Time for a Rethink

Last Update: April 25, 2019

Why do I have more Wealthy Affiliate (WA) blog posts than I do in what is supposed to be my business website?? Is WA my business, or is it NextGen?

Clearly, I'm at fault here. I'm happy that I've spotted this, because identifying a problem is a necessary first step to fixing it.

I've 3 business posts versus (including this one) 8 WA posts! 😳

>> Time for a rethink, I believe <<

How about you (if you don't mind my asking)? How many WA posts do you have as opposed to business posts? And before you go, if like me, you have more WA posts than business posts, then here's a last question:

WHY IS THAT?

Why do we have more WA posts than business posts?

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cris1018 Premium
Oh I definitely have more website content, but as part of the SAC I'm trying to blog more here. Soon to level out!
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Cris.

Well, as I say to Paul below, then you are worthy of praise and emulation! 👌😊

Regards,

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cris1018 Premium
Oh, I don't know about that, Tayo. But, I love your witty comments. I'll take those all day long 🙂
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tbowyer Premium
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"worthy of praise and emulation" I said.
"worthy of praise and emulation" I meant.

But I'll take your fondness for my witticisms any day. 😉
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PMindra Premium
Hi Tayo.
I have more writing on my website than I do here at Wealthy Affiliate.

My thinking is that once I have built out my website and feel relatively comfortable with it, then I will post topics here that will relate to topics I have on my website.

The platform here is very well leveraged and posts made here rank very well on the search engines. Hopefully the posts here will help my site over there.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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tbowyer Premium
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Hi Paul.

"I have more writing on my website than I do here at Wealthy Affiliate"
Clearly, you know where your towel is. (H2G2) As such, clearly you are to be admired. I salute you for your perspicacity and foresight. 👌👍

Now I must work hard to emulate you.

Regards,

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PMindra Premium
Good morning, Tayo.
No need to emulate. Just be yourself.
Follow your heart, lead with your mind.
All will fall into place.

Have a glorious day.

Paul.
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tbowyer Premium
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Paul, I know you mean well.
The Buddha said (I paraphrase):
Abjure the Ignorant
Hold companionship with the Wise.

I could enter into a philosophical treatise on the nature of emulation and speculate on what may be good in doing it, and what may be bad—but I'm pretty sure that we'd both rather just get on with life. 😉
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.
Paul.
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Twack Premium
Correct sir...I am paddling that river myself. My ratio is approx. 2:1. Why ? subject matter is a little more extensive, maybe. I'm not trying to reach a word target....just seem to be able to get my 'flow' on better here....I am working on that though.
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tbowyer Premium
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Crash. Bang. Wallop. Twack!

**Believe me** I know whereof you speak. It is MUCH easier to bang out a post here than in my business website. It took me a few minutes to write this current post, but a week to write my latest business post.

I asked "Why" specifically because I wondered how many would acknowledge the reason you adduce and the reason I concede. Unfortunately, we don't have a sufficient number of responses to draw any firm conclusions, but I warrant that for the vast majority of WA members, this is the truth.

Regards,

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tjkhan1 Premium
Your right ... most of us are in the same position here on WA ... its not a bad thing having more WA posts as it just proves that we are getting more n more comfortable writing blogging ... this can only be good for when we do post on our own website as practise makes perfect . Only downside is yes it does take up your time . So its important to time manage & try and balance it out how much time you spend on WA interacting with the WA community .
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tbowyer Premium
Hi TJ.

I hear you, but I wonder... Wouldn't it be better to practice in/with our websites? Practice makes perfect, and every single moment we're in our websites, not only are we practising, but we're adding to their content. If dissatisfied with what we've written, we can return to it again and again until it's just right. Going back 10 times to fix a blog post (I am starting to realise now) is far better than writing 10 new WA posts.

We may have to agree to disagree about this, but that's alright, we're both mature adults, n'est pas?

Regards,

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tjkhan1 Premium
Yes i totally get what your saying but sometimes the need to have a like minded community around you for help and support is really helpful , so the blogging is just part n parcel of that ... i must admit im one that eventually would have given up if i didnt have the support network here .
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tbowyer Premium
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Well, each to his or her own. (I say potaytoe, you say potahtoh...)
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RosanaHart Premium
I have more WA posts than posts on my new website here because it's more fun and less work to do the WA ones. But my real "excuse" is that my #1 priority right now is finishing a book that is nearly done.
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tbowyer Premium
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#1 "because it's more fun and less work to do the WA ones"
#2 "my real 'excuse'..."

Laid out like that, I think you'll be gracious enough to allow me at least one (little) "ahem"? 😉

You have mentioned the nearly-finished book before; it's good to hear that it's coming along nicely. The problem is, I don't have any such laudable goals. For me, #1 above is the fact of the matter.

By the way, not to be a nosy parker, but are you self-publishing? Self-publishing seems to be coming on strong nowadays.

Regards,

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RosanaHart Premium
<smallbrag-sinceyouasked>I've been self-publishing since the 1980s. My first book was when we had a llama ranch and was called "Living with Llamas." Did some fiction later, now this book I'm working on is the third in a series of memoirs. The first one "Around the World at 19" and the second one "African Summer: A Crossroader in Sierra Leone>" The one I'm finishing is "LSD and Beyond: How Being a Research Subject Transformed My Life.</brag>

Assuming I live long enough, there will several more in the series.
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tbowyer Premium
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Inshallah you will live long enough (if you don't mind the borrowed prayer from our Moslem friends).

I think that I may have seen "Living with the Llamas" advertised somewhere, and briefly mistaken it for something by Lobsang T. Rampa. Lolz.

Are the two books in your memoirs available as e-books? Methinks you have a story to tell.

Finally, what on earth markup language is that? It's got me flummoxed "real good"—respect! 😉
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RosanaHart Premium
<makinguphtmlspeciallyfortayo>I like the term Inshallah.

The books I've written are on Amazon under my writing name and nickname Zana Hart. I am sure you can figure out which ones are mysteries and which are memoirs! </makingup>
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tbowyer Premium
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What a shame that I can't give your reply two likes! 😊😊

I must say, it seems a shame that your markup language is made-up—it's incredibly tolerant, what with closing tags not matching opening ones. 😉

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Oh my goodness! You've been prolific as an author! Wow.
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