Ouch dropped WA rank from 71 to 98 plus Not shortlisted today! But there are silver linings in every

Last Update: October 17, 2018

I haven't seen a drop like this in a LONG time...

But that's OK. Good thing I'm back and blogging and connecting again. Nothing like a break to renew and refresh and regroup.

I also had news that an opportunity I was considered for unfortunately I didn't make the final short list but I received very positive feedback. Although it was a 'dream' opportunity, I am proud of myself that it didn't get me down. But I was able to focus on the positives of the experience and review what it is I actually do want.

What I'd absolutely LOVE is a full-time income on part-time hours. I had this once but it was in businesses that were focused 100% around me and my efforts face-to-face which became exhausting. Therefore I've spent the past 21 months regrouping and really getting back my business MOJO and here I am blogging better than ever before (despite a break) and still loving connecting here.

Why am I not blogging fulltime? This is not based on fear of success or anything. Just practical. Simply because I don't want to put unnecessary pressure on myself until I am generating regular income from my blogging. I had 2 years of financial strain which I'm just coming out of. And although I currently have 2 part-time jobs that give me a full time income, I am blessed because in both I enjoy what I do and I enjoy the variety. So am living in the moment and feeling grateful about what I do have and continue to strive to improve my already good situation to a better one.

As they say, there is a silver lining in every cloud. So my silver linings for today are:

  • Despite my WA rank drop I'm back continuing to focus on my own blogging goals and efforts and along the way assist and support others here where I can and
  • Although not short-listed for a dream opportunity it has got me to return to blogging (because I enjoy sharing my knowledge so much) and get on with what brings me joy and not focus on what initially appears to be a failure.

So tell me, what is your silver lining?


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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Fleur,
You asked what is our silver lining: for me it is getting a chance to be a productive citizen who matters. No one judges me and I can be free to write my thoughts and feelings about a subject. The only requirement is that it be business related since this is a business site. No problem there!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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fleurallen Premium
Nice Elaine go for it!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Fleur,

Today I became conscious that I have a silver cloud.
I read the result of my bone density test. I have improved by 2.5% in 2 years. Really good news.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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DebbieRose Premium
Great news, Taetske! How were you able to do that....diet, exercise, supplements or drugs. (Email me if you want)
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Debbie,

I will drop you a little email.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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fleurallen Premium
Congratulations Taetske that is so great, health is so important
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fleurallen Premium
Email me too Taetske or PM x
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laparra1 Premium
I will PM you as I do not have your email.
In case you prefer an email then drop me a line on
taetskeguillaume@gmail.com

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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fleurallen Premium
Pm is fine or else fleur@fleurallen.com
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TommyVTE Premium
Have variation in daily life is important to have more fun in what you doing in the same time it creates more freedom
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fleurallen Premium
Agreed time to refocus on blogging again for now as it boosts me and brings me a lot of joy
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MKearns Premium
You'll be back in no time Fleur You go, girl!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks, Michael, it's good to be back. Ranking is not my focus (as you know) was just a wee surprise today :)
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EandS2018 Premium
We have the same problem. We've gone from 87 to 137 but we now have 3 sites and our first priority is to those sites. But we are still active and will continue to be.
Blessings,
Scarlett and Elaine
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fleurallen Premium
Yes ranking is not my first priority either but it was just a surprise to drop so much in one day - but all good - looking forward to returning to regular posts on my blog :)
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