You have to make those mistakes, so you can get it right

Knitting Loom - Photo by Anja
@Rollo1 (16685)
Boston, Massachusetts
November 16, 2015 3:48pm CST
Sometimes we make mistakes. But every mistake is part of the learning process. Take this loom. It's a sock loom. A few weeks ago, I bought a set of those big, round, plastic looms. I learned how to knit on them and made a few things like thick sock booties. But I got tired of needing thick yarn or double strands and wanted to try the sock loom with the smaller and closer pegs to make a less bulky sock. It's hard. I have tried four different yarns and three different ways of wrapping the yarn. I have made mistakes, pulled things off, pulled things out and had to unravel my hard work. But now I am knitting a practice sock and it's going much better. I have learned from every mistake. But I will say that if I hadn't started on those big, bulky looms first, this would have seemed too hard and I wouldn't have stuck it out. I learned a lot from those, too. It was like knitting preschool. I think of sites like Bubblews. I have tried some different earning sites on the net, and not all of them work out. Some go under, some turn out not to be quite the right fit. I have made some mistakes, learned a few things. Sometimes, it just all unravels, and you have to start over. Lots of people have started over here at myLot. They will find it easier to start over with a new site, because they learned a lot on Bubblews. That time spent there was a learning process. Maybe it was a mistake. I know that I learned some things, and even though all my work there is now unraveled, it's not so bad to start over. And we're all lucky that we're starting over together.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
This is a lovely thought. I am glad to have not lost contact with the good people I met there. I was also forced into upgrading my laptop and printer due to their nonsense. I was not pleased then, but I like my new stuff now, and I paid for it all with Bubble money.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Nov 15
Well, that's a nice thing to remember. And you put what you earned to good and practical use. The laptop will last much longer than Bubblews did.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
@Rollo1 I had not thought of that. You are correct.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Nov 15
so bubbs was mylot preschool? I like that!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 15
Well, in preschool, there are building blocks, but you'll never be an architect or a contractor if you don't move on, right?
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Nov 15
@Rollo1 legos are pretty awesome!
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
16 Nov 15
i agree with you. the time that i spent there, i learned a lot
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 15
I think that I am very happy to have met some of the really great people that I became friend with over at Bubblews. I may never have known some of those people otherwise.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@Rollo1 i remember your earlier discussion about how writers are like bees.
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@lokisdad (4264)
• United States
17 Nov 15
The only time its really a waste of time is when you didn't learn anything from the mistake other than that I try to not beat myself up much.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
Everyone makes mistakes. If we are lucky, no one is watching when we do. But we can take our experiences and make them work for us in the future.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
16 Nov 15
Some people do learn by their mistakes, although I rarely do. If I learned by my mistakes I would be an expert at everything by now.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 15
The Girl tells me that she learns by making mistakes, but she is mistaken. She never learns from them, she just forgets about them and makes the same mistake again.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
@Rollo1 You may be kidding, but you described my daughter perfectly.
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• Philippines
17 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace @rollo1 some are too afraid to make mistakes and/or fail that they never even try/risk anything so i wonder if making the same mistakes is better?
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• United States
19 Nov 15
I haven't tried any of the knitting looms. I have knitted a few pairs of socks and didn't like it. Used double pointed needles for one pair and 2 circular needles for the other. Next, I'm going to try to crochet a pair. Might be easier for me to do. I have found a pattern I think will be easy enough to use.
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• United States
19 Nov 15
@Rollo1 Cool. Pink! I have a sock yarn that had very similar colors that I will be crocheting the socks with. I hope it's easier. I need to read the patter a few times, though, before I get started on them.
@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
18 Nov 15
Yes, having so many fellow bubblers join me on Mylot has made the transition smoother.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
It really was a great time for myLot to reboot the earnings program. Everyone made a pretty smooth transition.
@marlina (79590)
• Canada
17 Nov 15
My first attempt to writing online was on Squidoo. Have you been part of this site? I loved it there so much. I learned a lot from that place too.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Nov 15
No, I never did Squidoo. I did Hubpages for about a minute. I am not really into writing long, informational things. I am far too erratic for that.
@Vivenda (588)
• Portsmouth, England
17 Nov 15
Very true, and an excellent analogy!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
Thank you very much, I hope you're finding myLot to be easy to settle into.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
17 Nov 15
Mistakes are often. But one who learns from his mistakes is great.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
It's not fun to learn from mistakes, but sometimes it's the best way.
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
17 Nov 15
I liked the time I have spend on Bubblews, I have met many wonderful people and I am glad that most of them moved here. We learn from our mistakes, but I am grateful for the money I earned there.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
I had a few good months before the place started to seize up on us. Not as many as others, but it was good for a while.
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17 Nov 15
This was really lovely. I just wanted to let you know that!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Nov 15
I am glad you're one of the people starting over with us.
@sofssu (14574)
17 Nov 15
I learned quite a bit from each site I have worked on. That is why I just move on when the time comes.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
I guess there isn't anything else we can do, but I am feeling a bit like a wanderer these days. Let's hope we can stay here a long time.
@jstory07 (71131)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Nov 15
So true sometimes it is good to start all over and get a fresh start.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Nov 15
And we can all do that here.
@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Nov 15
Yes we learn from our mistakes and we need to realize from the mistakes too.
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I hadn't though of it that way before, but I did learn a lot over there and have applied some of it to what I do here. It was a learning experience and I'm grateful for having had it.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Nov 15
Every time we do anything, we learn something. Even if what we learn is not to trust people who prove themselves unworthy of trust.
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@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
18 Nov 15
@Rollo1 The funny thing, or sad thing, is that many of us probably wouldn't have given them as many chances as we did had they done this to us offline. Something about it being on the internet made it easier to accept for a while.
@bookbar (1612)
• Sudbury, England
14 Jan 16
Life is all about new beginnings, anyway,few of us get everything right from the start, so you go through it all again until lesson learned and suitably imprinted in our psyche and maybe then we can move on...