I check my email pretty often, that's how I become aware of the updates of members that follow.

So that I can support their blog effort, thoughts, ideas, and progress here in WA.

I get a lot of emails but make my best efforts on at least...the minimum "liking" their posts, commenting, congratulating, thanking, or suggesting depending on their topic or question.

However, I noticed that my efforts are hardly reciprocated.

Normally, I would keep a pushing, but it seems that I should ask the question How often do members here check their emails?

Why? Because I KNOW that what I see in my email you all should see too unless your fishing? Which is totally unattractive and uncouth.

I was under the impression that this is a "Give and Take" platform?

I also understand that we are still very busy people, however, I am very busy too, yet can find the time to be cordial.

I'm just a Follow 4 Follow, comment 4 comments, like 4like kind of person.

Doing this has helped me to increase my follow bases and gives me a good reputation of being a real person on other social media platforms.

Not just a "Me First" or "I don't care what you're doing" kind of attitude.

It just feels odd to me and Usually, my instincts are right?

I can only give it time... Ask this question to see what others think?

Am I seeing things? I doubt it...

Is there a tinge of unnecessary thoughts I am having? Probably...

Only time will tell. If members are not as excited as I am to see everyone's progress like I try too. If they are not willing yo read updates, blog posts, answer questions, etc. Then what am I here for?

Nevertheless, I am here for me... I know I cannot move up the ranks here, without comments, likes, shares etc. Which are seldom and few and far in-between.

What Say Ye???


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Melissa901 Premium
I generally try to read mine between 2 and 3 times a day. However if I am running tight on time I will try to answer questions first. Simply I would hate for someone that I could have helped to be stuck unnecessarily. But as you progress with more followers you do end up with a ton of emails. I always try to do the best I can.
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thank you, Yes, I agree, that is so true that the more followers you have the more emails you get and that can become annoying at times. Lol,
Not too long ago I left a comment on a members 'well wish greeting' to me that was 2 months old. Lol.
I can imagine how much time it would take for anyone to answer everybody at any particular point and just randomly select members questions to answer. You're right, in that we all try to do our best. :)

Have a blessed Easter,

Linda
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Melissa901 Premium
Now that brings up another one that I forgot I always also get to the people who have posted to something of mine. It simply is the blogs I try to as many as I can fit in if not I tuck them in a folder and when I get caught up again I start going through those.
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LDawkins1 Premium
Lol. I know the feeling Melissa.

We get jam-packed... There is a way to filter email do that we see what is important to us, and yes.
I usually if that too. I do try to answer everyone if they replied to anything I posted.
Less effort is made to explore new blog entries from the members here. Or rather, not Everyone checks their email.

Have a wonderful evening,

Cheers

Linda :)
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Melissa901 Premium
You as well.
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OLAffiliate Premium
I'm sorry you're not getting responses. The emails can be overwhelming on any given day, but isn't that what we're here for? To be a community, help each other, share our experience? I'm too new to answer too many questions but I try every day to make comments on posts, comments on sites, and follow newbies. It's hard, but it CAN be done. At the very least I try to read the emails that come from other members (i.e.: not training) and will pick up the rest of them when I get more time.

Just keep up what you're doing and hopefully it will come.
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thank you OLAffilite, I would hope that everyone has an Amazing experience, to be honest, I also care that I have an amazing experience. I am strictly observing because this is an aspect of my niche. "How well do people show love to others?' Doing my own research here, since I cannot find any topics covering that'

Thanks for your suggestion, Have an awesome Easter'

Linda
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buffetearns Premium
I watch emails often though the day, more than one hundred per day, with responses to responses and I think it is having an impact on my website and personal progress.

I answer everything in a courteous manner. Sometimes there are emails I simply do not have the answers to.

Some emails are requests that can often be resolved from the WA search bar.

Occasionally I will go searching to resolve other people’s issues because it is in my nature to help others!

I have assisted others and spent may be one hour plus collating data and I didn’t get a thank you response - that hurts a little!

I would just say we are all individuals trying to make things happen.

I do not rely on people to make me happy, if people assist me any capacity WA or outside the platform, I show my appreciation!

Generally on the platform, there really are people that offer so much support and their own time.

There will always be times when we do not get exactly what we want but things still work out.

For me I just keep edging forward! Tiny steps!

Nice post!

Wayne
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LDawkins1 Premium
Hi Wayne,
I'm glad that you said this, I agree 100%, I understand about the that it does hurt a little to be ignored...
That's the problem... For example, Off subject, Someone asked me to talk to someone else about an issue they were having, I told the person that I will, just as soon as I have the time, like 30 minutes... ( busy me)...
I didn't call the person... The next morning, I got a text message, asking me if I talked to that person that night.
In which my response was No... The next text was telling me " You could have stopped her from killing herself"... In other words, If I would have responded to the question or showed an interest in her life, I could have saved her...(true story) etc. etc.
Imagine how I felt after hearing that? It was at that point that I decided to rejoin WA. with the attitude of Helping... which is why my niche and website is based on LOVE, Loss, and Acceptance.
My point is, that if we are here for ourselves, then It doesn't make sense to comment on others websites or blog posts. If we are here for each other then it would... Even Still, I wish all the best for everyone. you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. I even reasoned with my self, saying that If she wanted to hurt her self, I would not have been able to stop it. When That can be further pushed... How would I know? I didn't even try...


Linda
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buffetearns Premium
Linda

I am so bunged up with flu right, struggling to string a sentence together on this darn iPhone. Just a fe words back.

You cannot be accountable for anyone’s life, you experienced a very bad set of circumstances - so shocking - i’ve Been there, so I feel where you are coming from.

I love what Byron Katie says about there being three kinds of business:

My Business
Your Business and
Gods Business

You can’t always be in other people’s business and you focus is to stay connected to you! Stay in your business.

When you are connected to you, you will be strong for all those around you. Others will want to be you!

Sad story and thank you for sharing.

I think we are here for ourselves and also for others at WA. To be realistic, if we rely on others to much we set ourselves up for disappointment.

I try and look at the good intent of others and decide my direction or decision, I call it my own due diligence! The truth people like to help.

I am a sick old dog today, back to bed for a few hours! I hope, I’ve made some sense in trying to relay what I’m thinking?

Look out for the April fools, Loes and Kyle have sent a couple of good new out!

Have a beautiful Day Linda!

Wayne
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LDawkins1 Premium
Awww, I'm sorry to hear about your flu bug, I am only recently recovering after three weeks of flu, so I know exactly what you're talking about. get well soon. I agree with every word you say... Is it 'not' in my best interest to be interested in everyone else's interests? LOl... That's hilarious! Hahaha! :) who'da Thunk?
that's what I'm hearing...

Please Do get Well, Drink Lots of Fluids and get plenty of rest!

Linda
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buffetearns Premium
Just be selfish in the nicest possible way! Did you not read a post I wrote, something about being selfish.

Whilst you’re interested in the problems of others, how can you be 100% focused on your own growth and success? Love them all!!

You can listen to others but don’t absorb their pain. When you make it to the successful place you want to be, whatever that is, you will be raising the standards and quality of lives for others because they will aspire to you.

Believe you are great and continue with your plans and hardwork and see where you are in 12 months from now!

I hope I am offering words of a positive nature and not patronising you I hope!

Make your year wonderful and do it your way, without getting bogged down with the work ethics and practices of others that do not correspond with your expectations, it’s really not worth it! Only leads to disappointment!

You are your own person and a business woman! Nike already told us what to do:

JUST DO IT!

Have a peaceful Easter Sunday!

Wayne

Don’t take anyone else’s words as gospel, they are just another persons views based on their beliefs. Choose your own words and your own path!
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thank you for the awesome advice and taking the time out to assure me that my views are perhaps over sighted. lol, I'm just a thinker. That's no excuse.
No, I haven't watched your video, I'll have to check that out. I consider what everyone says because I value their opinions. I couldn't at all think I was being patronized,
I am always open to debate, lol, all for fun. Although it may disrupt someone's atmosphere, it wouldn't be intentional. I'm not one to play games or waste time.
It would strictly be for behaviour research which is part of my niche. Afterall, love has its many streets and avenues. The question for me is " How well do people show love to others? which is what I'm trying to find out. Conducting my own research. since I can't Google Search That Topic... (Hope that's Legal)
I'm learning a lot right here. Making my way instead of waiting for answers. that's how I have gotten this far in my career endeavors, online and offline. I really appreciate your advice and suggestions' you have been quite helpful! :)

Have a Wonderful Easter!

Linda :)
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buffetearns Premium
My blog today was going to be all about LDawkins1 on an Easter Sunday, I’ve got nothing left to write about now I’m blogless! Lol

Did I say video, I didn’t mean to, it was only a blog, videos - I’m not that flash yet!

Enjoy Linda!

Wayne
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LDawkins1 Premium
Hahaha!!! :)

That's funny Wayne. :) My bad... Didn't mean to take up your time like that. ;)
But you Have been EXTREMELY helpful, thorough and very, very pleasant an Excellent example of showing love to others here in the WA platform. <3

It has been my extreme pleasure having this discussion with you.

I am glad that you see humor because of the questions overall oddity Lol. :)

Thank you,

Hope our discussion made you feel better or temporarily made you forget that you weren't well. :) please do enjoy your evening and have a Wonderfully blessed Easter Sunday! :)

Linda
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buffetearns Premium
It’s Sunday morning here in Malaysia, I have just got out of bed and bought a Lottery ticket, eating pork and rice and then I am going to try a couple of hours in the office.

You so ruined my rest! Lol

Enjoy Linda!

Wayne
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StevenRinker Premium
I try to check my emails at least twice per day. You can spend an inordinate amount of time on emails if they are not managed properly.

My two cents.
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LDawkins1 Premium
that's true, time-management...thats something else that I think I have done pretty well with. I suppose that's why I can respond the way that I do to people that talk to me. Lol.
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LDawkins1 Premium
it's like... I Know I Am A Very Busy Woman... but I find the time. I guess everybody is different. :) This is where patience comes in. lol.
Love your two Cents HaHaHa! :)
This question is here though, I think it's a reasonable one and relevant to the success of others and myself.
I may get some really negative responses, on the other hand, there may be some really encouraging answers.
The eventual outcome should be to encourage members to be aware of whats inside their email. that's just good business etiquette... I guess???
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SWhitley Premium
I try to keep a good watch on the email too. Sometimes too busy to get to things and try to catch later. Life speeds on and sometimes I cannot answer or look at all. Sometimes I have nothing of value to contribute.
I think it comes down to doing the best we can and remembering that we do this for us and not otherd.
Keep up with what you feel is important and continue to continue on.
Sanders
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LDawkins1 Premium
Thanks a lot, Sanders,
I agree. But don't you think it defeats the purpose of moving up the ranks? I mean, It doesn't really matter... Does it? Whether we contribute... This platform was built on kindness towards others, I think??? Isn't acknowledging the accomplishments and platform-wide support that "The Top Dogs" receive in comparison to the newcomers who really could use the support? Of course, we are all here for ourselves, but that shouldn't be our sole purpose. How are we supposed to continue working here without support or advice?
I continue, to wish all the best for you and everyone here. I really appreciate your response.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Linda
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SWhitley Premium
I agree with all you say. You raise a lot of good questions that I can only answer with general comments because Irhave not really thought it through. I get the top dog reference but I am here for me. I am here to learn and grow and to meet my goals. It also includes me helping others to the best I can because being a friend and supportng others is one of my core values. Ranking may be important for some but is not a determining factor in my actions.
Kinda hard to explain but all my life I have tried to put others ahead of myself. I believe in friends and supporting them.
Wow, how did you get me on a soapbox?
Thanks Linda for causing me to think and to reflect.
Sanders
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LDawkins1 Premium
Awesome, I'm glad that you get the point that I was making.
That's what I do Sanders. Get people to think... Anything is possible, Outside the box... Lol :) and when we are in the service of others, we are in the service of ourselves. <3 :)

Linda
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