By in Persona Paper

A New Venture

It has been so much fun to see all the familiar faces on this Persona Paper site. I like the transparency of how things are working here and the way people interact with each other. Yes, the income is less than it was at another place I have written, but at least you know where you stand here and the administration seems to be approachable.

I have noticed many people who have joined the site never to be seen again, and others who haven’t been back for months. I realize that our time is precious and there are many things competing for it. Still, I like what I see so far and will start with a positive attitude that keeping in touch with friends is worth the risk.

Most of us writing online are doing it partly because we need the money, but obviously there are other reasons we write online as well. Camaraderie is a big one and the obsessive need to write down our thoughts, but income is a large part of the picture, too.

I wish you all well. For me this is a new venture that I’m excited to embark upon. I hope we all grow together.

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Debbie wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:07 PM

That's a lovely post I like the photos too, it's great to see pics of a reasonable quality AND to actually be able to put pics in myself (once I can find one suitable to accompany the post)

GayleStorm wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:29 PM

I've really enjoyed my time here so far as well, as brief as it's been. It's just been really easy; thankfully the site's pretty straight-forward.

celticeagle wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:32 PM

I hope you enjoy your time here. I love to write and to see what others create. too.

paigea wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:09 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. It is a wonderful community to be part of.

LilyDay wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:53 AM

This site is much better tailored to writers than some others, which I very much like. Unfortunately, I really haven't had time to write much on here yet. I look forward to doing so, though.

bleekley wrote on January 6, 2015, 1:13 PM

Those are my sentiments, too. Posting here at Persona Paper has been a pleasure so far.

nbaquero wrote on January 6, 2015, 6:40 PM

Sheilamarie78 Welcome, you are right this is a site with a great atmosphere and a sense of community. Wishing you all the success.

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:05 AM

Thanks so much for your welcome. You've made me feel right at home!

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:07 AM

I look forward to reading your posts, too, LilyDay .

nbaquero wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:31 AM

No problem, I would also add that Admins are very professional and willing to help.

seren3 wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:13 AM

I have found this site easy to use and am quite comfortable here. I hope we see lots more of you!

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:37 PM

Some left when the pay dropped shortly after they joined. Others of us have remained determined to build this site into one that will pay more as time goes on. I'm glad I have stayed, since we did get a raise on January 1.

Anja wrote on January 7, 2015, 8:53 PM

I drop in here and there and having been doing so since June. Nice to see you've joined up.

BodieMor wrote on January 7, 2015, 10:07 PM

I'm new to blogging and am learning that this is a great place to start. I will check out your children's books since I have one lying around that I wrote and illustrated a long time ago. And your artist's page that someone mentioned. I have a feeling you are going to be inspirational...

happynutritionist wrote on January 14, 2015, 3:58 PM

I am just getting started here myself, it is nice to see familiar names and faces.

Sheilamarie78 wrote on January 14, 2015, 10:55 PM

Nice to see you, too! I've just checked out your new posts. Let's keep in touch.

SoundNFury wrote on January 20, 2015, 3:31 AM

I have been here for a few weeks, and I love it as well. And I did notice that there are a lot of inactive members, but I am just optimistic for the future.

trufflehunter wrote on January 21, 2015, 12:51 AM

I know which other site you mean. Guess if not for said site we wouldn't have met each other so it is all for the better!

valmnz wrote on January 21, 2015, 1:34 PM

I've only been here a few days, but I al; ready feel this is becoming my new online home.

Deema wrote on January 29, 2015, 2:59 PM

I join these kinds of sites for all of the three reasons you mentioned :)

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 17, 2015, 11:49 PM

By now, you've been here for awhile, so you no doubt have discovered just how great this community is. MaeLou and elitecodex keep us informed of everything that going on or coming up and work very hard to keep the site financially sustainable. The interaction is wonderful, and I think I've only seen one, maybe two spammy comments since I've been here. A lot of people join and are never heard from again, but beyond them, there is a core of dedicated writers who are loyal both to the site and to each other.