About Freedomseekr
Joined August 2012
My name is Sherry. I am married and have two kids, four dogs, two guinea pigs, and a cat. Yes, it sounds like a zoo! I do love animals, especially dogs and horses, which are my two favorites. I also like to listen to music, paint, draw, and go camping. I am very excited to learn how to start my websites and any help or advice anyone can give would be great!

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Hey there,
Just thought I'd do a much needed update...finally! It got kinda long and I hope I don't bore you to tears, but read it if you want...just thought I'd warn you, lol! Cheers~

So, it's been awhile that I've been here now, almost four years. Well, the house is still kind of a zoo, but now my eldest, my wonderful daughter, has moved out after graduating high school along with her cat.

It took some getting used to without them here, but my hubby and 10-year-old son along with the four dogs are still keeping me on my toes. Sadly, the two guinea pigs passed away awhile ago from old age I believe...one almost a year after the other. Now, two painted turtles are in residence...my son always wanted one and well, somehow we eventually ended up with two...didn't want the first one to be lonely, lol!

In the time I've been here, I've learned a lot, but there are always new things to learn. I now have three websites...so, yeah, I learned how to build websites and write content for them. I also learned that it IS possible to make money online...and it's awesome!

I had a few setbacks and things in my offline life that kept me away from here for almost two years...well, I was still "here" as a member, but I wasn't working on much so my first two websites suffered a bit. So, they need updating and I need to get back to working on them regularly.

Plus, I realized it's time to do the niche I should've done in the first place, which is why I started the art site. It's what I've always loved doing anyways, but I wasn't ready to start on it yet...

I guess the first two sites were just a way to see if I can and to see if this actually works. I found out that yes, it does work...at least with the first niche site, which I put quite a bit of work into over the years here. I'm not giving up on either one, but for the moment I'm not focusing on them that much.
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New to Wealthy Affiliate? Well, I'd like to say, Welcome to WA!

Anyways, for those of you just starting here, I'd like to recommend that you only do one website. Choose the niche you love....whatever it is, a hobby you have now or something you enjoy doing. Something you'd like to be known for as the person to go to when people need help or have questions.

Don't try to work on more than one niche at a time...it's hard and it doesn't work to get the results you'd really want...take it from me, that was a mistake I made.

Put your focus into one and get it going first. Keep working on it til it's up to the point where you want it...making money for you right? Of course, once it's there don't forget about it either. Keep it updated, add more content to it, engage with your visitors and it'll keep growing along with that money you're making from it.

Most important: Follow the training here!

You know, that green button up there in the left menu? Start there, or the Affiliate Bootcamp, and keep on going through the lessons. Do each task as you go...just reading the lessons and watching the videos aren't going to get it done. Go through the lesson and do the task at the end. It's what will get you closer to whatever goals you set for yourself.

If you get stuck or have questions, just ask someone here...don't keep beating your head on a wall trying to figure it out by yourself. All that does is give you a headache!

It's something I had difficulty at first myself...I've never been one to ask for help even if I were drowning, lol. Now, I realize everyone here is willing to help...you're not "bothering" anyone by asking a question, and there are no "stupid" questions either...

Anyhooo, now that I've almost written a book here...it's rather unbelievable that I used to be afraid to write, eh? Kinda silly, but I was...'til I came here. Stick around and it'll change you...for the better!

I'll see ya around and if you read all this....
Thanks for reading all the way and sorry I've been so long-winded!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Sherry, I need to ask a serious question if I may.
I am going into marketing caricature products. I'd like your
opinion what name should I use for my domain.

I have 2;

hawaiicaricatureartist
hawaiicartoonartist
1caricatureartist
1cartoonartist

My apologies but Sherry if you can be an on the fence objective observer, I respect you opinion, which one of the 4 could you identify with and would be easier for you to remember?

My marketing is another story, I'll ask later....thanks!

Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Frank,
No problem! I'd think hawaiicaricatureartist would be my #1 choice since that's what your marketing.

I'm thinking people might forget the 1 on the other two, Hawaiicartoonartist though is memorable to me too, so that'd be my second choice.

Hmmm, another idea that popped in my head was Hawaiicartooncaricatures as something that you might want to consider. Oh no, now I've added more to think about, lol. Sorry! But, I guess it'd cover both things...cartoons and caricatures.

Hope that helps!
Maybe try saying each one out loud and see what rings best for you though...which one is easiest to say and stands out.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks Sherry, y'know I agree the last covers people who don't know what a caricature is, but cartoon would be clearer to them.

Those who are familiar with caricatures would have no problem with either or..lols! Thanks I will choose

Hawaiicartooncaricatures

NICE! I LIKE THAT!

Will work on it.

Btw Sherry I've done 11 caricatures of my followers in the last 2 days,lols! Wanna see it. Let me know. I'll give you their names
they have their profiles...heck instead look at my followers and compare. I even did WA's Kyle, child and wife.

Mahalo!


Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hey Frank,
Awww, you're welcome, no problem at all! Sorry I'm a bit late at getting back to you here...got busy drawing, lol. Glad you like the suggestion...yeah, I know pretty much everyone knows what cartoons are, but maybe some might not know so much about caricatures.

Wow, you been busy! 11 caricatures done? Yeah, I'd definitely love to see them! That would be awesome!

Oh, yeah, gotta send you our pics yet too, haha, right now hubby is at his computer pretty much right beside me, so I guess I'll have to wait til he isn't so close by to wonder what I'm up to with the pictures, lol...shhh, don't wanna ruin the surprise! But, hehe, he'll be thrilled once he sees what you can do!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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1signbanner Premium
Thanks Sherry,

Y'know I'm kinda like you. Sorta want to figure it myself.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and a little bit about you.

Priceless!

I stayed away from the lessons, got overwhelmed.
I was on Course 2 lesson 7 when I decided to "go away" a while
and I will come back and go over from the beginning with a "fresh eye" I would say. November was when I started.

Thanks again Sherry! Back on the wagon soon!


Frank
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Frank,
You're very welcome and thank you too! It's great to meet you and I'm glad you stopped by to chat a bit here, I'm honored actually,,.it's always great to meet others here interested in the same things, such as art, which you do an amazing job of btw!

Yeah, I definitely agree, it can be sooo overwhelming at times when going through the lessons here...but, you're on the right path. Just take a break from it for awhile and come back to it once you're ready. I know I had to at times...it'd get so frustrating when I couldn't get things to work right, and the more I tried the more of a mess I made, lol.

I've gone over the training many times in fact over the years I've been here...so, if you need to go back over something in the training, no shame in that! Sometimes we miss that one little thing that makes a difference or we just need a rest and come back with a clear head to see what we weren't seeing right before. Hope that makes sense, lol.

Hey, and if you ever need a hand, feel free to stop by, send a PM if you want and I'll try to help as much as I can. It'd be great to hear how things are going for you either way, so keep in touch when you have a chance, okay?

See you around the WA!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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sofieanderin Premium
Hey Sherry, thanks for connecting. Your journey sounds a lot like mine: life has gotten busy and in the way, so while my membership has remained active, I have not. I am so glad to be back to get to know members such as yourself....all the best to you on this continued journey:-)

Cheers,
Erin
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Erin, you're very welcome! Thank you for the follow btw! It's great to get to know you too, yes, it does sound like our journeys are quite similar...life does have a way of getting busy and in the way of our plans, doesn't it?

Anyways, I'm glad to be a part of your network here and hope to hear more from you sometime...

See you around WA!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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sofieanderin Premium
Looking forward to it Sherry!
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MichelleV1 Premium
Love that!
Just like, i could relate much. Except on the husband issue...lolsss
Anyhow, just the same, i got 2 kids who are far from me and i loveeeeee pets -name it! just not those which are crawling (couldn't).
Am just new and i love reading inspiring and motivational stories like yours. That way, i am keeping track of where i should be.
Thanks a lot!!!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Michelle,
You're very welcome...so happy to hear you enjoyed reading it, Thank You! And, also Thank you for the follow! It's great to be a part of your network here...even better that you love pets too!

Yeah, I've never been too much of a fan of the crawly critters either...just can't either, so I hear ya! Definitely no tarantulas, or snakes things like those...that some people have as pets, I just couldn't stand the thought of those in my house, lol....the thought of if they ever got loose!

Anyways, if you ever need a hand with anything, just let me know in a PM, I'm always happy to help when I can...been a bit busy lately on other projects, but I try to stop in at some point of the day (or night, lol) to check in here.

Keep in touch...and, I look forward to seeing you succeed!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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MichelleV1 Premium
Sweet of you Sherry!!!
Thanks a lot..today is a busy day for me so I just drop by as well...see u again soon..
Take care!
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SUNDAY1 Premium
Hi Sherry,

Welcome to the MerrI Berri Blue Publishing. team. I am very excited to have you join Carl, me, and of course , Merri Berri Blue herself!

Tu-tu is base upon my own life growing with Cerebral Palsy. There are many tears within the pages, but they are drowned out by laughter and the sense that nothing is impossible,

Once again, I can't wait to work wih you.

Hugz,
Sunday and Merri Berri Blue
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Sunday and Merri Berri Blue,

Thank you so very much! I'm super excited to join the team...it's quite an honor!

I truly enjoyed what I read so far, you definitely know how to write! It had me wanting to read more and there are so many books that just don't do that for me. I'm so glad to hear your story, and I'm thinking it'll knock my socks off!

Looking forward to working with you too!

Hugz and Best Wishes :) ~Sherry
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Carol46 Premium
Thank you, Sherry, for adding me to your network, nice to meet you. I agree whole heartedly with your advice on concentrating on one website and taking all the lessons. We have a grand helpful community so willing to help and which I am proud to associate with.
Best wishes
Carol
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Carol, you're very welcome and thank you for following back! It's great to meet you too and be a part of your network.

I see we agree on a lot of things, lol. I agree 100% with you about our helpful community, and am also proud to be associated with WA. Looking forward to hearing from you again sometime...

See ya around the WA...

Best wishes in all you do :) ~Sherry
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Sherry, thank you for connecting with me. I actually was going to follow you anyway! I love your profile and thank you so much for all the advice. I am just getting started here learning and I really appreciate you sharing your experience. Very encouraging and I am delighted to follow along with you.
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Hi Cindy, you're very welcome and thank you for following back!
Sorry to reply back so late, I just got here a little bit ago.

Great to hear you found my profile helpful and encouraging. Thank you for reading it, btw. I hope it helps you as you start out...
Hope things are going well for you here Cindy. If you ever need any help or even just encouragement, feel free to send me a PM that way I'll see it for sure. Although I don't blog here much at all, I'm usually here at some point most days, and nights too, lol. Plus, I'm always happy to hear from others :)

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Madek Premium
Hey, Sherry!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! I ask you to forgive me due to the lateness in replying. Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Madek
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Madek,

Happy to be following you and a part of your network here! Thank you too for following me! I followed you on G+ as well now, and if you'd like to follow me, mine is here https://plus.google.com/u/0/115154360875842395742

Great to meet you and I look forward to hearing from you again sometime, here or there.

Best wishes in all you do! :) ~Sherry
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for the great update Sherry and for following me. That sounds like an awesome journey and advice. I made the mistake of working on too many sites, got lost in the process and so now it is back to the drawing board. You are an encouragement to me so thank you.
P.S.
It wasn't too long!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi MsMerry, you're very welcome and thank you too!

Nice to meet you here...well, at least now I know I'm not the only one that made that mistake...I know I sure got carried away!

Hope all goes well for you on your journey to success!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Lady May Premium
Hey thx for following me it's an honor! I'm sure you'll do really well at WA! Here is one of my blog articles to help you move forward I hope we can continue to connect and share ideas with each other in the future. Sharon :)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Sharon,
You're very welcome and thank you for the follow back!

It's great to be a part of your network here and I do hope to stay in touch with you as well. I'll check that article out...sounds very interesting, as that is something that I need to work on...focus!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Heidi56 Premium
Hi Sherry,
Thanks for connecting. What an interesting journey you are in! In me you find an animal lover, mainly dogs and cats, of horses I was always afraid... I have a website with cat stories and would appreciate if you take a peak or even write a guest post!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Heidi, You're very welcome and thank you too for following me! It's great to meet a fellow animal lover here. I took a look at your cat site, btw. Very nice and interesting stories there! I'll have to go back again to read more sometime soon.

Writing a guest post does sound like an interesting idea actually, although I'm no expert on cats, I could probably share some stories of the ones we used to have...maybe you'd be interested in writing a guest post too sometime.

Anyways, I look forward to hearing more from you and wish you all the best in your journey.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Sherry!
Thank you so much for liking a comment of mine and for following me! Of course I will follow you too!

I will listen to your advices and follow them, they sound wise.
So I'll better go on working on my content and go on with my course.

Wish you ongoing success!
Have a great day!

:-) Pernilla
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Pernilla,
You're very welcome, no problem at all. Thank you too for following back!

I thought your comment was very well said over there on Craig's blog, so I couldn't help but like it...as it's very true, I can't stay away from WA for a day either...at least if I have any choice in the matter!

Anyways, it's great to meet you here and thank you too for the kind words...if you ever need a hand with anything just ask. I'm usually here at some point in the day or night, lol.

Best wishes in your success and hope your day is an awesome one! :) ~Sherry
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Pernilla Premium
Sherry, you are cheering me up!

Yes, I have got an awesome day. Just have to tell you I have finally written the content of my 3 main pages. It took a great deal of time (several days), but now I am happy. Can't wait to go on with the course.

Thanks for being there if I need support. I hope I can help you too, or at least cheer you up when needed!

:-) Pernilla
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Hey Pernilla,
Awesome to hear you've gotten the 3 main pages done! Yes, it does take a great deal of time to get them done...it did for myself as well when I first started out here. Anything worthwhile takes time...but, once you get used to writing more it'll get easier and faster.

Glad to hear from you btw! I'm always happy to help if I can...feel free to send a PM or even if you just need cheering up too! I think we all have our "down" days.

I'm certainly looking forward to learning from you too...we all bring new ideas here whether we're new at this or not, at least that's my opinion.

And, btw...you just cheered me up by your reply here!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Pernilla Premium
Sherry, you've got a great attitude!
I will absolutely keep in touch.
Just had log in to WA before I go to my job at the bookstore ;-)
Have to run now! See you.

Have a wonderful day!
:-) Pernilla
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hey Pernilla,
Just got here awhile ago...had to work my day job today, it's at a long-term care facility (mainly for elderly patients). It's been a long day being up since 3:30 a.m., but good otherwise...and, I just got here after going to Jay's webinar here, which is always inspiring.

Hope your day has been wonderful too...see you around WA :)
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Sherry!
Hope you have had time to relax inbetween. You have a very meaningful job, taking care of people. It is a hard work as well, I really appreciate all in persons working in this profession.

I had a wonderful Sunday and tomorrow Monday I can work on my Website all day - will go on with my course.

Take care, see you,
:-) Pernilla
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hey again Pernilla!
Oh, I've had plenty of time to relax with the past couple days off and tomorrow too, Monday...but, of course, with time off I've been busy on my sites as much as possible anyways.

As for the day job, thank you for the kind words! It does get hard to do though...
Glad to hear you've had a wonderful day and I hope tomorrow is too!
See ya around and take care too :) ~Sherry
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Wayne66 Premium
Good day, Sherry and thanks for adding me to your network. I have added you to mine as well.

Read you last post, "Time To Move On" and want to send along my prayers for your strength and hope that you are making progress on the niche you really wanted to do.

I can relate to setbacks in our lives. Had one last year, a minor heart attack followed by quadruple bypass. It's been eight months and, like you, it's time to move on and get back to "the niche" and life and make this work.

Thankfully, I not only have God by my side but I also have an awesome wife that has stood by me through the hard stuff. I hope you have people like that surrounding you as well.

All the best and I look forward to connecting from time to time....

Wayne
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Wayne,
You're very welcome and thank you for adding me back! Thank you too for reading that last post of mine, and also for the prayers. As for the niche, I'm making some progress in it, but still need to work at it much more often than I have lately.

I've noticed I'm getting visitors already on that niche site, much more than I expected since I don't have too much on it yet and haven't really done too much promoting it yet. Plus, I'm slowly, but steadily getting more followers that are in the art niche...

Oh no, a heart attack! Sounds like a scary time to go through. Health problems sure can be a setback..., especially one like you've had! Happy to hear you're doing better and ready to get back to your niche.

Yes, thankfully I too have not only God, but an awesome hubby and even some of my other family members that have been there for me in the hardest times...just knowing they're there when you really need them sure helps a person get through the tough times, doesn't it?

Anyways, I hope all is going well with your health and your niche too! I'm definitely looking forward to connecting with you again, so feel free to stop in here or even send a PM...and, also if you need any help with anything just let me know. I'm happy to help if I can!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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KelseyLim Premium
Hi Sherry, Thank you so much for following back. I reckon this is the best place where we can learn and increase your exposure on IM. The training and tutoriaIs are top notch and I believe the WA community is the place you want to be with on your journey to build a passive income. [Kelsey]
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Hi Kelsey, you're very welcome and thank you too for the follow! You're very right, there is no other place like WA to learn IM and so many other things. At least as far as I've found, and I'd have to say the community here is awesome!

Wishing you much success in the new year!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Merlster Premium
Hey Sherry, :)

You have a wonderful success story in your bio! It was a pleasure to read. I just made my first few steps on WA now and got my first website running, but without content yet. I've always been good on the tech-side but I always dared to just start something. I had always in mind things like "the niche is already overrun" or "I won't make it, there are too many competitors". Well, now I have a site started but it feels like I haven't found yet the right niche to begin with. Maybe I can find my real passion later. Nevertheless I'm gonna continue this little idea. I like your sites, they are all pretty clean and concise. Like, what I want to have. ;)

Keep up, and if it's ok for you, I'll stay in touch and follow you, ok?
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hey Merlin, Thank you for following and the kind words too! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed reading my bio.

Glad to hear you've gotten started on your niche site...even if it doesn't quite feel like "the one" yet. Eventually you'll find it, as I did with mine.

I've found that starting out on my first site, it helped a lot in learning how to do things, even though I didn't really feel that it was exactly the "right" niche. It helps to gain experience in so many things, such as writing and learning the technical stuff as well.

The one thing I didn't realize at first was how much competition a site on dogs would have. It seems there are tons of dog sites out there once I started looking around more! However, even though I don't work much on it lately, I still have posts/pages that are up on the first page in google...last I checked anyway. So, don't let the thought of competition keep you away from something if it's what you want to do!

Sometimes it takes us awhile to find our true passion, I think. So, don't worry! You'll eventually find it or it'll find you. I think I'm finally where I should be with the art site...when it comes to the passion thing that is, lol. Still much more work to do on the site though...

I can spend all day learning new things on this niche, and still want to do more...so, if there is something you really enjoy doing already and it's always there in the back of your mind, sort of bothering you...well, maybe that is the ONE! Or, at least something you might consider checking into more.

Wow, I've written such a long reply! Anyways, thank you again for following and I'm also happy to hear what you thought of my sites...glad you liked them!

Keep in touch too, okay? In fact, I'd love to see how your site is going...and if you ever need a hand with something let me know either here or in a PM. I'm always happy to help if I can.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Merlster Premium
Hey Sherry,

I have to thank you again. What you've written could be a blog, lol. ;) Full of great tips, I could draw many parallels between what you've described and my current situation. Writing in this manner strengthens the heart, dispels fear and eliminates tiredness. You must be very successful. I LOVE meeting honest and sincere people like you.

Keep up your brilliant work, I'm going to keep an eye on all your endeavors.

All the best :)

Merlin
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Freedomseekr Premium
LOL! Yes, it sure could be...I always get carried away when I'm writing even in comments, so I'm sure I have many little blogs here and there in WA, lol! Glad to hear you found it helpful, I was hoping it would help in some way. :)

Well, as far as success, it depends on what you consider success to be. I'm successful in that I now have more time to do the things I love, and am much happier, thanks to WA...well, to make a long story short, before coming here things were looking very bleak! And, although I do make some money from my first site, it's still not enough yet to quit my part-time job...some day though :)

Nice hearing from you again, btw...you're right, writing does work like you said! Great points you've made here Merlin...thank you!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Merlster Premium
You're very welcome :)
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jedmed Premium
Hello Sherry,
Following the age old tip of visiting the websites of those who interacted with me, I was impressed with your sites. I'm browsing the many excellent articles on your Boss Free Opportunities site including the blog post on writer's block.

My problem before is that I have read a couple of similar articles without getting anything afterward. Your article is different because you suggested something relevant to the problem. Something that can work for me. I love music and it always works for me - I mean, getting into the right mood and then start writing again, after getting stuck for days.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi jedmed,
It's great to meet you here and be a part of your network. Thank you for the follow back and the kind words...happy to hear you enjoyed checking them out!

It's also great to hear that you found that post helpful in overcoming writer's block...music is what helps me, so I'm glad to hear it just may do the trick for you too. If it weren't for music, I don't think I'd get around to doing much of anything most days, lol.
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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TinaB Premium
Hi Sherry. Thanks for following me. You have an interesting profile, and I agree it's better to start off with one niche website. And yes, I know firsthand how hard it is to just manage with one website while trying to juggle with offline life.

I really like your dog website. Looking forward to connecting with you. - Tina
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Tina, You're very welcome and thank you for the follow too!

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed checking out the dog site...thank you for doing so! It's the first niche site, and still a work in progress...but, as I've come to understand, a site is never completely done if you want to keep up with the competition. There are always things to improve upon as things change.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you as well and glad to be a part of your network. Hope your journey here is going well!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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DaleOdom Premium
Hey Sherry,
Thank you for taking the time to give me a follow it sounds like you have a busy life with all the pets. I am pleased to add you to my network and am happy that you are seeing some success. I wish you all the best.
Dale
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Dale,
You're very welcome and thank you for following back! They sure do keep us all busy, lol.

I'm happy to be a part of your network here and I'm sure you'll start to see success as well. It takes time...just keep following the training here and if you ever need help with anything just ask.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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DaleOdom Premium
Thank you Sherry!
I really appreciate it very much. I look forward to getting to know you.
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TW2016 Premium
Hi Sherry, it's so wonderful being able to connect and get to know you. Look forward to you following my network too so that its a great way expanding our network at WA together. I look forward if we can journey at WA together learning from each other on site building and also our discussions and encouragement together. I look forward to hear from you soon. Keep n touch and take good care. Terry :)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Terry, thanks for following and its great to meet you too! I'm following you back and am looking forward to hearing from you too. Take care and see you around here.
Best wishes :) Sherry
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DPolny Premium
Hi Sherry, nice to meet you. Thank you for the follow. We have very similiar interests! My house used to be a zoo with cats, dog, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, hamsters, mice, fish and a skink! I am now down to 5 dogs...whew! I haven't drawn in quite a while (no time) or picked up my guitar lately (again, no time) but I always tell myself that I'll get back to it one day lol. Good advice...I have three sites on the go but am concentrating all my attention on the one I started during my training here. All the best to you...
Cheers,
Dawn :D
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Dawn,
You're welcome! No problem at all. It's great to meet you too. Sorry for the late reply, btw. Somehow I must have missed your comment here.

Anyways, it's great to meet a fellow animal lover. Wow, now that's quite the zoo! I've never owned a rabbit, mice, rats, or a skink. Although I'm sure my son would love to own every one of them...now, we're down to the 4 dogs and 1 painted turtle...our bigger one passed away a couple of weeks ago sadly. But, our smaller one, Ms. Zippy is still feisty as ever...never knew a turtle could move as fast as she does, lol.

Well, I've been drawing quite a lot now, but haven't picked up the guitar in a long time either. I'd like to though one of these days. Glad to hear you're focusing on just one site at the moment...it's much easier to get one going the way you want to first. Just keep going on it and it'll get there!

Best wishes to you :) ~Sherry
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LisaFranks Premium
Hi Sherry,

I am only here two months so far so there is a lot I still don't know.

I love your profile messages. It is refreshing to hear that another person is generating an income here.

My passion is animals...I can no longer stand by and just watch animals being abused, tortured, skinned alive or murdered for trophies. That is my niche. Frankly, on this one, I really want to make money to help animals. Anything more would be nice but the animals are my main concern.

I have gone on enough now. Thank you so much for following me. I am honored to be included among your connections.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Lisa,
You're very welcome and thank you too for the follow back! I noticed a comment of yours on Ultimateless' post that sounded so much like myself I had to hit follow...

I rarely ever spoke much to anyone as a very young child either, always feeling like I wasn't saying anything right or that it was stupid, which like yourself, made me a good target to bullies. It took years to get over my fear of talking to people...I still have a hard time speaking up in a large group. But, I believe it makes us who we are now...strong people willing to stand up for what is right.

I think that is so awesome of you to want to make money to help the animals...I don't understand how some people can be so heartless and cruel to them. There's quite a few of us on twitter and G+ that feel the same way, and we try to get the word out for shelter animals that need homes as much as possible too.

So, if you're on either one of those I'd be happy to follow you there too and help promote your niche as much as possible...it's something I already support and the more I can help animals the better.

I think I've blabbered on enough again, and thanks again for being part of my network at WA.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry

Btw, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed reading the profile and I didn't bore you to tears, lol. Oh, noticed you're on twitter, so I'm following you there (@SherryB19).
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LisaFranks Premium
Sherry,

I am so glad you did hit follow. I mean that sincerely.

Took me a long time to speak up too. I worked in a fast food restaurant at the time. I always worked the hamburger grill which was fine but for 2 weeks there was a problem with the grill. It was doing weird things to me and a co-worker. So, one Sunday, I decided enough was enough. That grill needed fixing and I wasn't going to work it until it was. The junior assistant manager, who was 15 at the time told me to work that grill and I said no. Of course, he had to tell the manager on duty and I was called into the office. I was so scared, I thought I would die but I went in and stood my ground. Long story short, I didn't have to work the grill that day. It turned out one of the pilots was not working so not only was it not good for our health but it was also dangerous.

I am so sickened every time I hear of an animal being killed. The bear, the alligators. What ever happened to parents controlling their children and keeping a good watch on them? And why do sheep have to be skinned alive? Or dogs and cats abused or abandoned for no good reason? I am also sick of people hunting and killing animals for the trophy. Hunting is no sport, it is murder. I could go on about this all night. Thank you for supporting the rights of animals. We do have to be their voice, they cannot speak for themselves.

Lisa
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Freedomseekr Premium
Wow, good thing you spoke up when you did! That whole place could have blown up, along with everyone in it...15-year-old junior assistant manager included! I guess there comes a point in time where enough is enough...

You sound exactly like how I feel when I hear of things like that...sheep skinned alive? I didn't know that! Just sickening...
and parents that don't watch their children and teach them how to treat animals is another thing that is such a problem where I live. The worst was a couple years ago, my hubby and I noticed a few younger kids, probably 6 to 8 years old, chasing a wild rabbit down the street and it ran into our driveway under our car...I think it did this since it often came to visit us before and felt safe here. Boy, my blood was beginning to boil...

Anyways, we kept watching, and they started throwing rocks at the rabbit...well, that was it! We both went flying out there and let 'em have it...told them to get out of our yard and leave the rabbit alone, which nearly ended up in an argument with their dad after they told him we yelled at them...but, after he found out they were throwing rocks at it, not to mention our car, he changed his tune pretty quick. Now, I see him going along with them instead of letting them run wild all over the place.

Sadly, there's still so many other parents here that let them roam all over with no supervision. I just don't understand their reasoning...our two kids were always taught to respect animals and other people's property too. They didn't leave our sight when they were younger and well, my son still isn't allowed to go very far off and he's 10.

Oh my, you've got me going, lol. I'll let you go and btw, I did send a tweet out for your post on Meatball...such heartlessness makes me sooo angry, but you're right, we have to speak up for them.

Btw, I'm glad to have followed you...wish I had done so earlier. I'll see you around here.

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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Now you got me started. Why do parents not watch their kids anymore? I used to think Mom was a spy when I was a kid. She knew and saw everything. I don't think she took her eyes off of me for a second (and you really can't with a child--something can happen so fast). Why did, I think it's up to 8 alligators, have to be killed because a parent was not watching the child (Sad that the child died, but alligators do live in waters everywhere in Florida--should we kill them all?). And what about Harambe, the gorilla killed in Cincinnati Zoo, when the gorilla was actually doing the job the child's parents were supposed to be doing? Protecting that child! The parents are responsible for that child getting in there because they didn't watch him closely. Yet, the poor gorilla had to die.

I agree with you about teaching children to have respect for animals but when the parents are busy killing animals to have as trophies, they obviously do not care about endangered or any other animals.

I become infuriated when I hear of stories like this when you know full well that if parents were not so involved in themselves, they would be watching their children the same way you watch yours and Mom the spy watched me.

I am so pleased we have met and are connected, Sherry.

Your friend, Lisa
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