Have I Finally Found the Right Place to Thrive?

Last Update: December 07, 2018

Greetings!

I'd like to send out a quick message to the community about my progress on Wealthy Affiliates over the past two and a half months.

At first, I was having problems writing long (1000+ word) posts. Writing them took forever. I wondered how I'd ever be able to succeed in a business model that depended on producing lots of content. It turns out I was simply out of the habit of writing, and some very wise WA members advised me that faster, more productive writing sessions would come with time and practice. And they have!

I'm starting to get excited that I may have finally found the right outlet for my weird combination of personality traits, interests, preferences, abilities, and work habits.

I appreciate the work environment (platform) and colleagues (all of you) compared with other settings where I've worked in the past.

I feel as if I'm laying the groundwork for my future success in a helpful, supportive community.

Watch this space because eventually, something big will be happening here.

(And I wish the same for every other WA member.)

All the best,

Wendy

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NWTDennis Premium
Are you talking about just the writing part or the whole content creation process?

Often the actual writing portion of SEO content creation will be the least time consuming portion of the process.

It starts with the idea or message to be conveyed. Then some research may be needed to make the message more engaging. Keyword research is crucial and can be time consuming. Developing a key topic outline takes time, but will always facilitate the writing part and generally produce a higher quality piece.

As your business grows you may decide to outsource the actual writing part, while doing the keyword research, topical outline development, and final editing yourself.

This is the content creation process adopted by many of WA's most successful members.
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WendyMx Premium
Your explanation makes a lot of sense to me. By distinguishing the writing part from the content creation process, you raise my awareness of the multiple layers of quality blog posts. Thanks for bringing this to light. It will impact my work.

I recognize the value of your wise mentoring targeted to my specific situation. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I don't know anywhere else I could get this kind of personal feedback.
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SAWalden Premium
Hi Wendy,

I've only been here since July and I too feel this is THE place to be - probably the only place where a myriad of skills and interests (and support) can come together to create your own-one-of-a-kind-unique business that works for you.

Wishing you much success here!

Susan
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks for commenting, Susan. This place really is different from any other online or offline community I've ever come across. So nice to interact with you and other like-minded people here!
All the best,
Wendy
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Wendy,

It's great that you have finally found the right place to thrive, it takes time and I can tell you that you've come to a great place to learn about Internet marketing and making money online.

I wish you every success and I look forward to hearing more about your progress in the near future.

Roy
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WendyMx Premium
Hi Roy,
I appreciate your encouragement. It's great to be part of a community of people who are supportive and generous with their knowledge.
All the best,
Wendy
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you Wendy, I hear you big time!

Have a great week.

Roy
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Good post.
Jerry
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks so much for the support, Jerry.
All the best,
Wendy
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deelilah Premium
I agree with you. This is the one place that has stuck for me too. All good.
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WendyMx Premium
It's good to hear WA is clicking for other people too. I wish you great success!
All the best,
Wendy
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Marley2016 Premium
Wendy,
Thank you for sharing this many of the other members who
find it hard, in the beginning, need to know that with time things
get easier and you are living proof :)
Susan
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WendyMx Premium
Hi Susan,
Thanks for your kind words. I'll feel blessed if sharing my experience helps anyone to keep plugging away and not give up.
All the best,
Wendy
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SuzaMarie Premium
Way to go, Wendy! That's awesome!
I'm finding the same thing...the more I write the faster I get my ideas on paper.
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WendyMx Premium
I'm so glad writing is going faster for you too. Thanks for your support!
All the best,
Wendy
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Nubian992 Premium
Hi Wendy, such an inspirational piece. I too have struggled with writing content. It really does help the more write, that's why you can't give up.
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WendyMx Premium
So true about not giving up. Every day we here, we're laying more of the foundation of our business. I'm glad to hear writing is getting easier for you too. I wish you great success!
All the best,
Wendy
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AlanJE Premium
Good luck Wendy, Best Alan
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply, Alan!
All the best,
Wendy
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Nubian992 Premium
Thank You
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1signbanner Premium
True Wendy the more you write the better your hold on the power of the word. As most here say "Mileage" is important.

Look at me Wendy, I still don't have the writing skills necessary to get good at it, but I'm writing a hell of a lot more than before. lols.

Didn't mean to make it appear as a joke, but I do want to say the more I write the "flow" is a lot better.

imho Wendy thanks for that delightful post. You rock!


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WendyMx Premium
Hi Frank,
Thanks for your great response. I especially like your comment that mileage is important. I won't forget that.
All the best,
Wendy
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1signbanner Premium
Y'know Wendy it applies to anything..anything. I am a caricature artist, don't mean to promote me but I want to share a "real" point that applies to your awesome post.

This, to me is not opinion, to me it is fact.

Several years ago I was convinced by my good friend to go back to do caricatures for parties. That was 5 years ago. For some it may seem a long time.

Well, I took his advice. At the time Wendy I went on the internet, design my own website and marketed my business.

The story I want to share is Wendy, my drawings are not even near to how it look now. In fact, 5 years ago you could not make out any similarities.

Remember I said you need "mileage" well it applies, to me, to anything you want to achieve or maybe "get better at."

I was unsure or insecure and my confidence on myself was always in question. I mean my belief of myself stayed in the same
cubby hole I put myself in.

BUT and that's a big BUTTT,

when I continued to work at my skill, WHADAHH-YOU-KNOW,
I got better. How did I know that? It wasn't me that knew this,
my audience noticed it. Comments like, "Wow! He's so fast and the accuracy is on point."

I started to hear more and more, was I aware. Not really Wendy only that I knew I started to change the way I drew and by doing I started to see a "structure" to my drawing and smoothly got to where I didn't think of "hoping they like it."

I used to say to them after handing their caricature, "I hope you like it!" That was 5 years ago.....now I say, "WOW! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS! or YOU'RE A HANDSOME BUY!" etc.

Do I appear confident, yep!

Why you think is that?

MILEAGE, Wendy!

Take care!


frank
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Bald Eagle Premium
Another great endorsement of what happens here and how members help.
I find that my writing is ok speed wise but I dilly dally over the finer points of images and the final look. But that's just me.
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks for the support! I'm sure the time you spend on the look of your posts isn't wasted. The look is so important in the immediate impression, isn't it? Great to get your feedback!
All the best,
Wendy
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Cass51 Premium
Thank you for sharing your progress and producing content can be challenging in the beginning. Practise makes perfect😀 it sounds as if you are putting in the work to lay those foundations and it will pay off. We'll do e and keep up the good work.😀
Cass
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks for your encouragement!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm happy to hear your progress Wendy. It's always a little overwhelming learning new skills. But if you stick with it and ask for help it gets better. And that's why I referred you to WA.

I knew you would get the same support and guidance I have gotten over the decade I've been here.
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WendyMx Premium
You were right about WA, Eddy.
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MiaL Premium
Hi Wendy, it sounds like you're making great progress. Posts will become easier and easier to write with time. You certainly are building a great foundation for your future.
Cheers
Melissa
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WendyMx Premium
Hi Melissa,
Thanks for reading. I take your comments to heart.
All the best,
Wendy
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lesabre Premium
Hi Wendy, certain things may take time. Sounds like you are doing great
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WendyMx Premium
Thanks for your support. It means a lot to me.
All the best,
Wendy
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MThompson3 Premium
Draw on all you past experiences and just write from the heart. Your audience will find you.

Mark
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WendyMx Premium
Mark,
Your words are so reassuring. Thank you!
All the best,
Wendy
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DonnieNorton Premium
Wendy, You have written an awesome and inspiring post. I too have problems with writing long posts even knowing that this will help me succeed. I really appreciate being reminded that it takes time.

I hate the word TIME. I want everything now. I don't want to wait. A good friend of mine here at WA can write 2 or 3 daily posts of 1500 words or more, I would love to be like that. Yes I have to wait but in the meantime doing the best I can do. Thank you for this great reminder.
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WendyMx Premium
I think we're on the same page about waiting. It's tough. But as you say, we'll get to where we want to be. Thanks for your wise words.
All the best,
Wendy
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