I accomplished one if my main goals for July (one day late though!)

Last Update: August 01, 2014

I got to the 100 follower mark today! I'm very happy about it and want to thank all the WAers for making it possible. August goal is to double it to 200. Now I just need to get my 1st website up and running by the end of the month.


I am very happy to be learning so much here and so happy to be part or this community.

Thanks,

DES

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Congrats! keep up the great work, good luck!
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DESIDAC Premium
Its funny because I now have reached over 700 followers so I definitely and doing some good work with that aspect of the WA. Thanks Kamal.
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tribe82 Premium
I don't know where you are in process; as I read your blog and looked at those pictures, it struck me that a niche for you might be on some aspect of parenting and the tie in to the that and the trade off between the traditional male role of work. Anyway, best wishes as you move forward. I firmly believe that we are meant to be relational and the core family structure is where that starts. You are so right to rebel against a system that wants to force you to work 70 hours a week.
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DESIDAC Premium
You have no idea how great that makes me feel that others agree with me. I am still in a legal battle against my employer. Even though I was home I was on short term stress leave. I am still an employee. I want to stop this kind of harassing and toxic behavior put on good hard working employees who end up being over worked and psychologically injured. Its just so evil how companies destroy people. That just might be one of my niche's. Don't know how much you could monetize a niche like that but I will definitely keep it in mind because I believe in it and want to stop or at least make it aware to all the it is a growing epidemic.
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tribe82 Premium
This is a positive place, so I will not go on and on with a rant about abusive behavior by individuals who hide behind a corporate shield. With that said, a pet peeve of mine is the never ending attempt of companies to claim that you are "family". No, your family is your family, and the workplace is an economic exchange involving the exchange of time and services for money. Next time they tell you that you are family, ask to see the will, so you know how much inheritance you are getting. For most workers....not much past the last paycheck they got,
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks so much for the understanding & taking the time to respond with experience and understanding. I agree that this is a positive place & that is why we r here. Thanks for caring.
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Darren62 Premium
Mate, you are sooooo right! I myself have just come out of the corporate BS and it has taken me 30 odd years to realise that unless you are top dog, you are just some nameless number, useful only until they can find a cheaper way to do business (usually overseas) then they discard you with callous regard to your circumstances, or the work and effort you had put in slaving away for them. Time to rise from the minions, stop looking looking over your shoulder and take control of YOUR destiny!
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DESIDAC Premium
I love your response Darren. It feels so good when others understand what I have gone through and believe that I have done the right thing. I want to live on my terms not die for someone else. The corporate BS almost killed me. I am in such a better place now and looking forward to my new chapter in my life.

Thanks so much Darren for taking the time to read my profile and blog. It very nice to have others feel the same and want the same thing - taking control of your own destiny.
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Damien-P Premium
Nicely done. Glad you are goal oriented. It is very important and a topic I often write about.

Keep up the great work!
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks Damien! With goals you get things done step at a time.
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Scorpio15 Premium
Well done and all the best for your website!
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks so much!
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Bill67 Premium
Very well done keep up the good work
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davyrobot Premium
Hi Des! -

Well Done!

Have a Great weekend!

David
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks!
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Sui_generis Premium
YAY. Work on your website though!
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IGIMarketing Premium
Congrats, It is kind of cool here. Let's make some money now.
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atlanticus Premium
Well done Des.
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KatieMac Premium
Well done, look forward to hear how your progressing
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cookma54 Premium
Woot-woot, Des.
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Keane Premium
Hey Des. Hope you're doing good! Just wanted to stop by for a quick read. Also, want congratulate you on your achievement for July of 100 followers...so big ups!!! Wishing you further success here at WA...

To making friends while...
building new bridges,
Keane:)
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks so much!
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Keane Premium
You're most welcome Des...
Keane:)
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CathyS Premium
Ohhh Desidac ... please forgive me in advance for being so very bold ... but ... would you consider focusing on your website instead of the ranking number? The rank comes without too much effort ... the website and getting it listed in Google comes with much hard work. Please consider refocusing your efforts to the direction where your site (and you) are successful. The WA ranking will follow suit.
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DESIDAC Premium
Your not being bold. You are being truthful and giving me great valuable advice. I appreciate they and thank you. I just wanted to complete my 1st blog and comment on something so far. But 100% true, if you are successful on your website the rankings will follow. It just felt good to complete my 1st blog and comment on a goal.

Des
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CathyS Premium
You're right Des ... but don't allow those good feelings to mask themselves as success. It's an easy thing to fall in to. When we own a successful business, the realistic translation is that we own a profitable business. I know your goal is to spend more time with your family ... I admire this very much. I also know that because this is your goal, you will not fall victim to rankings -vs- money in the bank. Now... truth be told... if I would just follow my own well-intended advice as my site has taken a back-seat to spending an entire summer with my grandchildren. God Bless! ~Cathy
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks. Sometimes family is more important than anything else. So if your business has been temporarily placed in the back burner that's ok. Those are the things we will remember for a lifetime. As soon as they get back to school your can go hard again at your business online.

Thanks so much for all your input.

Des
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scottcofer Premium
Congrats! Love the way you're making monthly goals ... keep up the great work!
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks so much!

Des
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brubecke Premium
Congrats to ya.
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GazFinch Premium
Big congratulations for your 100 followers.

best wishes

Gary.
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CarlaIves Premium
Keep on puttin' one foot in front of the other. You WILL do it!!! And congratz on the 100 followers!!!
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DESIDAC Premium
Thanks sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!
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