Has Wealthy Affiliate Changed You ?
'I'm up to date and the date's today' No really I am. For the first time in about a week, I am fully on top of things. Not really sure how that has happened but I won't be looking into the mouths of any gift horses. Does that idiom even make sense ? I think we use it but it has the wrong meaning for what we're trying to say. Who knows ? Who cares ? Not me, if the point is well-made and the meaning is understood, then it's all good.
I found a few paragraphs in my 'blog' templates folder and thought I'd try to take another one off the list. It was originally titled "WA has changed me", then I read through it and decided to swap it round to "Has Wealthy Affiliate changed you ?" Just because the question made me curious and we like curious.
WA has indeed changed me and in a good way. Also in ways that have allowed me to discover things that I likely wouldn't have known before.(Not that I would have known that I didn't know it. I'm kidding, we'll not go down that road again.)
The acquisition of knowledge is a beautiful thing. It allows us to expand into areas we might never have found. This applies, not only to the vast array of materials we have here but also to the members. They all have so much to give. Some forums tend to have that 'Look what I can do and did' feel about them. Here, it's different.
There is definitely more of a 'Have a read of this and see if it can help you' type of vibe.
If I have time, I try to read the comments threads, of posts, therein lies some hidden snippets of wisdom. I highly recommend doing it that. I have found answers to questions I haven't even asked, in the comments. As Linda said in her post, we all have a slightly different take on things.
One of the areas that has been a colossus of new-found knowledge and insight, is the 'Site Comments' area. Now, I know this can be a bit 'Marmite' for some of us. A 'love hate' relationship at the best of times. It was a 'thorn in my side' in my early days here at WA. I didn't 'get it' and suffered the indignation of having my comments 'disapproved' on more than one occasion. It happens and I learned from my mistakes (It was me that was in error)
Times change and now I look forward to my interaction on that part of the platform. In fact, it is through spending so much time on other member's sites, that I have made changes in my own life. Looking at the 'credits and cash' amounts,all told, I must have left nearly a thousand comments.
Sometimes I will have visited a site more than once but on the whole, each visit holds the possibility of learning something new. I have no choice in the subject matter either, each new site can be a revelation.
From torches to tuxedo's, pets to psychology, computers to camping, I've read and inwardly digested the lot.
It's through this interaction, either on 'Site Comments' or in the comment threads on our posts, that has broadened my horizons. My view on certain things has been altered and I have made changes in a few areas of my day to day life. All for the better, in my opinion.
I sometimes look at other platforms or forums and read some of the content. For me, it doesn't compare. Sure, on an individual basis, there might be some excellent content but I don't always see the same intent, this also goes for the comments and replies, there's too much 'look at me' in them.
Simply put, here, there is a genuine desire to help. I like that.
So, returning to the initial question. Has Wealthy Affiliate changed you ?
Have a temerarious Tuesday.