Posts by SAWalden 15
November 28, 2019
If for no other reason than this, Thanksgiving Day is providing me with a much-needed reminder to stop whining and complaining and just be thankful.What follows is not intended to be an exhaustive list but a starting point that sets an intention for me to be more grateful - not just today but everyday.Thankful I have friends and family to share ideas and memories and with that, the promise of new and exciting experiences to be made in the future.Thankful I have my vision and I am able to see an
One YearREFLECTWhen used as a verb pretty much describes how I've recently spent a portion of my free time - contemplating and reviewing the past one year, the progress I've made with my one website and what I've determined to be the number one lesson learned - at least so far.One WebsiteIf you had asked me over a year ago would I be willing to build a website, in all likelihood I would have said, "No way!" In the beginning, the idea of building a website from the ground up sounded very intimid
It's funny how a person's interests change after they become a Premium member and create their own website (s). A year ago I never would have given a second glance when reading a news headline that included the words "SEO", "Content", "Site Map" or "Indexed".Mind you, my website is still young and doesn't receive much traffic but I still like to keep up with what traffic I do have and be aware of if and when a new page becomes indexed and I'm all about keeping up with the latest happenings in
Indoor plumbing? Electricity? The printing press?All are great answers however, I have made a discovery that deserves a place on this impressive list of modern conveniences. To be clear, this is more than a convenience - it has restored (somewhat) my sanity and ability to get good night's sleep - something bread, water, light or a book have never been able to do!The closer it gets to the end of the year the more responsibilities I have and this what causes me to lose sleep. (As much as I hat
September 30, 2018
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading severalposts discussing the “absent mentor” and it has prompted me to ask, "What is a mentor and is a mentor necessary to be successful at WA?"No doubt, havingsomeone to hold your hand and lead you along step-by-step might not the worst thing tohappen to you however, there are many of us here at WA that are thriving and doing very well without the daily/weekly/hourly support of a mentor. I’ve been here since mid-July and,
September 17, 2018
It took me long enough but I'm finally on lesson 10 of Level 4 EOC training. For those of you that have completed this you will remember the training centers on the use of social media - specifically, the how and why of social media to facilitate our success in the world of affiliate marketing.Watching the videos and following the training I found myself in Google-land in search of the how and why of social media. After a few minutes of scrolling through several sites I began to notice a patt
September 10, 2018
To all our WA friends on the East Coast - Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina - BE SAFE!!!It's looking more and more like Florence means business!
September 09, 2018
It's been quite a balancing act as well as a challenge finding enough hours in a day to accomplish all I want and/or need to accomplish. I'm torn between 1) spending quality time here at WA, 2) spending quality time between four diffeent social media sites and 3) spending time on my sewing machine. Much of my content requires me to produce - quilt and/or sew then photograph - something. Having content (product) that is worthy of publishing can be time consuming but that is only the half o
September 02, 2018
Yes, finally...finished Level 3 and I'm on to Level 4. Looking ahead to the first lesson I noticed one of the first tasks involve creating accounts on various platforms - Google+ and Pinterest - no problem there I've got those covered. In fact, since my Pinterest account became business (about a month ago) my page views went from around a 100 to over 3K.Facebook and Twitter - that's a different story. I've had a long standing love-hate relationship with both of these and the last time I clos
This may help. Lauren Eskreis-Winkler a Wharton psychologist who studiesmotivation and Ayelet Fishbach, a professor of behavioral science at Universityof Chicago Booth believe they have found the key to unlock the door to motivation.The solution at first, appears counterintuitive to conventionalreasoning: If you need help, ask for advice.A majority of the individuals they studied came from thefollowing groups: 1) “Unemployed adults struggling to find a job”, 2) “Adults strugg