Can Being In The Top 200 On WA Be A Bad Thing?
When I logged into WA a couple of weeks ago, a box popped up with number 150 and "Congratulations for being in the top 200." Three things came to mind when I saw that box. I thought...
1. So that's why people post about making the top 200. WA asks you if you want to share your accomplishment with the community.
2. The Top 200... that's cool!
3. The Top 200... oh crap! Am I spending too much time on WA and not enough time doing the training and working on my website?
So yes, making the top 200 freaked me out a little. My biggest concern was whether I made it for the right reasons. Am I truly a contributor to the community, or am I spending time here as a distraction?
I still struggle writing content. Sometimes it takes days to write one post. I take many breaks and spend that time on WA. My reasoning is that I'm still working as long as I'm training or doing something on Wealthy Affiliate.
Positive Vibes... The Feel Good Feeling
I love spending time on LiveChat. It's a great feeling to help others. I enjoy the comradery of the platform. There are so many that share their knowledge and insight. I almost always learn something new when I'm there.
I get a lot out of leaving Site Feedback and Comments. It's incredibly important to help others with their sites. The pay it forward concept at WA is phenomenal. One person wrote to me about the quality of feedback I gave him on his site... "Yeah to be honest it has been some of the most useful feedback I have received." Yes, that made my day.
Like a good chunk of people here, I work a full time job that can go beyond the regular 40 - 50 hour work weeks. With my commute and other obligations it can be a struggle to find time to research and write. I'm getting better at eking out even small pockets of time to work online. But, sometimes I wonder if I'm doing the right things.
At this point in my online journey, I feel the majority of my time should be spent, as Kyle says, "building my brand." I've cut back a little on LiveChat and doing a couple less reviews each week. As I become more established, I will spend more and more time on the platform.
For those of you that are ambassadors, in the top 100, in the top 200, and even in the top 500. Thank you! Thank you for all of the time and energy you put into the community. Your support is immensely valuable not only to new WA'ers but to all of us, regardless of the amount of time we've been members.
What About You?
Where are you on your journey? How are you spending your valuable time? Do you get distracted by WA or, are you using your time on the platform as a distraction instead of working on your site?