Posts by OldTruckGuy 7
Some weeks are tougher than others. There are times when every effort seems to flow well, and other timeswhen it seems the harder I push, the tougher it gets. When I think Iam getting the momentum going, the next thing I know it seems like Iam slowing to a crawl. Even with that, I have two majorpositive forces going for me. One is my experience. Over the yearsI have experienced these same challenges numerous times on differentlevels and “made it through”. I have also coached ne
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July 22, 2017
Sometime last week I signed up for a WordPress Word Camp that was scheduled this weekend in my area. I decided to sit in on the beginner sessions to make sure I wasn't bypassing any additional knowledge I may need going forward. A mentor once taught me "I didn't know what I didn't know". I felt this may be a good way to find out if I was missing anything.The sessions were helpful and informative, but overall the biggest thing I came away with was confirmation. I consider myself a beginner i
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July 04, 2017
I have been having fun the past two weeks. In training Kyle suggests choosing a niche we enjoy and may be passionate about. I have done that, and what I am doing does not seem like work. I am enjoying my training and sometimes do not think I am making enough progress. However, at each step I learn the benefit of each exercise. The exercises help me recognize things I need to get done on my site, and I take time to get those things done before I continue. My niche is one of my hobbies, so
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June 23, 2017
Over the years, I have lived in andaround towns and cities of various sizes. They were anywhere from300 to 1 million in population. I have met good people everywhereI've been, but the places I enjoyed the most where the small towns. The ones that were big enough to have a good selection of places toeat and shop, but small enough to have a lot of friendly people. People who didn't hesitate to help someone if they could, and trulyappreciated when someone helped them. It seemed to be their cult
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We have many fathers here at WA, and no doubt that is part of the reason they are here. So to those who are fathers biological or not, I wish you a Happy Fathers Day. To those who are showing their appreciation for fathers and/or father figures, please know we are recognizing and counting our blessings. Without you, we may not have been able to accomplish what we have accomplished so far; and we may not be driven to do more as we are trying to now. Thank you, and Happy Father's Day to you t
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June 11, 2017
I set some goals for myself last week that I did not achieve. However, I did gain some knowledge that was very helpful. I read some comments mentioning the need for good site structure. So I took a step back, and decided to "walk across the street" to see what my guests would see. My site did not have some of the things that I look for as a visitor that make it welcoming and comfortable. I want people to stay there for a while, and I want it easy for them to navigate. I started by using t
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I am currently working on the final lesson in Course 2. Every step I have taken in the training so far has been designed to give me an understanding of something that will help me achieve my goals. There are a lot of things I wish I already knew, but the reason I am training is to gain that knowledge. I want to learn the things I need to know. Determination, and small successes along the way, keeps me motivated and helps me achieve that goal. At the beginning of our training we are advised to
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