1 Month Here - Motivation
Well I've been on WA for a month now (minus 2 days). I've found my niche, set up my website, and have been working my butt off to get content up on that site.
I've also been spending a lot of time, maybe too much, on the site trying to help people out.
I try to answer unanswered questions, comment on as many sites as possible, and give feedback to as many people as I can. Why? Because I was told that this was a community that was there to help each other out. That was all about the give and take, and because it's part of my nature.
So far, I've experienced and seen much more take than give (I'm not talking towards me, but in general, when you go on certain sections of the site), and I don't know if all that I've been working on is actually worth it.
I don't wish to bother anyone and "harass" for comments. I can only speak for myself, but I'm sure I'm not the only one that doesn't want to do this. I don't care that the authors of the sites I comment on don't "return the favor", but after four attempts at the comments give and take and having only 2 people comment on my site (and I see this on many other sites as well)... I just really don't see how this is a "community there to help each other (everyone) out".
I don't help out to get anything in return. I don't calculate: thinking one for you, now you owe me one. I'm not asking for praises, for attention, and anything of the sort. However, a minimum of help and encouragement would be appreciated. Much like it's appreciated by anyone here I'm sure.
My motivation to stay on WA and to continue the training is slowly crumbling.
I’ll always be around to help, but for now I need to step away for a few days, or the time it takes.
EDIT: I am really not liking the attention that I'm getting from writing this. It wasn't what I was looking for AT ALL.
Like I mention to Smileofjoy/Bernard, the entire point of this was to say that when getting comments (feedback, or other help you ask for) on your site, you shouldn't have to "return the favor" to the people that gave you comments.
It's a give and take. You comment on sites, people comment on yours. It doesn't matter who comments on who's site, as long as everyone plays fair and everyone gets a fair chance to get comments.
No one owes any one person anything, but everyone should try looking over the comment section (feedback section, unanswered questions section, etc.) to offer/ give comments to anyone who needs them and not give 25 comments to one site/ post (that's just a personal opinion).