My One Year at WA and Feeling a Bit Confused!

Last Update: July 12, 2017

This month marks my 1 year at WA. I am very proud of all I have learned here in that time and I am still determined to make this work. I also have had the pleasure of meeting many kind helpful people. I want to thank everyone of you for all the help and support that I have received.

Unfortunately, over the past week, I have been reading some posts that are out of the ordinary for this community. This has confused me as to what is appropriate and what is not. Many members here write posts about personal experience as a way to help others. Many also write posts to help us get motivated. Some posts are just plain silly and make us laugh. None of those have anything to do with building a website, or do they? I understand that rules must be followed but if a post is helpful to just one person isn't that enough? This community has become more than just a business community, is this wrong? If it is then it is up to Kyle to do something about it not the members here. We are not robots, we all have feelings and emotions we feed off each other to help get over though times, for inspiration and support.

I also understand that some people do take advantage of posting many blogs just to get ranked. In reality, ranking does absolutely nothing for us so who cares if someone wants to waste their time posting? That's why we have a delete button. But think about it, maybe they are posting all those blogs to improve their writing skills. Maybe they are insecure or shy and by getting likes and replies helps to build their confidence. We will never understand why people do the things they do and who are we to judge? As long as a post contains no hatred towards others, vulgar language or obscenity than I personally do not have a problem with it.

Let's just get back to being the community that has made Wealthy Affiliate the #1 place to be. I am looking forward to another wonderful year of learning, meeting new people and helping others in any way I can.

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Orhan Pamuk

Have a wonderful day,

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DBradshaw1 Premium
Could you explain ranking to me..just on site 7 days..many thanks.
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brichnow21 Premium
Hmmm. Whatever was going on, must have been cleared up, in that every post and reply I've read has been nothing but helpful and caring. Yes! This is a very special community.
I just learned about ranking, but have been trying to post quite regularly, so I can make it a habit, and not arduous chore. It's working!
Barb
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viyee Premium
Absolutely spot on Cathy.
The blogs which relate to how people are feeling and how some get through a difficult patch are just as relevant as technical advice on the business.
We are all human and not every day goes well. A little funny story or a bit of inspirational chat can make all the difference.
Thanks for a brilliant post.
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SantaFez Premium
Hi Cathy,
I agree with you, I think that the community here in WA is what makes this place so special and successful. Team work is what makes this "online" => "Lone in" less "lonely" =)
Cheers,
Orion
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Balloons29 Premium
Maybe there should be a separate area for non-niche related topics
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LouisaB Premium
Cathy, you have spoke for me. Your thinking capacity is just what comes from a wise and truthful heart, one that is compassionate and see' all as one.

I truly love equality because me are all equipped to do fine works. As you said. Known of us know why a person write what they write.

I love to write to inspire people. I like too see everyone speak what makes them a writer.

People need to remember that we all have different talents.
Not everyone are the same. That is what makes a community so unique, everyone's differences.

Cathy congrats to you, and I do wish you a very successful journey here at WA. We need more heartfelt people like yourself.
Eric said it to!

LouisaB
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ericpierre Premium
A great thanks Cathy for this post! You spoke out loudly what others think quietly.
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enebeliuk Premium
Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary Cat. I hope whatever has been going on won't taint your future view of WA. I've not been here very consistently lately, so thankfully I've missed a lot of the negativity being spread. I hope your strong words fall on the appropriate people involved in this negativity, so we can all move forward positively as a community.
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verazhelvis Premium
I enjoyed your post very much, Cathy. It resonates with people's desires and aspirations. We are much more than just a business community as you rightly say it. That makes WA a unique place.
Congrats on your first year!:)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, this is a wonderful community.
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MizBurke314 Premium
Good afternoon, Cathy--

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for the post.

Today is the first I have seen of all this turmoil on the WA platform. I must have read at least a dozen or more posts on this issue and, for the first time since joining Wealthy Affiliate, I am not finding this a happy place to be right now :(

Hubby and I will be away for the weekend, so I likely won't be back here until Sunday night or Monday morning. Maybe the bad stuff will be over by then. One can only hope, right?

Linda
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks for reading and yes all has passed!
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ranmanx Premium
Well said Cathy, thanks for posting. Congrats on the anniversary!
Randy
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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KMeyer Premium
Congratulations! Keeping your pace!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, I sure will!
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raringler Premium
Excellent point and congrats Cathy! :)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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JM80525 Premium
Spot on, Cathy. As long as it's positive (or at least not negative) I'm good with it. Congrats on your anniversary!

Joe Martin
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks for reading!
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LindaKwas Premium
Well said, and congrats on your one year anniversary here!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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Belden Premium
Congratulations and great achievement.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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SondraM Premium
Cathy, I agree with you 100%. That said, I do like the rules that are designed to prevent spam as I've seen what happens when there are no rules against advertising other businesses.

Congrats on your one year anniversary.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you! To avoid chaos you need rules.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Cathy, congrats and well done. Irv.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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drcmaint Premium
Yup.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks!
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lynnsam61 Premium
Happy anniversary Cathy and I agree with your sentiments.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you! :)
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HarveyBrown Premium
First off congratulations Cathy on your first year anniversary. Thank you for posting this blog. I totally agree with you if you do not like the content of a post, move on to another. The only times we should be offended are the ones you listed and at that time we should let Admin (Kyle and Carson) know.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you! Yes, Kyle and Carson should be the only ones to judge.
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Phil-58 Premium
well said and great post
thanks for sharing
congrats on 1st anniversary
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you liked it!
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dalwhu Premium
excellent post!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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abdul11 Premium
well done
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks!
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DShensky Premium
congratulations
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks for reading!
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AchuthanN1 Premium
I like this post, Cathy. You put it very well.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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GlenPalo Premium
Congratulations, Cathy! Onward and upward!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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CowboyJames Premium
I agree totally, Cathy.
Have a great day.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks!
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annash Premium
Congratulation Cathy! Great post:)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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laparra1 Premium
This is a nice post Cathy,

You are right that we can choose to read or not read somebody's post. Signing up with WA means we will have to follow the rules but neither should it be a dictatorship, perhaps better call it common sense, this thin line one should not cross.
Felicidades on your first year, I hope many more good years will come for you.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, I hope this next year will be as good as the first one was!
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Cathy,

Did you have time to read my last WA post Guest Writers?

Have a good day, Taetske
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mattered68 Premium
Really enjoyed your post Cathy,You are without a doubt one of the reasons this place is Awesome.Happy anniversary.
All the best,Matt.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Aww, that was so nice of you to say. Thank you very much, I needed that!:)
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ar20746 Premium
So true. Those are words of wisdom.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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Vesna2 Premium
Congrats on your first year Cathy & thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you and you're welcome!
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smitty73 Premium
Thanks Cathy and happy anniversary.
Have you managed to turn it into a full time income yet?
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you. Not yet but i"m not giving up till I do!
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AkliluWorkie Premium
Happy Anniversary on your year one. I have a lot to learn from you Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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IF-Jamie Premium
Congrats on your 1st year here Cathy, your post was a pleasure to read.

On a 2nd note, I'd like to express my gratitude to all our friends who have made personal blog posts to help others in their journey here.

I have been helped through reading such posts as well at times when my faith had wavered.
In essense, the spirit of helping others is what makes WA stand up to the greatness it is today, above all other internet marketing education sites.

Thank you again for members like Cathy and others here who encourage us to keep moving forward.

Regards,
James
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you for all your kind words. We need to keep moving forward and help each other!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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thedogman Premium
Thank you for the post and yes stay positive, also congratulations on one year.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you. Always positive and moving forward is the best way to be! :)
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CorvisartM Premium
Congratulations on your first year.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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MKearns Premium
This is the right aspect Cathy. We can only hope it resonates in Victoria!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
So true, thanks for reading!
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kasage00 Premium
well said
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Sage words of wisdom Cathy!

Non-judgement is the key!

Your post should be mandatory reading!

Thank you!

Dr Barb of Easy-Moneys
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you so much for the compliment. It means a lot to me.
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markr0675 Premium
Thank you Cathy, and congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.
Life here in Wa is still awesome!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, yes this is a wonderful place!
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HowardFR Premium
Thank you Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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ValerieJoy Premium
A wonderful post Cathy.
Congratulations on your first year at WA, and I wish you a successful year ahead :)
Valerie
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you liked this post. Hope this next year will be as good as the first!
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ValerieJoy Premium
I'm sure it will be, Cathy :)
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PatsyC Premium
Congratulations on your first year anniversary Cathy!

I agree with getting everything back on track, it will happen :)

Wishing you many, many more successful years to come.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you for the encouraging words.
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome :)
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BradB18 Premium
Great post Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
This is a wonderful post Cathy, and I agree with every word you say here. Thank you for sharing and beautifully explaining the "bigger picture".
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, I'm glad you see where I'm coming from.
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susanmacneil Premium
I agree. Let's keep the positive energy flowing in WA.

Susan
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes, flowing like a river! :)
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Afro Gringo Premium
Sometimes some people feel so comfortable that they think they can share their life. Im sure it will return to what it was in no time. Please dont be discouraged
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes, just another bump in the road that we need to get over.
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Afro Gringo Premium
This too shall pass. Hang in there.
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you for this kind and gentle reminder
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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Swangirl Premium
Very nice Cathy! Thank you for this!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you and you're welcome! :)
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bethcharron Premium
Well said
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks!
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MarkBa Premium
Congrats one one year and love the message of your post.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you liked it!
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MAstick Premium
Well said Cathy.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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colejaekwile Premium
Congratulations on your one year anniversary!
May there be many more to come!
Good luck and best wishes
Regards Hailey
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you for the kind wishes and yes I hope to be here for many more years.
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