Well, this is a slightly tricky thing to comment on, as I don't want to bring up certain things yet again. I will thus try to be brief.

I had commented about a week ago (?) that I would stop posting to let myself drop out of the top 25, because I felt that there were people more deserving of a spot at the top than me. Seemed easy and logical enough, only... I'm not really dropping, and I miss posting!

I don't want to go back on my word. That would bother me. However, the people that I had intended to "help" have pretty much said not to bother. Plus, some of them are rising up on their own already. Other people have commented that there would be no guarantee that the people I consider to be deserving would be the ones moving up, anyway.

So, given the comments, the fact that I really miss communicating with people here, and the ongoing tweaks which might render my actions moot, I figure I may as well carry on as normal.

Which is good, because I have questions and comments. Ha ha!

This was a good week for working on mys sites, though, so I am going to try to maintain a better balance between WA and my sites. :)

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PaulMunns Premium
Be true to yourself. Do what feels good for you. If anyone else says otherwise, thats their issue not yours. Keep on truckin`.
Paul.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
No matter what you do, Craig, there will people who will say you need to do more, others will say do less; speak up more...hold your tongue...post site-related info only...keep posting JFF...Whatever! You can't please everyone (why would you even want to anyway) so just be as authentic as you can be, Craig, and let the new and improved (?) WA algorithm decide who should hold the title of Ambassador.

On Monday, I made left several comments on peoples posts and answered a few questions..definitely nothing noteworthy, yet I managed to move up 7 notches! Just when I think I have it all figured out...it does something weird. I've been making my way through Bootcamp, so my WA posting has definitely decreased; my average before was at about 4 a week, but even that wasn't anything to brag about. Such is life...
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CraigW315 Premium
Yes, I've noticed that we've been seeing less of you. :(
On the plus side, you focusing on Bootcamp will be great for you, so that's awesome!
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PaulaKeen Premium
I like this new idea. :o) Glad to have the YOU back, lol... Mr Ambassador! hahaha. I still think you should write a post here about you know what... M vs M? lol
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CraigW315 Premium
It's been on my mind!
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Mike-Writes Premium
Glad you decided to come back and do your own thing, Craig.
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Shannonkamal Premium
I know this may be off topic but has anyone ever told you that you look like ed norton from Italian job?

Keep posting and let the chips fall wherever!
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CraigW315 Premium
Ha! No, that is a new one.... I have been compared to many people over the years.
When I was in high school, it was Rick Ocasek from the group The Cars.
Later, when I had long hair, it was Rob Baker, guitarist for The Tragically Hip (even I saw that one...)
I was also told Alan Rickman, around the time Prince of Thieves came out.
The one that followed me for the longest time, though, was Tom Green.
I guess if I can't *be* famous, at least I can *look* famous! Ha ha!
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Shannonkamal Premium
ahahaha Tom Green DEFINITELY!!
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munazira Premium
Balance is good as maintain your rank in WA.
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rtr7 Premium
Thank you Craig. That will certainly be a benefit to us newbies
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CraigW315 Premium
I'm not so sure! Ha ha! But if you ever need a hand, I'll do what I can!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Craig.
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LindaMo Premium
It's great to hear it. :)
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Nick-at-WA Premium
I'm glad you decided to come back and do your thing...:)
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CraigW315 Premium
I've decided to stop worrying about everything and just do my own stuff.
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TFerguson1 Premium
:) Good morning
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JulietAA Premium
Welcome back Craig
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CraigW315 Premium
Well, I've been around, just in the background. I could never leave *completely*. Ha ha
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CowboyJames Premium
Good to hear from you again.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks!
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MoniArora Premium
Nice to have you back Craig :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome back Craig :)
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks. I dislike feeling like I am going back on my word, but I dislike feeling that I can't post/ ask questions when I need to more.
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Swangirl Premium
I wondered how you were doing! I suspected that was your reason. I was considering the same tact. I am at 28 right now and keep creeping up!!! It is scary. I thought I should slow down too. I agree with your comment above about which people are deserving...if we are posting honestly, not using posts to bash others and not spamming then we should not feel bad about being wherever we end up I guess. We didn't create the algorithm!

Good to have you back.
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CraigW315 Premium
True enough, but there were a couple of people who got "bumped" that I really felt should not have been, and who add a lot to the community in terms of helping and training. But then it was pointed out to me that there was go guarantee that they'd move back up anyway.
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BeverleyB Premium
Glad you are staying. And who's to say your help has not been instrumental in helping others move on even if you don't realise it. Stick around please.
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N33 Premium
I am glad you missed us, well we missed you too.
Have a lovely day
N with a smile
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks!
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accad Premium
It is just that there are days we really cannot do two things at a time so we have to prioritize. So there are times we are not so active here and there are days we can contribute whatever we deem necessary to the community.
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AlexEvans Premium
The best thing to do is run your own race Criag , you have come so far and bring value, keep doing what you do and don't forget to have some fun doing it.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you. Some people talked some sense into me and I also realised that not posting when I had legitimate reason to was kind of dumb, despite the good intentions.
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TammiP Premium
Glad that you are back Craig. I have missed you!!!

T
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you! I have been missing everyone, too.
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Droseh Premium
Good decision..do as you enjoy.
Debbie
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CraigW315 Premium
Gonna try! I've missed interacting with my regular group of people here. Plus, I had a question the other day (I forget what it was now) which I didn't ask because I said i wouldn't be posting. That's not really the best decision.
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Kickbacked Premium
Just be yousrself
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi Craig, just do what you think is right and let nature or algorithm take its course.
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CraigW315 Premium
That's the plan. I'm not going to worry about it, especially as changes continue to be made.
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ContentBySue Premium
Happy to hear this news, Craig. I believe there's plenty of room in the top 25 and you certainly deserve to be there.
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks.
Well, we'll see what happens as new tweaks are made. I can see that a few changes have already occurred.
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coraldawn Premium
A most humble gesture on your part Craig, allowing others to move into the ranking as you felt they are more deserving, then only to find that this may not have been the case..
I guess we are always learning...
We should never underestimate ourselves, you have so much to give...
Regards coral
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CraigW315 Premium
Well, everyone here has something to offer. I'm glad to see that some people who wanted the ambassador title and who were deserving of it, got a bump in rank recently. Rank here should always come second to actually working on our sites, but I know a couple of excellent helpers/ trainers here who wanted to be in the top 25 for the visibility it gives them, allowing them to help larger numbers of people, so I am glad that they are moving up.
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MKearns Premium
Considering uncertainties and dynamics your course of action is well thought out Craig!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Good! I miss your posts! And you do so deserve to be up there! :)
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CraigW315 Premium
Thank you.
I've missed being here. It was good to work on my other stuff, but I found that over the past week I've been more focused, so I managed to get stuff done for my site, then found myself with free time that I could have used here, but didn't. It was weird.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Wonderful Craig,

Be You my Friend & we should all be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

Keep sharing & caring my Friend,

Tony
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CraigW315 Premium
Oh, I definitely want to be the best version of me that I can, because right now, this isn't it! Ha ha!
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VicLees Premium
Hey Craig-
the way i feel-if you have something to contribute -then do so-don't worry about rank/ambassador-
But that's just my thought
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CraigW315 Premium
I'm not worried about it in the traditional sense. Ha ha.
Anyhow, I won't continue to beat a dead horse, so yeah, I'm just going to do what I feel I need to do and not worry about it.
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VicLees Premium
wow--I can't believe you are going back on your word!!!!
-we forgive you-lol
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CraigW315 Premium
That is actually bothering me a fair amount.... but not as much as feeling I can't write something when I want to.
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