$5.03 at Persona Paper Is Worth Much More
I rarely go to my bank page, but found that I am now at 5.03 USD here at Persona Paper. If that were to be converted to the Euro, the value would be 4.43 EUR, as converted by the XE online currency conversion tool .
Traveling, I would find that my $5.03 would be worth:
- Australia -- 6.44 AUD
- Great Britain -- 3.35 GPD
- Canada -- 6.34 CAD
- India -- 310.36 INR
- Philippines -- 222.01 PHP
As I have not traveled abroad for quite some time, I am not sure what any of these currencies might buy, but I am pretty sure that if I went to the Philippines or India, I would fare better.
I paid about £2 for a pint of ale when I was in England a decade and a half ago. I have heard from a friend of mine who works for the State Department and currently stationed in Manila that he is paying about 25 pesos for the same pint in today's market.
One-quarter toward redemption
I am now 25 percent way to a pay-out, though I could redeem under the grandfathered old rule, if I wanted to do so (as MaeLou told me several weeks ago). I also have 3350 coins.
Just knowing that I am a fourth of the way to the new structure is worth something to me. I know it seems slow-going.
Some others do not always feel that it is worth it to write much any more, having been spoiled early on by the "symbolic success" of Bubblews. But may I remind those who might feel that way, if you look at the grand scheme of Bubblews' success in the two years they have been operating, it turned out to be smoke and mirrors and many people were denied payment of hundreds of dollars "owed" to them by the company.
People and trust
What I love about it here at Persona Paper is the people. I love the community of friends and writers who come here to interact, to share their lives and deepest thoughts, and who support one another in whatever they need to share.
I also appreciate the hard work and integrity that the site owners and management have exhibited. They are human beings who care. Most importantly, they do not speak out both sides of their mouth.
When you can associate with people you like, respect and value, because they give you the same respect, trust is the result.
Yes, it may feel a bit slow, but one cannot compare Persona Paper to another site. It really comes down to trust, and understanding yourself and what is the best relationship for you.
And when I come to visit some of the people I have come to know through the relationships built through writing, I may be able to spring for a pint or two with you, if you let me sleep on your couch. I am not sure just yet if I will be able to afford a hotel.
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