My Need To Walk Away

Last Update: January 12, 2021

Hi WA family hope all is well. Everyone is staying safe and healthy.

For the past couple of months, I have been struggling with my website, and quite frankly it has been a roller coaster ride. In live chat I have been getting help from Diane, Catherine, Joe, Shannon, well the list goes on. You get quick answers, develop friendships, and get help to grow your site. I find this to be a great source and I am very grateful. I also find it refreshing because there are times when I get to share something without this fear of getting a write ban. This blog may end up controversial and may be judged as it does not belong here. Heaven forbid it is not all about WA business. You are entitled to your opinion.

By the way, I used to share certain things that may help our health but ... My brain needs to be recharged. So here goes:

Yes, when I go for groceries, I have made a new list.

There is a saying I am sure we are all familiar with. Keep it Simple. My gosh, I have this tendency to complicate things. After I read Chrystopher's answer to his quiz 11011101, and he even gave a hint, yesterday was his birthday. Calculators were out even searched the web, but nothing.

For the past 2 months, my posts have not been getting indexed. While I was on live chat there was a member who felt getting your posts indexed was no big deal as he perhaps had no problems getting his posts indexed. To me, anyone who gets their site or posts indexed, celebrate, and share your accomplishment. I love to read success stories. What makes one person feel good, may not relate to you. Please do not try to take that away from their sense of joy. I post when my articles get indexed, being recognized gives me a boost to create and learn more.

Another thing that gets strained when writing a post, staring at a monitor:

I spend a lot of time in WA, but I think it is time to walk away and go back to the basics of what life used to be like before WA. I will be honest, this is my escape from some of the realities that tend to depress me. All of you are great individuals and I really care about you.

My health is compromised mainly due to the time I spend sitting, I do try to get up every 15 minutes and do a walk around. Another great thing is to lie on my yoga mat and put my feet straight up against the wall for 10 to 15 minutes. It will refresh you and make you feel better.

You can even build your own home gym with very little expense.

I was searching on Google yesterday as to any new updates they may have done without telling me about them.

Incoming Google Update in 2021: New Tips to Improve User Experience (webceo.com)

I also see Jay is having a webinar on ranking this Friday at 8:00 PM: E.S.T.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/magistudios/blog/tag-youre-i...

I certainly plan on being there.

I will be re-writing the articles that have not been indexed and will be hoping for the best. I also will be visiting live chat, learning new things, and if I know the answer to a question I will do my best to assist. I have been saving up quite a few tutorials about bounce rate, generating traffic, and better ways to write my articles to gain a more visitor-friendly atmosphere on my site. Thanks to the members who share lessons here.

Right now I feel like having some dark chocolate.

By the way, drinking a homemade soup while you are working on your WA posts is a great way to maintain your metabolism and energy. Not all soups you buy at the grocery store are good for you. I was surprised to see one of my trusted companies listed as not so good.

I thank everyone at WA, I hope I have not gone against any WA rules. I do try to respect them.

Would appreciate a like and comment. Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best,

Michael

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You do such a great amount for the community, so its a real shame that you have been feeling low.
You have to ensure that your mental health is taken care of and the community here can help that too., but you must take breaks away from the platform from time to time.
Its pleasing that you are staying.
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lesabre Premium
Thank you David. Much appreciated.

All the best,
Michael
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LesGreen Premium
I have had businesses since 1979. I can follow rules and they are unbelievably complex and extensive in the architecture and engineering practices. I was state licensed in architecture, but retired in 1997, the same year that my father died. The two incidents are not related, except for the time period.

Unless someone is a member of the ASCE, The American Society of Civil Engineers, they probably don't know the ethics which accompany such membership. One thing not known by the public is that civil engineers are not allowed to ever "talk down" to or be condescending to lay persons. I think that is a kind. I think it is considerate. I think it is reasonable. I think it shows the thing out of fashion, which is compassion.

We're not a bunch of cops and robbers here, and nobody in between that.

In professional practices: engineering, architecture, medicine, and law, the requirements to be even allowed to take the state exam are enormous. In professional practices, standards are very high. In professional practices, there is a board which oversees the registrants. In professional practices, complaints must be addressed, but it is the board, not the licensees, who have the power to make the determination of whether rules are broken, ethics were violated, or laws were broken.

These standards are very high and would well be worth emulating. Without such oversight and high standards, the antithesis of anarchy can ensue and that is of the establishment of a "snitch society", in which anyone for any reason has the power to potentially damage or destroy another.

Might it be a good idea to follow a few hundred years of normal professional practice?

It is sad and disheartening to see good-intentioned people, such as yourself, to feel that it is necessary to "walk away". Should this be a wake up call to everyone involved?

If we are ostensibly supposed to encourage and be supportive to one another. Why would today not be a good time to do that?

Sorry that my comment is a chapter. Some things cannot be said in three or four words or in anemic paragraphs. Maybe my paragraphs could be shorter?

I wish us all success. It ain't easy, but it doesn't need to be any more unpleasant than it already is.

Chuck
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Chuck. I appreciate your comments.

Best wishes,
Michael
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stripeycat Premium
Hello Michael,

With your interests have you considered a standing desk?

They are so much better than sitting in my experience and can save your back.

Some are electronically adjustable so you can rotate between the sitting and standing position.

I could never go back to just sitting.

Previously I read up and experienced the pain of a slipped disc from sitting even though I exercised frequently.

Apparently it occurs more to males in the 30's and 40's who are desk or chair bound.

Love the colours and layout of your food charts, they look very professional to me.

Good point about not taking someones joy away. The market will usually decide the rest.

Thanks for your wishes and I hope you do very well as you continue on.

Brook
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lesabre Premium
Hi Brook, thank you for your comments. Very much appreciated.

Yes, I have considered a standing desk but I doubt if I will be purchasing one. I know that sitting is now considered the new smoking. I just need to schedule some time outs from sitting at a computer desk.

All the best,
Michael
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stripeycat Premium
Hi Michael you are welcome.

It has made all the difference to me, it really has.

I'm glad I got the electronic one of ebay. I bought the table top separately at Ikea as it was cheaper that way.

Back when I first mentioned it to HR departments they dismissed it out of hand.

And spot on, sitting is the new smoking in terms of bowel cancer etc.

Here is another though, as we exert ourselves for income - I heard it said a few times: your true wealth is your health.

What I do know now is that is true, I really do believe me.

Imagine a rich man dying of cancer is his gold plated Saudi apartment.

There is something in that statement regarding health and I think computers have made many of us desk slaves like battery hens unless they are managed in relation to us.

Brook
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lesabre Premium
Hi Brook,

I agree with you about the standing desk and one day I will very likely be switching to one. I know this sitting down for extended periods is not a good thing.

I am an auto tech by trade but since I joined WA I have become one of those desk slaves. Big change.

Health is definitely wealth. The most important things in life money can't buy.

All the best,
Michael
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stripeycat Premium
Indeed Michael, have a few tips you might find useful but feel free to PM me as its your post ;-), anytime, you probably need a break from all the technology for a few days, I know this sneaks up on me too, its knowing when to break and when not to. Speaking of which I must sign off shortly :-)
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Brook. Much appreciated.

All the best,
Michael
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stripeycat Premium
You are welcome Michael :-) I wish you every success as you transition over from your trade.
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Roseblogger Premium
Hi, Michael, so you are saying even if you submit your URLs in Google Search Console and request Indexing they still don't get index?
I did notice that Google Search Console is working again so I have now started submitting my article as soon as I finish checking that all is well.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Rose, I usually get my posts indexed within a week. My last 6 posts have not been recognized by the big "G".
I decided to step back to review and in some cases re-write these posts. I have used the Google URL submission and done live tests to see if there are any errors. With none been found, I have manually requested indexing. Now I just got to wait and hope.

All the best,
Michael
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Roseblogger Premium
I see, well let's see if they will be indexed. It's strange that all 6 have not been indexed.
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lesabre Premium
Sure is Rose. It is a bit frustrating. Just got to try and be patient and do better
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arlowa Premium
Hello Michael, great post. I d hate to see less of you though as you have been one of the great members here that have supported me from day 1. I went through a spell of no indexing at the end of last year. I am sure it will come back and all your posts will be indexed. All the best for that. 👍🏻
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lesabre Premium
Hi Drea, thank you so much for your comments. Very much appreciated.

Just need to step back for a bit to recharge and refocus.

All the best,
Michael
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arlowa Premium
I understand. All the best and see you soon 👋
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