We are all Super Heroes and are all Super Affiliates within (SWAG) Month 2 Review

Last Update: April 07, 2018

We are all Super Heroes with our own unique powers (gifts) and we all have a Super Affiliate within us too.

If I was a Super Hero I would totally be Wonder Woman, how about you?

My 'Super Affiliate' powers or characteristics were challenged this month. I set off with a great confident start 'slam dunking' my planning with:

  • Keyword research
  • Blog title creation and
  • Blog content outlines but then....

I got lost in necessary administration and training for my paid work. I am very grateful to have the income I earn and to be able to provide for my son and I, however, I do also like to stretch myself with learning about:

  • affiliate and online marketing and business here,
  • keeping my fitness up and
  • taking time out to play ukulele and sail

So rather than beat myself up about what I didn't achieve, I am today celebrating what I did achieve:

  • Achieved the keyword research task
  • Created required blog titles
  • Broke down the articles
  • Wrote 4 blogs to my blog/WA website
  • Added imagery to the content (so LOVE the image library here at WA)
  • Distributed what little content I did publish throughout the month
  • I discovered I had WA credits I hadn't used yet - yipee! So I did you use them
  • I commented on other WA members posts through SiteContent
  • I received comments on my posts through SiteContent
  • actively on having comments on all my posts
  • incorporated affiliate links to my reviews
  • the days I was active here at WA I assisted other WA members
  • linked content posts to my reviews
  • Created 4 helpful posts here at WA throughout the month
  • Checked my sites speed performance and seeking assistance on that

I also:

  • Deleted about 400 post categories on my website that didn't make sense and reorganised the categories I do use
  • Created a blog writing timetable for me to follow for this next month
  • Realising that the blog writing skills I am honing here has helped me with fund grant writing in one of my paid roles
  • Reviewed and updated the automated emails from Mailchimp for when visitors subscribe to receive my free gift
  • Focused on my strengths and let go of what I didn't achieve this month - as today I begin Month 3's journey by taking action on some of what I didn't achieve last month

So, in summary, I am adopting a more 'no-nonsense' and 'action-taker' approach this month to my blog writing as I think it is a much more Wonder Woman attitude and move on to the new month with renewed energy and determination.

How has your past month of blogging been?

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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job.
Great attitude and I love the goals.
I think the same way as far as what we may not have achieved. What we did achieve is what matters.
We didn't give up and we did our best.
I am really excited about month 3.
I am so glad to be a SWAG member.
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fleurallen Premium
Likewise Lee have a great month!
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Zappades Premium
These are some great goals wonder woman.

I wish you all the power you need, see you Stefan :)
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks so much Stefan, to you too, I just read your summary of your month 2
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Zappades Premium
It's not always easy but possible. Do what you can and take care of your family.
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fleurallen Premium
Agreed, will do - am writing and preparing and planning alot this week before being away for 8 days on 2 holidays - so plan to have blogs already written in sitecontent to publish throughout my holiday to keep things ticking over....
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Zappades Premium
This sounds awesome, keep up the good work :)
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christinebso Premium
Well done Fleur! Thanks for sharing.

Christine
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Christine, absolute pleasure!
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elores Premium
My month hah been up and down. Most of it is related to a slow computer but I am making the best of it.
All the best.
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fleurallen Premium
Nice work great attitude!
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LouisaB Premium
Wow! You did excellent! Count every little bit, That's what makes your efforts genuine!

Congrats!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks so much Louisa!
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AlanJE Premium
Great efforts Fleur, mine are still non existent, but I am planning to improve next month:-) Best Alan
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Alan - nice work - set your goals, make a plan and do something daily even if small
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newmarketpro Premium
I am impressed.
Can I cope too?
I should.
No. I must.

Awesome sharing.

:)
Joe
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks so much Joe - great work for you too!
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GailLowe Premium
Excellent attitude Fleur. I'm with you all the way! :) Gail
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fleurallen Premium
Fabulous Gail!
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smokeywins Premium
Awesome post! You are 100% right, we all need to focus on what we are able to achieve in a day as opposed to what we cannot. Each person works at a different speed or may have physical or mental reasons that will prevent them from doing as much as someone else. We all need to focus on our strong points, instead of beating ourselves up over the fact that we might not have been able to do as much as someone else.

I'm personally working on re-working my existing content with a targeted keyword while trying to focus the niche for my site. It's going slow, but I'm just taking it one day at a time.
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fleurallen Premium
Sounds like an excellent strategy - keep going!
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Thanks to you for the beautiful pictures
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fleurallen Premium
My pleasure, they're all thanks to the free image library here for Premium members!
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StefanoV Premium
wow .. that sounds as a good job
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Stefano, it was but planning on even a better one this month!
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KristylaureL Premium
Great month!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Kristy, for you?
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Symanica Premium
I'm glad to hear you're celebrating your achievements Fleur! I think that's important
~Shell
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fleurallen Premium
Snap me too!
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sheikave Premium
Good but did not reach my goals yet.
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fleurallen Premium
Can relate - celebrate those you did!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I love the way you celebrate what you did achieve rather than focusing what wasn’t completed.
This is something Im going to take on board next month. I achieved everything in the SWAG challenge but pushed myself too hard and am suffering with a chest infection for my trouble.
So maybe I will take a less stressful approach next month.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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fleurallen Premium
Well done Karen great work but yes not to the detriment of your health but still awesome work!
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Steven-A Premium
You have done a lot! I know how you feel, it always seems easier to focus on what you want to do than what you have completed. It goes with the territory.

But we need to strike that balance between celebrating what we have done and what we see as out next steps.

Did you submit a support ticket on the page speed insights? They were very helpful, as always, when I asked questions about my page speed insights report.

Have a great Sunday,
Steve
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks Steve yes page speed insights all sorted thanks to site support!
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Steven-A Premium
Great. Glad to hear it.
Steve
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KimberlyD2 Premium
Congratulations on all you've accomplished.
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fleurallen Premium
Thanking you Kimberly appreciated
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Acoetzee29 Premium
Wow you go girl!!!!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks!!!!
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laurenjean Premium
Awesome progress, Fleur! I got about the same amount done, give or take. Also happy with my progress even though I didn't complete 12 posts and get in all the required comments. Liking your no nonsense, action taker approach. You rock!
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fleurallen Premium
Hey thanks fellow rocker!
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cookins25 Premium
Congratulations :) I love your positive energy to looking at things with a glass half full.

You seemed to get a lot accomplished this month too -- Also I love your superhero picture nice touch ;)

Good luck this next month as we enter month 3 of our SWAG training. :)
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks yes the image came from the image library here at WA!
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gjshawk Premium
Nope, I don’t want to be Wonder Woman. Couldn’t pass the physical. Looks to me like you made pretty good progress this last month. Your attitude is awesome.
Grant
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fleurallen Premium
LOL nice re Wonder woman!! Yes looking forward to achieving consistently throughout the month in April, that really is my weakness not consistent enough
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gjshawk Premium
I know the feeling. I’ve got to overcome my distractions, like watching baseball and basketball on TV. That’s probably 14-15 hours per week I waste.
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bdcullers Premium
WOW! I don't even know what post categories are and I'm still impressed. I have found it is always best to focus on the positive, learn from the not-so-positive, and keep moving forward. I'm really new here but I love the interaction between folks and truly amazed by the honesty of the community. I am inspired to keep going every time I read one of the posts.
Thanks
David
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks David, yes it is a great community to be a member of - welcome!
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mechidor Premium
Hi there, what a great attitude. I didn't want to delete some posts because I was afraid of the SEO result. Thank you for sharing
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fleurallen Premium
Absolute pleasure!
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haroda Premium
Hello Fleur! I love your approach. It's an excellent idea. I shall take it on. Thank you for sharing!
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fleurallen Premium
Excellent you're joining Monica and myself in this attitude!!
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MarkBa Premium
You did well Fleur! :) Focusing on what do achieve and what we aim to do differently the next month is a perfect approach.

By the way, 400 post categories? How did you mange to have that many?

~Mark :)
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fleurallen Premium
Yes feeling much better now that I have let go of what wasn't achieved.

LOL re categories, this is a blog I've had since about 2007 and I think I was using categories more like tags and just never got round to reorganising, probably because it all felt so daunting. But it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated and it looks and feels SO much better!
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MarkBa Premium
Nothing like a good clean out. Cathartic I find.

~Mark :)
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fleurallen Premium
Absolutely Mark!
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CowboyJames Premium
Great job, you are doing super!

Finish your weekend with a flourish!
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fleurallen Premium
Thanks - certainly will!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
You got some amazing things done.

Tried and true

Elaine
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fleurallen Premium
Yes it is valuable to reflect on what you have achieved rather than focusing on what you haven't done - today I've just improved my site's health and its speed too - yay!
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QAVAVO Premium
What you have already achieved reveals you are a Superhero
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fleurallen Premium
Thanking you!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Wonder Woman! You are doing very well and have accomplished a lot. Your energy is very inspiring.

Wow.. 400 post categories and getting all that sorted is a lot of work. Great attitude, the 'no-nonsense' and 'action-taker'... I'm going to do that too... thanks!

I wish you much success in April.
Monica
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fleurallen Premium
Hey Monica, nice, I'm glad you're joining me with this Wonder Woman attitude for April - wishing you every success also!
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MKearns Premium
I'm in a stall for now Fleur while I line up posting details. Back it shortly!
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fleurallen Premium
Great look forward to it Michael!
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