By in Persona Paper

Newbies Are In For A Fun Time Here ~ oh Yes

Leaders are not necessarily born, I would like to think I am a good leader at work even though I was born quite shy, behind shyness lies a million opportunities and I am so pleased I had it kicked out of me when I joined Her Majesties Forces, not literally you understand I mean there was one occasion which well is best forgotten .. now to the point of this written piece and the subject just happens to be the Newbie. I am so pleased I am no longer the Newbie on this voluptuous site even after quite possibly being the butt of the jokes as I lay here in my sick bed for approximately 40 hours when I could have been enjoying myself surfing the overcrowded net.

If there is one piece of advice I would give to the Newbie (hate that word!.. so why do you keep using it?) new member, it is to walk tall with your head held high and kiss my .. hmm no eh let's start again, I would like to think the new member is here for the right reasons which are, fun eh fun and eh f .. friendship. Anyone can tell anyone that the money doesn't count as a serious subject but hey they don't have my privilege of a nice, interesting, deeply satisfying and god dam awful job I will have to go back to tomorrow *in tears as he speaks*.. God help them all!

But let me say that my last days on another site were hell even though I knew I was going to miss some great people who I didn't deserve to have as connections, they were wonderful people and *wipes away a tear* will never forget them. It is kind of like Alice in Wonderland being online sometimes, a world of make believe where things can come alive if you think hard enough, or is that just inside my mind, don't answer that.

My real point of this post is fairly obvious, do not take yourself seriously and whilst watching the 'your bank' tick over remember to say a little prayer that the advertisers and readers have hit a peak (as in a peaks and troughs chart) on that day .. we all need to motivate ourselves and each other so here goes.


God Bless All Here!

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arthurchappell wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:46 AM

A great way to greet the newcomers here though at 12 days on the site now I feel like a veteran already

maxeen wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:58 AM

The usual way out of an illness is deep,deep thinking! Now you are recover/ed/ing. Just get on with the writing, so we can watch our little friend on the bank, creep forward forever on the march....

scheng1 wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:04 AM

You have a good attitude. If you think of yourself as a good leader, act like a good leader, you will become a great leader.

BodieMor wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:05 AM

Perhaps even more of your connections from "that other place" will find their way here!

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:08 AM

It does seem like home to some, it is good now I just keep thinking many more will arrive and with them will be the PLAGIARISTS from hell emoticon :smile:

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:10 AM

Yes I am almost settled back into what appears less high on drugs, not too much paracetamol and nose unblockers

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:11 AM

Indeed this is true, people then see you as a leader and therefore follow as well as become your friend especially here

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:12 AM

I do hope so, the good ones were great, friendly and very very good writers.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:12 AM

All those tears are going to ruin your mascara lovely. here have some internet tissues. Great advice for the newbies, err i mean those with recently activated memberships

VinceSummers wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:13 AM

Sounds like you're bubbling with enthusiasm for your new home. Great.

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:16 AM

Tears of a clown maybe .. dam the mascara forgot! lol

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:17 AM

Cheers Vince, yes I do have a bit more enthusiasm it's called being off work today

MelissaE wrote on January 13, 2015, 8:34 AM

Good morning from someone who just entered the world of online least on sites like this one. Believe me, I will be myself, which can be so unfortunate for some. I'm also quite shy, that's why I chose to be a teacher. I can interact with kiddos all day long, but adults leave me flabbergasted. Today, I'm also home as I've built up so many sick days that I had to use some or lose them. Oh, the heartbreak of a first-world existence. Love and Kisses from across the pond.

NorthernLight wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:06 AM

You're right. I've been here a few days now, finding my way round and thoroughly enjoying it.

self-raisinglazarus wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:11 AM

I aint kissin nuthin!

Louemham wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:11 AM

This post is really welcoming! I've been here 13 days now and I am well and truly addicted to writing here and reading great posts

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:15 AM

Unfortunate surely not, I like teachers, a bit bossy but hey I've been known to be bossy and have been bossed in my life. Adults leave me flabbergasted sometimes when they go on about the government and boring stuff, oh yeah and thanks.

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:16 AM

I'm glad you like it, I'm just thinking about what may happen when thousands of others turn up, sometimes small is good emoticon :smile:

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:17 AM

Quite right! emoticon :smile: I wouldn't kiss mine for all the tea in China

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 9:19 AM

Thankyou I think it does well to remember the fun aspect because I know I still take a fleeting glimpse at the bank

ison1 wrote on January 13, 2015, 10:33 AM

Well said that man! Have you left the 'other site' for good now then? And is that the 'other site' I'm thinking of?

angelaterese13 wrote on January 13, 2015, 10:56 AM

This is surely a nice welcome to all of the new folks coming in - I think? Glad you are beginning to feel better...

NorthernLight wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:14 AM

For now let's just not think too much. There's a certain guy running another site who keeps thinking and look what's happening to him haha.

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:41 AM

Yes I'm better off letting other people do that Ant, he lost me when he didn't apologise. The two different sides to him was very confusing. One minute he is providing this site for the masses so they can share in the profit, the next he is telling people that they must be patient and that it was everyone else's fault except his that the money dried up. We were telling him from the beginning of the year to do something but did he? .. no! The mistrust of the people came back to haunt him. Power crazed individuals never realise until it is too late, he was blinded by his vision.

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:44 AM

Yes I am gone for good, I have asked for my account to be deleted but guess what they still havn't got back to me. Numbers dropping is not their forte, they probably will not delete my account until they have raised money from somewhere, the higher numbers look better.

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:45 AM

haha yes I feel 100 times better than the last 5 days, here's to my next flu in 2017

catsholiday wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:02 PM

I am still on that other site as I want my next redemption I am so close that I will only need another 6 months to make the final $6 needed!!

GedWrites wrote on January 13, 2015, 12:12 PM

Have a happy six months there emoticon :smile: , I didn't give a monkeys uncle about my last payment, I was on about $40. The principle of opening up a site for the people then using authoritarian language, like a God looking down from wherever, he ha lost it in my eyes. No blame on his part, I could go on.. lol

WordChazer wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:13 PM

I've been here longer than both of you and I can say that mostly, the standard of writing of the active members is far better than other sites I could mention. As soon as the not-so-great writers find out they're not going to be able to coin it hand over fist, they run away and never return. Or if they're truly stupid, they plagiarise something and get banned anyway.

WesleyMesser wrote on January 13, 2015, 1:19 PM

I'm a newbie once more here and I'm picking back up steam pretty quickly, I'm finding myself here more and more lately.

Gina145 wrote on January 13, 2015, 5:27 PM

Um... I believe you about being a great writer, but I wish I knew where the inspiration was coming from :)

Gina145 wrote on January 13, 2015, 5:29 PM

VinceSummers - perhaps you should reword that. The b-word should be banned now that the other site has become such a mess:)

Gina145 wrote on January 13, 2015, 5:34 PM

I'm not expecting too many of the plagiarists because I don't think most of them can write good enough English to create the kind of intro that will get them onto PP in the first place. Hope I'm right!

agvulpes wrote on January 13, 2015, 5:39 PM

"There- There" Ged (((here's a fatherly man hug for you))) I also had 'some' of the shyness 'kicked' out of me in the Forces and it did a great job of teaching me 'self discipline !
About this site ? I have a good 'feeling' about the way it is 'built' and managed ! I feel more at 'home' here than I did at that B site and I use that 'B' in more ways than one ? I hope that Maelou and elitecodex realise just how 'huge' this will get. I feel it will be an exponential growth!

VinceSummers wrote on January 13, 2015, 6:26 PM

Yes... which is why I used the word. It's time it is snatched away and put back into valid use in the English language...

Gina145 wrote on January 13, 2015, 7:18 PM

I guess you're right about that. It just has very negative connotations for me right now.

Quinbe wrote on January 14, 2015, 3:15 AM

Thats all we're here for - kissing your a . . Oh no let me rephrase that - to be friends and have fun fun fun - You are hilarious

Debbie wrote on January 14, 2015, 5:35 AM

Hiya mr Ged man ,sorry to read you've not been well, glad you're back into world of online writing. Didn't realise you'd been to Hell and back onanother site
(mention no names)

See ya laters

valmnz wrote on January 20, 2015, 5:35 AM

I'm one who's here from that other site, but I'm still hanging on in there as well.