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3:00AM EST Wake Up Call
Turned on faithful pal “SlapTop” at 3:00 AM EST. Signed on to IBO Toolbox [IBOT]. Noticed my name at the top but thought maybe I need to reboot this thing but realized it was not necessary. Double blinked [eyes still blurry]. Yep! That is my name up at the top next to Featured Member of the Day [FMOTD] for Thursday, November 05, 2015. Say, say what?! No way! For real? I cannot believe it! Oh wow! An incredible rush of emotions follows. I turned to my husband who was also up [claims he cannot sleep when I am up so early] “Honey, can you believe this? I am today’s FMOTD today!” He grumbles, “Oh yeah?” Of course, I enthusiastically replied yes and turned back to my beloved laptop.
I must admit that seeing my name up there in the spotlight is an incredible feeling! From my own experiences having been FMOTD twice since I joined IBOT some 18 months ago, I truly believe the FMOTD selection to be quite random based on active participation. Every day I look forward to who I will be sending best wishes to as FMOTD. It is like waking up early at Christmas just to see what goodies are left under the tree for me. Each time, I marvel at the marketing achievements of fellow Associates, always wondering [sometimes working up enough courage to ask some of them] what they are doing to get so much traffic and stardom on the platform. Not wishing to single any one person out, their generous support and kind IBO Spirit has kept me hopeful and focused on the process.
Rush Hour Traffic
Thus begins my FMOTD Thursday, November 05, 2015 – responding to private congratulatory messages and wall posts [finding them is like finding gold but a little gold nugget on that in the next section]. So far I have answered about thirty from affiliates I have known for years and even a few weeks. It is very humbling to know that my friends think I have some value, something I question a lot since I have not shared many pressers as of late. There is a reason for that – well several as a matter of fact but more importantly I enjoy reading interesting posts but especially welcoming new IBOT members and offering help any way I can. Just doing that alone brings me great pleasure.
Here is the gold nugget idea to which I referred earlier. One of the things I wish to suggest to Team IBOT is a Featured Member of the Day fixed thread or tag. A fixed thread/tag affords fellow associates a go-to place to write their congratulatory messages; the recipient the opportunity to see them; and ‘cleans up’ the platform if you will for press releases, biz-opp pitches, etc.
My day so far has been quite eventful especially the power outages which delayed my immediate response to congratulatory messages as they came in. Rest assured, I shall endeavor to touch everyone who has left either inbox and wall messages.
Thanks very much and God bless. :D