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$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.

© 2015, Coral Levang All rights reserved


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Feisty56 wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:10 PM

I come to Persona Paper for the same reasons you've enumerated here. Additionally, I want to see this site succeed and hope to be even a small part of the success story.

j2jworkz wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:19 PM

I hope the site succeeds and will be trying to support it more in the coming weeks.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:28 PM

Congrats on the $5+. That's great. emoticon :smile: I also like the community here on Persona Paper. People are friendly and helpful and the admin are responsive and always keep us up-to-date on changes around here.

BarbRad wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:46 PM

Congratulations. I'm happy for you. I know how good I felt when I reached that point. I'm now at 89% of my cashout goal, and that's encouraging. I'm a tortoise in this race, but I'll make it one of these days. So will you.

Colibry21 wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:50 PM

Congrats on your achievement! I have to say that I come here for the same reason. I enjoy the community that we can find here. I also enjoy being able to write and share ideas, and such.

valmnz wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:32 PM

That is fantastic. Yo spur me on. I love the coin concept here and the numbers really do grow when you're active. So, you're saying that once you could cash in at $5.00?

beachchair wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:47 PM

Bit by bit. At this point every little bit helps. At least here at this site you know there is no drama or games. Unlike the other site!

celticeagle wrote on February 1, 2015, 7:23 PM

You're not so bad yourself. LOL I am at about $3 now.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 1, 2015, 8:27 PM

Congratulations on making the 25% milestone. I recently crossed the 10% threshold myself.

JeanC wrote on February 1, 2015, 10:23 PM

Congrats :) Never experienced the other place, but I like the vibe here so even if I don't make coins as fast, just having fun connecting is worth it.

cheri wrote on February 1, 2015, 10:44 PM

That is so good to hear. I never made a dollar yet here since I am just starting.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:45 AM

Congratulations. I really enjoy reading about the milestones people are reaching here and celebrating. I agree with everything you have said about the site and its admins.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:47 AM

Yes, I think the rule changed in early January when coin exchange rate was also increased from $0.001 to $0.0015.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:25 AM

Feisty56 As do I. At one point, I felt the same way about the other site. However, when it became clear that I could not trust the leader (based on direct correspondence), my view changed about the site.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:27 AM

j2jworkz We must support our small business owners in everything in life. I truly believe that is the way.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:30 AM

FreyaYuki I signed up last summer, and wasn't finding the same feel back then that I do now. I have to admit that I was a bit gun-shy here, not knowing what to expect, especially in the shadow of elsewhere.
What I have come to see over-and-over again is the friendliness, assistance and responsiveness. Business owners will always have to make the decisions they have to make, but honesty and forthrightness is key.

nbaquero wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:08 PM

CoralLevang Congratulations on your achievement! We will be more succesful than the other site, if we keep building this community day by day, with a lot of focus and patience.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:09 PM

Thank you, BarbRad ! And congrats seem to be in order for you, as well!! I think that, as people begin to start trusting again after the debacle elsewhere, those who miss the relationships built, will try again.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:14 PM

colibry21 You and I are in full agreement here. Communities are built by like-minded people. Those who are genuinely interested in one another will congregate. Those who are greedy will seek one another out. Etc., etc. The tenor of any group will either strengthen or there will issues and people will go separate ways. Thank you for your kind words.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:17 PM

valmnz Yes, when this started that was the case, but it was decided that it was not prudent. The site administrators/owners were upfront and very transparent.

Thanks, dawnwriter , for you help in keeping questions answered!

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:18 PM

beachchair I have only one word/phrase for you: Hear! Hear!

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:22 PM

celticeagle Ah, thank you! I must admit that "winning" 1000 coins, unbeknownst to me, for referring Ruby3881 who was the winner of a referral challenge, was what made me wake up and take notice here. They really do support us here in ways that are often unnoticed until we open our eyes. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:23 PM

DWDAVISRSL One foot in front of the other. As long as we are moving forward, then we are growing. It's those negative amounts that are a killer! LOL

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:27 PM

JeanC Thanks. The vibe here is very positive and familial, with clear direction. It isn't always "easy," but any good leadership, they must make some hard decisions. When that happens, there is clear communication and explanations are done so kindly. You won't find the "because-I-said-so" that many families hear in those tough situations.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:29 PM

cheri You will. Remember, it's not the focus. The reasons we should be here are for it being the "right fit" for you. When we live true to the genuine part of us and doing things because we love to, we will have enough ... and success will come.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:30 PM

Dawnwriter Thanks. I refer you back to my response to cheri ... I truly believe that.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:32 PM

&TheresaWiza Thanks, hon! You, too! It's up to us to keep encouraging those who are in things for passion and commitment. No matter what works for them. You are one of my inspirations, I hope you know!

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:39 PM

nbaquero Thank you so much! I really do hope that the other site(s) are successful. Each site will appeal to different people for different reasons/purposes. I am at a point in my life where I see value in associating with people whose focus is not simply "what-is-in-it-for-me" and that is what I feel is apparent with the leadership elsewhere. Not everyone who remains there is like that, but many stay from loyalty to others they have come to know and love. Eventually, things will shake out and people develop more clarity. I just know that the clarity for me is that I need to belong to groups where I can trust their word/integrity, etc. I am learning how to sever ties with those whom I feel are not in alignment with my own values. I do not fault them for their own visions/needs/etc. I simply choose to see things differently. And I agree that it is a grass roots effort that can take anything to higher levels. Focus and patience...absolutely, but most of all, passion and love for others.

nbaquero wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:30 PM

corallevang Passion! Without it not job/activity is worth doing!

PriscillaKing wrote on February 2, 2015, 1:53 PM

It would be nice if this site actually worked. Or if Tsu did.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 2:19 PM

Instant success is smoke and mirrors. I hope this one grabs hold soon.

inertia4 wrote on February 2, 2015, 9:33 PM

CoralLevang Awesome post. I agree. I love Persona Paper and I think they did the right thing. They were always upfront with the members. And that's how it should always be. Bubblews jumped into things too fast. That's my belief. I also think they learned from their screw ups. But that aside, being here is true and honest. it is slow earning here, but lets face it, what other site is better. None of them. Including Bubblews. Their rates had to be lowered, obviously. So, this site is in line with the ad revenue it brings in. Again, as it should be. I haven't been very active here, yes I still write over there. But I write here also. So it does take time for me to get around to each site.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 11:10 PM

inertia4 I am a lot of places, and they are all in the same boat, when it comes to money and ad revenue. So, for me, it will always now come down to community and leadership, honesty and integrity.

CoralLevang wrote on February 2, 2015, 11:11 PM

nbaquero I have ALWAYS felt that all my life, but unfortunately, I was born either 1.) at the right time, or 2.) in the wrong place. LOL

Last Edited: February 12, 2015, 9:04 AM