Lisa, I got behind a while ago. I was proactive about it, let IT know that I knew I was off, explained my situation, and indicated I'd be working at catching up. She was fine with that. I did then hit some health problems that were severe enough for me to step down completely as FW for several months as well. When I was feeling better, I stepped right back to where I started. FWIW, it may be better to be upfront about it. Dunno know for sure, but that worked for me. I think that TCB also did that at one point, asked for a little hiatus with no issues. But that may be because there was no one else wanting our topics. I don't know about yours.
I'll keep you all posted on how my edits go. I plan on looking at my titles, subtitles, subheadings, metakeywords, and pictures. I'll go back to adsense and double check which primary keyword phrase I am using.
Ok in other fronts, I need to vent about two issues that are frustrating me. This is the first time in my nearly 2 years at S101 that I am annoyed. I normally am very calm and accepting of things, but these two things are bordering on making me a wee bit angry. Please, if you think I have my panties in a twist, tell me that. I'd rather appreciate someone to diffuse my negativitity. So if you think I am in the wrong, please let me know. This is going to long, so thanks if you get through this.
First problem. I posted an article on July 26. No ads at all came up (not just poorly aligned ads, I mean NO ADS). Likewise someone else had that happened to them. Posted on the forum. Told to email "Maureen" as well. 24 hours, hear nothing from Admin on the forum or via email. Email IT, told her what the other writer did to correct. We didn't do it exactly as was specified. Ad doesn't fix. 24 more hours, ask IT if we can do it again exactly as specified. She says no, she'll contact Maureen. 48 hours hear a somewhat curt message from Maureen. I felt like my hand was getting slapped. Granted partly my mistake, when I was told to email Maureen, no email address was given, so I looked her on the Suite directory. That linked used a different addy than email@example.com
. Anyway, it's now August 6th. No ads. The articles is doing very well (it's a Back to School piece). I am not getting a dime from it. I haven't heard back from anyone depsite asking (politiely, mind you) how the progress was. I am bothered that I have just written a freebie piece, that we are going on 2 weeks without a word of help. I almost want to write a note asking for the article to be removed so I can publish it elsewhere to recieve compensation, but I am so close to 100 and I don't know if raising a stink about it will, in the end, do me any favors. I don't want to be associated as a whiner. To that end, getting a bad rep isn't worth the fuss over one piece.
Second problem, you can follow if you go to the forums and look under "Mind and Soul", I posted a question about using "mormonism" as a title. I did answer my own question, realizing that evidently the term being taboo is local in my own area, not globally. Anyway, I get reprimanded that it wasn't appropriate to post that question on the forum. I was looking for feedback from more than just the editor. I thought I was very respectful. I was routed to post made on page 3 of another thread by an Admin - which I felt odd that if you want to make a policy for people to follow Admin should be making a pinned thread on the topic. I also didn't think what I was asking was nearly as challenging as the other thread. Anyway, I am trying to let that go. But I just started posting to the forums in the past few weeks. I used to when I first started, but I was hoping to get more involved into the community. I am bitter right now, and think if that is how they want, fine I want be posting on the forum there again.
So honestly, how would you react to these two situations. Please share with me even if you think I am in the wrong. Not looking for being validated, more looking for how I should handle this in a way that is positive. Thanks if you got through all that!
ADDING: Well the editor went back and editted her post and it doesn't read so much like a chastisement.