Advice for Newbies ~ Part 2 of 10,000

Last Update: August 22, 2014

Hello World!

In doing a little more research here on WA, I've come with more good advice that we all should take note of. I see many of you struggling to complete the assignments and you are making a big mistake. So here's my 2nd attempt to help:

1-This one's redundant from my last blog, but I need to be more specific... please, please, please at least try to ask your questions to someone you trust as a mentor, or ask your question in the search box at the top of each page and, if for some strange reason, only as a last resort, ask your question in comments, but beware! There's so much misinformation from good intentions (I hope) or from those just trying to get a better ranking here on WA, many of you are getting even more confused as ever!

2-When you ask your questions, look within your own network and find someone there you feel can help you and then, ask your question right on their profile! You won't get an immediate response, but you will get a quality answer. I am more than happy to help you and if I can't, I will tell you where to go to get good advice!

3-I've noticed some members are posting their sites in the comments section and that is great! it not only helps you get a feel of what people think, and sometimes a little good constructive criticism, but it also builds a back-link to your site. This helps to get your site ranked on search engines. Okay, it's only one but it's a start!

4-For heaven's sake, there's no one here that can remember all the massive info contained in each lesson! You must take notes and copy/paste the URL link back to the lesson! It's that simple and now you have a general log to refer back to. Why am I saying to do this? Read on...

5-I find it hard to believe that so many are going to the next lesson without finishing their assignments. Then these people go to comments and start asking how to do an assignment they didn't do. If they would have stayed on that lesson, the answers are still there right in front of you. If you still can't do the assignment, STOP and find help as mentioned above. When you are finished, then proceed to the next lesson.

Friends, this is NOT a race as Kyle says repeatedly, and by skipping assignments and not learning is the same thing as going to college and graduate without truly learning a trade. Then you get a job with your degree and fail miserably! Why do you think so many with college degrees are flipping burgers?

If you take it slow and easy, learning along the way, you will be a great success!!!

Just my thoughts, Wallace

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GazFinch Premium
Hi Wallace,
Really good post,I am forever going back and reviewing,very good advice.

best wishes

Gary.
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WallaceC Premium
Hey Gaz, Everyone including me should do this. It takes a little more time in each lesson, but saves a ton of time when you need to implement the different setting on your site! All the best, Wallace
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ChristinaR01 Premium
Right again Wallace. Great post.
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WallaceC Premium
Thank you Shiloh, but you could have done it better :-))) Wallace
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ChristinaR01 Premium
I think not my friend. :)
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clyncar Premium
WallaceC, if only everyone in WA could read this. You are so right. People sometimes think if they skip around it'll be a get rich quick, and they are really hurting themselves. I have a newbie, and I am asking her to follow you so she can read this. Thank you Thank you!
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WallaceC Premium
Well, thank you, thank you very much. Let me know if I can help your referral. Kind Regards, Wallace
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JonFW Premium
Very good. I'm still taking it a step at a time and I think it is beginning to come together for me.
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WallaceC Premium
Hey Jon, I should have also stated that all of us are beginners, there are no experts in everything we are learning. Keep it going just like you are and the day will come, sooner than you think! Regards, Wallace
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andyvv Premium
Great advice, I didn't skip any assignments, but I'm finding I go back and review a lot since there is so much to digest. Your advice is great.
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WallaceC Premium
Hey Andy, Because I've been in web design since 2000, I thought I could skip assignments and guess what, that was a big oops! I started at the beginning, took notes and I'm now on Course 2, lesson 3 and have one site up and running! Yes, I also go back and review, a smart way of really absorbing everything! Regards, Wallace
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