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    Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

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    Just wanted to let the community know what's up since my participation will be limited for awhile.

    Took a really bad fall playing chase outside with my puppy. Spent 1/2 the day in urgent care.

    Was running full speed when my toe caught in a hole, so I launched myself across the playground full speed. It was like I was sliding into 3rd base BUT sliding on my face. Scraped my face across the gravel and destroyed my glasses before coming to a screeching halt when my head hit a tree trunk HARD. Luckily CT scan showed no concussion, but messed up knee and back pretty good too.

    Worst part is I broke my right hand. As if I wasn't crippled up enough with multiple RSI injuries in both hands already. That was the only hand that still worked for navigation. Due to carpal tunnel in my left, I can't mouse at all. But I think I can use the touchpad with my left on a limited basis. But doing anything with that hand for more than half-hour, then it's pretty much toast for the rest of the day.

    The break is a displaced fracture which is worse than a regular fracture, but I'm hoping I won't need surgery. Won't know till I get into the orthopedic surgeon.

    Sooo I will have limited availability. Won't be adding my two cents and replying to most posts the way I usually do.

    I'll still try to share some posts and do social to try to keep things flowing around here. But as far as help & support in threads, won't be able to. Need to save my left hand for mission-critical tasks.

    Luckily I have the most amazing team behind me, and many of them, as well as lots of our active members generating some great content for you guys, so you probably won't even miss me.


    I never could make myself use Dragon consistently because it hurt too much to correct the typos - but I guess this is God's way of forcing me to use it. Dragon is helping me type this, so please excuse any odd words or typos.

    Except great - Dragon just crashed. So now I think God is telling me to go take a break,
    cuz it sure is a pain to try to type with 1 hand.

    Still here and still working, just won't be posting much.
    Over and out for now.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

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    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Ouch!! Really sorry to hear that Linda, and hope that you get Dragon to work for you so we can have you back & leading the charge in helping SMBs & SEOs solve thorny local search issues.

    Best wishes & get well soon. Myles
    Founder of BrightLocal.com, the Local Search Tools & Citation Experts

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Wow! Sorry to learn about that Linda. I was perusing the Local Search Pro community this morning, noticed your absence, and had wondered if all was well with you.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!
    seoWest - California SEO Company

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    I think God is telling you to take a break too Linda Thank you for everything you do for all of us in the community! You were (and still are) a huge inspiration to me when I was starting out in the industry and I'll keep your health in my prayers!
    Joy Hawkins
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    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Thanks everyone!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Wow Linda, that really is a sign to slow down!

    Thank you for everything you have done here, and continue to do - but please, do look after yourself and recover fully before jumping back into work. Your health is the most important thing at the moment.

    All the best for a speedy recovery.
    Priya Chandra
    Consulting, training, troubleshooting - Local Search, with an Australian flavour
    Proud to be a Google Top Contributor - Google and Your Business Help Forum
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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    So sorry to hear that Linda.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Wow Linda! I echo everything that Joy said.
    Colan Nielsen l GMB Top Contributor
    Vice President, Local Search at Sterling Sky
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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    sorry to hear this, Linda.

    yes definitely use Dragon, I've been using it for several months, when you get used to it you can move really fast.

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    Re: Linda Crashed & Burned - Limited Availability

    Wishing you all the best with your recovery. Hope this enforced rest gives you time to recharge. All the best.


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