It's been a roller coaster ride!
My first few months with WA has been pretty crazy to say the least. I'm sure like many of the non-techy newbies, much of the activity in WA can seem so foreign. Many of the terms are truly like learning a new language! There's such a steep learning curve and just trying to keep up with all the information coming at you from all directions can be overwhelming.
I have been up and I have been down, going round and round in certain phases of the learning where at times, I went through weeks of trying to figure out the steps in the process of setting up the website, inserting pictures, then the email auto responder, and steps 25-34 (just made that up) in getting something viable. Headers were messed up, don't know a widget from a plug in and inserting a code? I think not.
Oh, Lord, what am I doing?
Thank God for Site Support who came to my rescue so many times since I first joined WA. I wanted to either throw up when my website was messed up (just kidding) or get off the roller coaster (true statement)! I have prayed for divine guidance (don't laugh, I know some of you have done this too) when I've run into so many issues that I questioned God if this is something I should be involved in.
I won't say I "bargained" with God, but I did say, since I was turned down by Google Adsense, if this affiliate application is not approved, then this must be your sign. Lo and behold, I received the approval today and I am taking this to mean I should keep going!
I'm so proud of myself!
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! I am so proud of all the things I have learned and have accomplished to date! I've learned how to create Pinterest pins in Canva and link it back to my blog. Yay!
I could not have done this without the help of the WA members and Site Support - my heroes!
How can I help answer other newbie's questions?
Ha ha - I jump on Live Chat when I notice someone needs help because I've been there, stuck and so confused so if I can, I help with the easy questions. Most of the time, I direct them to do a search on their topic because there's so much information there to help. As a newbie, I didn't even know that spot existed! Othertimes, I use my superpower of encouragement. I have certainly been there on many occasions. I see myself in their desperate please for help.
So thank you, Kyle and Carson and all of you that have taken the time to help me out in my journey. This is my new adventure and I'm glad I've got great guides to keep me from falling (or jumping) off a cliff - lol!