Community Day 73 90-Day Plan
I have been remiss and have not posted for 3 days I think. Over the weekend, I was just lazy. Yesterday I was focused on trying to get the conversion from a post to an eBook completed. I finished it this morning. Now, I have to figure out what to do with it.
You might think it would be easy to turn a long post (6,600 words) into an eBook. I thought just some formatting. No, not really. I completely rewrote the introduction and a conclusion and re-writes aside the post formatting was completely wrong.
While one and two sentence paragraphs work in a blog for white space, not so much in writing. Then of course, there's the table of contents, pagination, setting up sections, and even an index. But it is finished. Now on to the next task - a static page on my website.
But for the rest of this blog I'm going to talk about community. The WA community.
As I write or re-write or edit a WA review I always think about how to communicate to prospective WA members the value of this great community. And as I try to explain about websites - the sum is so much greater than the total of the parts.
It's not just the help everyone gives to each other - that's important. Some of it is the way people spend time and effort to create training to help others (there are several people I could name here but fear leaving someone out) - that's very helpful. Part of it is the gracious support and encouragement everyone provides to many complete strangers that by some winding road find themselves in same place - that's unique.
These things are valuable but I find hard to quantify. It's easy to explain that the value of the WA technology package (theme templates, authoring tools, keyword research tools, backups, anti-hacking protection, Site SSL, support, and so much more are great values. In fact they are a bargain. I know if you had to arrange for and pay for them separately it would be considerably more than the monthly WA subscription.
Now, add the value of the training and a caring community that money can't buy. The daily stream of blogs, questions, and comments that engage our minds and hearts. And then there are the two or three people who always make you laugh. If you're reading this, and you usually do read and comment on my blogs, thank you for the laughter.
Okay, I am beginning to sound like Ariel (not that that's a bad thing) so it's time to end this rambling with a simple thank you. You encourage me, you challenge me, and together we help each other move forward to success.
Please send you comments and suggestions.