Why Aren't You Following Me ?

Last Update: January 20, 2020

Well ? Why aren't you following me ? Instructions for how to decipher that 'not so cryptic' title are as follows. It's not meant to be taken in an accusatory tone. In fact, I am saying it as if you're saying it. The expression is one of a quizzical nature. Like, if you were a puppy, waiting outside the back door, saying 'Why won't you let me in ?'

I just needed to see if I could get your attention, if I have, then great, if not, I will try to do better. Let's face it, that's a motto to live by in itself. "I will try to do better" not too dissimilar to most of my school reports 'Could do better'. Although, there were a few more of the 'Easily distracted' and 'Is a disruptive influence' kind. No matter, I'm here now for my real education.

Unlike recent posts, I will try my utmost to conduct myself in a more serious manner. Hmm, not sure how that's going to pan out, we'll see.

For those of you who may not know yet, there is a facility within our profile called 'Follow Me On'. It's a place where we can add our own links to other platforms we may be on. If we're brave enough, we can also add our own websites. It took me a while to pluck up the courage to do that, so I understand your reluctance. If you are worried then I can assure you, you needn't be. I love visiting other members sites, that's one of the reasons I enjoy using the 'Site Comments'. We all have so much to learn from each other.

If you go to your profile page, you will find it on the right hand side. You can add seven websites and three slots are for the biggies, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter but feel free to add Pinterest, LinkedIn and the like. Just click on the 'cog' and the options will appear. Here's a snippet of mine.


So, now you know. This leads me onto the main reason for the post. I did write a similar post a few months back but I think it's worth mentioning it again, not just for all the new members, also for those of us that just forget the huge resource that is available to us and it's free.

As Alex alluded to in his recent post, in regard to 'The Buying Power of Wealthy Affiliate' with over 2 million members, that in turn has possible connection of upwards of 10 million.

We don't seem to be able to take advantage of this. I'm sure some do but the majority don't. We are already all connected here. We share our profiles, our posts and our thoughts. We do all of this in the hope that we are able to help each other on our journey to creating a brighter future.


I have another post, waiting in the wings, where I refer to myself prior to joining as being somewhat of a 'Social media wall flower' Tis' true, I was. Happy to sit out the next dance and the next and the next. Never wanting to become embroiled in all that malarkey. I know that some of you will 'bristle' at the mention of Facebook and I used to. Many will say that you 'Don't get' Pinterest or that you 'Can't see the point' of Twitter. I get all of that, you're singing to the choir. All of that changed when I realised the potential.

I had to throw away my prejudices (Or at least put them to one side) in relation to how I viewed them. Why ? well, because I saw the opportunity. Apart from the fact that they're free, I'll say it again, free, it's a chance for us to promote, to gain exposure.

I don't use all of these platforms as much as I could but it is on my rather fluid 'To do' list. One of the greatest joys is when I come across another member's post and I'm able to share it. To see a 'tweet' and be able to 'Retweet it' To look through another members board and save some of their 'Pins' to one of my own boards.

Every time we do that, the message gets passed along to someone new. By some indirect means it may even end up with your next referral. It truly is the 'Ripple effect' How far does this reach ? and it's not costing any of us a penny. At most, it's a few minutes of our time.

We see the same question coming up again and again, 'When am I going to see some traffic ?' I can guarantee you'll have the chance of seeing some if you get yourself out there and start connecting. What do our social media plugins quite often say ? 'Sharing is caring'.

Uncannily, only this morning, I had an invitation to join a group that has been set up for those of us that might like some help and tips for blogging. Who doesn't need that ? I left a message expressing my thanks for being invited and within a couple of minutes I had a friend request through from another member. Who knows where this might lead to, for either of us.

Helping and paying it forward are our strengths, whether we are following each other here, liking and leaving comments, sharing each others posts via links in our own offerings, or getting out there in the 'Big Scary' and connecting through Social Media.

We all have a lot to offer each other, let's not shy away from the opportunity to do just that.

Just another manic Monday (That sounds familiar. Ah yes, The Bangles.)

Twack Romero

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brichnow21 Premium
Hello, John??
I searched for your first name through your plethora of profile comments, and no name for all these great comments and blogs!
I like to be on a first name basis, Twack?
I sign everything, as people think that brichnow is just a cool handle for marketing! Not...That's my name, don't wear it out! LOL
Time to expose your Twack come out of your closet!!
Hope you appreciate my humor!
(I hope John is right??)
Best!
Barb
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Twack Premium
Always appreciate good humour.
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EHozubin Premium
I am following you. Check this out..I did answer you post today because I was feverishly work like crazy to get my second post which I sort of did.............I cleaned it all up, put in the pictures and published it. I looked at my stats and it said 4 posts and 2 pages. but on the profile page it show 1 and the post didn't show up my published page. So now I am right back to where I was after my 1st post.
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Twack Premium
Sounds confusing Edward. I always like to think that it is somewhere. We may have a hard job finding it but it will be somewhere. With most of the safeguards we have in place nowadays, it's quite hard to delete something.
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EHozubin Premium
They have been at it for a few hours today. Got my fingers crossed.
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Twack Premium
I'll cross mine as well.
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gerryheb55 Premium
Twack, in full transparency, it is your name that grabs my attention! I always save your post to come back and read later! My “other” job keeps me from responding at times, but truth be told, I’m a fan my friend!

Thanks for sharing...

Gerry 👍🏻
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Twack Premium
Well, you are just too kind Gerry.
I have no time limits in place, in fact, if I find a post by chance, that may be a few months old, I will leave a comment. It might just brighten that persons day up.
Each day I normally have a few posts or questions left over from the previous day.
Playing 'catch-up' is just part of a normal day it seems.
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CordeliaN Premium
I am liking your thinking Mr Romero, I too find excuses not to look at how or even getting more traffic via social media in particular FB, but you have put a completely different spin on things, why am I surprised? I guess, the real truth... I don’t want to be surprised about social media, I want to read supporting evidence surrounding my reluctance (or indolence )

So I think now is a good time to add “social media-sharing” to my fluid to do list and add them to my profile page 👍

Thank you, (now adding Wise to the list) you clever witty and wise TwAck
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Twack Premium
I thank you Cordelia.
As many would say, it is a necessary evil. Personally I think it can be, if you allow it to be. In the twelve months since I have reactivated my account, It has all been calm winds and mirror glass lakes.
Then I came back into it with a 'business' head and not a social one, I'm not saying 'never the twain shall meet' One can have both but just needs to be wary of getting dragged into verbal brawls that can sometimes manifest.
Like, comment and share, that's all it needs to be for starters, in my humble opinion. Groups and mutliple pages may have to wait awhile.
Again, thank you.
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CordeliaN Premium
Good advice, I have enough verbal brawls during my day job.....actually that’s not true, I witness many, but not to me, all my clients are lovely and never get angry or frustrated.....🤭 lol
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Twack Premium
I wish I could see the emoji.
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LenkaSophie Premium
Twack, it is incredible, a headline related to this is sitting in my drafts, I realized it the other day how big potential there is of so many like-minded people. Maybe this topic is in the air now. Let's see :)
I have to say although I have accounts with all possible social media, I'm not good at promoting myself. But I could promote others I guess :)
Manic Monday!
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Twack Premium
Absolutely. A 'like' here, a 'share' there, it all adds up. When I share someones post it might not reach millions but it does find its way in front of someone who otherwise wouldn't have seen it. That's a win, in my book.
Thank you lenka, always appreciative when you call in.
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LenkaSophie Premium
True! Having you and a few of other favourite WA friends in my social media, I will do more sharing from now on. I visit my social media accounts rarely lately but when I do, I should do something valuable. Your quotes on twitter are great!
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Kiranoppa Premium
I can relate to that, I'm not good at promoting myself either. I'm on social media, but I haven't done a very good job promoting my website there or gaining followers.

But WA is a social media too, and I have many followers here. So, maybe I'm doing at least something right.
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Twack Premium
Sounds good and thank you.
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LenkaSophie Premium
I think the same, Kirsti. At least something. And maybe we should really share posts of others and vice versa. It's always easier to recommend someone else than oneself.
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