About Catgurrl
Joined May 2019
I am a freelance writer, currently working on publishing a book. I have worked for The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) on a freelance basis, and have also worked as a reporter for the Shelton-Mason County Journal. I have worked with the now-defunct Voter News Service (affiliated with ABC, CBS, and NBC). I have worn my AP badge proudly - but reporting didn't give me the feeling that I was helping people - and that is, ultimately, what I want to do with my life. I have had the pleasure of working as a college-level English tutor, a tutor for school-age children (all subjects), and a full-time freelance editing career. I have worn many hats, and they all taught me something valuable!

But the most valuable people in my life right now are my 22-year old son (who has made me a very proud mama) and my 2-year-old little girl; they are my world.

I currently have interests in raising money for several causes, including feeding those who don't have access to food, and I have also been donating funds to World Wildlife Fund for saving tigers in jeopardy of extinction, and Solid Ground, who helps homeless people find homes, and for feeding the homeless/poverty-stricken in King County (Washington, where I live). I am new to the site, and would welcome any help that comes my way. Thank you! :)
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michaelvgATN Premium
Hey how’s it going,

Just a quick introducing of myself, my name is Michael.

I wish you a successful journey in the online world and hope you get what you're looking for.

Kind Regards,

Michael V.
Hey how’s it going,

Just a quick introducing of myself, my name is Michael.

I wish you a successful journey in the online world and hope you get what you're looking for.

Kind Regards,

Michael V.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Shannon for the follow and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA). Much of the training and the process of building your website business from the ground up has been simplified here.

Many new members have difficulty either finding a niche or choosing the desired WordPress website theme, the eventual look of your site.

Often times new members will choose a simple looking theme (and there is nothing wrong with that) but after a few days many would like to change their theme.

The tutorial at the link below will help you to find and manage your WordPress themes. It is always advisable to get your chosen theme squared away early, so you can concentrate on writing content. If you have any question please do not hesitate to ask. May your time here at WA be blessed.

Robert
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Actionstep1 Premium
Hi Catgirll, Like your profile, you have been a very busy lady.:) Perhaps you still are. I like your goals of helping the animal world and vulnerable people, the homeless. I have goals like that myself at least I would like to support wildlife when I have a business. So we are a bit on the same page. I am following you now. Wishing you all the succes you need! :) Menka Oh, would be nice to know your name as well, if you want to, no obligation:) See you around!
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free4life Premium
Welcome to premium!

So happy that you have decided to take this step in your journey towards achieving your dreams.

The training here is great and you should follow it to the letter.

The community here is the very best I have personally encountered. (and I have tried a few)

I hope to bump into you along your path.

Once again, welcome aboard!! Blessings ~ Frank & Tina (free4life)
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JasonKim Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate, Siannon. Great to have you here in our community. First of all, congratulations on becoming a Premium Member.

I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I wish you much success in your new online business endeavor and hope you achieve all of your personal and financial goals.

Jason
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Hi Jason!

Thank you very much for following me back, and you are very welcome, of course :)

I am honored, and I wish you a very successful journey here at WA, as well! I have found the members here to be very kind, helpful and supportive! Good luck on your journey, and feel free to reach out anytime!

~Siannon
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apache1 Premium
Hi Siannon following you here as well as the other accounts so hoping all will get sorted out asap
So in the meantime welcome to WA and congrats on going premium. You already know the support and help available to you and just keep going forward and believe in yourself.
We believe in you.

Wishing you well and we will get all sorted out and later have a good laugh

Take care will hear from you soon
Andre
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Hey Andre!

It's very nice to hear from you, thank you. I appreciate you putting a word in for me to Kyle.
And I appreciate the warm welcome and kind words! :)

Thanks, I hope it all gets sorted pretty soon. I really feel bad for leaving that gentleman hanging - the one I was doing the editing project for. That's worrying me quite a bit right now, because I've never *not* met a deadline. Not that there was a deadline, that I know of, but I feel that it's important to honor one's word. He was asking for help and I told him I would help him. So that is weighing heavy on my mind right now, but like you said, it'll get sorted soon!

I'm definitely going forward from here on out, though, no looking back now! When you look back, you only run into lamp-posts, right? LOL :)

Thank you and all the fine folks here for believing in me. It really does mean the world to me.

And you were an amazing help! I so appreciate your support and encouragement, I hope I can repay it tenfold one day!

A good laugh is just what I need - so I'm holding you to your word on that :D

People like you and a lot of the other folk here on WA are like gold, and I treasure you. Thanks for being there for me. One good thing about it all, is I happened to find an amazing new friend in you... and I'm very grateful for all the little blessings in disguise lol.

Have a wonderful evening!
~Cat
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apache1 Premium
You are very welcome Cat glad I popped in to chat. Yes it will get sorted and as you know for now we just have to wait for Kyle to read the message I sent and to get it fixed soon. As for thanking me tenfold you already did with your thank you at the top of your reply it is what we do here for our fellow members and.

Looking forward to hearing your success along the way and just keep applying what you learn from the training and continue to believe in yourself and in all you do.

Blessings and go to sleep now

Andre :))
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welitonnba Premium
Congratulations on becoming a premium member, that's definitely one of the most important steps you have to take to be successful, and doing that, shows how committed you are to accomplish your goals. 
I wish you the best, and if there's anything I can help, I will be just a click away
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catgurrl Premium
Hi and thank you for reaching out!

Perseverance is everything, right? And I am definitely committed to achieving financial freedom. Thank you so much for the warm wishes, and likewise, if there is anything you need, feel free to reach out. I am new here, obviously, but I can help with editing and/or proofreading, if you ever need help in this arena. Take care and much success to you!
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LisaBrack Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. I have put together an intro blog for new members and I hope it helps you.
Kind regards,
L.
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Lisa!

Thank you for the kind welcome, and for following! I have followed you back. And much gratitude for the blog entry you have written! I have been sick with the flu, and I'm not actually starting my morning at the moment, I'm going to bed, so I will read it first thing when I get to work later today! I am highly interested in reading this entry. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for us newbies, it is greatly appreciated! I did a little overview already, and it looks like an outstanding and informative (as well as well-written) piece that will educate many, including me! I only had time so far to briefly overview it, but I'm already interested on what you wrote about CyberBullies. Thank you, kindly, for taking the time to write something I think all of us newbies needed to hear. I will comment more when I have read the rest. I think all of us, either those of us just starting out or others with more web experience, all have known a "Cyber Bully" and it's not a pleasant experience. So I like that you have shone some light on the issue, instead of letting it hide away in the shadows - where that kind of stuff thrives. Great job, and I will be reading it in its entirety first thing.

Sincerely yours,
~Cat

PS I wish you the best of success!!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership.

Congratulations in investing in the rest of your life

If you need any help please ask in the questions section and someone in the community will be more than glad to help.
We all want each of us to succeed Wishing you all the very best success here
Jennifer
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Jennifer!

Thank you so much! I am following you too now!

And thank you so much for the warm welcome and the tips, I'm definitely deeply grateful for all the help I am getting here so far, and for all the kind people that have stopped to say hi, followed, and offered their advice! It's hard to beat the kind of help I've gotten on WA so far!

Wishing you the best of success and many wishes that you attain all of your dreams!

~Cat
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are so welcome Cat

Yes the community here at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none.

You are in the right place to develop and grow your online business.

Have a great weekend

Jennifer
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catgurrl Premium
Thank you, Jennifer, you have a fantastic weekend as well! :)

~Cat
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EdwinBernard Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Glad that you joined us.

WA is an amazing environment to learn and apply our skills towards creating an online business. I tried to do this alone before and was completely lost.

Now I know why.

There are so many tricks of the trade and it saves so much time having it all laid out clearly in the WA training programs.

Keep following the training and exercises every day. Give it a year to see significant results. You'll be a happy camper by then. We all make progress at different rates and it is possible to see meaningful results in 4-6 months. Google cannot be rushed.

Google rewards people with websites that provide value to their visitors. It helps to boost their ad revenue of course! And that helps your websites get high rankings. But it takes time to build credibility. Once they realize your site is an authority site, good things will happen faster.

When you get stuck, and you will, just ask for help in the discussion area below each lesson. Another member who has the answer will get back to you promptly.

In the meantime have fun with the program. Much success to you.

Cheers!

Edwin
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Edwin,

Wow! Thank you for such an amazing welcome and loads of tips! I appreciate them very much, as I have been quite lost at times as a "newbie" of just a few days. But in that amount of time, I have met so many kind and amazing people (like you!) that help out. Where's the discussion area? I don't know my way around too well just yet. Is that the same as the help center? (I don't see anything actually called "discussion area" on my profile, but I could be missing it lol).

Yes, getting stuck does seem like a problem (at first), but if all these other amazing souls have made it on here, I'm sure with positive attitude, I will be able to do the same :) I'm an eternal optimist lol.

Thank you so much for the tips you have given me, they are invaluable! I will definitely have fun, and much (more) success, to you, my friend, I thank you for following me and have followed you as well! Take care and have a fantastic evening! I hope you attain all your dreams.

Yours truly,
~Cat
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EdwinBernard Premium
Hi Cat,

I should have clarified that the Discussion Area is located below the lesson. So scroll down and you will find it. I appreciate you mentioning this because I will amend my welcome message.

All the best to you. Oh and thanks for adding me to your network!

Cheers.

Edwin
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catgurrl Premium
Great, thanks for the clarification! That helped a lot, lol. I am still definitely getting the "lay of the land" around here, lol. I'm glad I could help - even if it was just mentioning such a small thing :)

All the best to you as well, and you're very welcome!

Cheers!

~Cat :)
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randyford28 Premium
Hello! Welcome to the World's No.1 Affiliate Marketing Community!

Be a proud premium member and I'm looking forward to see you at the TOP!

If you have any questions feel free to ask me and I will be happy to answer you!

Enjoy Every moment you spend in our community.

hey! I just followed you! Please follow me back!

To your success! To our success! To everyone's SUCCESS!!

- Randyford -
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Randy,

Pleased to make your acquaintance! Thank you for the follow, and I have, of course, followed you back! :) I apologize for the delay, I have been sick with the flu. I wanted to thank you for the encouraging words, and I would love to have help, whenever you might have time!

I love this community; so many helpful, friendly people here. What a wonderful community! I applaud Kyle and Carson and all the amazing mentors (like you!) here, they have apparently made WA the place to be!

To your success and to everyone's here at WA ~Cheers!

~Cat
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Shannon,

Thanks for following :)

If you need some help or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me!

You can check out my websites in the Follow Me On section of my profile page (bottom right corner).

And if you are interested in a particular topic, just type "Posts and training by smartketeer" into the search bar to access the categorized & daily updated "register" of all my blogs and training materials.

To YOUR success!

Regards,
Zed
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Zed, I just wrote you a novel (above), lol!

Thank you so much again for your kind welcome and words of support, as well as all the tips, I will be chasing down every lead I can get, because I am still quite new here, lol!

I've had the flu, but I hope to be over that soon. I wrote you (above) about the problem I've been experiencing here on WA, and hoping you might know something about how to fix it; I haven't gotten any advice that has worked yet... but am still hoping for a fix, because it's causing problems across the entire platform (everything from badges - not so important - to followers and replies, and everything else is scattered between these two profiles, when I actually only want one. One is hard enough to keep up with, much less two! It really is double the work, I'm having to work twice as hard at just doing the training, because replying back and keeping up with followers at BOTH accounts and trying to sort out the problems having two accounts is causing, is literally taking up a huge chunk of my time. It's hard for me to concentrate on the training when I don't know if -either- profile will work out, because of the problems. Is there a way I can delete one or both and start over since the update link that Kyle kindly provided, didn't work to fix the problem? I'm very grateful for any advice or help you can provide. (Or anyone else can provide, if they have any answers.) Thanks again in advance!

Anyway, thanks for listening to the ramble, I'm actually desperate for an answer at this point, because the problem is causing more problems within the platform with every day that passes, and I have no idea how to fix it! So I hope you or someone up there with all the fantastic people that work here at WA has a solution.

I wish you all the success and happiness here in WA, and in every area of your life, for years to come!

Yours Truly,
~Cat (Siannon01)
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j52powell Premium
Congratulations on your move to premium. The benefits and services are great and there are many talented and helpful mentors for us here. I hope you progress quickly toward your goals. Good luck.

Joe
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catgurrl Premium
Hey Joe!

Thank you very much! Yes, there seems to be many fantastic mentors here and it's such a pleasure to get to know the kind and amazing people here at WA. Thank you very much - and best of luck to you, too!

~Cat :)

PS. Sorry for the delay; I've been sick with the flu!
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j52powell Premium
You're welcome, Cat. Even with the slight delay, it is nice to receive your kind message.

Best regards,
Joe
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SnazzyIT Premium
Hi and congratulations on your becoming a premier member! It is awesome to have you on board. You will quickly find as you continue in your training what an amazing bunch of people we really are (a bit ‘mad’ to the outside world, but we are fun) and with our support, you will achieve great success. Here is to the new you! May you achieve everything that you wish to and more at WA :)
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Tmgreen Premium
Hi. Thanks for the follow. I've followed you as well.

Cheers,

Michael
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catgurrl Premium
Hi, Michael! Thank you for the follow-back :) Cheers!
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Shellback Premium
Thank you for following...best wishes...
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catgurrl Premium
Best wishes to you, too! :)
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bgalo1 Premium
Thanks for the follow, good luck with you journey
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NeilBrown Premium
Thanks for your follow, I wish you the best.
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DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks so much for the follow and I am following you back. I wish you all the best in your
journey here on WA.
Live Long and Prosper
Donnie
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GlenPalo Premium
It is great meeting you, Shannon, and thank you for following me. Best of success to you. This is a great place to learn and meet great people. Just dig in and start the courses. :)
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littlemama Premium
Welcome Shannon to Wealthy Affiliate!!

Grace here from Work Anywhere Now blog and I'm so excited that you've decided to join! This is a great place to be if you want to learn how to make money online through affiliate marketing. You'll be learning so much here from the beginning to making your first $1 and then to achieving your dream goals!

I hope you know that this community is yours, meaning if you are ever stuck or have a question, all you have to do is ask for help. I, myself, will be at your service if you want to leave me a message on my profile, but if I'm not readily available you can use the Help Center on the left menu. You can also search your questions in the WA search bar on the top of this platform.

Have fun exploring around and get started with the training which is the "Online Entrepreneur Certification" course which is located under Training on left menu, I have the direct link here for your convenience: Start with the Lesson 1, learn what is being taught, then do the tasks at the end of that lesson. Once tasks are done, tick them off and click on Next Lesson to Lesson 2.

The second course is there is called "Affiliate Bootcamp", which is for those who wants to promote Wealthy Affiliate in the make money online / affiliate marketing niche. Whichever you decide to go with, the training is top notch and you'll find tasks at the end of each lesson to start building your website!


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Here are the bonuses for all action takers!! If you upgrade to Premium during your first 7 days of being here at Wealthy Affiliate, you will receive these:

1) A savings of 59% for the first month! Just $19 for your first month. Use this link to access your discount:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade/

You will be able to see the huge difference between Your Free account and a Premium account on that page as well.

You may want to think about the longer term membership options since this training takes the long term approach and you won't see much results early on in your journey.

2) Personal FREE Coaching from me (someone that actually makes money from this training)!!! I will guide and lead you to the path of success as I have achieved them myself.

You'll be able to ask me anything about your online business directly through 1-on-1 private messaging on WA. This will certainly be valuable if you want to shorten your learning curve when you have me to answer your questions quickly.

As a Super Affiliate of WA, I know I can help you tons!

3) Access to My Facebook Group for more Free help. I do Live Streams in my FB group where you can interact with me and ask questions there anytime as well.

4) For 6-month and Yearly members only - Access to TWO Special Trainings that will cut down your learning curve for the two different courses you can take here at WA. These will be revealed when you change your plan to 6-months or Yearly.

I'll be here if you need help with anything! I hope all your online dreams will come true being in this wonderful space. A lot of them say, you can only quit, but you will not fail. I strongly believe this!

To much online success!
Grace
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