Kudos To The Community: Again You Save Me From Giving Up
Last Update: Oct 3, 2022
Hard to believe, but I've been with WA for over four years. I've learned so much in that time, but I have come up against some formidable obstacles. Thanks to the community, I have safely traveled through my storms.
I've seen a pattern in this four+ years. I'll go along smoothly for quite some time; then will suddenly be stopped by a brick wall. Something has detained me -- something that must be resolved before I can continue.
Very often it's just a small thing, but it still demonstrates that "monkey wrench thrown in the works" outcome. Until I find a solution, I am not going anywhere.
That's when the community jumps into action. I ask a question, and receive several responses. When I assimilate all that information, I often find my answer, or at least a clue to the answer. Then, thanks to you folks, I can go around that blockade.
You have saved me many times.
Yesterday presented a prime example. I publish on Wednesday and Sunday, and that practice has become a law for me, set in stone. I feel a strong obligation to be consistent.
So, as it was Sunday, I had to publish yesterday. I had a post ready, designed as a place to offer toys for bored cats. I had the little bit of text written and had selected the products I wished to use. All that was left: adding Amazon affiliate links.
It's been a long time since I've added affiliate links, as have been concentrating on building up the product line in my jewelry boutique, and making video "shorts" of many of them.
I use block editor, and still need to learn more about using it. So, when it came time to add several Amazon affiliate links, I could not remember how to do them.
Time was short -- I had to get the post finished, so could publish. Many of you offered suggestions, and I thank all of you for doing so. Eventually, your very helpful messages led me to the "aha" moment when it all fell in place.
What a relief! I got the post published, the cat fed, and was ready for my friend at 5:30 when she came for pizza and cribbage. The evening became a celebration, instead of being accompanied by a funeral dirge.
Believe me, I slept well last night. In fact, Mocha and I both slept in. Usually I am up by 7:00, as the cat wants to eat, but it was 8:00 when Mocha told me we needed to arise.
And, I won my cribbage bame. It was a close one, but I pegged out at the end.
For those of you who have just joined this organization, learn the power of this community. I've never seen another like it. Now you can overcome challenges, because the community's got your back. Ask, and you will receive -- sometimes many answers.
So often I've been helped along on my journey. Again, thank you, thank you, all of you who have responded to my cry for help over the past four+ years. Because of you, I've stayed on the forward path. Yesterday was no exception.
The solution to my problem was actually quite simple -- I only had to take a couple more steps in the right direction and my problem was resolved. I don't believe it would have happened without your fine assistance!
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