By in Persona Paper

Oh Why Do People Give Up So Easily?

I've just slowly been working my way down the list of members I'm following, starting at the top of the list, the newest members I've chosen to follow. And I have to say I'm rather shocked. Only about a third of the people I've recently thought would be interesting to follow have written anything since the last time I looked and, in some cases, haven't written anything since their initial two or three posts.

It seems that impatience is the name of the game. If people don't see instant success these days, such as the bank balance rising, they give up in disgust, saying this is a site not worth being on. What they forget is that any site takes work if you want it to work for you. We've all needed to do lots of writing, lots of reading and commenting and lots of following. The flow is slow at first, but eventually, as I've found anyway, things start to speed up.

I'm sad that those to whom this post is really directed probably won't get to read what I've written here. They've already given up and decided to not hang around for the ride. That's their loss. The rest of us know that slow and steady wins the race, and what a great race we're having here.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:15 PM

Sites like bubblews promised riches and they are still looking for that.

bestwriter wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:26 PM

I do not think all writing sites are El Dorados. Persona for me is a place to relax. I have even given up sites that could fill my coffers.

j2jworkz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:27 PM

True. However perhaps this has been a good shakeout re sustainable rates and the interest a person may have in participating at those rates ( at any site).

UK_Writer wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:27 PM

Yes, I was going through my list yesterday and was saddened at the number I had to move to my inactive list.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:30 PM

I've been juggling both here and Bubblews and the payment on both at the moment is about the same. The only difference for me is that I'm doing better here as I spend more time here.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:31 PM

It's a pity people think they can still make the money that Bubblews once offered. Yes, this is definitely a place I can relax and enjoy the people and the writing.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:33 PM

Some of us did an awful lot of writing for even less before we arrived here, or to Bubblews for that matter. It's nice having a few cents pocket money while having fun at the same time.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:34 PM

Lol, some of mine barely got started!

AliCanary wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:40 PM

True, and the really odd thing that I have found while doing the is that there are soooo many posts by people who say they are going to really get moving on posting more, and then that is their LAST post. It's sadly ironic.

AliCanary wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:44 PM

As far as rates go, PP actually pays better than Yahoo did. It's just that Yahoo, as an internet juggernaut, had tons of "Google juice" to pull views off the web, and we are still small, yet. I like it here, though. If we keep building our libraries of work, it will happen! As I said before in one of my posts, people who write a post or two and then just periodically check back from time to time to see if things have "improved" are expecting the garden to water itself!

LadyTrouble wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:52 PM

I have to admit that I've taken a bit of a break from this site. There was a little while where I didn't post at all. Now I am not going to worry so much about my post contribution, but of my comment contribution. This site may earn slow, but it seems to be a very stable platform and this I intend to stay.

Colibry21 wrote on February 25, 2015, 7:59 PM

It is true. It does seem as though a lot of people are just giving up so easily. Sure, the money is nice and can help those who do need it, but it's not my main purpose here. It's not easy earning online. You can always earn the same kind of money online as you could with a regular full-time job.

Kungfu123 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:10 PM

I also want to give up because the earning speed here is too slow.

allen0187 wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:13 PM

Slow and steady is indeed the name of the game. Such is true for Persona Paper. Perhaps, the site admin can send these members an email and tell them what's up with the site? Just a thought.

Porcospino wrote on February 25, 2015, 8:34 PM

I was happy when I discovered that some of my friends from Bubblews had joined Persona Paper. I thought that we would be able to stay in touch, but many of them disappeared after a few posts. A lot of new members give up after a short time and that is sad.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:06 PM

I rather like that analogy! It just doesn't get handed to you without the work, does it.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:07 PM

Lol, I've noticed that too emoticon :smile:

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:08 PM

I've said so many times since I joined about five or six weeks ago, this is a great site. Glad you're going to stay.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:09 PM

I think some people tried out a few sites when Bubblews stumbled and went with what seeme the highest paying site. Not the best choice as it turned out.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:10 PM

It's better here than most places, we ust need to build up the number of positive members. Good luck to you if you find what you're looking for.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:11 PM

If they haven't been interested enough to follow things here I doubt even an e-mail witll change their minds.

valmnz wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:12 PM

I agree. I still do return to Bubblews a couple of times a week and contribute there, just to keep in touch with those who stayed. I've noticed a few people from here who have drifted back there and are no longer seen here.

MelissaE wrote on February 25, 2015, 9:55 PM

Yes, people do give up so easily. Everyone wants a quick buck. No one wants to work for their pennies. Even pennies add up. Since the first of the year, I've made enough money on line for half of my Kindle Fire that I'm going to buy. It's going to be the BIG one with a camera and 64 gb~yes, the MOTHER of all tablets. I need $700 bucks. I just might have it by Spring.

BrenndaMarie wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:06 PM

Honestly, I have not been here that long. Like you said, it takes time and hard work for things to work for you. Things are slow for me right now. I know, they will pick up the longer I am here and the more I post. Interaction is the key to success in these social sites. Too many people do not want to put in the hard work it takes these days. When the money does not come fast they just give up.

SoundNFury wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:08 AM

I agree. It's that instant gratification that people have become accustomed to. I look at this site as (hopefully) something that might be better revenue-wise in the long term. Not an instant cash cow by any means.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 2:07 AM

I think Bubblews spoiled us all and then other copycat sites exacerbated teh situation . people are still looking for that magical site which does not exist any more and have no patience for slow and steady types like PP> Their loss actually.

MsBiz wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:14 AM

I feel like this was the post I needed to read today. I found myself increasingly disinterested this week and writing here. I hate to say it was because of the money, but it was because of the money. I'm definitely not the type to give up on a project early on, at least until I give it a fair shake, but my time is limited and sometimes I feel like I need to use my (mental and time) resources a little more wisely. I'm definitely going to keep posting and try to stay in active member, but if I don't see earnings pick up after a couple months, I may need to move on to other ventures, including focusing more heavily on my own blogs. That said, I do love the sense of community here and the interactions. That alone is worth sticking around for a while longer.

cheri wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:12 PM

Some are looking for quick and easy money. That is not going to happen overnight. This is when patience is a virtue works.

WordChazer wrote on March 8, 2015, 2:06 PM

Thanks Val. Linking to this in my current post.

AngelSharum wrote on March 8, 2015, 6:24 PM

Before last week, someone might have thought that about me but I was just not feeling well so not writing much anywhere. I have been back posting this last week though. I do know what you mean. People only want to write for sites that pay well right off the bat.

trufflehunter wrote on March 10, 2015, 9:16 AM

You have hit the nail on the head. There is simply no shortcut to success.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 16, 2015, 11:01 PM

I feel the same frustration. I didn't join Persona Paper for what it promised me now. I joined it for the potential it had to become. I wish everyone would see it that way and would be willing to work toward making it happen.