Why We Do it
My very good friend wrote a blog about "Good Cop Bad Cop" based on some issues that have been seen here in WA lately.
It really got me to thinking that new members may not know everything that WA stands for. I want to try to feel you in on what we (the members) do and why we do it.
The members here play a good role in helping each other reach success. I am sure you have had a firsthand experience with this by now.
I am going to list some key elements that we as members are helping you with as well as why and how.
Members create training helping other members with issues that they may have had problems understanding or implementing themselves, or have seen others who need extra guidance in that area of the training.
They will give you ways that helped them to get through it, or what they did that was successful. Sometimes we may not understand how one presents the training, but completely understand it the way another presents it.
We do this in order helping YOU. We know what it is like. We have been there too. I know I had my share of confusion many times and was helped by this community as well as Kyle and Carson.
This isn't a game. We are all here to learn how to build a successful business. With as over 1 million members I think that members helping other members would only help to ensure your success.
We blog for MANY reasons, but the main focus, is helping others. Whether it be to offer advice, solutions, express their opinion, share a life changing event, share success etc.
It is suggested to keep our blogging business related. In a community this size, that is a little hard to do for some. I am one of these who find it hard sometimes.
For the most part, our blogs are beneficial and business related and WA related. Blogging here in the community is mean to inspire, motivate, teach and learn from.
Some of us may blog about something not "business related", like the birth of a child, the loss of a pet.
Is this OK? My opinion is it should be as long as we aren't ALWAYS writing this type of blogs and do write business related blogs more constantly.
Will every blog have something of value to you specifically? Probably not. But 90 % of the time It will for someone else.
Leaving comments is also a way of helping others. I have listed a few examples blow.
- Maybe you have a similar approach to what was written
- You have also applied this technique and had success
- Can offer other suggestions
- Give motivation to others
- Inspire others
- Offer your technique
This list can go on. Commenting isn't a popularity contest as some think it is. We can tell by the comments.
If we spent the time to write the post, it wasn't just to see how many likes we can get or how many comments. It was because we thought it might be helpful to someone in the community.
I don't know about you, but a comment like "great post thanks for sharing", the only thing that tells me is that you are looking for a higher rank, or you like me but this just wasn't useful to me.
Trust me, my feelings will not be hurt if you didn't find something that I have written, useful. It isn't the first time and it won't be the last.
With that being said, don't feel that you have to comment on it. I had rather you not, then to leave a comment that just shows no interest.
Do not SKIM through the post. If you are going to read it, then read the whole thing. Otherwise, you may have missed the key element that could have helped you.
When you leave a comment that shows no relevance to the actual post, you are only making yourself look bad and you aren't leaving us much to say as we aren't trying to make you look bad for it.
Here is another way I look at how commenting helps.
Kyle has created a couple of places for us to get comments on our websites.
Most of you know that you need to READ the content and leave QUALITY comments.
Commenting on blogs here in the community can also give you practice ensuring you are leaving proper comments on the websites of others.
After all, we are trying helping each other out right? I see commenting on blogs the way I see it when commenting on a post.
If you can create a quality comment on a blog that means you read it. If you are at the point of getting comments on your website, you have probably had a few that you didn't approve.
Or let's say, you have left comments on someone's post but it wasn't approved. Think about your comment. Was it related to the post? Was it of high quality? Was it engaging?
We are taught how to leave proper comments. I do my best to show the same respect to someone else that I would like when it comes to comments on my website or on a blog here.
Yes, there are some who may have standards set to high on what type of comment they approve. Don't let it discourage you if you know that you did it the right way.
I have seen other members relaying the message that you can earn money in Site Comments by leaving comments on websites.
I am all for that, BUT this is going to be another area where members take advantage of the system.
Just a warning, I have only not approved I believe 1 comment that I had requested, and that was because it was feedback, This was also left by someone who has been a member for over 2 years at the time.
Don't try to rush and see how many you can leave in a day to earn a buck. Chances are, your earnings will be less than you anticipated.
Clicking That Like Button
It took me forever before I would actually remember to click the like button.
It is there to let the creator know that you at least appreciate them taking the time to great the blog, training etc.
It is not your way to higher rank. it is meant to show appreciation whether it is from another members comment on a blog, a question that someone asked and you think it is a great question, or to let them know that you liked the training.
We are all adults here. Let's prove that we are. It will all come out in the wash eventually, so save yourself from wasting your time with games and beating the system.
I know we are not perfect but Kyle and Carson built this platform and designed it to better help the community with some incentives to show appreciation.
Let's show them our appreciation by not abusing it.
Wishing you ALL, the best in all you do