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Can we have a pay-it-forward challenge on Persona Paper?

From statistics, it is evident that many people have joined recently which is great news for any online writing site. The more the members, the merrier it is.

There is also a great influx of posts every day which is the second great news but who is going to read them if everyone is just busy posting one article after the other.

To promote more interaction and comments, I want to ask permission of elitecodex or MaeLou if we can have a pay-it-forward type of challenge on Persona Paper.

If it is not against any rules, I propose that each member should pick another member and read 10 of their and leave meaningful (at least 30 character long) comments in a day .

The chosen member then has to nominate another person (but not the person who chose him/her in first place) and read his or her 10 posts in a day.

Every person who gets chosen has to pay it forward . It is just 10 comments that will earn you guaranteed 10 coins and increase traffic to your own posts.

People cannot nominate the person who chose them in first place because this might promote ‘likes for likes’ or I follow you, you follow me’ type of attitude which is wrong.

I would request older members to nominate new members as a sort of welcome gesture but of course, it is up to you who you wish to chose. New members have to make sure they put up 10 posts as quickly as they can so that they can be nominated for this .

If possible, write the name of the person whose articles you are choosing to read in the comments section here so that we can all start with different members.

You can choose as many writers as you want but finish reading one member's post before starting another.

To start the proceedings, I am going to nominate because she was the first one to congratulate me on my reaching the $5 mark emoticon :winking:

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bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 2:57 AM

I would like to nominate kasman who hopefully will find my posts interesting. emoticon :smile:

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 3:14 AM

What happens if the same person is nominated. How is that controlled?

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 3:14 AM

Oh dear, I did not explain it very well, did I? If you choose a person, you have to read THEIR posts as I am reading 's posts at the moment and commenting on them.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 3:17 AM

Let's suppose I chose you. You can't choose me but choose any other member like . Then kasman has to choose another person but it cannot be you.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:11 AM

Got it. I thought it was the other way around. So off I go there. But I think I mostly comment on his posts. There could be some I may have missed out.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:31 AM

Flipping pages is not easy as pointed out by me in one of my earlier posts.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:33 AM

Sorry. I cannot do it as I will have to remember whether I have already commented and also as I said above to go to pages we have to start from the beginning. sorry

stbrians wrote on January 20, 2015, 5:04 AM

THAT will be a very good idea and i support it wholeheartedly

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 5:41 AM

#stbrians Then choose a member and start reading his or her posts and let us know when you are done. Good luck.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:07 AM

On second thoughts I am changing the user and now I will go for arthurchappell I am accepting the challenge

arthurchappell wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:22 AM

sounds a great way to generate higher traffic for everyone - thanks for nominating me - I'll start this tomorrow as not free to read ten posts in a row today

Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:43 AM

What a great idea, I hope it gets approval and encourages more interaction among members, as you said some just post and post.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:57 AM

That's great and I hope will pay it forward.Thanks for participating.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:00 AM

This is a worthwhile idea for those who want to be part of it. Not to be a downer but we don't all have the same agenda or habits here. If anything, I'm uncomfortable with the addictive nature of on-line sites, and have no interest in obligations to post, read or comment. One small "danger" I'd see with this is people getting into routine/obligatory comments, rather than ones stimulated by the content...

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:15 AM

I welcome your input and opinion but you are not obliged to do anything that you do not want to do. If I nominate you, reading your posts will be my privilege and declining to take part is your right. There are many members here and many might not be able to participate because of time constraints. Challenges are just a fun way of generating activity site wide.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:31 AM

I hear you. By the way, one aspect of this site that I like a lot is that posters can't "fish" for pennies/comments based on challenges, as was the case in that B-word place. The "Question" Posts that posters put up just to draw visitors/comments. Pretty much any post that ended with a question.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:38 AM

There are lots of aspects that you will like especially if you keep comparing it to Bubblews. Actually there is no comparison. There is no mad, stampeding crowd here, no spamming or plagiarism and people actually read the posts before commenting and we earn from our comments.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:47 AM

You're right. I'll eventually get it out of my system. Except that would undermine my project of a whole series of posts like "Regrets.", "Heart.", "Happiness.", "Honour.", and other such grand themes...

Dawnwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:52 AM

From what i have read so far, I am sure we will all enjoy the 'exciting' posts that you have up your sleeve from &Sir Varmind. I am beginning to feel almost sorry for that guy...almost emoticon :smile:

valmnz wrote on January 20, 2015, 12:57 PM

What a good idea. Well, being new here I'd better get writing posts then.

Kasman wrote on January 20, 2015, 1:41 PM

Dawnwriter and bestwriter - Not sure about this. It sounds a bit like what used to happen on Bubble Ooze - (you like my posts and I will like yours and if you comment on my posts I will comment on yours). Best to get clarification from elitecodex first.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:15 PM

I did try but realised it was not easy. Anyway I do not need the kind of impetus that this challenge offers as I always comment, comments that come from my heart.

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 11:16 PM

You have a point. I did not think of this in those lines as not all would do it the way Dawnwriter would want it to be.

Dawnwriter wrote on January 22, 2015, 1:13 AM

#Kasman, Okay, you guys are much senior members of this site and I value your opinion. I WOULD NOT want to promote any Bubble-Oozy culture here. (though my challenge did say that you cannot choose the person who chooses you, it has to be paid forward) My whole intention was to promote interaction because I don't want new members to get discouraged by low views and go away.

Maplewinter wrote on January 23, 2015, 8:12 AM

This sounds like a great idea! I may right posts every day but I do spend a lot of time reading and liking posts that others write anyway. Every time I have a break I try to have a catch up on others posts and if not find new people who's posts I can read.

Feisty56 wrote on January 26, 2015, 11:41 AM

I love the concept of Pay It Forward itself and think the application of it here the way you've proposed it is in keeping with the underlying idea that it is not self-serving, but something intended to do right by another person. Like any challenge, there will be some folks who are interested in participating and some who are not. It's all good either way.

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of naming the writer or writers whose 10 posts I intend to visit, so I am foregoing that portion of it. I will go visit posts of others that I don't regularly read and look forward to meeting one or more interesting folks.

Ruby3881 wrote on January 30, 2015, 3:55 PM

I like your take on this challenge, Deb! I've decided I'll do something similar. I routinely check out at least one post for anyone who has commented on one of my posts - in addition to finding posts in my feed, on the front page, etc. So I'll probably not meet ten new folks, but I'll make a point to visit at least a few newer members today emoticon :smile: