like what i am seeing. And you have great content as well
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SpheredKhigh Premium
Hi Karen congratulations on becoming a premium member this is a good place to be you will find the people here are so helpful and friendly wishing you much success & hope you have a great day today
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CatchFire Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. Hope your day is going well...
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OldGeezer Premium
Welcome to Premium!! The training, tools, support and Member Community here – AWESOME!
Here's to success in all you do.
Joe
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CatchFire Premium
Thanks for the well wishes. Getting excited about this!
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danbarth87 Premium
Congrats on going Premium!
Wishing you the best on this journey
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CatchFire Premium
Thanks ... and I believe this will truly be a "journey" of the best kind!
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Skilly Premium
Welcome Karen! You're life just became busier and a whole lot better! You've joined up with the best "family" in the world!
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CatchFire Premium
I think you may be right! Very excited about our futures...
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like you have a lot of interests Karen, you can definitely take any one of these and create a business here at WA. We are all about turning a passion into a business and that is what our training is going to walk you through here at WA.

If you ever need a hand with ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to drop me a reply. Be more than happy to help you out.

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
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CatchFire Premium
I've been in programs like this before and always felt overwhelmed. Your classes are so easy to understand and the videos are a big plus. You're a great teacher! Thanks for being the one in a million who really do care about others! I'm looking forward to a long and happy association.
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pisces Premium
Welcome Karen, I am always happy to meet a new friend, and I know you will love Wealthy Affiliate. I have tried dozens of programs online and not one ever gave me the complete (and honest) picture of what it takes to earn money online. I have felt blessed to have stumbled upon WA, and you will feel that way too.

Look us over carefully, and if you sign up as a member within your first 7 days I want to offer you a bonus. Just get in touch by email and I will explain my shortcut to "content writing"... as you know content-is-king in any online business and many struggle to get this part to come easily. Aside from the company's offer of 59% off your first month's Premium Fee (a mere $19 first month), I will help you write your first content for your first business. If by chance, you are a professional writer, well I'll have to think of another bonus to offer... lol

If you ever have questions our whole family will help instantly with answers. But I'm here personally for you as your sponsor... don't hesitate to contact me.

Now, let's get you a profitable online business ;-)
Esther Smith
mailto:smith@jtpubs.com
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CatchFire Premium
I'd like to change my email address if that's possible...
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CatchFire Premium
I'd love some help with content writing! I'm a bit of a loss as to what to write for my website! Thanks for the offer.
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