About Cblackston
Joined August 2015
Hello everyone, My name is Chris I'm looking forward to making this work for me. I know I'll need a lot of help, I don't have a good track record with this sort of thing (give up too easy) so fingers crossed I'm going to give this a shot.
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PJonline Premium
Hey,Chris !
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JewelCarol Premium
Hi Chris, It is very nice to meet you here and I hope to connect with you.:) I sincerely wish you great & prosperous online success!! :)
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cblackston Premium
Thank You Jewel! Nice to meet you too! :)
Success for all of us! :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes, great to know you too, Chris!! ;))
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CherylK Premium
Welcome, Chris! I know what you mean about a track record...I'm the quintessential "jill of all trades and master of none". I'm aiming to prove myself wrong with WA!! You will, too, I'm certain.
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cblackston Premium
Thanks Cheryl! I'm sure you'll do just fine and dandy! :)
Have fun! :)
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Chris, welcome to WA.
Thank you for joining my network.
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Congratulations on going premium! I'm sure you are as excited as I am to be part of this amazing community ! Best of Luck! Linda
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Strap Premium
Hi and welcome to Premium Wealthy Affiliate. I am sure you have just made the best decision you have made for a long time. If you need any help, be sure to give me a holla
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upsgirl Premium
Hello and CONGRATS! You are our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! If you need anything, we are always here for you! Again, CONGRATS!
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Mark-Dom Premium
Welcome to WA, if you ever need any help just ask.
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cblackston Premium
Thank you! :-)
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vic62 Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Congratulations on going Premium. I hope you are enjoying the training and look forward to following your progress.
Regards
Victoria
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cblackston Premium
Thank You Victoria! :)
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JonLawrenson Premium
Hi Chris. Thanks for your follow, yep, dont ever give up on this, it can work if you do stick at it, just ask for help when your are tempted to opt out. All the best John
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cblackston Premium
Thanks John! :)
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MatthewR Premium
Hey Chris, thanks for the follow! Keep up the good work, lean on the community for help and support, and persevere through the trainings, that's it!

Have a blessed day :)
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cblackston Premium
Thanks Matthew, You have a blessed day as well!
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MatthewR Premium
No problem, thanks Chris!
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GARYPICK Premium
Thanks for the follow Chris!
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Narda Premium
Hi Chris...just to flog that poor dead horse one more time, I was right that your name was at the 104 mark. There were others like a a gent who was in the 400s, went to the 100's during the glitch and back to the 400's again. He wrote about how sad he was....another lady went from 358 to 30 overnight and back again. I know I am pretty nuts but I knew I didn't imagine I saw you there because I was skimming through as my own name was gone from the top 200 which I was actually relieved about. I had been at 189 then disappeared during the glitch to be back at 158 when it was fixed. I actually was trying to avoid the top 200 but don't know how to lose rank without curtailing my innate chatter and adding posts to my site. I really don't want newbies thinking I am wise or something and God forbid asking me for help...lol...have a good one, dear!
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cblackston Premium
Like I said before, I'm not really into the ranking here. Just want to get a site to produce some income, but doesn't look good so far.
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Narda Premium
It's tough and it seems it is the ones who recruit others to WA that do the best. It's like your niche is the 'front' for the business in the back (WA) that's raking in the doe. I could be wrong but I never ask people how they do financially yet it is the thing is we all want to know if we're honest. We just want to know really that we're on the right path. I plan to promote WA on my niche site but am not sure how to blend that all together...maybe I shouldn't, yes, no,...ah...I got nottin'
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cblackston Premium
I don't think it would matter if I promoted anything on my site...No one could find my site in a snow storm even if it had Rudolf's shinny bright nose!
Have a magnificent day Narda! :)
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Lady May Premium
Hey welcome it's an honor to meet you! Good luck to you. Sharon
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cblackston Premium
Thank You Sharon, I'll need all the luck I can get! :)
Best wishes in all you do!
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Narda Premium
I went to help with q's and saw one that is right up your alley ... someone is looking for their cookies. I think you were at 104 not 401
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cblackston Premium
COOKIES!!!
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Narda Premium
I know, aye?
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Narda Premium
Hey...you've really been quietly moving up in those there ranks, Major Chris! Holy cow and congrats...what a feat...will you be top 100 tomorrow? It's stuck as no one has moved up or down in days!
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cblackston Premium
Really don't know why it moved up! yesterday it was at 401 or something like that. I don't really pay attention to my rank.
It's a mystery to me why it's changed! Tomorrow it may be 500...
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bronco549 Premium
Thanks for the follow. You will have success here at WA. The training will guide your every step. Jim
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Narda Premium
We need another blog from you .. Chris: do u know how to edit the blog on our profile? See I shouldn't be in the top 200 cause I can't seem to figure it out cause it's NOT a number...lol
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cblackston Premium
there's a tool for edit or delete above your post! :) on your profile there'e a action button and drop down to edit it!
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Narda Premium
it must be whacked. if i work hard i drop....i have been working hard am not in the top 200 today ... makes no sense at all...i should have jumped but must have dropped at least 12 ...dropping or gaining 1 or 2 is usually about it in a day no matter what you do at this level ... i am not going to watch it for a while...it makes sense that you rank because you engage well on here have a nice day!
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cblackston Premium
I stay confused about it all! :)
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steviedean Premium
Hi there Chris :) thanks for following me back :)
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lycefair Premium
Thanks for the follow. Keep on going you'll do great.
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SeanMac Premium
Thanks for the follow
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cblackston Premium
My pleasure Sean! :)
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Timard Premium
Hey there Chris, thanks for the following and I’m following you back. Welcome to my network and our awesome community here at WA. I hope WA will make a big change in your life, go one step at a time and try to make a plan. Wealthy Affiliates is everything that it says it is and more! You may have to uncross those fingers, lol.
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cblackston Premium
Thanks Tim see ya round the site! :)
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Timard Premium
You bet.
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Ireland123 Premium
Hello Chris, nice meeting you and welcome aboard. Thank you for following me and I in turn will follow you back. I wish you every success in your future online business.

Liam
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cblackston Premium
Thanks for the return follow Liam!
i wish you success as well! :)
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ronniem Premium
Hi there, and thank you for following me back. I wish you all the best.
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Michelle04 Premium
Hi Chris. Thank you for adding me to your network. Hope you are enjoying it here at WA and I wish you all the best as you create your online business. :)
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cblackston Premium
You're welcome Michelle, Thank you for following me too!:)
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ConeyM Premium
Thank you, Chris. More power to you!
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cblackston Premium
Right back at ya Coney! ;)
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DNunis Premium
Hey Christ,
You don't know what you have there dude....it's a timebomb waiting to explode.....in a good way of course......we all need books and read books....children love them the most and I've had the pleasure of seeing pure delight when a favourite story book is read to them, it helps with understanding and of course it opens up new worlds never expereinced and transports chidlren and adults into another dimension, helping us see what we don't normally see and feel what others have felt.......Books are incredible........you can do wonders with it and be highly successful.....
Blessings!
Dan
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cblackston Premium
Thanks for the encouraging words Dan, it's a work in progress but isn't that what everything is?
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Larry_T Premium
Hi, just wanted to thank you for following me and to wish you the best with your website training
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cblackston Premium
Thank You Larry! wish you the best as well! :)
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jaytech Premium
Hello Chris, thanks for the follow it's a pleasure to meet you. I hope you're enjoying your time here at Wealthy Affiliate and I wish you every success.
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cblackston Premium
Thank You Jason! :)
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JennsTips Premium
Thanks for following me, wishing you all the success you can imagine become your reality. Cheers
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cblackston Premium
Thanks Jennifer! :)
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Thischick Premium
Thanks for following me back Chris.success will be yours if you persevere .
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Rodwell Premium
Hi Chris, You just need to be a bit more positive. Remember : Dreams do not work - unless YOU do!
I wish you all the very best in achieving your goals./
Tony
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cblackston Premium
Thank you Tony! :)
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Rodwell Premium
You are very welcome Chris.
Tony
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thank you for following me Chris ! =) I'm looking forward to working with you!
Have a lovely day
Sarah
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cblackston Premium
Thank you for following me Sarah.
Have a lovely day as well! :)
Chris
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BelieveItYes Premium
Thanks =)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network Chris. ~Marion
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cblackston Premium
You're welcome Marion! Thank You as well! :)
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moodyvibe Premium
Hi, Chris

My suggestion might not be much but I hope it will help

Since your niche website is about books, you can do book reviews. You can post your critiques of books. Maybe you can write articles that will generate discussion about a certain book. These articles can ask questions about plot, theme, characters, etc.

I saw your post about needing help with ideas and I hope I used enough brain power :)
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cblackston Premium
Thank you Abigail, your suggestions are great and appreciated!
Brain power 100%!
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wendyk Premium
Hi Chris! Welcome to WA. I can pronounce your name by the way. :)
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cblackston Premium
Yeah, that's just the human name I took to make it easy on everyone else! :) I know I'm a nerd! :) :)
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rog37 Premium
Thank you for following me in ‘Wealthy Affiliate’ Chris
This is one of the very best places I have personally been in years and am sure it is for you too!
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steamer24 Premium
Thanks for the follow. I see you have been busy for the short time you have been here at WA. Great stuff.
Dan
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cblackston Premium
yeah, having a great time!:)
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steamer24 Premium
Thats great.
Talk soon.
Dan
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SkipWhitten Premium
Hi Chris, thanks for the follow! Cheers!!!
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markstrayer Premium
Welcome Chris,
Great thing is there is no time line. I'm going back thru training. I can walk away fast also. For me it's $1.53/day I may not start my 1st site for several weeks. I just went premium last Monday.

Have a good night....
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cblackston Premium
you have a good night too brother, see ya round the site:)
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cblackston Premium
To all the people who have chose to follow me, I just want to say thank you. I got behind on saying thank you so I hope this will let all of you know that I am grateful to all of you.
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JKentopp Premium
Thanks for the follow :)
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cblackston Premium
Thank you too
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adreyna Premium
Welcome to WA! Thanks for following back - Best wishes!
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cblackston Premium
Thank you too adreyna
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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cblackston Premium
Thanks to you too Labman
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like it has been quite a journey to find your way here to WA Chris, but I am glad you did.

There definitely are a lot of scams and programs that simply do not teach you what you need to know out there. It sounds like you may have run into one or more of these on your way to making it here at Wealthy Affiliate. I can assure you that much brighter days are ahead now that you have found WA and I really do look forward to working with you.

If you ever need anything at all going forward, I am personally here to help you out so feel free to drop me a reply to this post or you can find me in chat (I am frequent there).

PS. I hope you have an awesome week ahead!
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cblackston Premium
I'm done. didn't take long did it? goodbye and good fortune people.
I don't have what it takes to learn how to do this.
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Kyle Premium
Chris, sorry to hear you are giving up on creating a business. I have full faith that you are more than capable of doing brilliant things and if you ever need a hand or some direction, I would be more than happy to help you out. :)
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cblackston Premium
going to give it another try bro :)
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Kyle Premium
Sounds good Chris!
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cblackston Premium
Hi Kyle, I was wondering if you could take a look at this http://rchrisblackston.com/ and tell me if I'm going in the right direction? It's just a foundation at the moment. No affiliate links or anything. If it isn't going in the right direction and I need to scrap it and start all over, the better the sooner. If this is something you just don't do, I understand and I apologize for asking.
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Kyle Premium
A few things here:

(1) Avoid overuse of bold within your content. Bold text is very difficult to read and I would avoid using it at all if you can. When you bold something, it's intended purpose is to stand out from the rest of your text and it should be used very sparingly.

(2) I would always suggest making your homepage a blog roll versus being a static page. The reason for this is that when you add a new post to your website, it will automatically show a snippet of this on your homepage (within your blog roll).

Not only does this make your website appear to be much more active and interesting to a visitor, it will also lead Google to quicker index your pages and also rank your content higher as your website will always appear fresh.

(3) Be thorough with your content. Quality content is content that is helpful and often times means it being thorough.

With each page or post you create on your website, people should come to it and feel as they have gotten the help/information that they were looking for and it was presented in a way that was interesting.

Overall though, off and running here. :)
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cblackston Premium
Thanks Kyle. :)
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Chris, WA platform does work, the key is to be consistent on what you're doing plus taking action to your business. If you get stuck ask questions. We are here for you and want to see you succeed.Hope you're enjoying it here. :) Evelyn
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SowAndReap Premium
Hello! Chris,

Welcome to WA, Congratulations! I'm here if you need anything so don't hesitate to ask.

You found a fantastic place to build your business online. What WA gives you is the tools you need to build a profitable online business. WA has many members making a substantial living from home.

What it takes for you to get there is commitment, work, and dedication. You do want to set at least 10 hours a week on building your business. Each day, hour and minutes you dedicate to your business will bring you that much closer to what you want to achieve.

You want to start your journey on the right path. The first thing you want to do is, add a picture. If you don't want to add a picture of yourself you can use one of WA's or one you have.

You also want to say little bit about yourself. if you're a little shy, It could be something simple like, I want to start my own online business, or you can be open and let us know a little bit more.

I say this because besides Kyle, Carson and me, WA has a fantastic community of entrepreneurs of like minded people that are there to help you. I don't want you to get stuck. The more people who are there to support you when needed the closer you are to achieving your goals.

To begin, take advantage of the Getting Stared courses in Green (level 1). These are task base courses that will get you going daily.

Here is the link. I want to let you know, if you decide to become a Premium member within the first 7 days, you will get a 59% discount on your first month. (This is what I call a heroic action bonus.)

Anyways, I thought I would introduce myself and if you have any questions i'm here for you. It is a pleasure to have you in our WA community!

Your Friend,

Evelyn :)
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cblackston Premium
Thank you Evelyn, I'll give it a try and see what I can do.
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Chris that's great. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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