Congratulations – you're a part of what we hope will be the biggest repository of self-development and self-help knowledge on the Internet: Whizolosophy!
Gathering the world's knowledge on how to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is no easy task, as you might imagine. It requires the support of people just like you who are interested in improving themselves – and improving the world around you as a whole.
We've been asked by many prospective Whizolosophers how to get started, and honestly we're not surprised. There's a lot to do. So, we'd like to offer up this guide on how to use Whizolosophy, both as a resource and as a way to share your own knowledge and advice to others.
First things first: make sure you're a registered Whizolosopher.
Next, spend some time familiarizing yourself with whizolosophy.com and its components. Look through the 54 major categories that form the backbone of Whizolosophy's database, read over some of our features, look into the contests that we have running, and you'll soon understand what Whizolosophy is all about.
Take some time to evaluate yourself and your current life. What's going well for you? More importantly, what areas of life do you need to revisit and improve on? This may be a challenging exercise for you, but it's important: self-evaluation and recognition of the areas in which we all need to improve ourselves is one of the most key steps to personal growth.
Now, keep that in mind as you look through the major categories. Consider which of these are the most important to the areas in which you need to improve, and select the ones you wish to learn more about.
We recommend keeping this to just three different topics for now; don't select too many areas, because it's easy to get overwhelmed, confused and discouraged when you try to overdo it. We recommend ten hours or so, minimum, of personal improvement work each week to get the best results.
Read, research, communicate and absorb at your pace. Learn about your challenges, and learn how to overcome them. When you've reached a point where you feel that one area has been covered, move on to the next. You'll find plenty of tips and techniques for improving yourself and the world around you on Whizolosophy – but remember, it's not an overnight process.
While you're educating yourself, don't forget that you can educate your fellow Whizolosophers as well! Pinpoint your areas of expertise among the major categories and dive in. Provide your wisdom and knowledge, whether it's through personal posts, sharing links, creating art or any of a number of great opportunities to share your strengths. This is a chance to leave a legacy of your own: a legacy that may help your fellow humans improve themselves for years to come.
CONTRIBUTING TO WHIZOLOSOPHY
Ready to get started? Great! It's easy to be part of Whizolosophy: simply look for the paintbrush icon and click it to contribute your own post to the site. Currently, your post can be anything: a written blog post, an audio file, a YouTube link, an image, or a poll – there are a variety of options. We'll even accept book and movie recommendations.
Once you're in the contribution form, simply follow the instructions: choose the type of content you're contributing, select which one of Whizolosophy's 54 major categories is most relevant to your submission, and add it. It's easy!
Don't forget, though: if you're contributing someone else's work, please be sure to give them credit – and if it's yours, don't forget to take credit. No matter if it's original work or shared material, if it's had an impact on your life, share it so it can impact others the same way!
JOIN THE WHOO KNEW? CONVERSATIONS
Whoo Knew is Whizolosophy's instant discussion area. There's one in each category, and on the home page you'll find the current hot topic Whoo Knew conversation.
To get involved, simply navigate to the category page: click “Explore Categories” in the header, and select the category you'd like to visit from the list.
If you would like to search through all of the Whoo Knew conversations, click “Explore Categories” in the header, then click the “Forums” button.
Are you a creator? Want to share your talent with the world and potentially win some cash? Take part in the Whizolosophy Contests!
You can view trending contests on the right-hand side of the homepage, category pages and all the post pages. Or, to view all current contests, click “Explore Categories” in the header, then click the “Contests” button.
Once you've navigated to a contest page, you can enter your own submission(s) by clicking “Enter Now.” You can also view contest entries and vote for your favourites.
CHECK OUT WHIZ PICKS
Our editors will sometimes identify posts that they feel are important, interesting or just plain cool and recognize them as a Whiz Pick. These are usually very educational and often are can't-miss content.
The latest Whiz Picks can be found on the Whizolosophy home page. Or, readers can go to “Explore Categories” in the header, click “Editor's Choice” and view all of our Whiz Picks.
FIND YOUR TOPICS
To get around in Whizolosophy, click on “Explore Categories” in the header, and select the category of your choice. As you scroll down that category page, different types of posts will appear. If you click on the header of a particular post type, you will go to a new page showing only the post-types within that
If you still can't find the topic you wish to review, use Whizolosophy's search function: found on the home page within the main picture area, or on the Top Header of the screen next to the Whizolosophy logo. Our robust search function will allow you to filter your search based on whatever topic you're looking for.
Your contributions are important to the success of Whizolosophy – in fact, everyone's contributions are. Help us grow this amazing database of human knowledge and self-improvement by sharing it with friends. Recommend Whizolosophy to your family, your friends, coworkers – anyone you think might benefit from this information. The more Whizolosophers there are, the better this site will be, and the better the world will be!
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