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Will paying for 'likes' increase the number of posts?

Will paying for 'likes' increase the number of posts?

At the outset let me make it clear I am not in favour of getting paid for likes and I am happy with the decision of Persona Admin not to pay for likes.

This post is more in jest and needs to be taken in that spirit.

If getting paid for 'likes' gets back then the 'you scratch my back and I will yours' will return with gusto and attain prominence. There will be countless posts that will not be read but 'liked' as it is happening at that infamous site that we have been degrading, left, right and centre (lol).

It is a different story now. We are all reading posts - I do not read pastorals though. No time you see!!

Since comments are paid, we see a plethora of them quality ones at that.

I like this place. :cool:


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Comments

Ellis wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:03 AM

I think the lack of posts lately has been due to the emergence of Tsu...hopefully it is only temporary..

BarbRad wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:51 AM

I really think the strategy of paying for thoughtful comments rather than likes is what has made this site so encouraging for writers. After all, what we most desire is a genuine response to what we write. Although there's still something to the old saying, "Don't applaud, just throw money," writers don't want to be ignored or feel that people are only liking just to get paid. Comments over 30 characters at least have to say something meaningful, which is one reason this is still better for writers than tsu.

bestwriter wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:52 AM

Compared to that infamous site posts here are dismal and as you way it has become worse with tsu but doing the cha cha cha with tsu is temporary as it is not a paying site - anyway not the way they have advertised.

MegL wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:52 AM

What is a "pastoral" article? The term "pastoral" to me means "of the country", "countryside" and similar or else to do with spiritual or emotional care, as in a "pastoral teacher", which is a teacher who provides life advice and help to students.

bestwriter wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:53 AM

Well said BarbRad . emoticon :cool:

bestwriter wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:58 AM

It just an expression that is used when something is long - that's all. This post is written in jest and needs to be treat that way.

Lemark wrote on November 23, 2014, 4:05 AM

The fact that sets Persona Paper apart and above other 'pay per write' sites is that likes and not counted and comments are. This is a very cunning decision on the part of the owners and I congratulate them for it.

It is what keeps the quality of the content on this site well above the rest.

bestwriter wrote on November 23, 2014, 4:19 AM

If likes earned then it would have been a boring site (lol)

Madcanman wrote on November 23, 2014, 6:53 AM

All I can say is, I love the back and forth I've seen here, including things like this. I love to see something generate conversation both ways. It's one of the things that makes me want to stay here. I keep reading about tsu and bubblews, and have even learned of sites such as daily two cents, but I'm staying right here. I'd like to think I'll stick it out and see where we're heading with Persona Paper. It's also cool to be getting to know some regulars (such as yourself) here.

bestwriter wrote on November 23, 2014, 7:11 AM

With the kind of drift we see in the real world spending time here interacting with like minded people is a refreshing experience.

Madcanman wrote on November 23, 2014, 7:46 AM

Amen to that, bestwriter! The more out and about I get the more disappointed I am with humanity. Not a day goes by that I don't see at least one form of idiocy, rudeness, aggression, ignorance, arrogance, intolerance and, worst of all, it seems, entitlement. Entitlement is one of my all time least favorite attitudes. It's all around us these days, and, though not a violent person I so want to reach out and choke the shit out of some people.

maxeen wrote on November 23, 2014, 8:19 AM

So serious but ended up with a good laugh.

Scorpie wrote on November 23, 2014, 9:54 AM

I think that paying for likes would not help the site. The exchange rate can be adjusted so there is no need to tamper with anything else.

Donna_Thacker wrote on November 23, 2014, 12:47 PM

I like that people engage in actual conversations here other than hitting a like button and running. And I don't believe they are counting out the characters they type just to make money, they actually have something to say about the content they just read. I love that!

SLGarcia wrote on November 23, 2014, 1:56 PM

I agree with you. I love that the comments are worth reading as well as the articles themselves.

AliCanary wrote on November 23, 2014, 6:00 PM

I like being paid for comments that we leave because it is a direct reward for the work we do in leaving them, BUT the problem is that it is "active income", that you have to constantly do work for, and of course at one coin per comment, you literally have to leave ONE THOUSAND COMMENTS to make a dollar. What we need is better passive income, which is what page views are. But we are not getting the views! We used to get much better views before, even when there were fewer members here. What changed? I used to get between 30-70 page views on posts right here on Persona Paper, and now I can barely break into the teens, with 5 times as many members! I just don't understand :(

idyll wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:18 AM

For me, I want "Like" to be paid because for some posts, I read and like the topics and writing but I don't find the word to comment on the post. By that time, only the writer can earn coin for being viewed because of my reading their post and for me, as a reader, I can't earn anything unless I leave comment. For me, I don't like to leave comment when I don't feel it and some posts are just enjoyable to read and can't find the words to leave comment.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:25 AM

Paying for sites will be 'disaster' (lol)

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:26 AM

When comments are spontaneous counting characters gets least preference :)

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:33 AM

Its official. No going back on it but just moving on without any rancour. Once resentment leaves you it is a great feeling. I have achieved that.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:35 AM

Whether forced or otherwise we all read what is posted here - thanks to Persona's strategy. emoticon :cool:

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:39 AM

Page views those days had a direct bearing on 'likes'. And that activity did not result in users actually reading the posts. I am not saying that everyone just viewed and liked but that is what explains why there were so many views in the past. That is the bubblews style of working. Just view, like and earn.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 12:42 AM

When YOU post you earn on views. That is how it pans out here. If one were to get paid for likes then no one will read the posts as is happening at Bubblews.

AliCanary wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:11 AM

Yeah, and people made money from Bubblews. Even not counting the $200 they owe me, they have still paid me over $800. I've made five dollars here.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 2:06 AM

. Just viewing, liking and not reading is what goes on there. Any meaning less posts just as long as they do not break rules fetch a lot of money out there. Would you like someone not to read your posts but just like and view?

AliCanary wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:45 PM

I think many people do actually read and appreciate my posts there, and I feel like I made some good friends, actually. It just sucks that they screwed so many nice people over on payment while allowing such disgustingly rampant plagiarism and scammers.

nbaquero wrote on November 24, 2014, 1:57 PM

bestwriter Good point, I think this shows the relevance of leaving quality comments, as opposed to having a bunch of likes on post that nobody reads. I do believe that was a good move on the Admin's part.
This feature should be publicized a little more to increase the traffic in this site.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:13 PM

That percentage Ali is very small. The speed at which one gets likes there shows posts are not read.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:19 PM

The very purpose of posting articles is defeated if they are not read. Here if one does not read posts they do not earn but the one who posts gets a view. Forced to read? (lol)

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 4:08 AM

The current system works well. I think we have to write articles that attract Google traffic.

bestwriter wrote on December 7, 2014, 4:36 AM

There is interaction here - genuine interaction.

bestwriter wrote on December 7, 2014, 4:39 AM

Ofcourse that is why I wrote this post. The only problem is our posts do not attract much traffic from outside. We have to depend on our connections.

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 4:40 AM

My articles are not written with seo in mind. No special keyword and it is just not long enough.

bestwriter wrote on December 7, 2014, 5:05 AM

I have often seen my posts on the front page of Google Search but that has not increased views.