About 4 years ago I was putting together a complex grill for my mom. My nephew came over while I was assembling the grill. I was struggling a bit even after reading the instructions when my nephew which was 8 years old at the time said "Can I help uncle George"? I said "just a minute son, I am trying to concentrate". He would ask me 2 more times if he could help and in frustrated voice I would reply to him "Just a minute, I am trying to think".
Finally he asked yet another time and I finally said "O.K. son, what do you want to tell me"? He replied "I think this piece goes here and this other piece goes over there". After 15-20 minutes of frustration on my part even after reading the instructions my nephew showed me how to put the grill together without even reading the instructions!
My point is that anyone can help someone else at any given time. It doesn't matter the age or the experience. This is the beauty of Active Rain. I have never seen so many ideas offered by so many incredible members all for free!
I have also been impressed with the willingness of members to help when we email them or call them for assistance. I recently phoned member Brenda Brown from Oregon regarding a question I had. She was kind enough to call me back on a weekend and had the patience of a Saint with me. Thank you Brenda.
I have heard other members tell me they read someone's blog and they liked it but some of the content was over their head. I encouraged them to contact the author to explain the content. They were reluctant to do this they didn't want to sound stupid but I kept encouraging them to contact the author and I hope they did.
To be able to help someone with a marketing, technology or some other issue and watch their world change for the better is incredible to see and we all have the opportunity to help one another.
If you write a blog that someone does not quite understand please take the time to answer emails and or calls and answer questions. Keep in mind what you write may be easy for you and others at your level to understand but may leave the majority in the dust.
If you need help please email or call the author and ask for help. Be open minded unlike what I was with my nephew! If the author will not respond ask another member to help you.
Active Rain should be much more than sharing of information. It is also about helping others when they ask for and need help.
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