What Not to Do to Succeed at Persona Paper -- Or Any Other Social/Content Site
If it's true that failure is merely another opportunity to succeed, then I should soon be one successful person. I've made my share of mistakes and missteps in content writing, social media and earning online in general.
In an effort to move you swiftly through the learning curve, I offer these tips to certain failure:
Merely copy and paste someone else's words or images and use them as your own
If you do this, it is plagiarizing. Plagiarizing was a no-no throughout your school years
and it is detested on any reputable website.
In Persona Paper, plagiarizing results in an instant loss of your account -- no second
chances, no oops.
Plagiarizing is a one-way ticket to failure.
Using someone else's content but changing the wording
This, too, is plagiarizing. The term for it is "spinning." It is as
equally unacceptable as copying and pasting someone else's material as your own.
Write Your Post or Article, Then Leave the Site
In order for Persona Paper or any other social site to thrive requires interaction
on the part of its members. It's equal to spamming on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Writing as if you exist in a vacuum is exactly where you will find yourself -- few viewers
and even fewer friends and connections.
Connect to Everyone
You may think that connecting to many, many members on a site is your key to success.
In part, this is true -- but only if you can maintain some interaction with each of your connections
on a regular basis. Connecting to someone is only the first step in establishing your
presence on Persona Paper or any other similar site.
Connect to People You Know
Connecting to people you know is a great idea, but don't stop there. Check out the profiles and posts
of people new or unfamiliar to you and connect where you have an interest.
This will widen your circle of connections, interests and ideas.
Being a newcomer to online writing or even just to the site can be intimidating for some people.
Be willing to reach a hand out from time to time to help bring others forward.
Write Content That Is Only "Me" Centered
"What? I thought I was supposed to share myself and my world here," you might be thinking.
It is true -- if you feel comfortable sharing your world, this is the place to do so. Just don't limit yourself to
that and that alone. Round out your posts with information, observations, perceptions.
Think about what it is that you enjoy reading when you come to the site -- and work to incorporate
those topics in your posts.
There are many more ways to fail in online writing, but these are the ones that stand out in my mind. What would you add?
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