Rehashing Old RTM Posts Nears End
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Re-Posting RTM Blog History Has Been Labor-Some:
Oh So Close, So Close - And Yet, So Far Away!
I had a difficult time setting up the WIX Blog and decided to bring in some outside help. For me to do this means that I've pretty much exhausted all my sources to achieve my goal. Only then, will I consider loosening the purse strings! No, I'm not a Pinch-Fist. I simply don't see it practical to spend money when you can do the task yourself. It's not Topological Combinatorics so, I believe most anything can be accomplished with some old fashioned mental elbow grease.
My Goal was to Find a way to Pre-Date the Old RTM Blog Entries.
I looked... I searched... I read... and I even went as far as to speaking with a entry-level "Know Nothing" at WIX, that was astonished at my question. WTF‽‽‽ Really!!!
Here's Where It Gets Frustrating.
With no answers in sight, I decided to continue my search and not jump the gun by spending. I'd already searched and figured there was an oversight somewhere, and all I had to do was find it. Simple enough, right?
The RTM Blog had already been deferred for a couple of years.
So what's the harm in another few days. Well, I went back to the beginning and was meticulous in my search for the Pre-Date Option. No Luck! There was a Post-Date Option, but no Pre-Date Option. How do you like that? Something didn't seem right. If you have an option, you typically have a counter option. It's elementary logic! Well, I couldn't find it at all!
Reluctantly I gave in and decided to bring in a Pro.
WIX has a "Hire A Professional" link to a variety of Pros in different fields. Well, I filled out the form and submitted the details to my request and expected to wait until New Year. To my surprise, I was contacted within 2 minutes after submitting my request for assistance. Impressive, right?
Hiring the WIX "Professional".
These "Professionals", are third-party WIX freelance contractors and aren't employees of WIX. Had I read further, I'd have known that. Either way, why would I doubt them since WIX has high standards by which their "Professionals" must abide.
This was Wednesday, August 11th, 2021.
I am very good at feeling out shady bad apples, usually within the first 2 to 3 minutes of dialogue. I felt good about this individual and decided to appoint him to the project. He stated that he typically charged $800 for setting up a complete Blog, but since I only required publishing Pre-Dated Posts, he would charge $480 plus tax, and would have it completed within 3 days. He asked for payment upfront and we agreed to half Pre-Payment and the balance upon completion. Fair enough!
Thursday, August 12th, 2021.
He asked for the archived posts for publishing be uploaded to DropBox and he would retrieve them from there. No problem. All sounds fine, so far. This actually took until the following day to complete the uploading of the files to DropBox. Overkill!!! Some unnecessary files were uploaded, but figured I'd sift through them afterwards. Upload complete!
Friday, August 13th, 2021. I should have noticed the Omen. oooohhh...
We spoke around mid-morning and he said he would start on the task that evening, since he had another job to complete that day. I agreed. He calculated completing this task by Monday noon. WOW! That sounded great!
Monday, August 16th, 2021 - Late Morning.
So, Monday rolls around and he tells me all is in cue and uploading to the RTM Chaos Chronicles Page, and should be a couple of more hours to finish the upload of the files. At this point, the topic of paying the balance came up, and I hadn't any doubts whatsoever. I went ahead and paid the balance, and even went on to leave a Testimonial on his WIX Page. Never giving any thought about it. Why should I doubt this guy? He's with reputable WIX.
Monday, August 16th, 2021 - Afternoon.
I called to ask him how much longer before I'd see the post. He stated that there was a glitch with the WIX Server and would have to begin the upload all over again. Hmmm, I'm well aware that on occasion this may happen. Therefore, I didn't give it a second thought.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 -Mid-Morning.
I fully understand glitches, issues and problems occur. It's my nature, really. I'm "Murphy". If it can go wrong, it will go wrong. I can attest to that! But at this point, I'm beginning to feel uneasy. I ask this guy what is the hold-up! it turns out to be an issue with the coding on WIX's end. Very unlikely, but not impossible. Being that not long ago WIX was hailed as a great publishing tool but lacked on the SEO end, and this kept it from being ranked high. So he said he'd now have to enter the data manually, etc. etc. etc. Excuses flowed from then on.
Monday, August 30th, 2021 -Morning.
I happened to accidentally stumbled upon what I'd been looking for originally. The goddamned "Pre-Date" Option! It was there all along, exactly where I never expected it to be. In the "Draft" section! I called this guy and told him about it and pulled him off the task. He was totally surprised. I then requested a full refund and that's when everything began to go south. In the end, I was able to get a refund of half of what I paid! Not Good. Not Good At All!!!
Hook, Line & Sinker - A Fool Takes The Bait!
Shame On ME!!! This is the first time in over 30 years that I've been Bamboozled. I pride myself on being a very good judge of character but, now it's apparent I've been reeducated! Karma will serve him what he's due. As for me, I'll not be complacent in my judgement of people.
Let me know if you'd like the information on this clown, so you don't fall prey to his Spiel!
In the end, I've Published a good portion of the Old Posts but have much more to go. It's looking good and this is the first actual post I've written in a couple of years. Stay tuned, there will be some savory stuff to come. Bank on it!
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