Slipping rank but at least I'm progressing!

Last Update: March 27, 2020

Hey there WAmily! I hope you're all doing great and taking advantage of your newly found time!

I have not been too active lately because I had to put some things in perspective, realise my goals and priorities. Unfortunately, I had been taking the WA ranking a little too seriously and I was just constantly on here doing everything possible to up my rank.

Because of that, my website has not been getting the love is deserves and trying to do it all at once was just too much. I ended up with a huge writer's block because I just wasn't into it anymore. I was starting to lose interest in what my main goal was. As much as I love this platform, I let it get the best of me and let my site sit. I barely even logged into it.

I took a couple of days away from both to reflect and have me time. What I figured out is that I'm mainly here to learn and build my online business. It's fine to engage, read blog posts and comment but there's more to this than WA rank. I won't stop communicating, but it will be less than it was. I need to put my brain back in the game.

In the time that I've taken away from everything, the weather has been awesome! It's starting to actually feel like spring, even though there's still quite a bit of snow everywhere. I have a nice big deck in the back of the house where there's also a cabin for my daughters. I figured getting some exercise while helping mother nature rid my deck of snow was a great idea! The sooner the deck is open the better with the circumstances were going through with social distancing and isolation.

At least we'll be able to go outside to enjoy the weather!

Here's a picture of when I started a couple days ago and one from earlier today after I did some more. I only do a little at a time because it's comes apart as huge ice chunks so it gets hard on the hands but that's ok, slow and steady wins the race!

Being cooped up all winter due to how cold it is was already a drag, but now, the new normal of staying away from everything as much as possible has really put a damper on regular life. I was never one for going out too much but every Saturday if go with my mom and hang out while we get our groceries done. For now, that has been put on hold because even though we're not on lockdown, we believe in social distancing to help calm the spread.

Ive also found something that has gone viral because of everyone being in quarantine or lockdown. I don't know if you guys have seen it, it's called dalgona coffee. I'm a coffee fanatic so I'll try almost anything that has to do with coffee! My first try was a fail but on my second shot it was a huge win and it's SO good!

Basically, you need instant coffee, granulated sugar and hot water. 2 tablespoons of each into a small bowl. Then you use a hand mixer or frother if you have one and mix the 3 ingredients together till it because a fluffy foam.

Grab a seperate glass and put your choice of milk with a few ice cubes. Spoon your fluffy coffee mixture on top of the milk. You can either leave it as it is or mix it all up with the milk. I personally like to mix it up.

And there you have it! An awesome, great tasting drink! :) I got fancy with mine.. Yup, that's my kind of fancy!

All in all, it has been an awesome few days away from everything. I feel refreshed and more than ready to work. I've also not only found some new content to write but I've found 2 more categories to add to my site that I'll be able to add an infinite amount of content to.

Needless to say, I'm feeling very positive! :)

I hope you're all feeling great and positive, too!

All the best to each and every one of you!

P.S. Another thing to be proud about.. I've never written a blog this long within WA. 730 words! :)

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Mick18 Premium
You are correct there is much more to WA than rank. You are putting your focus where it should be.

Same here concerning grocery shopping, we don't go very often. Which is fairly easy for us since it's only the two of us. We believe in social distancing too.

That fancy coffee drink sounds and looks good!
MRRSP Premium
It was very easy to let it take me over. Day by day I watched my rank and it was almost making me crazy lol glad I was able to step back and realise what was happening.

We're 5 in my house but I did over $600 dollars of groceries 2 weeks ago to make sure I didn't have to go back for a while. And no, I didn't hoard shop like others lol little bit of this, little bit of that..

It's SO GOOD! If you like coffee you should definitely give it a try. I can't wait to sip on one while sitting on my swing on the back deck this summer! 😋
Mick18 Premium
It is easy to get caught up in it. I try to limit my time in the community. I go on when eating or taking a break from business or my site. And then once again in the evening when I'm done for the day. Break time over, back to work. 😊
MRRSP Premium
That's what I was doing at first but I let it get to me.. lesson learnt! Only on breaks and for small amounts of time from now on ☺️
Dave07 Premium
Hi Melissa
Don’t be too hard on yourself - getting caught up in WA stuff is addictive. There is a reward (rank rather than money) and it is easier than working on your site.
But it’s false progress as you have realised.

I haven’t done much on either WA or my site this week due to exhaustion after working. I can’t wait for a break next week!

Hope the snow goes soon so you can really enjoy the outdoors (if you don’t get locked down)

MRRSP Premium
It's way too addictive! I've read blog posts about exactly that and thought I had to under control but the higher up I got in rank, the more addicted I got to trying to raise it some more. I'm done with that. It'll happen when it happens, if it happens. I'm ok with that now.

I don't blame you for being exhausted after dealing with those people all day! I have a lot of respect for you and everyone like you staying out there to help people.

We better be allowed in our own yards! If not, this will happen... 🤯🤯🤯🤯 Lol

I hope you're doing well ☺️
butch447 Premium
Hi Melissa, so glad to hear you back on track, I'm glad you walked away and are now ready to get back into it. Congrats on 700+ word blog!!!
looks like you have a lot of snow, way more than my backyard in Winnipeg!!!

I like your "Red Neck" wine glass, not much of a coffee drinker but it looks good!! Stay safe

Take care
MRRSP Premium
Hey Butch!

I'm glad I walked away, too. At the time I felt that it was wrong but now I see that that's what I needed.

Thank you 😊 I appreciate that!

We actually got pretty lucky with snowfall this year. That's actually quite a bit less than we usually have.

Thanks, I love my red neck wine glass, too! Funny thing is, I don't drink wine! Lol I just really like those glasses. I have the mason jar coffee cup ones too 😁

Thanks for your comment! Always a pleasure having you stop by ☺️

Stay safe!
WilsonP Premium
Hi Melissa, ranking always looks good when you get nearer to the top, but we all know that's only within the WA community. So if it means slipping rank to get what matters back on course, why worry. I am sure you will recover from that, no problem.

Stay safe and stay well.

MRRSP Premium
I noticed the higher you get to the top, the more time you have to put in to keep rising. Some days I was spending my whole day on WA only to go up 2 ranks. It started getting to me and I didn't want to do anything at all anymore. That's why I had to step back and realise what should be a priority.

I'm glad to be back on track! ☺️

Thanks for your comment, Wilson!
JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Great job on your 730 word post!
I don't think I have reach that level yet -- in the high six hundred the most.

I know how you feel about slipping in rank, yet still progressing. The same thing is happening to me. But the thought of knowing we are building our businesses to perfection, is worth slipping in rank.

MRRSP Premium
Thank you ☺️ high six hundred is awesome, too!

For sure! That's what I had to step back and think about for a couple days. Refresh and realise that as cool as it would be to get to top 50 and ambassador rank, it's not going to help my site, so I'll concentrate on my site and pay less attention to my rank.

If I get there, I get there. If not, that's ok too, as long as my site is thriving.

JrzyGrlBJ Premium
That's the way I look at it.
MRRSP Premium
Yet another thing we have in common ☺️
JrzyGrlBJ Premium
I was thinking the same thing!